Saturday, February 15, 2014

Informational presentation on wolves to be offered Feb. 15 in Iron River, Mich.

Photo of wolf courtesy wolfwatcher.org. Reprinted with permission.

IRON RIVER, MICH. -- The public is invited to an informational/educational presentation on Michigan wolves from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. TODAY, Saturday, Feb. 15, in the J. Patrick White Conference Room at the West Iron District Library in Iron River, Michigan.

Wolf topics will range from basic biology, beneficial importance, Native American cultural significance, the recent wolf hunt, the legislative process that led to the wolf hunt, the mistruths that have been spread, and what citizens can do to restore their constitutional right to participate in the political process. A question and answer session will be part of the main presentation.

Nancy Warren from the National Wolfwatcher Coalition and Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will be the main speaker. Elder Earl Ojiingwaanigan will speak about the Wolf and its connection to Native American culture.

There will be two programs. The first presentation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. It will be repeated from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. During an intermission between the programs, refreshments will be served.

Native American Music Awards recipient Bobby Bullet, accompanied by Pamela Nesbit, will play and sing during part of the intermission.

The views expressed at this event do not necessarily reflect those of the West Iron District Library. For more information, please contact Richard Sloat at 906-265-0751.

Photo inset: Nancy Warren of National Wolfwatcher Coalition. (Keweenaw Now file photo by Allan Baker)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Parade of Confections dessert auction, dance to PasiCats TONIGHT, Feb. 14

Come to the Parade of Confections fundraiser TONIGHT for your chance to win this beautiful "Conversation Heart Cake" by Tammy Kero of It Takes a Cake in Ontonagon -- and dance to the music of the PasiCats -- all to help support the Copper Country Community Arts Center. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- Looking for a special treat for Valentines Day? Dress up and come out for the Parade of Confections fundraiser, where there will be a live auction of decadent gourmet desserts followed by a dance with the Pasi Cats. The Parade of Confections is an annual fundraiser for the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock and will take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday, Feb.14, at the Finnish American Heritage Center at 435 Quincy Street in Hancock.

Event auctioneer Captain Don Kilpela of the Isle Royale Queen will begin the live auction at 6:30 p.m. sharp.  The evening will also include a silent auction of jewelry and art, live music by Clay Hilman, and hors d'oeuvres. People may bid on desserts individually or in groups.

Following the auction will be a dance with the PasiCats starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for $10 each may be purchased at the Arts Center or at the door.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center is a non profit arts organization dedicated to fostering an environment where the arts and people grow together. The CCCAC is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Call 482-2333 for more information or visit www.coppercountryarts.com.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Join One Billion Rising Feb. 14 -- global action to end violence against women

Poster for One Billion Rising global action to end violence against women. (Poster courtesy People Against Violence Endeavor)

HOUGHTON -- One Billion Rising is a global action to end violence against women. It gives the opportunity for women and men worldwide to say, "Enough! The violence ends now."

TOMORROW, Friday, Feb. 14, one billion women around the world and those who love them are invited to rise and dance to end violence against women.

Global City, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Dial Help, Men Matter, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter and their People Against Violence Endeavor invite you to join them at a local One Billion Rising event at noon Friday, Feb. 14, at Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom on the Michigan Tech campus.

You don’t have to dance to be a part of the event; however, if you do want to learn the dance a practice session for the dance will be held at 5 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Feb. 13, in the DHH (Douglass Houghton Hall) Ballroom on the Michigan Tech campus.

Keep posted on latest information about this event by visiting bkgshelterhome.org or the Facebook page of PeopleAgainstViolenceEndeavor.

Please join One Billion Women in showing your support to end violence against women around the world. 

Click here to see the dance associated with the event.

Click here for a breakdown for the choreography.

Wellness Series continues TONIGHT, Feb. 13, at Portage Library

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites you to give yourself a Valentine gift and learn about the art of relaxation from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Feb. 13.

Darlene Basto will present "Tai Chi and Qigong for a Lighter Heart." Her discussion and demonstration will focus on how these two ancient Eastern heart-mind exercises have been offering tools for achieving relaxation for centuries. Basto will explain how Qigong and Tai Chi that have been clinically shown to provide the lowest impact weight-bearing exercise known and how these exercises help ensure full range and mobility far into old age, improve balance and coordination, alleviate stress response, reduce anxiety and depression, lower high blood pressure, increase breathing capacity, reduce asthma and allergy reactions, boost the immune system, and increase lymph system circulation.

