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Feb
01

A Talent for Murder

02/01/2015
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

In A Talent for Murder, we have a suspenseful drama featuring an internationally successful mystery novelist whose relatives wouldn't mind killing her to get their hands on her extensive art collection.  Other characters include a live-in doctor who was once the novelist's lover, and a savvy Indian butler.  The play includes a plenty of comic relief from the mayhem being planned by the family.  Come along for the ride and enjoy the plot twists so common in every murder-mystery.

Feb
02

Blue Monday with Dave Potter and The Alley Kings

Weekly on Mondays
06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boundaries Bar and Grill- Birch Room, 3807 S Riverside Dr. (Hwy 51), Beloit

Live blues with special guest weekly, great area talent and food!

Feb
03

Wander the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike

02/03/2015
04:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 West Rockton Road, Rockton

Free, family friendly outdoor event. All ages, families and individuals, will enjoy the natural setting of the prairies and wetlands as they hike, snowshoe or ski the trail set with hundreds of luminaries under the full moon. There are plenty of places to warm up including the winter themed greenhouse lodge and around two bonfires. Complimentary refreshments will be in the warm winter themed greenhouse lodge with cookies, snacks, hot cocoa, coffee and tea. Throughout the event there will be guided trail tours or self-guided hikes available. All ages, families and individuals, will enjoy the natural setting of the prairies and wetlands as they hike, snowshoe or ski the trail set with hundreds of luminaries under the full moon. There are plenty of places to warm up including the winter themed greenhouse lodge and around two bonfires. Complimentary refreshments will be in the warm winter themed greenhouse lodge with cookies, snacks, hot cocoa, coffee and tea. Throughout the event there will be guided trail tours or self-guided hikes available.

Registration is requested for this free event. Call 815-964-6666 or email: kjohnsen@naturalland.org by Monday, February 2, 2015. Donations will be accepted.

Feb
04

BIFF Year 'Round - Beloit Int'l Film Festival Presents Backgammon

02/04/2015
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Hendricks Center for the Arts at Beloit College - Corner of Pleasant and Grand Ave., Beloit

Backgammon is a film about mid-thirties Erik, is very much a loner. His everyday life consists of hustling strangers in a park. He is a backgammon player, and that is how he pays mostly for all the alcohol, he consumes on a daily basis.

He has a meeting with a lawyer who informs him that he hasn’t paid rent for the last six months, and he needs to figure something out.

He is confronted by a little girl Maya in the park, who wants to play with him. She goes to the school located across from the park.

She wants to learn the game, and he agrees to teach her.Slowly but surely they become friends, and they play every day, during her lunch breaks.

The school however alert her parents, that she is late everyday, and the mother Kristine, tries to figure out what is going on with her daughter.It turns out that Kristine actually knows Erik, that they dated over a decade earlier. Erik is surprised by a visit by Kristine, who tells him she wants him to stay away from Maya. Mayas father, Thomas, is very upset, and tells Erik he will never breathe again if he doesn’t stay away from his daughter.

Erik is now forced to end his new friendship.

This season’s BIFF Year ‘Round boasts some fresh amenities, including free coffee and fresh desserts provided by Old Fashion Bakery of Beloit and other treats.

 
Feb
05

Snappers' Hot Stove Banquet

02/05/2015
05:15 pm - 08:00 pm
Eclipse Center, 3 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit

The Beloit Snappers will host their 11th annual Hot Stove Banquet on Feb 5.  Among their guests will be speakers Fran Riordan, Kent Sommerfeld of the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Umpire Marty Foster.  This year the Snappers have partnered with Commity Action, to benefit their Fatherhood Initiative.  Tickets may be reserved by calling 608-362-2272. 

Feb
05

A Talent for Murder

02/05/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

In A Talent for Murder, we have a suspenseful drama featuring an internationally successful mystery novelist whose relatives wouldn't mind killing her to get their hands on her extensive art collection.  Other characters include a live-in doctor who was once the novelist's lover, and a savvy Indian butler.  The play includes a plenty of comic relief from the mayhem being planned by the family.  Come along for the ride and enjoy the plot twists so common in every murder-mystery.

