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2014 EVENTS

Nov 20
Mike Langley
Show starts at 6PM at Vangarde Arts-

SINGER/SONGWRITER NIGHT. It is an open invitation to all original artists to take the stage and bare your soul. If you are a player or a fan of great music... stop by for this FREE evening of live music.

Nov 21
Jason Elmore & Hoo Doo Witch
8P-11P at Vangarde Arts
$10

Texas Blues/Rock

Nov 22
Mannheim Steamroller
Show starts at 8PM

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one performance only in Sioux City at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, November 22nd. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. It's also the 40th Anniversary of Davis' first album in his Fresh Aire series which pioneered the New Age music category. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.

Nov 22
The Lettermen
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

The Lettermen, Tony Butala, Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton, has scored over 50 years of success with chart topping hits such as “When I Fall In Love” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” The group’s pure Americana pop sound can be found in all 75+ albums the group has recorded.

Nov 22
Kelly Quinn
Live @ 9 PM on the STAGE! - At McCarthy and Bailey's Irish Pub- 423 Pearl Street

Kelly has been playing in Sioux City for almost a decade with the first version of “The KQB” starting in late 2004. He has been playing guitar for nearly 20 years and has been a songwriter for the past 10, collaborating with other local musicians and has been recently working on promoting shows in the area, including helping with the 2nd Stage at Saturday in the Park.

Nov 22
Holiday Collections Craft Fair
November 22-23 at the Sioux City Convention Center

Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday 10AM-4PM

Holiday Gifts and Decoration Ideas & Door Prizes every hour

Over 150 exhibitors, concessions and free parking!


Nov 23
Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure
Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, this brand new production launched a 103-city national tour in July 2013. The show will stop at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday November 23rd for 3 shows. 1pm, 4pm or 7pm.

Nov 24
Downtown for the Holidays Parade
Kick off the holiday season in downtown as we welcome you to enjoy an evening full of activities for the entire family! "Downtown for the Holidays" is scheduled for Monday, November 24th.




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Nov 24
Santa's House
at 416 5th Street where children can present him with their wish list, take pictures and warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies.
During the holiday season, Santa’s House will be open from November 29th – December 21st on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.; and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


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Nov 24
Festival Of Trees- November 24th- December 4th
22nd Annual Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees Committee invites all to attend the 22nd Annual Festival of Trees beginning November 24th at the Ho-Chunk Centre in Sioux City, Iowa. This year the charity receiving the proceeds from the auction is GiGi’s Playhouse-Sioux City. The Festival of Trees has raised over $300,000 for local charities over the last 21 years. The opening celebration for this year’s Festival of Trees will on November 24 in coordination with the “Downtown for the Holidays” celebration with a parade, entertainment, and Santa.

The Grace United Methodist Church Solid Brass Bell Choir will “ring in” the Festival of Trees with a performance beginning at 6:15 PM. The festive spirit will continue with Ballet Sioux dancing selections from their upcoming event. The Mount Zion Baptist Church Choir will be next, followed by West High School’s Dance Squad and festivities will wrap up with performances by Socorra’s Performance Arts.

The Festival of Trees Committee invites the public to come and join us this festive evening, view the trees, talk with an elf and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy the holiday entertainment.

A variety of decorated Holiday trees, wreaths and other items have been donated by local businesses, individuals, families, schools and organizations. The public may view the trees from November 24 to December 4 with viewing hours Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (including Thanksgiving Day) and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The “Critics Choice Awards” will be chosen by local “Celebrities”, who will be judging the items on display and will choose their favorites in different categories. These will be presented at the Auction on December 4.

Once again, the Festival of Trees will have a GIVING TREE for people who would like to donate an item for the charity. The public can take a snowflake from the tree, purchase the item and return it to the Giving Tree (by December 4). GiGi’s Playhouse will then be able to make use of these items.

On December 4, our live auction, conducted by Bruce Brock, will be held to raise money for GiGi’s Playhouse starting at 6:30 p.m. From November 24 through December 3, silent bids will be taken with the auction starting at the highest confirmed silent bid. The Festival of Trees Committee hopes that people place silent bids and join in the auction to raise money for this year’s charity.

The Festival of Trees Committee invites you to join in the holiday spirit, view the trees, place a bid and support a local charity. Sponsors this year include ABC Channel 9 KCAU, KISS 107-FM, KG-95, the Sioux City Journal, Cartridge World, M & M Copy Quick, Ho-Chunk Centre, 4th Street Centre, Sweet Water Cafe, and Claeys Brothers Moving and Storage.

Special thanks to Sweetwater at Ho-Chunk Centre, Mrs. Claus and her elves.

Nov 26
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Show starts at 7PM at the Orpheum Theatre

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition for families in over 70 North American cities. Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 20ft wingspan and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!

