Arts & Performance

The Local Music Scene presents: Phillip Saint John

The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities. Every month for over 4 years they've used the music of local artists as inspiration for improvised scenes. July’s guest will be spiritual Hip-hop artist and poetic lyricist Phillip Saint John. In his performances, the atmosphere, music, and crowd come together to leave with wisdom, relief, and connection. 

Joe Kopel + My Town Improv

An improv comedy and music double feature! My Town performs a fully unscripted, long-form coming of age narrative that will leave you nostalgic. They’ll be followed by Joe Kopel, a trio vessel for rock, pop, and songwriting. With seasoned locals Ben Neitge on drums and Leng Moua on bass, the music brings to life classics like John Prine and darker contemporaries like David Bazan, while finding a rhythm of its own.

Cellular Cinema 47: North by Northwest – Experimental Films from Fargo/Moorhead

Filmmakers Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson and Raymond Rea will present experimental non-fiction and animation at July’s installation of Cellular Cinema. Representing the Fargo/Moorhead area, Rea and K-Nelson will share an evening of personal storytelling, exploring family history, genealogy, mythology, memory, immigration, gender, and sexuality.

Cinema Lounge

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers. July’s program will highlight the stories and insights into the world from the lived experiences of more than 55 older adults. Come check out their stories!


MacPhail presents Sonomento on a Summer Night!

MacPhail Center for Music presents Sonomento on a Summer Night! Music from American Choral Composers and more …

Thursday, June 27, 7:30 PM
Antonello Hall

MacPhail Center for Music
Adults: $15 ~~ Youth and Students: Free

Craig Fields, Music Director
Miryana Moteva, Pianist

Featuring music by
Barber, Bernstein, Carnahan, Floyd, Forrest, Hella-Johnson, Lauridsen, Martin, Menotti, Mozart, Paulus and more …

And featuring the solo voices of:

Research COUNCIL: Episode #9/Guest Speaker

By SuperGroup

In keeping with our midsummer tradition, we will be welcoming a special guest speaker in July. We will address any pressing items and follow up on any outstanding action items, but that’s about all we’ll be able to muster in the high heat. They say that most millennials want to retire by the time they are 50, but that seems ridiculous. Speaking of retirement, we hope you can make it to the retirement party! Have we really been at this this long? Phew. Time flies, minute minute. 

Sprig of That

Sprig of That is a Twin Cities based folk-fusion trio that combines vibrant Americana, Western classical virtuosity, and world rhythmic textures to form a surprisingly natural acoustic blend. Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on fiddle, Ilan Blanck on guitar, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. With Support from Mestifonia.

Sunday, June 30 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $10/$8 in advance

9x22 Dance/Lab

9x22 is a monthly opportunity for three choreographers of varying styles to present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. Each piece is followed by a discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren. June’s choreographers: Clare Driscoll, Michelle Kranicke, and Hope Grathwol.


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