Feb
06

A Talent for Murder

02/06/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

In A Talent for Murder, we have a suspenseful drama featuring an internationally successful mystery novelist whose relatives wouldn't mind killing her to get their hands on her extensive art collection.  Other characters include a live-in doctor who was once the novelist's lover, and a savvy Indian butler.  The play includes a plenty of comic relief from the mayhem being planned by the family.  Come along for the ride and enjoy the plot twists so common in every murder-mystery.

Feb
07

Susan B. Anthony Celebration

02/07/2015
11:00 am - 01:30 pm
The Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Rd. X, Beloit

This year’s program will be a readers’ theater, featuring local actress, Michelle Dennis. Audience members will volunteer to be part of this exciting historical drama, which will also focus on historical facts on area suffragists. Tickets for the event are $25. Please make checks payable to: “League of Women Voters-Beloit”, and mail to: Deb Fallon, 1232 Elm St., Beloit, WI 53511. For questions, please email to bclwv2010@gmail.com

Feb
07

A Talent for Murder

02/07/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

In A Talent for Murder, we have a suspenseful drama featuring an internationally successful mystery novelist whose relatives wouldn't mind killing her to get their hands on her extensive art collection.  Other characters include a live-in doctor who was once the novelist's lover, and a savvy Indian butler.  The play includes a plenty of comic relief from the mayhem being planned by the family.  Come along for the ride and enjoy the plot twists so common in every murder-mystery.

Feb
07

A Talent for Murder

02/07/2015
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

In A Talent for Murder, we have a suspenseful drama featuring an internationally successful mystery novelist whose relatives wouldn't mind killing her to get their hands on her extensive art collection.  Other characters include a live-in doctor who was once the novelist's lover, and a savvy Indian butler.  The play includes a plenty of comic relief from the mayhem being planned by the family.  Come along for the ride and enjoy the plot twists so common in every murder-mystery.

Feb
10

5 African-American Heroines portrayed by Cynthia Maddox

02/10/2015
07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit

Join Chicago actress Cynthia Maddox as she portrays through story and song 5 African-American women throughout U.S. history.

Feb
11

BIFF Year 'Round - Beloit Int'l Film Festival Presents 2014 Comedy Short Slot

02/11/2015
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Hendricks Center for the Arts at Beloit College - Corner of Pleasant and Grand Ave., Beloit

Lovers, Liars & Clowns

This trio of characters is drawn from the lyric of the hit Broadway musical number “A Comedy Tonight” and you will see all of them, and more, in this collection of hilarious takes on the human condition. Something familiar, peculiar, appealing, appalling, convulsive, repulsive…well, you get the idea. Something funny will happen on the way thru Beloit when you take in this slot of comedy shorts!

This season’s BIFF Year ‘Round boasts some fresh amenities, including free coffee and fresh desserts provided by Old Fashion Bakery of Beloit and other treats.

Feb
13

Murder Mystery Dinner

02/13/2015
06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
DC Estate Winery - 8877 Stateline Rd - South Beloit, IL

Burying the Mob
$50 per person*

Bootlegging, embezzling, counterfeiting…it’s time for the DeLuca Family to celebrate another year of doing what they do best: crime. More importantly, the Godfather is passing his reign of power to the most worthy criminal. However, when someone unexpectedly ends up “sleeping with the fishes”, it’s up to all the other attending mobsters to figure out who done it before the police arrive (and throw everyone in the slammer).

Join the DeLuca’s and experience what it’s like to be a part of the family. After all, with family like this, who needs enemies?

Dinner provided by Thunder Bay Grille

Appetizer: Bruschetta & Cheese/Crackers

Tossed Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Main Course: 6oz. Sirloin with Garlic Cream Sauce & Yukon Gold Mashed

Dessert: Mini Crème Brulee with Chocolate & Raspberry Dipping Sauce

To get your tickets stop by DC Estate Winery or call 1-608-481-1565. Limited Seats Are Available! Advanced ticket sales only.



*Price does not include tax and gratuity

Feb
13

Night to Shine, Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation

02/13/2015
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Central Christian Church - 2460 Milwaukee Rd - Beloit

Night to Shine is our first annual FREE prom for anyone 16 and older with developmental and/or physical impairments. Our event will include special elements, consisting of a red carpet entrance with paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup beauty stations, shoeshines, a dance floor, food and much more. We look forward to spending time with your guests. To register visit http://www.centralwired.com/night-to-shine-event.html or contact nighttoshine@centralwired.com.

