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Events

EVENTS & DON’T-MISS EXPERIENCES

Year-round fun, arts and culture, fresh air, unique festivals, exhibits, theatre, concerts and more await in Mason City, Iowa!
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Sep
26
Tue
Exhibit: Vibrant Bounty:  Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am

As brilliant as the petals of a lotus and as bold as a spring storm, these folk paintings and artifacts of rural China reveal a national spirit that is as charming as it is vital. By depicting scenes of labor within lavish pastoral settings, the paintings celebrate the farmers’ unity amidst the immensity of nature. The artifacts in Vibrant Bounty reveal a humanity that aids us in understanding a people half a world away. Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region is a program of  ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliances and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibit will be on display until October 18, 2017 – open during normal museum hours.

Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Lunch & Learn @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Color” with Laura Anderson. This program is open to the public, bring your lunch and open mind to learn not only about art, but also the inner working of the Museum and art world. Lunch and Learn also serves to keep docent volunteers informed.

North Iowa Farmers Market @ Parking lot of South of the First Congregational Church
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Enjoy the good old home grown fruits and vegetables and homemade baked goods.

Located at the corner of 1st Street NE & N Delaware, in Mason City parking lot- South of the First Congregational Church.

Raku Ceramics @ MacNider Art Museum
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Some pottery experience required.

Class Session: Tuesdays, September 12 – October 3 from 5:30pm-8:00pm & October 10 (Fire Day) from 3:00pm-8:00pm with instructor, Peggy Cornick.

Roller Skating @ Roller City
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roller skating from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Now serving pizza during open sessions!

Sep
27
Wed
Exhibit: Vibrant Bounty:  Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am

As brilliant as the petals of a lotus and as bold as a spring storm, these folk paintings and artifacts of rural China reveal a national spirit that is as charming as it is vital. By depicting scenes of labor within lavish pastoral settings, the paintings celebrate the farmers’ unity amidst the immensity of nature. The artifacts in Vibrant Bounty reveal a humanity that aids us in understanding a people half a world away. Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region is a program of  ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliances and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibit will be on display until October 18, 2017 – open during normal museum hours.

Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Handbuilding with Clay (Session 1) @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An introductory class for kids who are curious about the versatility of clay and want to try out its limitless possibilities.

Session: Wednesdays, September 13-October 18

FREE Trivia Night @ Mason City Brewing
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for FUN and FREE America Pub Quiz Trivia every Wednesday at Mason City Brewing! Prizes, brews and a great time! Doors open at 6:00pm with trivia from 7pm-9pm.

Straight No Chaser @ North Iowa Area Community College
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm

Straight No Chaser is the real deal – the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extradordinary music that moves people in a fundamental sense- all with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

Sep
28
Thu
Exhibit: Vibrant Bounty:  Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

As brilliant as the petals of a lotus and as bold as a spring storm, these folk paintings and artifacts of rural China reveal a national spirit that is as charming as it is vital. By depicting scenes of labor within lavish pastoral settings, the paintings celebrate the farmers’ unity amidst the immensity of nature. The artifacts in Vibrant Bounty reveal a humanity that aids us in understanding a people half a world away. Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region is a program of  ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliances and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibit will be on display until October 18, 2017 – open during normal museum hours.

Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed