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January 2021

Art Exhibit: “Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics”

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 5, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2021

Rountree Gallery, 120 W. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
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Free

Rountree Gallery presents "Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics" by local comic collector Bob Hundhausen. Bob spent much of his youth amassing a collection of comics, toys and media. This unique exhibit will explore the origins of the sequential art form, their creators and artists. In the 1930s, comic books were the most popular form of entertainment in the United States and sold 80-100 million copies weekly and employed tens of thousands of publishers, creators, artists and distributors. Witness…

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(Virtual) A Body of Evidence: Brunch with Agatha Christie

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fritz and Frites Bistro, 317 N. Main St.
Galena, IL 61036
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$25

The ever-popular Chicago actress Debra Miller will be debuting her portrayal of Agatha Christie at Galena LitFest! Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific and popular writers of our age, and yet, what do we really know about the creator of Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence, and Miss Jane Marple? Join Agatha as she tells us her most intriguing tale of all - the story of her life. Debra Miller is a professional actress, vocalist and voice-over talent with…

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Lecture and Film Series: “Decoding the Driftless: A film of Science Exploration and Adventure” (Virtual)

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St.
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 United States
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Join us for a wild ride of adventure above, on and below the amazing Driftless Region! Emmy-winning filmmakers George Howe, Tim Jacobson, Rob Nelson and Neil Rettig have teamed up with Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science to capture fantastic footage of the Driftless Region, and weave it into a compelling story, in a way never done before. You’ll soar over ancient rugged bluffs, skim the surface of primordial rivers, venture deep underground to mysterious secret worlds, marvel at sacred archeological…

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(Virtual) An Evening with Rebecca Makkai

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St
Galena, 61036
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The Galena Lit Fest presents 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Makkai discussing her book “The Great Believers” and her journey to becoming an author. Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House" and "The Borrower," as well as the short story collection "Music for Wartime." "The Great Believers" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among…

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Shake Rag Alley Winter Writer Reading Series: Local Author Bonus with Justin O’Brien (Virtual)

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, 18 Shake Rag St.
Mineral Point, WI 53565 United States
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Mineral Point-based author will read from his book, “Chicago Yippie! ’68,” an account of his experiences as a 17-year-old high school student caught up in the chaos of the 1968 Democratic Convention. Free; registration required to receive Zoom link. $5 suggested donation.

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Art Exhibit: “Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics”

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 5, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2021

Rountree Gallery, 120 W. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
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Free

Rountree Gallery presents "Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics" by local comic collector Bob Hundhausen. Bob spent much of his youth amassing a collection of comics, toys and media. This unique exhibit will explore the origins of the sequential art form, their creators and artists. In the 1930s, comic books were the most popular form of entertainment in the United States and sold 80-100 million copies weekly and employed tens of thousands of publishers, creators, artists and distributors. Witness…

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Way of Stillness Weekly Group Meditation

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

Rountree Gallery, 120 W. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
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Chairs are provided, but bring any props that keep you comfortable. Masks and social distancing are required. Free, but donations encouraged to support the Rountree Gallery. For more information, contact (608) 676-0609 or see www.wayofstillness.com.

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(Virtual) Talking Leaves: Native American Storytelling and Poetry

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St
Galena, 61036
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The Galena Lit Fest an interactive lecture focusing on the importance of Native American oral storytelling and the themes found within. This presentation will start with an overview of Native American oral traditions and the importance of storytelling, focusing on the different types of stories and poems —spiritual, cosmogonic, memorial, etc. — told by a handful of the 570+ federally recognized tribes. It will discuss both oral tradition and the importance of the storyteller figure historically, and we will together…

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Art Exhibit: “Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics”

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 5, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2021

Rountree Gallery, 120 W. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
+ Google Map
Free

Rountree Gallery presents "Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics" by local comic collector Bob Hundhausen. Bob spent much of his youth amassing a collection of comics, toys and media. This unique exhibit will explore the origins of the sequential art form, their creators and artists. In the 1930s, comic books were the most popular form of entertainment in the United States and sold 80-100 million copies weekly and employed tens of thousands of publishers, creators, artists and distributors. Witness…

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Art Exhibit: “Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics”

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 5, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2021

Rountree Gallery, 120 W. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
+ Google Map
Free

Rountree Gallery presents "Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics" by local comic collector Bob Hundhausen. Bob spent much of his youth amassing a collection of comics, toys and media. This unique exhibit will explore the origins of the sequential art form, their creators and artists. In the 1930s, comic books were the most popular form of entertainment in the United States and sold 80-100 million copies weekly and employed tens of thousands of publishers, creators, artists and distributors. Witness…

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