Monthly Program Overview
In any given month there is much happening at The Big Easel. Take a look at the overview of a monthly calendar:
Saturday Night Chefs Table…..
Featuring themed multi-course, global small-plate dining known as the Chefs Table. Each week the fun cultural theme changes, with popular ethnic cuisine ranging from Spanish, Scandinavian, Moroccan and Hungarian, to American BBQ, a Seafood Sampler, and even an Iditarod Tribute! A broad selection of wine, beer and signature cocktails are offered.
Live musical performances, ranging from acoustic, folk and pop to jazz accompany the dining experience. The musicians are both local/regional and nationally recognized, and their performances are supported by tips/donations, or sale of their CDs.
Reservations required. The small venue fills quickly. Hours are 5 to 8pm.
Friday Night Concerts….
Features special musical talent in dinner-concert format, with prix fixe dinner, followed by concert. Dinner service begins at 5:30pm, and when dessert is served, the concert begins- usually around 7pm. Check the website’s Upcoming Events section for announcements regarding the musical line-up. Often the musicians will have their CDs for sale or they appreciate donations/tips. These concerts are typically held once, or sometimes twice, a month.
The Big Easel has relaunched the 2019 Workshop Wednesday program, dedicated to Artists teaching their craft to others. This year, the theme concentrates on artists sharing their vision, and leading others through their path of creativity. Stephen Wysocki, Johanna Axelrod, Judy Gozs, Chad Forrest, Connie Friesen and others are guides. Happening on Wednesdays throughout the year, watch for the forthcoming exciting offerings.
Theater Thursday’s ( mostly Third Thursday)…..
Features a unique and entertaining production of “Readers Theater” plays developed by various Authors, or culminating from the Workshop Wednesday series. Check the website for upcoming productions. Typically once a month.
The Thursday theater production is preceded by a pris fixe dinner ( pre-set entree and dessert). Wine and Cocktails available. Reservations required. This fun night fills up quickly.
Holiday or Special Events….
Watch for special programs throughout the year which feature a variety of local talent coming together to present holiday or specially themed programs. The Christmas show is wildly popular. The Art Auction draws a big crowd. Summer outdoor concerts are planned. Check Upcoming Events section on the website.
On occasion, such as surrounding a holiday weekend, The Big Easel has a Sunday Brunch which features a selection of menu items such as Eggs Benedict and Croque Monsieur, or Creme Brûlée French Toast. Juice, espresso, coffee, teas or Mimosa, and Bloody Mary cocktails are among the drink choices. Live classical guitar music by Sophie Wysocki, and painting by Steven Wysocki make the Sunday brunch experience extra special. Hours are 11am – 1pm. Watch for dates. they are infrequent.