For additional questions contact Shannon at 608-363-7663 ex. 29

Feb
13

Heart Throb Holiday

02/13/2015
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Edwards Ice Arena, 2101 Cranston Rd, Beloit

Your sweetheart receives a skate rental!

Feb
20

Beloit International Film Festival's 10th Anniversary Block Party

02/20/2015
07:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Downtown Beloit

How do you celebrate an achievement like keeping a film festival operational and successful for ten years, in the midst of a sketchy economy and on a shoestring budget, and spinning that festival into the undisputed, single-most important and highly rated arts and entertainment event in the entire Stateline region??  Two words:  BLOCK PARTAAAAAAYYYYY!!!

BIFF is taking over downtown Beloit, inside and out, and staging a one-night-only, got-to-be-there, Lollapafestastravaganza!!! YOU are on the who’s-who, international, VIP guest list (this means it’s all FREE). It all starts on Friday evening, February 20th at 7:30PM and continues until they run out of fun!! 

Downtown Beloit Events
Roving Fire Breathers
Throughout the evening, professional fire breathing will light up the night on the downtown streets of Beloit. Spectacular tongues of flame will lap at the crisp winter air, and additional displays of flaming hula hooping and poi spinning will amaze young and old alike.

Ice Sculpting Contest @ FNB&T Park
The roar of the chain saw! Ice chips spinning into the frosty air! Suddenly, a work of crystalline art appears. Ice sculpting artisans will assemble in the First National Bank and Trust Company Park (right across the street from the bank) to compete for a cash prize. Stop by and cast your vote with a BIFF Twitter tweet!!

“Isthmus of Misfits” Comedy Mini-Fest w/ Open Mic @ The Bop
Feeling a little under the weather? Stop at the Bop for the BEST medicine!! The “Isthmus of Misfits” Comedy Mini-Fest promises a healthy line-up of sidesplitting comics with a cure for the common winter blues!! Wait till the pros are done and step up to the open mic and share a few minutes of your own brand of comic tonic!!

Life-Size Puppet Shows 
From Chicago, the puppeteering capital of the Midwest, comes a troupe of performers wielding life-size creatures to amaze and entertain you with this time honored specialized art form. It ain’t no Pinocchio show! Enjoy the spectacle in the comfortable west lobby of the Hendricks Center for the Arts at Beloit College.

Coffee House Gigs @ Café Fromage and Merrill & Houston’s
If you need to rest your mind and body for a bit, duck into one of two venues featuring coffee house style entertainment. Each location and artist comes with its own special brand of mood, style and atmosphere. Relax with fine wines and coffees at Café Fromage, or your favorite top shelf spirits at Merrill & Houston’s. Then, wash it down with a splash of classic folk and brilliant original music by local solo artists. Ahh…that feels good!

Matt GoodwinMatt Goodwin Jam Band @ Suds O’Hanahan’s
Local legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter and blues aficionado, Matt Goodwin, has assembled a group of talented veterans of the blues/rock scene to get the party started at Suds O’Hanahan’s. Bring your axe, get onstage, plug in and join together with the jam!!

Rob Tomaro Jazz Band @ Domenico’s
Beloit’s own Dr. Robert Tomaro wears a lot of musical hats: Maestro of the Rock River Philharmonic, touring fusion bandleader, Grammy nominated songwriter and producer, and international singing sensation! Catch Rob wearing his jazz beret and leading his remarkable trio before he leaves us for another world tour!! Joining Rob with his Sinatra-esque vocalizations is BIFF’s very own Executive Director, Rod Beaudoin and Creative/Operations Director, Grammy nominated songwriter, Greg Gerard.

SPEBSQSA & Dancers @ Bushel & Peck’s
What the heck is a SPEBSQSA?? Well, it actually stands for the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America! Our own John Kalkirtz has assembled a fab foursome and more some of veteran barber shoppers to add a little harmony to the evening. In addition, the award winning Trinity Irish Dancers from Milwaukee, WI will perform amazing traditional Celtic dance routines, and the Polish Dance Ensemble will offer their own colorful ethnic flair.

