Arts & Performance

The 51st Annual "Wastebasket Revue"

2018 show  title: "Wastebasket Revue- It's a Wonderful Life!"  We invite
you to join us for an evening of variety, fun, and entertainment. Enjoy
a selection of great music hits, fun skits, great dance lines, the
dynamite Wastebasket Revue band, the incredible Swingin' Educators, and
the Wastebasket Revue humor that has captured audiences for decades.
Over $1million have been raised and awarded to 822 recipients.

Author Talk: P.J. Tracy/Traci Lambrecht

Traci Lambrecht, writing under the pseudonym P.J. Tracy and winner of the Anthony, Barry, Gumshoe, and Minnesota Book Awards, will discuss her international bestselling Monkeewrench series. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

Limited seating available. For more information go to www.hclib.org/events or call 612-543-KNOW (5669).

A Night to SHINE Bright

Amara's Acts of Kindness is hosting our 5th Annual "A Night to SHINE Bright", at Maple Grove's Town Green!! Join us on Sunday, August 13th from 6:00 - 9:00p.m., featuring AMAZING live music from 2 rising STARS...Eric Gordon(former American Idol Contestant) and Harbor & Home!! It will be a fun evening for the entire family....music, carnival games, rock painting, face painting, arts and crafts, etc...Pretty Princess Parties will be providing some 'meet n' greet' opportunities with very special "Characters", from 6:00-8:00p.m!

Chalk Fest at Arbor Lakes

The Arbor Lakes Business Association is proud to announce the second annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, a free, 2-day street art festival with entertainment, food, and family fun! Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes will feature sidewalk chalk art by professionals, amateurs and art enthusiasts from across the world.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Stages Theatre Company & Escalate Dance

Stages Theatre Company & Escalate Dance bring the cherished tale about the transformational magic of love to the main stage this March. “Real isn’t how you are made,” the old Skin Horse tells the Velveteen Rabbit, “It’s a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time.” This treasured story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to become REAL is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular performance collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl Moon, Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Snow Queen.

Peter and the Wolf

December 1–2 Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra transform the atrium, lobby and mezzanine of Orchestra Hall into a hub of eight to nine activity stations where kids and parents can partake in arts and crafts and learn about this year’s production of Peter and the Wolf, given life and humor on stage by prop-assisted actors, while also trying out the instruments they’ll soon be hearing—no extra charge. All ages. $12. Start times vary; check online for details.

Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite Series

November 12 and 19 For its two remaining Saturdays in November, this series features several up-and-coming artists from Minnesota and New York who show off their stuff at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis. Now in its 19th year, the series features different artists and performers each night. This year, the event will include a tribute to former participant and spoken word artists Kirk Washington, who died in a car accident last year. Arrive early at 8 p.m. and share a meal with the artists before the show at no extra cost. Ages 16 and up. 8 p.m.–midnight. $15.

Park Center Senior High Musical: Tarzan

Based on the Disney film and showcasing familiar hits such as "You'll Be in My Heart," this high-flying adventure features the story of an orphaned infant boy, taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. You'll follow Tarzan through his childhood adventures with his ape friends and family and through his adulthood as he finally meets Jane, a human compellingly like himself. This musical will lead you to explore some fundamental questions of life: Who am I? Where do I belong? What makes a family?

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