Participants will learn and practice Qigong and Tai Chi movements and are encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing, flat, slip resistant shoes, and bring a water bottle for rehydration afterwards.

Basto is a certified Qigong and Tai Chi instructor and is the owner/teacher of North Star Qigong and Tai Chi of Laurium. Her workshops and teachings focus on health and using practices to relieve stress that allow the body to work with its own natural healing abilities.

This event is part of the Natural Health and Wellness series, which is held on the second Thursday of each month. All library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Theatre Review: Excellent cast, crew present charming whirlwind of events in "Rose and the Rime"

By Joe Kirkish, Michigan Tech faculty emeritus
Posted Feb. 11, 2014 on Tech Today
Reprinted with permission

Rose (in red) is lifted into the air for her journey to find the rime witch who has cursed her town with perpetual winter -- in Michigan Tech's production of Rose and the Rime. It will be performed a second weekend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13, 14, 15. (Photos courtesy Patricia Helsel, director and Michigan Tech associate professor, Visual and Performing Arts)

The other night I saw a production in Michigan Tech's McArdle Theatre. It's called Rose and the Rime, a charming mix of fairy tale, music, Cirque du Soleil, Noh Play and critters of every sort. It is set within an eye-popping, ever-changing setting of yards of voluminous material on which moving abstract projections appear and disappear to suggest a variety of places -- all of them around a Michigan town that's been cursed with perpetual winter by a hideous rime witch. It's up to Rose, a sweet young girl in red, to find the witch, take battle (high in the air) and return the town to its previous four seasons.

With Patricia Helsel conceiving, supervising, and directing a large cast and exceptional tech crew, a simple fairy tale has been turned into a whirling, fast-paced event that grabs you from the opening scene. There, mysterious creatures in blue-grey tights slither in and out of the huge ice-bound arena center stage, and the play moves to Rose's journey, battle with the witch, a falling in love, and, finally, a return to a normal spring back in Rose's home town. It's a whirlwind of events so excitingly and charmingly accomplished by an excellent cast that you are left stunned and very pleasantly entertained with the magic of it all.

Rose confronts the rime witch, who is dramatically suspended in the air.

Everyone from children to adults will truly enjoy this perfectly created dramatic spectacle. It will be presented again at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-15. For tickets and more information, call Ticketing Operations, 487-2073.*

*Editor's Note: Click here to read more about the play and the special backstage tour for children on Saturday.

Letter: Restore our right to vote on wildlife management issues

Dear Editor:

I sure am having a hard time understanding how people can object to the participation of an animal protection group in Michigan's wolf hunt issue, while at the same time endorsing the involvement of large, avid pro-hunting groups such as Safari Club International, U.P. Whitetails, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This is neither fair nor logical.

For argument's sake, let's pretend we can eliminate all organizations from lobbying for or against the hunt. What would we have left?

Individuals, of course! Voters!

What started as a disagreement over how to handle wolves in Michigan has turned into something even more serious than the fate of a single species. Misled by Senator Casperson -- our state Legislature, Governor, DNR, and Natural Resources Commission have terminated the right of Michigan voters to challenge wildlife management decisions. Groups supporting the recreational hunting/trapping of wolves have organized themselves into a coalition that aims to make this permanent, claiming their right to hunt is being threatened, but by whom? Voters?

Opposition to the wolf hunt, both in Michigan and elsewhere, does not come solely from animal or wildlife protection groups. On the contrary, it includes individual wildlife watchers, deer hunters, Native American tribes (whose culture, incidentally, is based on hunting), and some of the country's leading wolf experts. Others have joined in as they've seen the process politicized, corrupted, and based on incorrect information.

Hyperbole and scare tactics have no place in this debate. This is not about taking away your right to hunt and fish, or removing science from wildlife management. The issue here is that many people believe that it is currently neither necessary nor appropriate to hunt wolves in Michigan.

Repealing PA 21 will restore our right to vote on wildlife management issues. Put it on the ballot.

Catherine Parker
Marquette

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friends of Portage Library to offer Blind Date Books; library to host Poetry Reading Feb. 14

HOUGHTON -- This Valentine's Day Friends of the Portage Lake District Library warmly invite library patrons to go on a blind date with a book! The library will also host a Poetry Reading on Friday, Feb. 14.

Go on a "blind date" with a book

Specially chosen library books have been wrapped with paper and decorated by participants in the library’s Young Adult Book Group. With titles and authors’ names covered up, patrons will not know until after they have checked the books out what they have chosen. Hopefully, they will enjoy the book’s "company."

"It’s all good fun," said Friends of the Library President Sandra Hubscher, "and is intended to spice up our literary lives."

