FREE Art show Sat., Nov. 28 - open house 6-9pm - held at the Maple Grove Town Green meeting room, located at 7991 Main Street, Maple Grove MN (small glass single room building between the library and the government center). Michael, a senior at Maple Grove High School, has been poured his love for basketball, and other sports, into creating some amazing works of art. Hope you will feel the same after seeing the paintings.
Arts & Performance
Bunce Backyard Productions presents the musical Children of Eden (music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John Caird). This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or chair, mosquito repellent, cash for concessions, as well as cash or canned food donations for various charitable organizations. There is ample parking, but plan to arrive at least 15-30 minutes before show time.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7 p.m.
Amara’s Acts of Kindness is hosting, “A Night to SHINE Bright”, an evening filled with hope, love, and light! All ages are welcome to attend this fun, family-friendly FREE event! There will be inspiring live music by Brian Brink & Friends and Harbor & Home! Kids will enjoy character meet n’ greets including Cinderella & Prince Charming, Spiderman, and others! There will also be free face painting, carnival games, and arts & crafts! Come hungry, as Uncle Franky’s Hot Dogs will be there, along with Cold Stone Ice Cream, and MN Snow Ice.
August 8–9 More than 140 local
artists converge on Loring Park, a beautiful green space in west
Minneapolis, for this annual juried festival. Check out paintings,
photography, printmaking and handmade paper, woodwork, jewelry,
sculptures, fiber art, mixed media, glass art and more. In addition to
browsing artwork, stop by one of the food and beverage vendor spots for a
cool-down treat. Bring the fam: Strolling musicians and children’s
When it comes to magic, there’s a huge variety of artists and acts—grand illusionists, card tricksters, acrobats and more. It’s not often, however, that one show covers the whole gamut. But this month, seven world-renowned illusionists come together to create a spectacular and diverse showcase of unbelievable feats. It’s a critically acclaimed performance that Australian Stage calls “a magical, mystery, tour de force.” All ages. $33–$110. 7 p.m. Additional 2 p.m. performances on March 28 and 29. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St.
Experience a night of jazz unlike any other.
Start with a decorated American soldier, throw in a dash of brainwashing, a few pinches of dastardly schemes plus a beautifully scored opera, and what do you get? The world premiere of The Manchurian Candidate, performed by the Minnesota Opera this month. Based on the novel by Richard Condon, the opera follows soldier Raymond Shaw as he is brainwashed into becoming a ruthless assassin against the U.S. government. Will his fellow soldier be able to stop him before the end of this heart-pounding thriller? Formal opera attire is not required at this performance. $25–$200. Times vary.
You might have seen some viral YouTube videos of this stellar a cappella quintet known as Pentatonix; the most popular are their Daft Punk remix, holiday songs and “The Evolution of Music.” Join Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola as they celebrate their fourth album in one year to debut in the top ten on Billboard’s charts. $29.50–$59.50. 8 p.m.
Relating the experiences of war to civilians can often be a difficult experience for returning veterans. The Telling Project has been working since 2008 to facilitate person-to-person contact between audiences and members of the military to build community and support networks through performance. Telling features a cast of Minnesota military members, veterans and their families performing a script based off of their own experiences for an emotionally poignant show.
The Children’s Theatre Company is proud to present an adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic tale, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Adapted for the stage by director Greg Banks, the audience can join Huck and Jim on their journey down the Mississip’ as the actors bring this entertaining and heartwarming tale to life. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Adults $10–$58; children 4 and up $10–$38; children 3 and under $5. Show times vary; check online. 2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.874.0400; childrenstheatre.org.