Arts & Performance

Wadada Leo Smith: “America’s National Parks” for jazz quartet

Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, a 2013 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for music, and his Golden Quintet will grace the McGuire theater with an original suite inspired by the history and controversies around America’s revered natural areas.

All ages. $24 Walker members, $30 non-members. 8 p.m. 

McGuire Theater

725 Vineland Place, Mpls.

612.375.7600

walkerart.org

The Second City: Made in America

Satirical comedy troupe The Second City, now in its 60th year, brings its show Made in America: Some Assembly Acquired to the Fitzgerald Theater. This modern adult comedy promises to poke fun at every facet of our great nation.

All Ages. $25—55. 8 p.m.

Fitzgerald Theater

10 East Exchange St., St. Paul

651.290.1200

fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org

Cantus Vocal Ensemble: When I Grow Up

From childhood to adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life; exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood and morality. Exploring the path of self-realization, When I Grow Up considers how we become who we are.

All ages. $10-32, 11 a.m.

Colonial Church

6200 Colonial Way, Edina

952.925.2711

cantussings.org

Children’s Theatre Company’s World Premiere of The Hobbit

Experience an epic journey of unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins in an on-stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel. Follow Bilbo’s magically mystical adventure over freezing mountains and frightening forests and even meet a variety of fierce creatures along the way.

All ages. Prices vary.

Children’s Theatre Company

2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls

612.874.0400

childrenstheatre.org

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Follow the successes and struggles of Rosemary Clooney’s jazz singing career from the 50’s to her comeback in 70’s and beyond. Minneapolis director Eric Morris promises not a typical jukebox musical and will feature many of the jazz great’s most popular songs.

Ages 6 and up. $30–$40. Times vary.

Old Log Theater

5185 Medville St., Excelsior

952.474.5951

oldlog.com

4th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

CHALKFEST AT ARBOR LAKES RETURNS!

Maple Grove Is the Canvas for EVEN MORE High-Profile Chalk Artists from Across the Globe!

Professionals and amateurs gather on Main Street Arbor Lakes to compete and cover the streets in art

WHAT: 4th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

Potted Potter

This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500;

Periphery – The Student Sit-ins of 1960

The Youth Performance Company acts out the story of four young African-Americans in North Carolina in 1960. It’s well known that lunch counters are for white people only, but these four decide to sit there and start a movement that changes history. Recommended for 4th grade and up. $7-$15. Times vary. Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 612.623.9080.

Flowers for the Room

This new musical based on the book by Jessica Lind Peterson follows the story of Allison and Jake: newlyweds whose lives are torn apart by a tragic accident. It’s a story of the uncertainty of life, human resilience and the power of choice. Recommended for adults. $23-$27. Times vary. Yellow Tree Theatre, 763.493.8733

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