Patrons can look for the Blind Date Books beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Portage Library to host Community Poetry Reading Feb. 14

The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to gather around the library’s fireplace for a Community Poetry Reading at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Lovers of poetry are invited to read, listen, and enjoy the atmosphere.

Library programs are free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thomas Power speaks on economic impacts of mining: Part 1 - Houghton presentations

By Michele Bourdieu

[Editor's Note: This is the first of two video reports with excerpts from economist Thomas M. Power's presentations during his visit to the Keweenaw last November. This article will attempt to summarize Power's presentations in Houghton on Nov. 5 and 6, 2013. In the next article we will present excerpts from his talk and discussion at the Nov. 6 annual meeting of Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK), who hosted his visit and who have published his report on the impacts of copper mining in the Western UP.]*
 
During a public reception and discussion at the Super 8 Motel in Houghton on Nov. 6, 2013, Thomas M. Power, right, University of Montana research professor and professor emeritus and Principal of Power Consulting, talks about his experiences in Butte, Montana, and how he became interested in the economic impacts of mining. Also pictured here are, from left, Linda Belote of FOLK, Scott Rutherford of FOLK and John Slivon, Hancock City councilor. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

HOUGHTON -- Thomas M. Power, noted authority on natural resource and regional economic issues, gave several presentations during his visit to the Keweenaw in early November 2013. Author of the report, "The Economic Impacts of Renewed Copper Mining in the Western Upper Peninsula," sponsored by Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK), Power visited the local area at FOLK's invitation in order to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations and to foster a community dialogue about the future development of the Western UP economy.

Power's report is one of a series of action research projects that FOLK is sponsoring under its grassroots Mining Education and Citizen Empowerment Campaign. The Campaign’s focus is on citizens and private and public institutions working together to assess the risks and benefits of a renewal of mining in our region.*

Power has been associated with the economics department at the University of Montana since 1968. He served as the chairman of the economics department from 1978 to 2008. In 2008 he retired from teaching and university administration, but he remains active as a research professor. His teaching, research, and publications have focused on natural resource economics and the intersection between natural resources and regional economic vitality and well being.

Thomas Power speaks at Michigan Tech

On Nov. 5, 2013, Power gave a formal public presentation, "The Economic Anomaly of Mining: Treasure and Tears" -- part of the Green Lecture Series at Michigan Tech.

Carol MacLennan, Michigan Tech associate professor of anthropology, who helped organize Power's lecture at the university and who also does research on industrial history at Torch Lake (a local Superfund site), introduced Power to the audience.

Carol MacLennan, Michigan Tech associate professor of anthropology, introduces Thomas M. Power to the audience at his presentation, "The Economic Anomaly of Mining: Treasure and Tears," on Nov. 5, 2013, at Michigan Tech. (Photos by Allan Baker and Keweenaw Now)

"I'm happy to have someone here -- like Tom Power -- to help us start a discussion about mining in the Keweenaw," MacLennan told Keweenaw Now. "I'm looking forward to multiple perspectives about this issue."

This introductory slide provides an outline of Thomas Power's Nov. 5 presentation at Michigan Tech.

During his Michigan Tech talk, Power first talked about the importance and the legacy of mining in his own state, Montana, "The Treasure State." He contrasted the attractive "treasure" aspects of mining, including highly paid jobs, with the instability of mining impacts ("boom and bust") and the "flicker" of instability caused by fluctuations in metal prices.

Economist Thomas M. Power speaks on "The Economic Anomaly of Mining: Treasure and Tears" on Nov. 5, 2013, at Michigan Tech University. Here he uses graphs to demonstrate the differences in pay between metal mining jobs and other jobs in Michigan -- a "promise" of higher incomes -- but he also points out the instability of mining. Click on YouTube icon for larger screen. (Videos at Michigan Tech by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

Just as he indicated in his report for FOLK, Power demonstrated in his Michigan Tech talk how the highly paid metal mining jobs only last as long as the mine and don't actually bring prosperity to a community. The life of a mine often depends on world metal prices.* 

Here Power demonstrates how the instability of copper prices affects employment, giving examples from the former White Pine Mine near Ontonagon, Michigan, in the Western Upper Peninsula.**

Present-day mining means fewer mining jobs for blue-collar workers because of technological change, as Power notes in this slide. Miners are more highly trained and specialized, and in some mines robots have replaced workers.

Power gave several examples of how mining can discourage investment in a community because of its instability. It can also, he noted, leave communities with a "company town" culture -- a lack of entrepreneurial spirit, unemployment and economic distress after the mining company departs.

