This year’s MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival has a little something for everyone, including a fun opening night party that will be an evening of looking back – and looking forward!
We hope you’ll jump in and enjoy!
“Let the Sparks Fly!”
Opening Night Party
Thursday, June 1 | 6 – 7:30 pm
Midland Center for the Arts Galleries
A “grown-up” evening of cocktails, appetizers & mingling in the Museum.
An Evening with Brian d’Arcy James
Thursday, June 1 | 7:30 pm
An intimate night of Broadway hits, American standards and pop tunes with one of Broadway’s most prominent leading men.
51st Annual Summer Art Fair
June 3 & 4 | Opens at 10 am
Featuring the beautiful works of over 100 artist booths along with food vendors, street musicians, artists demonstrations and a children’s activity corner.
Sponsored by Members First Credit Union
Summer Block Party
Saturday, June 3 | 3 – 11 pm
Outdoors at Midland Center for the Arts
Celebrate the intersection of art, science, creativity – & fun! Local craft beers, great food, & live music will be on tap throughout the evening. Free admission
Featuring Squonk: Cycle Sonic!
4 pm | 7 pm | 10 pm
Dr. Caelan Soma: The Path to Resilience
Tuesday, June 6 | 7:30 pm
The Director of The National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children is a pioneer in the treatment of children dealing with grief and trauma.
Exhibition: Stories of Forgiveness
June 3 – 7 | Open during building hours
Explore real stories of the healing power of compassion. Organized by The Forgiveness Project. On display in the Little Theatre Lobby.
Wednesday, June 7 | 7:30 pm
The career that began with a little girl’s fascination with The Phantom of the Opera has evolved into an enduring vocal phenomenon.
Thursday, June 8 | 7:30 pm
The best-selling author weaves personal stories of hard work, rejection, & triumph into the perfect evening for inspiring authors – and romantics.
The Cashore Marionettes
Friday, June 9 | 7 pm
Program: Life in Motion
Saturday, June 10 | 2 pm
Program: Simple Gifts
Moving & humorous performances set to stunning classical music redefine the art of puppetry.
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Saturday, June 10 | 7:30 pm
Watch the film, then hear behind-the-scenes secrets & tales of inconceivable antics from Westley himself: actor Cary Elwes!
Mark Nizer 4D
Sunday, June 11 | 3 pm
He’s the juggler your mother warned you about! You never know what’s possible until you see for yourself!