Family Crafts @ Bagels & More
The Block Party has something for everyone, including kids…from tots to tweens! Nikole Wagner of Doodles, Beloit’s finest service for arts and crafts education for all ages, will host a family crafts event that will include learning how to construct an animation device. Nikole is a highly skilled artist and is wonderful with kids groups! It’s a Friday night. No school on Saturday. Let ‘em stay up late…and create!!

JPAC Radio Players | Casablanca“Casablanca” Radio Play @ La Casa Grande
It’s Casablanca at La Casa!! Jim Lyke and his JPAC Radio Players from Janesville, WI will bring their amazing talents to Beloit for a one-night-only performance of the Lux Radio Theater classic, Casablanca. Jim and his troupe have mounted many radio theater productions in the past, including an acclaimed performance of the Orson Welles/H. G. Wells legendary War of the Worlds.

You can attend the performance and watch in the comfort of the La Casa Grande screening room, or you can tune your radio to WBEL AM 1380 in Beloit. and listen to the entire performance in the privacy of your own home or automobile…right before you head to downtown Beloit for the Block Party of the Century!!!

Feb
20

Beloit International Film Festival

02/20/2015
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
21

Grease Sing-A-Long

02/21/2015
07:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Luxury 10 Theaters, 2799 Cranston Rd, Beloit

The evening begins with a live show in which your host will lead you through a vocal warm-up, judge the uproarious costume contest and award the prizes.  Costumes are not mandatory but they are highly recommended and you will be amazed at the creativity on display.  The host will then show you how to use your free prop bag throughout the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions.

Feb
21

Nina Foch Course Live Workshop with

02/21/2015
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Luxury 10 Theater, 2799 Cranston Road, Beloit

Live workshop on acting and directing. Open to all filmmakers and current and potential students of film.

With George Lucas, Randal Kleiser produced the online course, “USC School of Cinematic Arts presents the Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors” capturing the teaching of the actress and director who taught at USC for four decades.

Fluent in cutting edge digital technologies, he is chair of the annual Digital Day presentation for the Directors Guild of America, and serves on the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has conducted master classes and has lectured at film festivals around the world.

Register through the Beloit International Film Festival page to ensure your seat to this FREE event!
http://beloitfilmfest.org/portfolio-item/randal-kleiser-10th-anniversary-honorary-chair/#toggle-id-1

Feb
21

BIFF Cares: Someone You Love

02/21/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
La Casa Grande, 618 4th Street, Beloit

Films, accompanied by panels of commentators and engaged filmmakers, have dealt with topics ranging from teen homelessness and child abuse to end of life issues. One of the festival’s most successful programs, BIFF CARES films are presented several times in a variety of venues, reaching thousands in the process.

This year, BIFF cares will screen "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic." The film is narrated by Vanessa Williams and examines the lives of five women affected by HPV, each of whom has an intimate story to tell, and features interviews with experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.

Ms. Williams and the filmmakers will help to introduce the film at the festival.

The goal is to educate and inform as many people as possible about this preventable form of cancer and develop a healthier community in the process.

Feb
21

BIFF Cares: Starfish Throwers

02/21/2015
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
La Casa Grande, 618 4th Street, Beloit

This eye-opening film tells the story of a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher, world’s apart, who discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.

Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Allan Law battles personal health issues as he hand-delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis.

With the support of Dr. Jane Fossum and the Beloit Rotary, BIFF is working to bring Katie Stagliano to talk about her work and perhaps inspire a new effort in our community.

Feb
21

Rustic Art-Easy Peasy Vintage Chalkboards

02/21/2015
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Big Hill Park- #1 Big Hill Road-Beloit

Do you love doing simple frugal crafting to make you home feel cozy? Come along with me and I will show you how to turn a recycled framed picture into a vintage chalkboard. No experience necessary. Cost $35.00 all inclusive, plus a treat and hot drink. Instructor: Kelly Washburn. Register at 608-314-4340 soon as spots are limited.

