Paradise Center for the Arts
2015 Special Events and Performances
January Thaw, Featuring The Fabulous Love Handles
Saturday, January 31st, 7:00pm
$17 Members / $22 Non Members
Don’t miss the hottest ticket of the winter and the best group outing of the season! Dance off the winter blues with an evening filled of unbelievable live music from one of Southern Minnesota’s most popular bands! Playing music spanning the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s and today! ” The Fabulous Love Handles” play it all.
Saturday, February 14th 7:30pm
The Baby Boomer Comedy Show
Be My Valentine
$17 for members / $22 for non members
Sponsored by 1st United Bank, Faribualt
Want a great night out of comedy you can relate too? Then you need to check out the Baby Boomer Comedy Show! In this hilarious 90-minute theatrical event, fellow baby boomers and veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader hit all the familiar topics you’re dealing with. . . family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging and all. . . and they do it with clean humor that’s been a hit across the nation. The laughter won’t stop as Kent and Jan hit a humor home run.
Saturday, March 14th 7:00 pm
Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
$20 for members / $25 for non members
Sponsored by The Crossroads Group, Faribault
Back to Back Sold out Performances in 2013 and 2014, Dave and Ted are back in Paradise as Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos again continues to defy all the expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It’s a class act adventure, and you pave the way to a wild and zany night of pure entertainment. Whether twenty five or eighty five, you are guaranteed to be on your feet and part of the action!
Comedian C. Willi Myles
Saturday, April 25, 2014 7:30 pm
$17 for members $22 for non members
Sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Tony Langerud Agency
C. Willi Myles returns home to the Paradise for his Line in the Sand Comedy Tour. As always Willi’s extremely funny non-offensive stories and jokes and gives a unique spin to life’s everyday challenges as he applys humor to them. Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian,” Willi is truly comedy at its best.
Saturday, May 16th 7:30pm
The Merlin Players in association with the Paradise Center for the Arts presents
Songs & Scenes: A Celebration of 20 Years of The Merlin Players
$15 Members / $20 Non Members $10 Kids 12 and under
Join us for a fun-filled evening of scenes and songs from past Merlin shows, reuniting many of our alumni andpresent performers. Get your tickets early: the 15 year anniversary show sold out!
Saturday, October 24th 7:30pm
Tickets $17 Members / $22 Non Members
The Sound of Simon – A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel comes to Paradise Center With a career spanning decades, the music of Simon & Garfunkel remains among the most treasured in American popular song. The Sound of Simon pays tribute to this world-renowned duo in an evening of harmony and music.
Wine Women and Comedy
Featuring Mary Rowles
$17 for Members $22 for non members
Sponsored by Farmers Insurance, Patrick Andreas Agency
Ladies, it’s Girls Night Out and Mary Rowles is Back at the Paradise. This knock-out, stand-out comedienne is a combination of Lily Tomlin, Andrea Martin and Celine Dion all rolled into one! Her heartwarming characters, side splitting stand-up comedy, and hilariously inspired songs create a contagious laughter that begins the moment she walks on stage and lasts for weeks. So kick off those heels, grab a glass of wine, let that hair down and get ready for another hilarious evening with Mary Rowles.
Pints & Vines: Fifth Annual Wall of Wine & Beer and Tasting Event.
Saturday, February 21st 7:00pm
$17 for members / $22 for non members
Sponsored by Bauer’s Southside Liquors
The only event in town where you could potentially Win a Wall of Wine and a Wall of Beer in the same night and Sample a variety of fine wines and handcrafted brews. Limited Tickets Available so get them early.
Sixth Annual Big Hats & Big Hearts
Annual Auction for the Arts and Kentucky Derby Party.
Saturday, May 2nd 4pm-7pm.
Tickets are $17 for Members and $22 for non members.
The Not-To-Be-Missed-Event of the spring. Join us for an afternoon of food, fashion, friends and fun and help rise the ever needed funding for future arts & education programming at Paradise Center. Take part in silent and live auctions and watch the greatest two minutes in sports. Enjoy all the festivities of the Kentucky Derby right here in Paradise.
These activities are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.