Arts & Performance

Beta Radio

Rooted in vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, banjo, and an eclectic range of additional instrumentation and soulful arrangements, Beta Radio’s Americana-folk sound is the result of a decade-long collaboration between Ben Mabry and Brent Holloman.

TCCAN's June Cabaret Salon: Celebrating the Tony Awards!

This Father’s Day, Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN) returns to Bryant-Lake Bowl with a cabaret salon celebrating the Tony Awards -- oh, Daddy! If you miss this year’s telecast the week prior, no matter! The song, storytelling, and stylings of TCCAN will catch you up on all things Broadway. You don’t want to miss this musical theater extravaganza! 

The Rinky Dink Show! What Kind of Rinky Dink Show is This?

Hey guys -- the BLB needs a quick description of our weird new sketch show. Something that says The Rinky Dink Show is a repertory sketch comedy show filled with the Twin Cities’ best comedic voices working out their very specific issues for YOUR benefit (the “you” being the audience)! Sketch. Stand-up. Song. Some serious silly, slightly off-center. Whatever it is, it has to look professional and glossy. Not something just copied and pasted from an email. Any ideas? 

Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival

Light up the night at this peaceful, yet memorable outdoor event. Design your lantern and set it free on the still water, delve into delicious food from a range of local food trucks, jam to music and more.

Art of the Garden

The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature.

Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances.

Wayzata Art Experience

On the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, see not only over 100 art vendors but also enjoy food trucks, beer and wine and sailboat rides as part of the Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash event.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Catch dozens of performances in Mears Park and surrounding downtown venues. Headlining this year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival are saxophonist James Carter, Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, modern Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco and many others. Attend youth performances, clinics and masterclasses—all for free!

Willy Wonka at the Stages Theatre Company

This fantastical production featuring songs from the 1971 film will delight both children and the adults they bring along. Treat your family to 60 minutes in Roald Dahl’s sweet candy-colored world at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

This musical adaptation of the popular children’s book will blow the house down at Old Log Theater. You know the story of the Three Little Pigs, but will you listen to what the Big Bad Wolf has to say for himself?

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