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Songs at the Center – Heywood Banks, Steve Goodie, Carla Ulbrich (Live Taping)

Songs at the Center is proud to welcome comedy songwriters Heywood Banks, Steve Goodie, and Carla Ulbrich to the McConnell Arts Center, alongside our host, Eric Gnezda.

YOUR participation is a key part of the success of our series, having been broadcast to more than 400 PBS stations from coast-to-coast in nine seasons. Bring friends, and feel free to come and go as you please!

This taping is FREE to attend, registration is recommended.

Free

MAC Holiday Pop Up Shop

We are thrilled to once again be offering a Holiday Pop Up Shop featuring MAC class instructors and exhibiting artists! Find beautiful paintings, prints, ceramics, fabric art and more. Give the gift of art to yourself or someone else you love.

The shop is open for all MAC business hours, and extra hours for the special events listed below.

Worthington Community Theatre – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

December 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 PM
December 9 and 10 at 2:30 PM
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Step through the wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch.

From the story by C.S. Lewis, dramatized by Joseph Robinette.

$10 – $15

Songs at the Center – Live Taping

Join our host, Eric Gnezda, for a taping of an episode in the tenth season of Songs at the Center.

YOUR participation is a key part of the success of our series, having been broadcast to more than 400 PBS stations from coast-to-coast in nine seasons. Bring friends, and feel free to come and go as you please!

This taping is FREE to attend, registration is recommended.

Songs at the Center – Live Taping

Join our host, Eric Gnezda, for a taping of an episode in the tenth season of Songs at the Center.

YOUR participation is a key part of the success of our series, having been broadcast to more than 400 PBS stations from coast-to-coast in nine seasons. Bring friends, and feel free to come and go as you please!

This taping is FREE to attend, registration is recommended.

Lisa Ferraro – Jazz Up the Holidays

Join us for this internationally acclaimed show and Billboard-charting jazz vocalist Lisa Ferraro as she serves up the holiday classics in swinging style. With arrangements by Grammy-winning composer and arranger Mike Tomaro, who also plays woodwinds. A stellar band of jazz luminaries, featuring the amazing Max Leake, Kurt Lorence, Bob Matchett, David Glover, and JD Chaison, is sure to lift your spirits and ring in the season of Light, Peace, and Love.

$35

Meet Me at the MAC – Holiday Happy Hour

Meet your friends at the MAC for a Happy Hour, where you can sip and stroll your way through the gallery and enjoy our current exhibition, Temporary Passenger, as well as:
• Music from The Randys
• A custom mocktail and food from Worthington Tavern
• Beer and wine
• A fun holiday make-and-take art activity from MAC instructor Yani Sheng
• Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Ticket covers entrance, art activity, and one drink ticket

$15
Event Series Mad, Mad Men – Swingin’ Holiday Show 2023

Mad, Mad Men – Swingin’ Holiday Show 2023

Playing hits from the Great American Songbook as well as Holiday faves from the early 1960’s, these talented and seasoned members of the well known “Phil Dirt and the Dozers” band are sure to turn out another memorable show! Come enjoy the season and let the music take you back to a simpler time in America… of sharkskin suits, polaroid cameras and the whiskey sour… a time when every AM car radio played the tunes that would become the “Baby-Boomer” hits of today by Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat Cole and more.

$35

Tifani K Inspires – Time to Breathe Peace by Piece

You deserve to breathe! Be inspired as we mindfully explore the exhibition, "I Am Because You Are," and ground into the breath.

This is your space to explore breathing techniques that cultivate wellness for the mind, body, and spirit.

Together, we focus our intention on creating a masterpiece of our lives. Bring a yoga mat and/or floor pillows for your comfort. Journals or sketchbooks, and water bottles are encouraged.

Panel Discussion – The Role of Community in Art Making

April Sunami will host an artist panel with Janet George, Wendy Kendrick, and Gaye Reissland focused on the role of community in art making. Each artist will provide insights on how community affects their practice, and the role of community in art making on a local/national/global scale. The panel will include a Q+A with the audience.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council.

Free
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