The Picks: Petty Comes Alive at the La Crosse Center, The Diary of Anne Frank by the La Crosse Community Theatre & More Event Picks!

March 31 – April 6, 2023

New local picks every Thursday evening to get your weekend started! Check back each week to see La Crosse Local’s picks and to make sure not to miss out on events throughout the year.

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Featured Event

Petty Comes Alive at the La Crosse Center – Tom Petty comes alive! Grab tickets for the Petty Comes Alive show at the La Crosse Center on April 1st for a tribute show to one of the greats. The show will feature Gregg Hall, Chris Castino, Dan Israel, Eddie Juntunen, Trent Norton, and Noah Levy. Tickets are on sale now, and the show runs from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Friday 3/31

The Kid Presented by Cappella Performing Arts Center – Purchase tickets to see The Kid (1917 Silent Film) at the Cappella Performing Arts Center accompanied by the Mighty Moller Organ. The showing starts at 7:00 pm and runs until 9:00 pm on Friday, March 31. Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, and Jackie Coogan star in this 1921 production.

Granddad Get-Down pre party with Spine Stealers! – Attend the Alpine Inn Granddad Get-Down pre-party on March 31st for a night of live folk and bluegrass music, and the chance to win tickets for the June 3rd Granddad Get-Down concert. The pre-party will feature the Spine Stealers and the show begins at 2:00 pm. Get your tickets now!

Becky Shaw by Grey Area Productions – An original play by Gina Gionfriddo, come and see Becky Shaw presented by Grey Area Productions. Becky Shaw is a comedic tale about ambition and truth, as audiences follow five dysfunctional characters and their witty convictions about love. Performances will take place at the Pump House Regional Arts Center on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 pm, and on April 2 at 2:00 pm.

Church Basement Ladies at The Muse – Come and see the Church Basement Ladies at The Muse this Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The performance features a musical comedy of the experience of growing up in the Midwest in a church congregation. Both funny and heartfelt, the show will make for an entertaining evening.

Saturday 4/1

The Diary of Anne Frank Presented by the La Crosse Community Theatre – Running through April 2nd, the La Crosse Community Theatre will be presenting their rendition of The Diary of Anne Frank. The undeniably moving show brings historical figure Anne Frank to life as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl confronting uncertainty, changes, and the increasing horror of her time. Tickets are available for purchase now.

April Public Planetarium Program – Make a stop at the University of La Crosse Planetarium on Saturday afternoon to hear a talk on the current evening sky, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation. The event runs from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm, and it costs $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

Sunday 4/2

The Restoration Experience at Another Green World – Have a restorative experience with Another Green World this Sunday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Enjoy sipping hot tea in the new unique plant shop activity space before following along with Sara Mae’s gentle yoga, all while listening to the crystal bowls sing. After yoga, take part in a guided deep meditation session and participate in sharing reflections. The class is $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Coming Up

Downtown Art Walk | Carly Petrausky Stained Glass – Support local art at the First Friday Downtown Art Walk on April 7th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Meet featured artists, exhibitions and new collections at various arts supporting locations in downtown La Crosse. These include River City Gallery, the Pump House, Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy which will be featuring Carly Petrausky Stained Glass, and more.

Music of Pakistan – Sana Illahe at Pump House Regional Arts Center – Reserve your spot for a free concert at the Pump House featuring UWL professor, Dr. Sana Illahe and the Music of Pakistan. Trained in the Hindustani classical music tradition of Pakistan, Dr. Illahe will be sharing the centuries’ old music that has been passed down orally through generations, as well as playing the surmandal, tanpura, and harmonium. The show is free to the public, but donations to the artist are welcomed.

Dos Cuerpos by La Crosse Chamber Chorale – Support the La Crosse Chamber Chorale by viewing their April concerts, Dos Cuerpos, at the Cappella Performing Arts Center on April 15th and 16th. The concerts will feature the chamber chorale along with the Mexican pop a cappella group, Vox Populi. Purchase your tickets now!

Cheech’s Deece Fest Pre Party with Shoeless Revolution – Deecefest isn’t until July, but get a little taste of the fun at Cheech’s Deecefest Pre Party on April 28th at The Main. The party will feature the band Shoeless Revolution, and the chance to win two pairs of tickets for Deecefest this summer. The doors open at 6:00 and the show kicks off at 7:00 pm. Grab your tickets now!

2nd Annual Black & Gold Fundraising Party at Maple Grove – The Black & Gold Fundraising Party hosted by the Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge is back at it again at Maple Grove Venue to raise funds for their La Crosse area community programming. Purchase tickets for this 21+ event that will entail your best black and gold attire, great food, dancing, and the opportunity to bid on prizes to help raise funds.


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