ARTifacts 4/20/12

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wine festival to be held at Bavarian Halle

Twelve Missouri wineries will be giving out samples of their wines at the 11th annual Community Benefit Wine Festival. The festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Bavarian Halle in Jackson. Food will be provided by 35 local restaurants and music will be provided by Pat Schwent and Saxy Jazz. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. They can be purchased at any Community Counseling Center, US Bank, Bank of Missouri and Capaha Bank. For more information, call 339-6512.

2012 Rock in Rock Garden set for June

The Jackson City Park will host "2012 Rock in Rock Garden," a series of five Friday-night concerts set to take place in June. The following musicians are scheduled to perform: Dan Bliss on June 1, Sons of the Middle Class on June 8, Lojo Russo on June 15, Amelia White on June 22 and Doug and Mark Rees on June 29. Concerts are free and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Rock Garden, 800 Stoneyledge Drive. For more information, call Jackson Parks and Recreation at 204-8848.

Southeast student directs ‘Reckless'

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform "Reckless" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through April 28 and at 2 p.m. April 29 in the Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus. The performance of this dark comedy is student directed by Lindsay Prawitz of St. Joseph, Mo., and is part of the Theatre and Dance Second Stage Series. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the River Campus box office by calling 651-2265 or online at

Moscow ballet brings ‘Don Quixote' to life

The Moscow Festival Ballet will bring literary classic "Don Quixote" to life at the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 7:30 p.m. April 27. To purchase tickets, contact the River Campus box office at 651-2265 or visit

Rose Theatre to show documentary

A showing of the documentary "Give A Damn?" will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Rose Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University. There will also be a question-and-answer session with the three filmmakers, Dan Parris, Rob Lehr and David Peterka. The film follows the three friends as they travel across the U.S., Africa and Europe, living off $1.25 a day and documenting their experiences.

Theater group to host ‘Taste of Cape' benefit

The Theatre and Dance Society will host "Taste of Cape," a hop among nine local businesses, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to benefit Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance. The businesses in the hop are Cafe Soupe, My Daddy's Cheesecake, the Venue, PrimoVino, The Bel Air Grill, Jimmy John's, Andy's Frozen Custard, Imo's Pizza and Saffron Bistro. Each will serve its signature item, and participants can choose to go to any or all of the restaurants during the allotted time. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased before April 24 by calling 651-2149 or the night of the event at any of the participating restaurants.

-- From staff reports

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