Feb
21

Beloit International Film Festival

02/21/2015
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
22

Beloit International Film Festival

02/22/2015
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
23

Beloit International Film Festival

02/23/2015
03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
24

Beloit International Film Festival

02/24/2015
03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
25

Beloit International Film Festival

02/25/2015
03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
26

Beloit International Film Festival

02/26/2015
03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
27

WI-IL Audience Choice Awards

02/27/2015
05:00 pm - 11:59 pm
La Casa Grande, 618 4th Street, Beloit

BIFF 2015 will celebrate regional filmmakers during the first weekend of BIFF with three days of film competition in the Wisconsin-Illinois Showdown.

Filmmaking isn’t just for Hollywood anymore. For ten years now, the Beloit International Film Festival has shown our community the power of independent and internationally made films. Many of these films in the past have come from communities just a drive away from our own, dazzling us with Hollywood-quality productions and unique regional flavor. BIFF felt it needed to expand this trend into a full-on weekend, part of the now Ten Days of BIFF. This year BIFF presents its second annual Wisconsin-Illinois Showdown (Feb. 20 to 22, 2015), a weekend showcasing the great caliber of work made on the Third Coast!

When audiences walk into each Wisconsin-Illinois Showdown screening, they are given ballots to vote on what they believe are the best films, eventually awarding filmmakers much-deserved recognition.

Feb
27

BIFF Cares: Someone You Love

02/27/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Schubert's Luxury 10 Theatre, 2799 Cranston Rd, Beloit

Films, accompanied by panels of commentators and engaged filmmakers, have dealt with topics ranging from teen homelessness and child abuse to end of life issues. One of the festival’s most successful programs, BIFF CARES films are presented several times in a variety of venues, reaching thousands in the process.

This year, BIFF cares will screen "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic." The film is narrated by Vanessa Williams and examines the lives of five women affected by HPV, each of whom has an intimate story to tell, and features interviews with experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.

Ms. Williams and the filmmakers will help to introduce the film at the festival.

The goal is to educate and inform as many people as possible about this preventable form of cancer and develop a healthier community in the process.

Feb
27

SHUNNED (Thought-provoking documentary about transgender women in the Philippines)

02/27/2015
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Hendricks Center for the Arts - 409 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI

Determined to not surrender to the homophobia surrounding them, transgender women from the Philippines change their appearance to become the “perfect woman.”Amidst a beauty contest and sexy choreographies are private confessions, which brings out the rejections, attacks and violence against them.

Feb
27

Beloit International Film Festival

02/27/2015
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Feb
28

Silent Film Showcase: Phantom of the Opera

02/28/2015
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
The Castle, 501 N Prospect, Beloit

The featured film will be the original 1925 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney. The presentation will take place in the Sanctuary at The Castle in Beloit.

The film will be accompanied by internationally renowned organist Bob Rub who will play the Castle’s Henry Pilcher & Sons vintage pipe organ. The accompaniment will include the original organ score with additional musical interludes composed by Maestro Tomaro.

Periodically during the screening, old will meet new, as the accompaniment will briefly switch from organ to piano with Lanette Calhoun accompanying soprano Gaia Galvan and tenor Scott Chachula as they perform selections from the 2004 Andrew Lloyd Webber version of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Other highlights of the evening will include the Rock River Philharmonic silent auction, which each year raises important funds to support the Philharmonic. The RRP, under the direction of Maestro Robert Tomaro, will provide its Chamber Orchestra to perform atmospheric selections during the reception and auction portions of the evening, as well as the musicians who will accompany the film.

6:00 pm: Silent Auction
7:30 pm: Film starts

$25/person

Feb
28

BIFF Cares: Someone You Love

02/28/2015
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Schubert's Luxury 10 Theatre, 2799 Cranston Rd, Beloit

Films, accompanied by panels of commentators and engaged filmmakers, have dealt with topics ranging from teen homelessness and child abuse to end of life issues. One of the festival’s most successful programs, BIFF CARES films are presented several times in a variety of venues, reaching thousands in the process.

This year, BIFF cares will screen "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic." The film is narrated by Vanessa Williams and examines the lives of five women affected by HPV, each of whom has an intimate story to tell, and features interviews with experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.

Ms. Williams and the filmmakers will help to introduce the film at the festival.

The goal is to educate and inform as many people as possible about this preventable form of cancer and develop a healthier community in the process.

