Arts & Performance

Music in the Trees at the Belwin Conservancy

The pine grove at Belwin Conservancy serves as both inspiration and the location for this unique two-day musical performance event. Experience music performed from the pines with improvisation and natural sounds. Sunday features the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent.  

Silent Film, Live Music at the Walker Art Center

This year’s third annual Sound for Silents features a film from the Walker’s collection and a score performed by local funk and soul group Astralblak. It’s a perfect evening on the hillside with food trucks, drinks and live DJs.

Irish Fair in St. Paul

Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.

Lowertown Sounds in Mears Park

The Lowertown Sounds concert series wraps up with a month of indie rock. The Killer-esque three-piece The Shackletons play on the eighth, Porcupine rocks darker and fuzzier on the 15th and the notoriously energetic The Melismatics play the 22nd. 

Delphia Cello Quartet performs Heitor Villa-Lobos

The Delphia Cello Quartet formed in 2017 has a repertoire of everything from classical to pop. At Icehouse they’ll perform “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1” by the great modern Brazilian classical composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus some of their own arrangements.

2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. The 2019 program offers 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, including fiction, documentary, animation, sharply-written comedy, drama, edgy genre, and an intimate family saga.

Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) and August 18 at 5:00pm (doors at 4:30) $8/$6 for FilmNorth members

Musical Frenemies

Competition can spur excellence and fire creativity among composers. Our friendly (and unfriendly) musical rivals include Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt, Robert & Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud and Dave Brubeck, and Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. The Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio: clarinet, piano & violin.

In Cahoots Block Party: A Collaboration of Craft

Minnesota breweries form teams to create new collaboration beers you can only experience at the block party. You vote on the best brew! A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the winning team's local charity!

Free! Rain or Shine!

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