Arts & Performance

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!

Taste the Waste Happy Hour

Featuring a happy hour menu transforming recovered food into small plates by The Bird and speciality cocktails from Marco Zappia (Beverage Director, Colita and Martina) for an incredible experience.

Hear from JoAnne Berkenkamp (Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at NRDC), Bertrand Weber (Director, Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools) and April Rog (Director of Food Rescue, Second Harvest Heartland) about their work to reduce food waste.

Free to attend, happy hour food & drink menu available for purchase.

Cinema Lounge

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers.

The Local Music Scene presents: Russ Parrish

The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities who use the music of local artists as inspiration for improvised scenes. August’s guest is Russ Parrish, an award-winning singer/songwriter and Nashville native. Influenced by artists like Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, and NEEDTOBREATHE, his desire is to write and play songs of hope, bringing everyone together with his music.

Cellular Cinema 48: EDIT Media

EDIT Media presents a screening of international short experimental works that engage issues of representation and social justice and illuminate marginalized perspectives and experiences. The screening is curated by Jen Proctor and Caitlin Horsmon from works suggested by members of EDIT - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media.

Admiral Fox, Half Wolf, and Jacob Whalen

Synth pop, art rock, and singer-songwriter ballads collide in this awesome rock show featuring three unique Minneapolis artists!

Admiral Fox is a Minneapolis-based synth pop outfit. Their homemade style of recording recalls Neutral Milk Hotel, Fleet Foxes, and a lo-fi Radiohead. 

Hannah Wolf started out as a musician 7 years ago doing vocals and percussion in local band “Shape Than Shift” at the young age of 15. She is a past recipient and prestigious main stage performer in Fargo’s Celebration of Women and Music. 

"But it was cold last week!" And other sins against climatology

Some people think the climate cannot change because it’s “too old” (someone actually said that!). Others think every tornado, raindrop, and puffy cloud is evidence that the climate is changing. We have those who think any cold day means that scientists are incompetent liars, but also those who believe a warm day in December means we’re all victims of an elaborate government mind-control campaign. And let’s not forget the guy who took a geology class 27 years ago; he usually has a lot to say.

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