Feb
28

BIFF Cares: Someone You Love

02/28/2015
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
La Casa Grande, 618 4th Street, Beloit

This eye-opening film tells the story of a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher, world’s apart, who discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.

Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Allan Law battles personal health issues as he hand-delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis.

With the support of Dr. Jane Fossum and the Beloit Rotary, BIFF is working to bring Katie Stagliano to talk about her work and perhaps inspire a new effort in our community.

Feb
28

SHUNNED (Thought-provoking documentary about transgender women in the Philippines)

02/28/2015
05:00 pm - 06:20 pm
Hendricks Center for the Arts - 409 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI

Determined to not surrender to the homophobia surrounding them, transgender women from the Philippines change their appearance to become the “perfect woman.”Amidst a beauty contest and sexy choreographies are private confessions, which brings out the rejections, attacks and violence against them.

Feb
28

Beloit International Film Festival

02/28/2015
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Mar
01

FNB Classic Film: To Kill A Mockingbird

03/01/2015
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Luxury 10 Theatre, 2799 Cranston Rd, Beloit

Free screening through the Beloit International Film Festival of the classic 1962 movie based off of Harper Lee's classic book.

Mar
01

BIFF Cares: Someone You Love, the HPV Epidemic

03/01/2015
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Domenico's, 547 East Grand Ave, Beloit

Films, accompanied by panels of commentators and engaged filmmakers, have dealt with topics ranging from teen homelessness and child abuse to end of life issues. One of the festival’s most successful programs, BIFF CARES films are presented several times in a variety of venues, reaching thousands in the process.

This year, BIFF cares will screen "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic." The film is narrated by Vanessa Williams and examines the lives of five women affected by HPV, each of whom has an intimate story to tell, and features interviews with experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.

Ms. Williams and the filmmakers will help to introduce the film at the festival.

The goal is to educate and inform as many people as possible about this preventable form of cancer and develop a healthier community in the process.

Mar
01

BIFF Cares: Starfish Throwers

03/01/2015
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Bushel and Peck's, 328 State Street, Beloit

This eye-opening film tells the story of a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher, world’s apart, who discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.

Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Allan Law battles personal health issues as he hand-delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis.

With the support of Dr. Jane Fossum and the Beloit Rotary, BIFF is working to bring Katie Stagliano to talk about her work and perhaps inspire a new effort in our community.

Mar
01

Beloit International Film Festival

03/01/2015
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Downtown Beloit, Various Venues, Beloit

Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit for about 120 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers from around the world.  

Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.  www.beloitfilmfest.org 

Mar
13

Skatin' to the Oldies

03/13/2015
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Edwards Ice Arena, 2101 Cranston Rd, Beloit

Free skate rental if you wear a costume!

Mar
20

Roy Chapman Andrews Society Distinguished Explorer Award

03/20/2015
04:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Eaton Chapel Beloit College Campus, 700 College St, Beloit, WI

Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, has been selected to receive the 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award. A bioluminescence specialist, Widder is a world leader in helping to design and invent new submersible instrumentation and equipment for deep-sea observations. In 2012, her innovations led to the first recordings of the giant squid, Architeuthis, in its natural habitat. This discovery will be the highlight of her award presentation titled “The Kraken Revealed: The Story Behind Finding the Giant Squid,” scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus. Reception and dinner immediately following at Merrill and Houston’s Steak Joint, 500 Pleasant St.  Memberships to the society can be made at www.roychapmanandrewssociety.org

Apr
23

Greater Tuna

04/23/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

Apr
24

Greater Tuna

04/24/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

Apr
25

Greater Tuna

04/25/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

Apr
25

Greater Tuna

04/25/2015
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

Apr
26

Greater Tuna

04/26/2015
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

Apr
30

Greater Tuna

04/30/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

May
01

Greater Tuna

05/01/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

May
02

Greater Tuna

05/02/2015
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.

May
02

Greater Tuna

05/02/2015
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St, Beloit

Greater Tuna...What do Arles Stuvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common?  In this hilarious send-up of small town mores and morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.  This long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in tour-de-force of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  It is an evening with two actors, twenty characters, 48 costume changes, and a barrel of laughs, y'all.