Nov 28
Mike Oetken
9:00 pm - 12:00 am - 9 PM – NO COVER CHARGE at McCarthy and Bailey's Irish Pub- 423 Pearl Street

Mike began his career as a wedding singer during his freshman year in college. In late 2012 (one year after Mike picked up his first guitar) he began performing as a holiday entertainer around the Siouxland area.

Nov 28
Justin Kisor and Friends
Show starts at 8PM at Vangarde Arts

A night of COOL Jazz from one of the area's top Jazz trumpet players! Justin is bringing in some world class performers to join him. The show opens with the Matt Hackett quartet. Tickets are only $10.

Nov 29
Small Business Saturday
Help out local businesses this Saturday by shopping small, and shopping local!

Nov 29
Christmas Memories- Jill Miller with Kelsey Klingensmith
Show starts at 7PM at the Orpheum Theatre

Christmas memories hold great power! Join us for a great holiday concert with Jill Miller and Kelsey Klingensmith. Also performing Kevin Keane and the Lamb School of Theatre & Music & Santa Claus. Great Family Concert that benefits Sunrise Retirement Community! Tickets $20, Children 12 & under FREE & Group Discounts Purchase tickets at Sunrise or at the door. Call: 712.276.3821 ext. 0

Nov 29
Lucas Petersen LIVE
Show starts at 9PM at McCarthy and Bailey's Irish Pub - 423 Pearl Street

Nov 29
Kelley Hunt
Show starts at 7:30PM at Vangarde Arts

Kelley is one of the premier blues artists on tour today! She has performed at many of the top venues and festivals around the country, including Saturday in the Park! This is a CD release show for her outstanding NEW album "The Beautiful Bones". Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show.

Nov 30
Christmas Joy with the Browns
Enjoy the sensational sound of Christmas favorites as The Browns bring together singing, instrumental artistry, and action-packed fun in this "Branson style" show. The Brown Family performed over 30 Christmas Shows at The Americana Theater in Branson, MO and this season are bringing their talent home to the Midwest. You'll hear hear traditional favorites like Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night, and Mary Did You Know to arrangements that sound like the Transyberian Orchestra featuring electric violins. This is a Christmas experience to share with friends, neighbors, and the whole family! Join The Browns as sing their way into your heart this Christmas season. Come Celebrate...The Most Wonderful Time of The Year! You'll be singing all the way home!!! The Browns will be at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday November 30th at 4 pm!

Dec 5
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

2014 marks the 21st Anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. The high energy nine-piece ensemble brings its classic swing, big band style to a special edition show, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party.

Dec 5
John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band
8P-11P at Vangarde Arts
$10

Dec 6
Sioux City Rockestra- Christmas Show V
Show starts at 7:30PM at the Orpheum Theatre

Once again, Rockestra will lead the way in bringing the musical Christmas spirit to our friends and fans in Siouxland. We always have great songs, along with some Holiday surprises to help make our Christmas season the happiest it can be.

Cost:
Adults: $34/$29/$26/$21, Students (3-18): $21/$18/$15/$10, Groups of 10+: adults: $30.85/$26.35/$23.65/$19.15 Groups of 20+, adults: $27.70/$23.70/$21.30/$17.30 Child group rate: $21.00/$18.00/$15.00/$10.00 Groups may purchae by calling: 712.224.6423. Tickets go up on show day.

Dec 7
Briar Cliff Christmas at the Orpheum
Starts at 4PM at the Orpheum Theatre

Celebrate this special time of year with the Briar Cliff University Choirs, Members of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Siouxland Choral Artists, Western Iowa Tech Community College Concert Choir, soprano Shannon Salyards, pianist Richard Steinbach, and conductor Sean Burton at Briar Cliff University's Christmas at the Orpheum - Behold, the Joyful Birth. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 Senior Citizens & Students. They are available at the door or by calling (712) 279-5417. There is no reserved seating and doors will open at 3:30pm the day of the show.

Dec 10
MythBusters: Behind the Myths
Show starts at 7PM

The all-new live show “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters,” will debut at the Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City for one performance only. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 16th and are available at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, or online at Ticketmaster.com. “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” presents a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. With this show, for the first time, fans join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science. "MythBusters: Behind the Myths" brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience. In 2013, the show performed 28-city national tour playing sold out performances all over the country. One of the most highly regarded and watched series on the Discovery Channel, “MythBusters” is now in its twelfth season. Co-hosted by Hyneman and Savage, the show mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation – and the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths that we live with day to day.

Dec 12
Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers
8P-11P at Vangarde Arts
$10


2015 EVENTS

Jan 17
The Dan Band
Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover.

Jan 21
Six-Week Start-Up
This course is intended to provide a step-by-step program for starting your own business, making money, and achieving your goals using Rhonda Abram's Six-Week Start-Up program.

You have a great idea for business. But now comes the tough part-making it happen. From social media marketing to bookkeeping and choosing technology to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up guides you through every step of getting your business up and running successfully and fast!

