It’s A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play, Dec. 20-21

The Orpheum Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. A great holiday outing at The Orpheum Theatre for the entire family!

Inspired by the classic American film It’s a Wonderful Life, the play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a small ensemble of local actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. The audience gets a unique perspective as they are able to interact with the players and encouraged to engage with the story as it unfolds before their eyes. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play tells the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Mezzanine: $15
Main Floor: $8, Students: $6
Balcony: $8, Students: $6
Upper Balcony: $8, Students: $6

Call 309-342-2299 for tickets.

Art on 3rd Thursdays, Dec. 18

The Arts are alive in downtown Galesburg!
Each month, art studios and galleries welcome visitors starting at 5 p.m. Meet local artists and enjoy activities and refreshments.

The lineup for Dec 18:
Foley Photo Studio 113 S. Cherry
A Needle Pulling Thread – Gary Mustain 109 S. Cherry
Cherry Street Gallery – paintings by Carla Markwart 114 E. Simmons
Basia Krol Studio – paintings 114 E. Simmons
The Beanhive Coffeehouse – gingerbread cookie decorating 124 E. Simmons (until 7 p.m.)
Creations by Carolina – stain glass classes 108 E. Main
One 12 Gift Shop – local art 112 E. Main
Galesburg Civic Art Center – art by Tom Lytle and Jared Lacy 114 E. Main
Knit 102 – hand knit gifts 31 N. Kellogg
April Jackson Studio – paintings 311 E. Main
Dig – gifts 70 N. Seminary

Visit the Art on 3rd Thursdays Facebook page for more info and updates or call Foley Photo at 342-9411.

Berlin Publishes Two New Poems

Monica Berlin (English) has published two new poems. “[What the wind kicks up, what the waters trouble, even]” and “[At the new year, in the dark, I watched time]” appear in the latest issue of Hartskill Review 1.3 (winter 2014).

Berlin and Simpson Featured in Roundtable

Monica Berlin (English) and Chad Simpson (English) are featured in a roundtable, “Finding Place in the Placelessness,” alongside writers Justin Hamm and Christina Olson, in the most recent issue of Quiddity (7.2) Fall/Winter 2014. Excerpts of the interview were broadcast on NPR affiliate WUIS, along with outtakes from Simpson and Berlin.

Holiday House Walk, Dec. 6

Tour FIVE beautiful locations this year and get fabulous ideas for dressing your home for the holidays!

Sean & Megan Kane – 2204 Hampton Court
Doug Summers & Gary Lowry – 427 N. Academy
Don Swanson’s Timber Barn – 705 Knox Road 1850N
(desserts and coffee to be served)
Tom & Marcy Simkins – 767 N. Academy
Anthony & Tammy Weiss – 789 N. Broad

Tickets are $15 per person before December 6 and $20 per person the day of the tour. Tickets are available at these select locations: Cooks & Company, The Galesburg Antiques Mall, Galesburg Flower Company, Hawthorne Centre Craft Mall, Innkeepers Coffee, Landmark Cafe & Creperie, and the Galesburg Civic Art Center’s One12 Gift Shop. All proceeds will benefit the Galesburg Civic Art Center and support exhibition and educational programming.