An emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, ending in an explosive court case that gets national attention. The award-winning film from Lebanon provides a valuable, fascinating, and hard-hitting history lesson on Middle East politics. Middle East traveler Elaine Strite will present the film, facilitate discussion, and answer any questions. FREE
Additional showing at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 17.
Welcome back to the stage a group of talented “local vocals!” Carmen Kreitlow, Holly Spiegelhoff, Laurie Craig, and Cindy Nelson are joined by Scott Kirby in an eclectic mix of musical styles. Their roots are tied to contemporary and inspirational music that began with family, folk, and hymns/spiritual influences and grew to a broad range of musical genres. Enjoy an evening of music that will inspire and enrich your soul.
He’s one-of-a-kind, with a style his very own derived from a saucy mix of expert musicianship and just plain silliness. This songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, yuppies, business folk, country folk, kids, and seniors. Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with quirky songs that range in mood from twisted to bizarre, and in musical style ranging from folk to country, rock, pop, jazz, and beyond. He’s appeared on countless TV shows and is a frequent guest on the national Bob and Tom radio show. Learn More >
The Nicolet Players Present: The Crucible
The Village of Salem is run wild with tales of witchcraft. Deep-seated jealousies, lust, and greed are bubbling to the surface from the heat of each neighbor’s exaggerated accusations. Revenge has replaced reason; mere rumors are now damning evidence – and no one is safe. A timeless play and a pivotal work, The Crucible is a tale of caution that warns of the deadly consequences when a society allows fear, suspicion, and superstitious gossip to rule over facts and reason. Learn More >
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm | Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm | Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm | Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm | Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm | Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm | Sunday, May 12 at 2 pm
Iceland with Craig Pilecky
In 2016, Craig Pilecky, a photographer based in Antigo, traveled to Iceland with his cameras and began documenting its spectacular Nordic landscapes. He returned a year later to continue the project. His illustrated talk will focus on the sights along Iceland’s legendary Ring Road, noted for its otherworldly mountain scenery, active volcanoes, vast lava fields, blue icebergs, and thunderous waterfalls. (Presentation takes place at the Northwoods Center of Nicolet College.) Learn More >
John Muir- University Of Wilderness
The Chance Ensemble brings together the best of John Muir’s life and legacy through his own writings and the creative reconstruction of his journey through original musical composition and a voice, cello, and violin performance. Narrated by Norman Gilliland of Wisconsin Public Radio, the show’s musical landscape is a place where contemporary, classical, and Celtic music beautifully collide to deliver a deep appreciation for one of our country’s most influential naturalists. Learn More >
She is the queen of the minor key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. The Idaho native’s unique originals feature a blend of influences from early blues, rockabilly, and surf-noir, to 1960s era rock and roll. Jewell makes each song her own, while paying homage to her beloved inspirations. Her subtle but powerful musical approach, combined with her warm stage presence and evocative original lyrics, continue to gain her the loyalty of fans worldwide. Learn More >
Around The World in 80 Days
The time: 1872. The claim: The world can be traveled in 80 days. The wager: 20,000 pounds. Determined to win, Phileas Fogg sets off with a rigid itinerary and bewildered new valet in tow – only to discover the unpredictable just might be the most rewarding of all. Enjoy the National Players performance as they travel by boat, train, and elephants in Jules Verne’s epic adventure. Full of daring rescues, brash duels, and unexpected romance, Around the World in 80 Days is a trip you won’t soon forget. Learn More >
Community Music Festival
Discover the musical talents of your Northwoods neighbors in one harmonious evening. The Rhinelander Area Community Band, Rhinelander Male Chorus, Northwoods Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, and Lakeland Barbershop Chorus will showcase their range and energy by performing selections from their season’s repertoire. Join your friends for the perfect combination of music, camaraderie, and fun.
A poignant and impactful story, Defining Hope is about people weighing what matters most at the most fragile junctures in life, and the nurses who guide them. Filmed as a documentary, you’ll follow patients with life-threatening illness as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology to accept, what they hope for, and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is about optimism and helps us define what ‘quality of life’ really means. Learn More >