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;
Arts & Performance
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.
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
This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669
Dream BIGGER! Based on the Daniel Wallace novel and the Tim Burton film, BIG FISH is the story of Edward Bloom, a man who lives life to its fullest! Edward’s incredible stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is a musical that reminds us why we love the theatre – for an experience that’s BIGGER than life itself.
Learn about artists who teach, at a PechaKucha Sunday, Jan. 20, 6pm. Art Force will host the free, open-to-public event at 1400 Van Buren St. NE. In this fast-paced format, artists show and explain work with 20 slides in 20 seconds each.
Hear iconic songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Sweet Sue,” and “Ain’t We Got Fun” alongside instrumental selections, as this program takes you back to America’s most transformative and mythical era.
Jerry Rubino, piano; Greg Keel, saxophone; Paul Babcock, drums; Tom Pieper, bass
Andrea Leap and Joey Clark
Tickets may be purchased by calling 612.767.5250.
Storytelling is an ancient tradition passed down through cultures and generations. It is something we all do naturally starting at a young age, but there is a difference between good storytelling and great storytelling. Work with an experienced Guthrie teaching artist to learn the basics to help tell your story! No experience necessary. Registration is required at https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5bdc6c3269ac862100acc6a7
Perceptions of Norway seeks to expand common perceptions of Norwegians and their culture. Through the eyes of a fellow American, photographer Nancy Bundt — an expat residing in Norway for 25 years — guests to the exhibit will be able to witness the photos and stories of a diverse group of Norwegians.
On display now-June 10 at Norway House.
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell! This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists: choreographers, dancers, painter, and musicians, and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision and its dancers’ versatility.