Week by Week Checklists. See exactly what you need to do on a weekly basis.
Dozens of Worksheets. Work through important issues and decisions.
"Questions to ask." Know what to ask an accountant, lawyer, laws, employment rules, and more.
"Start it Free" Resources. Links to dozens of free resources to help you start now.
Expert Advice. Rhonda's books have helped thousands of businesses launch- her advice can help you, too!

Fee: $25
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: WITCC Sioux City Campus
To Register: email todd.rausch@witcc.edu or call 712-274-6454

Jan 28
Six-Week Start-Up
This course is intended to provide a step-by-step program for starting your own business, making money, and achieving your goals using Rhonda Abram's Six-Week Start-Up program.

You have a great idea for business. But now comes the tough part-making it happen. From social media marketing to bookkeeping and choosing technology to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up guides you through every step of getting your business up and running successfully and fast!

Week by Week Checklists. See exactly what you need to do on a weekly basis.
Dozens of Worksheets. Work through important issues and decisions.
"Questions to ask." Know what to ask an accountant, lawyer, laws, employment rules, and more.
"Start it Free" Resources. Links to dozens of free resources to help you start now.
Expert Advice. Rhonda's books have helped thousands of businesses launch- her advice can help you, too!

Fee: $25
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: WITCC Sioux City Campus
To Register: email todd.rausch@witcc.edu or call 712-274-6454

Feb 4
Six-Week Start-Up
This course is intended to provide a step-by-step program for starting your own business, making money, and achieving your goals using Rhonda Abram's Six-Week Start-Up program.

You have a great idea for business. But now comes the tough part-making it happen. From social media marketing to bookkeeping and choosing technology to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up guides you through every step of getting your business up and running successfully and fast!

Week by Week Checklists. See exactly what you need to do on a weekly basis.
Dozens of Worksheets. Work through important issues and decisions.
"Questions to ask." Know what to ask an accountant, lawyer, laws, employment rules, and more.
"Start it Free" Resources. Links to dozens of free resources to help you start now.
Expert Advice. Rhonda's books have helped thousands of businesses launch- her advice can help you, too!

Fee: $25
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: WITCC Sioux City Campus
To Register: email todd.rausch@witcc.edu or call 712-274-6454

Feb 11
Six-Week Start-Up
This course is intended to provide a step-by-step program for starting your own business, making money, and achieving your goals using Rhonda Abram's Six-Week Start-Up program.

You have a great idea for business. But now comes the tough part-making it happen. From social media marketing to bookkeeping and choosing technology to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up guides you through every step of getting your business up and running successfully and fast!

Week by Week Checklists. See exactly what you need to do on a weekly basis.
Dozens of Worksheets. Work through important issues and decisions.
"Questions to ask." Know what to ask an accountant, lawyer, laws, employment rules, and more.
"Start it Free" Resources. Links to dozens of free resources to help you start now.
Expert Advice. Rhonda's books have helped thousands of businesses launch- her advice can help you, too!

Fee: $25
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: WITCC Sioux City Campus
To Register: email todd.rausch@witcc.edu or call 712-274-6454

Feb 18
Six-Week Start-Up
This course is intended to provide a step-by-step program for starting your own business, making money, and achieving your goals using Rhonda Abram's Six-Week Start-Up program.

You have a great idea for business. But now comes the tough part-making it happen. From social media marketing to bookkeeping and choosing technology to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up guides you through every step of getting your business up and running successfully and fast!

Week by Week Checklists. See exactly what you need to do on a weekly basis.
Dozens of Worksheets. Work through important issues and decisions.
"Questions to ask." Know what to ask an accountant, lawyer, laws, employment rules, and more.
"Start it Free" Resources. Links to dozens of free resources to help you start now.
Expert Advice. Rhonda's books have helped thousands of businesses launch- her advice can help you, too!

Fee: $25
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: WITCC Sioux City Campus
To Register: email todd.rausch@witcc.edu or call 712-274-6454

Feb 25
Six-Week Start-Up
This course is intended to provide a step-by-step program for starting your own business, making money, and achieving your goals using Rhonda Abram's Six-Week Start-Up program.

You have a great idea for business. But now comes the tough part-making it happen. From social media marketing to bookkeeping and choosing technology to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up guides you through every step of getting your business up and running successfully and fast!

Week by Week Checklists. See exactly what you need to do on a weekly basis.
Dozens of Worksheets. Work through important issues and decisions.
"Questions to ask." Know what to ask an accountant, lawyer, laws, employment rules, and more.
"Start it Free" Resources. Links to dozens of free resources to help you start now.
Expert Advice. Rhonda's books have helped thousands of businesses launch- her advice can help you, too!

Fee: $25
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: WITCC Sioux City Campus
To Register: email todd.rausch@witcc.edu or call 712-274-6454

Mar 6
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam
Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of rock music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with the music of Traffic and later, the classic recordings that launched his successful solo career in a two act presentation. In addition to songs you haven’t heard performed in years, you’ll see rare historic images as Dave spins tales of those times for an evening that will be long remembered.

Mar 7
Clint Black
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career.








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