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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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May
23
Tue
Exhibit: In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
May 23 all-day

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first woman architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first registered woman architect in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance. Exhibit will be on display until August 16, 2017.

North Iowa Farmers Market @ Parking lot of South of the First Congregational Church
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Wed
Exhibit: In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
May 24 all-day

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first woman architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first registered woman architect in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance. Exhibit will be on display until August 16, 2017.

FREE Trivia Night @ Mason City Brewing
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Thu
Exhibit: In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
May 25 all-day

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first woman architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first registered woman architect in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance. Exhibit will be on display until August 16, 2017.

Tree Town Music Festival
May 25 @ 5:15 pm

Saloon Stage:

5:15PM – 6:00PM The Hepperly Band

6:30PM – 7:30PM TBD

8:00PM – 9:00PM Pure Prairie League

9:30PM – 11:00PM Bret Michaels.

North Iowa Band Festival @ Middle School Night(Plaza)
May 25 @ 6:00 pm

North Iowa Band Festival  is an annual event featuring free music, entertainment and various types of events for young and the young at heart. Event includes carnival, marketplace, car show and plenty of food for the whole family!

6pm: Middle School Night(Plaza); 6pm-8pm: Carnival Open (downtown); 6:45pm: Mason City Municipal Band (Plaza); 7:30pm: Orquesta Alto Maiz- The Salsa Band (First Congregational United Church of Christ.

 

 

Music @ First! The Salsa Band! @ First Congregational UCC
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

First Congregational United Church of Christ is excited to welcome Orquesta Alto Maiz to Mason City. “The Salsa Band” is our free gift to the community to help kick off the 79th Iowa Band Festival.

May
26
Fri
Exhibit: In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
May 26 all-day

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first woman architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first registered woman architect in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance. Exhibit will be on display until August 16, 2017.

North Iowa Farmers Market @ Parking lot of South of the First Congregational Church
May 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.