Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 24

US Spring Art Exhibition Reception

Rubenstein Gallery
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fri Apr 25

MS Musical

AC Theater
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Thirteen year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings both have proof “up on the fridge” of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown of Paw Paw, Michigan, she trots out her musical advice giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her entourage of quirky friends and neighbors: the Beckies, perky cheerleaders; Kelli, the cool, sophisticated ballerina; Annie, the Girl-Scout cookie-selling champion; the Vanderploonk triplets; Bobby, the befuddled new kid on the block; and Scott, who is helplessly and hopelessly in love with Edwina. Together they set out to tackle the world’s problems, in number after hysterical number about everything from birthday party etiquette to the proper way to set a table (“salad fork, fork, plate, knife, spoon”). Sweet, smart and tuneful, it appeals to audiences of all ages, as Edwina doles out advice, and finally learns to listen to some of it herself.

Join us for some fun times and great advice, on Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 26th at 1:00pm in the Mary Ellen Caplin Theater. Tickets are free.

Sat Apr 26

MS Musical

AC Theater
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thirteen year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings both have proof “up on the fridge” of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown of Paw Paw, Michigan, she trots out her musical advice giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her entourage of quirky friends and neighbors: the Beckies, perky cheerleaders; Kelli, the cool, sophisticated ballerina; Annie, the Girl-Scout cookie-selling champion; the Vanderploonk triplets; Bobby, the befuddled new kid on the block; and Scott, who is helplessly and hopelessly in love with Edwina. Together they set out to tackle the world’s problems, in number after hysterical number about everything from birthday party etiquette to the proper way to set a table (“salad fork, fork, plate, knife, spoon”). Sweet, smart and tuneful, it appeals to audiences of all ages, as Edwina doles out advice, and finally learns to listen to some of it herself.

Join us for some fun times and great advice, on Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 26th at 1:00pm in the Mary Ellen Caplin Theater. Tickets are free.

Fri May 02

US Choral Concert

Robert L. Smith Meeting Rm
7:30 PM
Sun May 04

US Instrumental Concert

AC Theater
2:30 PM
Fri May 16

US Spring Play

AC Theater
8:00 PM
Sat May 17

US Spring Play

AC Theater
8:00 PM
Sun May 18

US Spring Play

AC Theater
2:30 PM
Wed Jun 25

Snarky Puppy Master Class

Instrumental Music Room
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
iCal

The Arts at Sidwell Friends School

The Arts program at Sidwell Friends reflects our conviction that all our students have within them the light of creativity and can learn much of value from their own and others’ creative work. The program encourages students to discover, develop, and express their own creative impulses and talents and to celebrate the fundamental place of the Arts in human life. Through courses in visual and performance arts and opportunities to share their efforts with the wider community, students discern the historical, cultural, and social context and meaning of the Arts as they learn the importance of process as well as product. They learn to take risks, to grow from failure, and to strive for excellence. They encounter the power of creative energy and personal discipline through both individual work and commitment to an ensemble. Through these experiences, they come to understand more about Art as an expression of the Quaker belief that "there is that of God in every person."