Saturday, January 7, 2012

Heritage Days Jan10-17

St. George Heritage Days
Happy 150th Birthday St. George!
January 10-17, 2012
10th @ 7pm Opera House:“Woman with Black Shawl” by Sharon French a one-woman play where she plays 18 different characters.
11th @7pm Tabernacle: “David & Willie in St. George” written & directed by Nonie Sorensen. A musical reader’s theater based on the music and history of David & Wilhemina Cannon, two St. George original settlers. 
12th @ 7pm Opera House: Where Two Streams Meet Book Talk by author Lyman Hafen. Collection of essays, memoirs, and founding stories about St. George, Utah.
11th @ 2pm, 13th @ 2pm, 16th @ 7pm Opera House: "Porter Rockwell Returns," by Larry Anderson. Play about the life of Porter Rockwell. Due to gunfire, persons under 12 are not admitted. Due to popularity, a free general seating ticket is required. You can pick one up at the St. George Art Museum ahead of time. Any seats not used by ten minutes prior to a show, will be given to door traffic.
13th @ 7pm and 14th @ 2pm Opera House: A Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, by Lieto Voices
13th @ 2-6pm, 14th @ 10am-6pm, 16th @ 10am-6pm The St. George Children's Museum - Art Experiences for children. Free. Art experiences include: Making Pioneer Toys, Making Pioneer Games, Native Arts, Bookmaking & Visual Story Creation, Krazy Quilt Blocks, Painting Landscapes of St. George, and Creative Open Studio. 
14th @ 7pm Ballroom (3rd floor) of Community Arts Center: St. George Contemporary Dance Co. Community Dance Collaboration  The St. George Dance Co. has assembled a variety of local dance groups to perform a single collaborative 2-hour concert. Dance pieces include: modern, ballet, jazz, and tap. Bring your pillows and blankets to enjoy a performance in "pioneer" style seating.
14th @ 12-4pm: Historic Tour, hosted by the Historic Preservation Commission. Maps can be picked up at the St. George Social Hall, The St. George City Office Building, The Chamber of Commerce or Green Gate Village starting Monday, January 9th. The tour incorporates live actors, is self-guided and is free to the public.

Tour Visits:
  1. St George Opera House
  2. St George Art Museum
  3. Pioneer Courthouse
  4. Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
  5. Dixie Academy (86 S. Main)
  6. Woodward School
  7. Green Gate Village (1-2 bldgs)
  8. LDS Tabernacle
  9. Brigham Young Winter Home
  10. Samuel Miles Jr. Home (173 N. Main, currently an art gallery)
14th @12-2pm St. George Social Hall: Root Beer Floats served up by our Mayor Daniel McArthur and the St. George City Council. Located at 47 East 200 North. Free to the Public!
14th @ 7pm and 15th @6pm Tabernacle: “Here's Brother Brigham”, by James Arrington. Popular one-man show.
15th @ 7:30pm Tabernacle: This Promised Land O Dixie - Our Heritage, by the Southern Utah Heritage Choir
16th @ 10am-8pm and 17th @ 10am-6pm Dixie Convention Center: Decades of Dixie Heritage Fair. Festival includes local talent, food vendors, children's games and numerous exhibits of memorabilia, artifacts and items that were used in southern Utah's Dixie.
17th @ 7pm Burns Arena: Birthday Bash Concert. Live music by American Idol finalist Brooke White. View the premier of a 20 minute documentary film on the history of St. George by film maker Phil Tuckett. Enjoy a piece of birthday cake, some hot chocolate and finish it all off with Fire Works. You don't want to miss it. All free to the public!
Much more including tons of art displays, Southern Utah International Documentary Festival and the Redrock Film Festival  Visit: St. George Heritage Days

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