Dec
21
10:00 PM22:00

Breakfast With Santa and Show

It’s Christmas Eve and we know you all believe… but oh my, the elves are sad and Mrs Claus is in a tizzy! Come and help the elves find their missing stocking and help Mrs Claus catch a mouse…unless of course… it’s a magical mouse…

“An Elfkin Christmas” and Breakfast with santa $15 per child and $17 per adult.

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Wizard of Oz
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Wizard of Oz

Fasten your seat belts, we're fixin' to leave Kansas toto!  This is a school wide production featuring special guests from our Block Rep group.  Grab your munchkins and Join us for this spectacular movie version of Wizard of Oz.  

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Jungle Book
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Jungle Book

It's a jungle out there! When a human child named Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves, he must learn the ways of the jungle. Fortunately he has the wise panther Bagheera and friendly Baloo the bear by his side. But soon Mowgli finds himself in trouble with Shere Khan the tiger and the trickster monkey tribe. It's up to Mowgli's jungle friends to rescue him and Mowgli must decide if he should return to the nearby man-village or live in the wild with the ones he loves.

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Jungle Book
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jungle Book

It's a jungle out there! When a human child named Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves, he must learn the ways of the jungle. Fortunately he has the wise panther Bagheera and friendly Baloo the bear by his side. But soon Mowgli finds himself in trouble with Shere Khan the tiger and the trickster monkey tribe. It's up to Mowgli's jungle friends to rescue him and Mowgli must decide if he should return to the nearby man-village or live in the wild with the ones he loves.

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Fencing Workshop!
Oct
13
10:00 PM22:00

Fencing Workshop!

Fencing Workshop taught by Deanne Collins, Ed. Deanne has extensive training in both Fencing and using these skills on stage! This workshop guarantee’s to be a workout! $25 per person Agenda:           -Short interesting history of Fencing/dueling

                                    -Introduction to the equipment mask and types of swords

                                    -Basic foot work (need athletic shoes)

                                    -Basic Parries (sword work)

                                    -Basic fencing with an opponent.

Certificate of attendance will be awarded

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Wrinkle in Time
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Wrinkle in Time

Public performances of Wrinkle in time $5 ea. One of literature's most exhilarating books brought to life on stage for you. Meg is joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father,find herself, and help bring kindness and light back to humanity. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

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OPEN HOUSE
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

OPEN HOUSE

Come and see what we’re up to! Free registration for anyone who signs up on July 29th 2-4pm.

After school for the Arts - 5 days a week, 2/5 hours a day from 3:30-6.

Homeschool for the arts 3 days a week, 4 hours a day from 11-3pm.

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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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