Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

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February 2016

February 11, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents Lincoln's Body Guard, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

February 13, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A kid friendly movie will be shown at 3:00 p.m. (Tangled) and an adult movie will be shown at 8:00 p.m. (Casablanca). Admission to movie is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

TangledCasablanca

February 13, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Chamber Singers Valentine's Day Cabaret, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College Campus

$5 - $40 Reserved Seating

Drums of West AfricaFebruary 19, 7:00 p.m. ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Drums of West Africa, Stroede Center for the Arts

Sogbety Diomande was born in the village of Toufinga, a small farming community located in the Northwest region of the Ivory Coast near the border of Guinea in Africa. He started his career as a drummer and dancer at a very early age. He has toured with Ballet National de Cote d'Ivoire, been a member of Kotchegna Dance Company, Mask Dance Company, and has been featured with many troupes in NYC and around the US. Event is free and open to the public

Big Band Sound of the DCCBFebruary 27, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Big Band Sound of the DCCB, Defiance Eagles

The Big Band Sound of the DCCB features big band classics, including the music of Miller and Ellington. Always a favorite with Defiance audiences, the band is composed of area musicians who have a love of big band music.

Lance AshmoreKirsten Osbun-ManleyFebruary 28, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Osbun-Manley & Ashmore, Stroede Center for the Arts

Soprano Kirsten Osbun-Manley and baritone Lance Ashmore perform an evening of song. Both are faculty members of Ohio Northern University and have extensive experience in performing a wide genre of music from art songs to opera to musical theater.

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March 2016

March 3, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents Winchester The Man, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

March 4, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp String Orchestra Pops Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

March 12, 11:00 a.m. ~ Defiance Public Library Irish Festival, Stroede Center for the Arts

Celtic music performed by Foxtree and an Irish storyteller!

March 12, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A kid friendly movie will be shown at 3:00 p.m. and an adult movie will be shown at 8:00 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

March 17-19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Young People's Theatre Guild Presents Whodunit?, Stroede Center for the Arts

Tickets are $5.00 at the door

March 19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band "Come to the Cabaret" Concert, Weaner Community Center, Defiance College Campus

$10 Reserved Seating

Duo AllantMarch 20, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Duo Allant, Stroede Center for the Arts

Kathryn Umble, flutist, and Francois Fowler, guitarist, form an unusual duo whose name means "two going forward, continuing to grow." Performing all over the United States, their repertoire includes traditional and modern works for flute and guitar.

Tom Daugherty Big BandMarch 31, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Tom Daugherty Big Band, Historic Valentine Theater

The Tom Daugherty Orchestra has soared to new heights performing arrangements of original Big Band swing music. Daugherty, a trombonist, has played with the Jimmy Dorsey Band, the Tommy Dorsey Band, the Stan Kenton Orchestra and has performed with artists such as Maynard Ferguson and Dizzy Gillespie.

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April 2016

April 4, 5:00 p.m. ~ Defiance Community Cultural Council Board Meeting, Stroede Center for the Arts

April 14, 7:30 p.m. ~ City of Defiance Business Recognition - Crescent News, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

Dan Greenburg, Children's AuthorApril 16 ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Children's Author Dan Greenburg, Presentation 1:00 p.m. & Movie 2:00 p.m., Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

April 22, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp String Orchestra Spring Concert, Location to be Determined

Event is free and open to the public

April 23, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Chamber Singers Spring Choral Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

April 26, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band Spring Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

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May 2016

May 6, 7:30 p.m. ~ City of Defiance Hall of Fame Induction, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

May 13, 7:00 p.m. ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Opera On Wheels, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

May 14 ~ Lilac Festival, Downtown Defiance

May 14, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A kid friendly movie will be shown at 3:00 p.m. and an adult movie will be shown at 8:00 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

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June 2016

June 11, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A kid friendly movie will be shown at 3:00 p.m. and an adult movie will be shown at 8:00 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

June 18 ~ Jazz Festival, Defiance, Ohio

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