Whats your line? Improv Show
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Whats your line? Improv Show

What's your line? Ever have that fear of being on stage and forgetting your lines?!  Worst feeling ever! Come see this  hysterical FREE! production of improv and be a part of creating their scenario's.  These kids have spent a week perfecting the art of forgetting their lines; I mean coming up with on the spot lines.   Improv is important in theatre and we want to guide you through a fun filled week of "what's your line" and improv games.  Also performing is "Manhattan Grooves" ; performing songs from "Dear Evan Hanson" and "Wicked" in full costume.  Donations accepted

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MANHATTAN GROOVES SHOW CHOIR
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

MANHATTAN GROOVES SHOW CHOIR

Ages 12-18 - This FREE show choir will be performing tunes from Broadway - old and new - and adding show choir moves to the songs.  No experience necessary!  We'll be doing songs from Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Hamilton, and others!  Come join us for some fun and singing this summer! (camp is June 11-15) Donations accepted

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Singers Empowerment Showcase
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Singers Empowerment Showcase

Building Block and CITIES Restaurant have joined to bring you the best in showcasing local vocal talent. We have brought in the best coaches and artists in the area to take these talented singers to another level through workshops and Master Classes.  This showcase is aimed at empowering the artist and seeing growth in their gifting.  Join us a CITIES Restaurant or listen in on WKOM-FM 101.7 LIVE or streaming from their Facebook page!

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A NIGHT AT THE OPRY - AUDITIONS
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

A NIGHT AT THE OPRY - AUDITIONS

"A Night at the Opry", a tribute to the CLASSIC Country Stars of the Grand Ole Opry, is holding auditions MAY 6 for it's next show on June 8-9th! Come on down and audition to be part of this incredible tribute to the stars of the Opry! Bring your instrumentals from up to 3 different artists and audition for our group. Go to
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country_performers_by_era#Performers_of_The_Golden_Age_in_the_1960s,_1970s_and_1980s)
for some help.

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THE BIG PAYBACK - Maury County Rally
May
2
11:00 AM11:00

THE BIG PAYBACK - Maury County Rally

Come visit us at Fire Station No. 1 – 1000 S. Garden Street in Columbia, beween the hours of 11 a.m-3 p.m.  Help inspire change. Help inspire community. Celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity on Wednesday, May 2 during the fifth annual BigPayback’s 24-hour, online giving day! (You can also donate to us through the BIG PAYBACK link on our homepage of our website at www.buildingblockarts.com on May 2 from 12:01 a.m. until 11: 59 pm)

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AUDITIONS - SINGER'S SPECTACULAR
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

AUDITIONS - SINGER'S SPECTACULAR

The Building Block School for the Arts and CITIES Restaurant is presenting THE SINGER'S EMPOWERMENT SPECTACULAR Talent Show! Modeled after "The Voice", this talent show will give each singer who passes the audition the opportunity to work with some of the BEST singers and vocal coaches in the area AND perform at one of the BEST venues for LIVE MUSIC in Columbia!! Registration includes up to 3 Vocal Coaching sessions! (Both Damien Boggs and Meredith Joi have joined our team so far!)

Here's the details:
- Singer's Categories: Up to 12 yrs, 13-18 yrs, and 18+ yrs
- Reg fee $50 - includes Registration & Vocal Coaching Workshop(s)
- AUDITIONS - April 15 3-7 pm at THE BUILDING BLOCK
(700 Woodland Street, on the corner of 6th & Woodland)
- VOCAL WORKSHOP - April 24 6:30pm (for all)
- ROUND 1 - April 28 7pm at THE BUILDING BLOCK
- VOCAL WORKSHOP - TBA (for Round 1 winners)
- SEMI-FINALS - May 11 7pm at CITIES Restaurant
(105 E. 6th Street)
- VOCAL WORKSHOP - TBA (semi-final winners)
- FINALS - May 19 7pm at CITIES Restaurant

For more information, call 931-442-5007 or go towww.buildingblockarts.com.

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CAFE MURDER - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Christy's 6th St Restaurant and Cafe
Nov
17
to Nov 18

CAFE MURDER - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Christy's 6th St Restaurant and Cafe

Enjoy an evening of dinner and "who-dunnit" at Christy's on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $28 for dinner and show.  Go to ticketleap.com (type "The Building Block" in the search box) and purchase your tickets today!  Tickets will ONLY be sold online and sales will end on November 10th!  Call 931-442-5007 for more info.

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A Night at the Opry!
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

A Night at the Opry!

