Upcoming Events at The Acorn Theater Include Tom Chapin & Tonic Sol-fa
November 4th: Open Mic 8PM No Cover, Full Bar
The Acorn Theater is open on Tuesday nights for a night of music, comedy poetry-and anything else the community wants to showcase. PERFORMERS: To reserve a slot, please email Sandra Thompson at [email protected]. Musicians-10 minute limit. Spoken word performers-5 minute limit. NO COVER. FULL BAR.
Wednesday, November 5th: Steppin’ Out. 7 PM lessons,7:30 dancing starts. $8 for tickets purchased in advance, $10 at the door
Learn and dance to everything from swing, freestyle, Latin dances, rumbas, fox trots, and people’s choice. There will be line dancing as well, complete with the Acorn disco ball. From 7-7:30 PM, there will be optional dance instruction before the dance party begins.
Thursday, November 6th: Sex Trivia with Sexpert Kelly Connell; 8 PM; Tickets $10 (18 and over)
Sex Trivia with sex educator Kelly Connell, aka Sexpert Kelly, is a great way to spend an evening answering crazy but true trivia questions about sex. The game consists of 10 categories, multiple choice, and true/false. Come as a team, or join one when you arrive. Imaginative prizes for the winning team.
A resident of Niles, Michigan, Kelly has over 19 years of experience in sexuality and healthcare issues. She provides education and training to healthcare providers and to patients and their significant others, while also working with agencies and universities to deliver sexuality education in a comprehensive, engaging manner.
Connell has a master’s in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently working on her dissertation for her doctorate in the same at Widener University. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) (certification pending), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the American College Health Association (ACHA).
Saturday, November 8th: Tom Chapin 8PM; Tickets $25
The New York Times calls 3-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin “…one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Chapin is Grammy Award-winning American musician, entertainer, singer-songwriter and storyteller for both family and adult audiences. His career spans Broadway, TV, documentary and feature films, and the concert stage. With 23 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story-songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old time folk classics and a favorite or two of his late brother Harry.
Sunday, November 9th: Tonic Sol-fa 6:30 PM, Tickets $25
Sponsored by New Buffalo Arts Council with a generous grant from the Pokagon Fund.
Tonic Sol-fa is an all-male a cappella quartet from the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. With a largely pop-music-oriented repertoire, their CDs have sold over 1,000,000 copies, and the group has toured throughout the US and abroad.
In the midst of touring, this quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America, has been awarded numerous original song and album awards in pop, gospel and holiday genres, appeared on NBC’s Today Show and in the pages of Newsweek magazine. Outings with Jay Leno, Shawn Colvin, and Garrison Keillor have propelled album sales to more than 2,000,000 copies (mostly sold from the back of their trailer!) and have earned the group thousands of intensely loyal fans.
The quartet has been voted into the Midwest Music Hall of Fame and has averaged over 150 shows annually in 48 states with music in radio stations and at retail stores nationwide. Recently Tonic Sol-fa’s third public television special was broadcast to over 1,800 stations across the United States. And too, the quartet won their first Emmy Award in the “Musical Composition/Arrangement” category for a song performed in a Toys for Tots PSA (Public Service Announcement).
The New York Times describes Tonic Sol-fa’s sound as “A vocal kaleidoscope…unique to the human voice.” Improvisational and passionate music combined with cutting-edge stage presence is the benchmark by which critics and fans agree: nobody does it like Tonic Sol-fa!
Full Service Bar and Other Refreshments Available
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