Arts & Performance

BAND Cabaret: Pansy

West Hollywood, 1941. The last remaining performer of the Pansy Craze holds court at a nightclub frequented by Hollywood stars, celebrating the great drag performer Julian Eltinge. A tribute to the oft-forgotten crusaders of the gay underground cabaret movement of the 1930s, Pansy is a story about singing out when the world demands your silence. Pansy is written and performed by Max Wojtanowicz, with Bradley Beahen at the piano.

Kids Do Comedy

Once upon a time, the producer of Kids Do Comedy started performing stand-up as a child at the middle school’s talent show; Nancee told her classmates jokes about the Muppets and loved making people laugh!

Then Nancee grew up and worked in insurance! “Ick! This is boring!” Nancee said to herself. So Nancee went back to school, changed careers, and performed stand-up again, this time at the church festival in 2011. She said, “Yay! This is more like it!”

Get Off My Lawn: Vilification Tennis Retires

Vilification Tennis has been around for a while now and we are getting tired of you crazy kids. We're going to do things the way we did them in the old days when we had to walk uphill in a snowstorm just to get to your mom. Both ways! Please note - we are not actually retiring. It's just a show theme. If you want to bring us retirement gifts, though, we won't turn them down.

Friday, August 16 at 10:00pm (doors at 9:30) $15/$12 in advance, with Fringe button, or CONvergence badge

Circle of Impact

Join presenting sponsor, CircleRock, for an unforgettable evening in support of College Possible students. Enjoy handcrafted hors d'oeuvres and beverages, inspiring stories and an exclusive performance by Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and Grammy Award-winning family quintet The Steeles. Proceeds from Circle of Impact will support College Possible programming that empowers St. Louis Park students from low-income backgrounds to earn admission to college, complete their degrees and prepare for the workforce.

Uptown Art Fair

The diverse urban community at the intersection of West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue welcomes you to experience the unique creations of more than 350 artists from across the nation. While cultivating their inner artists from within, visitors can also enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment and hands-on activities.

Stillwater Flea & Crafter’s Market

Hunt through the tents of local vendors for hidden and antique gems. Treasures abound at this outdoor market, whether you’re hunting down the perfect addition to your man cave or searching for cabin décor. New and used, restored and refurbished, come to find all your flea market needs from A-Z.

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. 

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