In this slide Power lists several of mining's negative characteristics and their economic implications.

Power concluded his Michigan Tech presentation with a question - answer session.***

Bill Fink of Houghton said he thought Power's presentation at Michigan Tech left many questions unanswered.

"He's obviously spent a great deal of effort documenting the obvious, but without giving us meaningful suggestions on what the Western U.P. should do about mining," Fink said. "Mining is not going to take us back to where we were in 1910; however, mining can be part of a balanced economic future."

Stephanie Tubman, a Michigan Tech Peace Corps Masters International student and teaching assistant who recently completed a masters in geology, said it was helpful to get Power's perspective since he has taught about mining in the past.

"It was interesting to get a longer-term perspective on the impacts of mining," Tubman said. "It helped me think more holistically about the topic."

James Havu, a Michigan Tech graduate student in geophysics, also commented on Power's talk at Michigan Tech.

"I think this is an important topic to the local area," Havu noted. "Mining is the local culture here. It's almost as if they are bringing that culture back."

Keren Tischler of Atlantic Mine said she thought Power's presentation was excellent.

"It helped me understand the economic fluctuations that are implicit in the mining economy and how communities can choose to respond to mining interests with that information in hand," Tischler said.

Andrea Hauge-Bacon of Houghton said Power didn't present any data, statistics or graphs that said mining was a good idea.

"The downside is very apparent, and it didn't sound like it's a good idea anywhere," she said. "You have to be a very highly qualified technician in order to work in mining today. There's no pick and shovel anymore except on a recreational scale."

Power joins residents in discussion of mining, reclamation

On Nov. 6, 2013, some Houghton - Hancock area residents who attended the talk at Michigan Tech, and some who missed it, had an opportunity for an informal discussion with Power at a reception held for him at the Super 8 Motel in Houghton.

Economist Thomas M. Power, University of Montana Research Professor and Professor Emeritus and Principal of Power Consulting, speaks about the negative economic impacts of copper mining on Butte, Montana, during an informal discussion with local residents in Houghton, Michigan, on Nov. 6, 2013. (Nov. 6 videos by Keweenaw Now)

Linda Belote (in hat) of FOLK asks a question on the community's share in the wealth of mining -- leading to a discussion of mineral rights and severance taxes.

In Houghton on Nov. 6, 2014, Power joins residents in discussing mining reclamation, the Superfund, and the need for mining companies to commit sufficient funds to clean-up and pollution prevention.

Dave Allen of Marquette, Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) board member and conservation chair of the Sierra Club's Central U.P. Group, said he was familiar with Power's books but this was the first time he had a chance to hear him in person. He attended Power's presentations in Copper Harbor, Houghton and Baraga.

Dave Allen of Marquette chats with Thomas Power after the reception and discussion held in the Super 8 Motel in Houghton on Nov. 6, 2014. In the background are Scott Rutherford, left, of FOLK and John Slivon, Hancock City councilor.

"An impact analysis (like Thomas Power's report for FOLK) describes the whys and the wherefores of how we get to a certain place," Allen noted. "We've got a bunch of failed landscapes. How did we get to that point?"

Allen cited some of the impacts Power noted -- fluctuating copper prices, boom and bust, environmental damage, employees living out of the area -- as examples.

"He's giving you the information, and it's up to you to decide what to do with it," Allen added.

Editor's Notes:

* Thomas Power's report for FOLK, "The Economic Impacts of Renewed Copper Mining in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan," is posted on their mining education Web site. Click here for links to the Executive Summary of Power's report and the full report.

** Shortly after Power's visit, Highland Copper Co./Keweenaw Copper Co. announced on Nov. 19, 2013, their intention to acquire the White Pine Mine from Copper Range. See our Nov. 27, 2013, article, "Highland Copper Co. to acquire White Pine from Copper Range and continue Keweenaw mining exploration."

See also "Guest article: Mining industry has big plans for western UP and beyond," by Steve Garske, posted Jan. 22, 2014.

*** Click here, on the FOLK Web site, for links to the complete video recording of Power's Michigan Tech presentation on Nov. 5, 2013, and the Question-Answer session following that presentation.

Watch for Part 2 of this two-part series on Thomas Power's visit. It will include videos of his presentation and discussion in Baraga on Nov. 6, 2013. Coming soon ...