A Night at the Opry is a tribute to artists who paved the way for many at The Grand Ole Opry....including Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Reba McIntire and Tammy Wynette!  This event will be performed at Cities Restaurant, 105 E. 6th St, Columbia, beginning at 7 p.m.  General Admission is $10 for show and $5 cover charge OR $25 for show and Buffet.

Tickets are available online at ticketleap.com (just type "The Building Block" in the search bar) or at the door.  Call 931-442-5007 for more info!

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Sep
1
3:30 PM15:30

professional actors workshop

 Are you curious about what it takes to be a professional actor?  Are you interested in performing with the Building Block in various performances, both paid and non-paid? nows the time! Register now and save $5 .  This is for ages 14 and up and mandatory to audition for Playing Murder Mystery dinner theatre. 

Are you curious about what it takes to be a professional actor?  Are you interested in performing with the Building Block in various performances, both paid and non-paid? nows the time! Register now and save $5 .  This is for ages 14 and up and mandatory to audition for Playing Murder Mystery dinner theatre. 

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LIVE VINTAGE RADIO BROADCAST - WKOM 101.7 FM & WKRM 1340 AM
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE VINTAGE RADIO BROADCAST - WKOM 101.7 FM & WKRM 1340 AM

The Building Block's "Vintage Radio Today Players"

presents

SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE STRANGE CASE OF ALICE FAULKNER

SPONSORED BY

Kent Cooper, Wealth Financial Advisor

BROADCAST LIVE ON 101.7FM WKOM AND 1340AM WKRM COLUMBIA - SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 BEGINNING AT 7 P.M.

TUNE IN AND LISTEN TO ONE OF THE GREATEST DETECTIVES OF ALL TIMES, SHERLOCK HOLMES, SOLVE THE STRANGE CASE OF ALICE FAULKNER.  THE VINTAGE RADIO TODAY PLAYERS WILL BRING THE STORY TO YOU LIVE OVER THE AIRWAVES - BROADCAST IN SIMULCAST ON 101.7 FM WKOM AND 1340 AM WKRM IN COLUMBIA!

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SHERLOCK HOLMES "HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES" - LIVE RADIO SHOW
Aug
25
to Aug 26

SHERLOCK HOLMES "HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES" - LIVE RADIO SHOW

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is one of the best known Sherlock Holmes THRILLERS! Come and enjoy a LIVE performance of this MURDER MYSTERY written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted to a radio show by Beverly Mitchell. Performed by our very own Vintage Radio Today (VRT) Players! General Admission for all is only $10 at the door.

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MAURY COUNTY CHORALE REGISTRATION & REHEARSAL
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

MAURY COUNTY CHORALE REGISTRATION & REHEARSAL

The Maury County Chorale is getting ready to rehearse for it's Winter Concert and we hope you will join us! 

The concert is Saturday, December 2nd. We rehearse most every Monday night from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and there is NO audition. For ages 14 and up (or at the director's discretion). $50 registration fee, and the music publications are $50. Director Susan Manning and Accompanist Wanda Lentz.

Our theme for this year's concert is Around the World for the Holidays.

For further information, please contact Susan Manning at 931-305-2026.

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OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION
Jul
23
3:00 PM15:00

OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION

  • The Building Block School for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and see what we are doing in the arts! For all ages! We have children's theatre, acting class for all ages, painting for all ages, sketching for young artists, private voice, piano, guitar, drums, and brass and violin! And new this fall, group guitar and piano lessons for beginners!

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Summer Camps
Jun
5
to Jun 30

Summer Camps

June 5-16 Little Mermaid Camp ages 5-12 years. $225.00/ June 12-16 4-7pm, ages 11-16 (set building, painting, sketching etc)/ June 19-23 Vintage Radio Camp -learning radio voice, character voices, writing sketches for radio, commercials and more! 100.00/ June 26-30th American Girl doll camp! Bring your doll to camp! We will have spa days, camp days, sing songs, learn, craft and more! ages 5-12 $125

Woodworking camp JULY 24-28th 4-7pm! Limited space! ages 12-16. (10 yr olds allowed per instructor)

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IMAGINE THIS! GALA - Benefit for Imagination Library
Jun
2
4:30 PM16:30

IMAGINE THIS! GALA - Benefit for Imagination Library

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTHFIELD CONFERENCE CENTER - SPRING HILL

A fun filled afternoon and into the evening!  We will bring to life some of your favorite stores through theatre, song and puppetry.  Starting with the Matinee Minis and "Mulerella"! at 4:30, Puppets and story time with Spring Hill Public Library, and a performance tribute of Rodgers and Hammerstein by the Maury County Chorale at 7pm. Gala to follow with live music, coffee and sweets!  

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