Magnolia Arts calendar

The Magnolia Arts Center has many events planned in the coming year.

The Magnolia Arts Center, 116 S. Washington, has released its preliminary schedule of events through next summer as part of its current membership campaign.

CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase memberships, which range from $10 to $1,000.

Theater Productions

“Southern Fried Funeral,” September 18-22. Written by J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler.

“Nutcracker,” December 18-21. Book and lyrics by Patrick Rainville Dorn. Musical arrangement by Bill Francoeur.

15th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner, March 4-7. Play by Janet Rider-Babbitt.

“Into the Woods Jr.,” June 25-28. Music and lyrics by Stephen Soudheim. Book by James Lapine.


Film Camp, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 29-August 2 for youths 13-18. Fee is $30 for Magnolia Arts members, $40 for the general public.

“Art + Food,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, August 6. Free lunch and information about Magnolia Arts’ 2019-2020 events. Email if you plan to attend.

“Here’s the Scoop!” 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6. Family ice cream social. Membership renewal event. Email if you plan to attend.

Art by Kids Christmas Card Contest sponsored by Southern Aluminum. Entries due August 31. See the Magnolia Arts website for more details.

All Hallows’ Art Gala, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 26, featured Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes, $50 per person. Beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Costumes strongly encouraged.

Handmade Market, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 10 during Magnolia’s Holiday Open House. Fine arts and crafts, artisan foods, paper goods, jewelry, accessories, clothing and festive holiday items. Vendors should call 80-901-3600.

Free Films

Several free films will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Magnolia. Children must be accompanied by an adult or sitter. Doors open by 12:30 p.m. with shows at 1 p.m.

August 7 – “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”

August 14 – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

October 5 – “The Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

December 6 – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

February 1 – “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

April 11 – “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Art Exhibits

August 5-September 5 – Glenn Wootton. Artist reception and membership party, 4-7 p.m. August 20.

Painting Classes

Jon Birdsong Watercolor Workshop – Three-day workshop 6-9 p.m. Friday, August 9. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, August 10. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, August 11. $150 for members, $175 for non-members.

Corks and Canvases – Adult painting classes, $40 for members, $50 for general public. Canvas, paints, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included. Held on eight Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., September 26, October 10, November 7, (Saturday) December 7, January 23, February 20, March 19, April 16.

Open Studio Painting – 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. All ages welcome. August 3, September 28, October 12, November 9, December 7, January 25, February 22, March 21, April 18, May 2. Dates are subject to change.

Other Events

Several other events will be held but no dates have been set. These include improv comedy coffee houses, beer tasting, champagne Bingo and poetry reading.

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