From Trail Mutt Reports: Photos of Barneløpet children's ski race, Winter Carnival All-Nighter at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

At Maasto Hiihto Trails on Feb. 9, 2014, kids of all ages brave the very cold temperatures to participate in the annual Barneløpet children's ski race, sponsored by Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, the Sons of Norway Ulseth Lodge, and the City of Hancock. (Photos © and courtesy The Trail Mutt Reports. Reprinted with permission.)

HANCOCK -- Gromit the Trail Mutt has posted on her blog some great photos of her adventures at the Barneløpet children's ski race yesterday at Maasto Hiihto Trails and at the All-Nighter Winter Carnival statue building at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Thanks to Gromit and her "pack" -- Arlyn and Sandy Aronson -- for sharing these:

Wayne Stordahl (center) of Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and Sons of Norway, race organizer, helps children line up for the Barneløpet on Feb. 9, 2014, at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock.

And they're off!

Gromit the Trail Mutt warms up with kids in the Hancock Chalet, where hot chocolate and cookies are served. All participants receive a medallion like the ones these young skiers are wearing. "My award was to be with kids," Gromit says.

Gromit helps out at All-Nighter during Winter Carnival

Last Wednesday, Feb. 6, was the All-Nighter statue competition for Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival. Here Gromit is helping the crew at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Houghton shape the snow into their creation.

Andrea Hauge-Bacon reads a story to Nouma, Malia and Gromit in the lounge at Good Shepherd. "We all had such a fun evening," Gromit writes. "Especially the statue builders who hung in there until 3:30 (a.m.)."

Click here for more photos of the Barneløpet children's ski race on Gromit's Trail Mutt Reports.

Click here for more of Gromit's photos of the All-Nighter snow statue building at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Acting Company to present "Hamlet" Feb. 12 and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" Feb. 13 at Rozsa

HOUGHTON -- The Acting Company -- the renowned off-Broadway touring theater troupe that counts Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone and Jeffrey Wright among its alumni -- opened both William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by Tony winner John Rando, to rave reviews and sold out shows for all dates in New York a few weeks ago; and now they are hitting the road with what has been called "Theater's Best Double Header Ever." The twist? The actors play the same roles in both plays!

Hamlet is coming to the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be performed the following night -- Thursday, Feb. 13. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

To be, or not to be -- that is the question.

This is the first production of Hamlet in The Acting Company’s 40-year history. The play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts for his father’s murder, setting him on a journey seeking his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, one of Shakespeare’s most popular works during his lifetime and still ranking among his most-performed. Many believe that Hamlet is the best of Shakespeare’s work, the perfect play and certainly one of his most well-known and oft-quoted plays. Ian Belknap, The Acting Company’s Artistic Director, brings this masterpiece to life having previously directed The Acting Company’s The Comedy of Errors and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, playwright Tom Stoppard's first big hit, starred two unlikely heroes -- a pair of insignificant characters lifted from Hamlet. It tells the absurdist story of the Danish Prince's childhood friends, who are sent to spy on Hamlet and end up as confused courtiers navigating the shark-infested waters of the royal court. As the title suggests, the play ends poorly for the pair. But it didn't for Stoppard: It won the best play Tony Award in 1968 and was turned into a film starring Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.

"I love the challenge of it," says director Rando, who directed the Broadway hits A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer and Urinetown, for which he won a directing Tony. (Ian Belknap directs the companion Hamlet.)

Rando, a University of Texas graduate, recalls falling in love with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead as a student and waiting for a chance to direct it himself.

“I think it's an extremely entertaining evening and truly thought-provoking and, of course, funny but also powerful and touching," Rando says. "It's like Waiting for Godot. It has that kind of impact on an audience. In a way, that's what Stoppard did: He wrote Waiting for Godot for these two characters who are stuck in Hamlet.

And, if you’re in the mood for a nice dinner to go with your evening of off-Broadway theater, Bambu Asian Cuisine has a "Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern dinner special" for anyone with tickets to either show! Bambu is offering a 15 percent discount for anyone with tickets to the show, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 13.

And finally, have you ever wondered, as the final scene closes and everyone is lying dead on stage, who buries Hamlet? What about a wake? Well, the Rozsa Center wondered the same things and decided it was time to throw a funeral for Hamlet and Co. -- complete with a New Orleans style brass band, food, and a cash bar -- immediately following The Acting Company's Hamlet, and the next night, for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (they die too). Come for the plays, stay for the party!

Tickets for Hamlet are $22, youth $8 (17 and under), and $5 for Michigan Tech students. Tickets for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead are $16, youth $8, and $5 for Michigan Tech students. For tickets, go online, or call Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), (906) 487-2073, or visit in person at 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 noon - 8 p.m. on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times.