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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
Perennial Polyculture I
Art Gallery
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
The National Willa Cather Center welcomes artist Matilda Essig of Sonoita, Arizona, on October 4, 2019. Essig has created a digital imagery folio suite entitled Native Grasses of...
Opera House
Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:15pm
Free screening of Toy Story 4! Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky.
"Tripping in the Model T" by Amy Tomasevicz
Art Gallery
Monday, January 13, 2020 to Friday, February 7, 2020
The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs will exhibit the artwork of its 2019-20 Conference winners at the National Willa Cather Center gallery from January 13 through February 7,...
Opera House
Friday, January 31, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Whey Jennings, the grandson of country music legend Waylon Jennings, plays the music of his famous grandfather while forging his own unique musical career.
Opera House
Saturday, February 29, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Rock the night away as Blackberry Winter takes concert-goers on a memorable musical trip to the iconic 1960s and '70s. This band delivers classic rock with high-energy creativity.
Opera House
Friday, March 20, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Laugh, dance, and sing to music inspired by ancient Celts, English coal miners, Irish leprechauns, Scottish kilt-wearers, and Irish pub-goers, performed by Paddywhack.
Anansi the Spider has a few lessons to learn!
Opera House
Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Join the Mesner Puppet Theater's "Anansi the Spider" for a free live show for the whole family!
Opera House
Friday, April 17, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
African Culture Connection (ACC) endeavors to promote understanding of Africa's unique place in the world through drumming, dancing, and visual arts.
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 4, 2020 to Saturday, June 6, 2020
Join us in Red Cloud for our 65th annual Spring Conference!
Nebraska Chamber Players
Opera House
Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Nebraska Chamber Players present the winner of the Willa Cather Chamber Ensemble Competition, composer Christian Ellenwood, with baritone Brian Leeper, in a work based on Cather’...

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Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Friday, December 6, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Silver bells are ringing at this seasonal stand-up performance. Your ticket purchase includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. Purchase deadline is Saturday, November 30.
Friday, December 6, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Friday, November 15, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Opera House
Friday, November 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
In honor of Veteran's Day, join us for a free concert featuring Offutt Brass, the premiere ensemble of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band.
Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
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...
Friday, October 25, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 -
1:45pm to 4:45pm
Limited seats are available for a special Cather Country trolley tour, on October 2, 2019! Take advantage of this pre-arranged special event, which will highlight our historic...
Opera House
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Join us for this screening and a talk-back with writer, director, and producer Georg Joutras. The film examines life on a 130-year-old Custer County ranch operation.

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