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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Art Gallery
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Join us for an exhibit reception on Saturday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes will be on display at the Red Cloud...
Spring Conference
Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019
May 30–June 1, 2019 IN RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA Cather and the Theater Join us in Red Cloud for this year's Spring Conference as we explore Willa Cather's relation to the theater—from...
International Seminar
Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019
17th International Willa Cather Seminar “Unsettling Cather: Differences and Dislocations” June 17–21, 2019 | Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia Co-Directors: Marilee...
Opera House
Friday, July 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
We’re planning a free pop-up event on Friday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. Featured artist is Andrea von Kampen, an independent folk singer/songwriter from Lincoln, NE. Her recent debut...
Opera House
Friday, August 2, 2019 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm
The charming story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who longed to become a real, live boy, comes to life when the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students...
Opera House
Sunday, September 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
We’ve added another pop-up event to our 2019 calendar! “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” comes to the Opera House on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12. Presented by...
Opera House
Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sheila Greenland’s career started at the early age of six when she began performing at local music festivals. Since then she has won numerous vocal competitions and was among the...
Opera House
Friday, November 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Offutt Brass, the premiere ensemble of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, is stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Comprised of two trumpets, French...
Opera House
Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
The enduring legacy of country music duo Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn is carried forward into the 21st century by grandchildren Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn. Exuding the palpable...
Opera House
Friday, December 6, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Silver bells are ringing at this seasonal stand-up performance, but the jolly jokester gets upstaged by an event far worse than bad holiday comedy: a murder! With humbug hovering...
Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Saturday, April 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Admission is free,...
Opera House
Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mahenwahdose is a Native American performance company comprised of talented artists, dedicated to bringing to life accurate, educational, and traditional stories of Native America...
Opera House
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
Author Walter Echo-Hawk will present a lecture on his book, The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland on Saturday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. The lightly...
Opera House
Friday, March 22, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
With a voice rising “out of the Nebraska plain like cool summer swell,” Rascal Martinez blends rockabilly, folk, country and Latin sounds into covers, standards and heartfelt...
Friday, March 22, 2019 -
5:15am to 3:30pm
Join us at the National Willa Cather Center as we partner with Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary and the Willa Cather Archive for an ecotourism day-trip! Begin your...
Opera House
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
My Ántonia , Willa Cather’s seminal novel of immigration on the prairie, comes to life on the RCOH stage in an award-winning theatrical adaptation by Illusion Theater. The...
Image by Danielle Easdale, Omaha
Art Gallery
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 5:00pm
Red Cloud Opera House is pleased to host the traveling exhibit of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 9. The exhibit is open for...
Opera House
Sunday, January 13, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Red Cloud Opera House will be brimming with enticing aromas as local chefs dust off their favorite recipe for the 5th annual Soup Showdown. The event is open to the public...
Opera House
Friday, January 11, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rave On! re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza featuring America's premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan,...
Linda Brinda photograph
Art Gallery
Friday, January 11, 2019 to Monday, April 1, 2019
Catherland Through My Lens is currently on display at the Opera House gallery, now through April 1st. An artists' reception was held Friday, Feb. 8 at the gallery. Featured local...

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