Wander through the unique lofts and studios of St. Paul’s very own artists. Showcasing more than 300 artists in 32 buildings across the lowertown and downtown neighborhoods, this weekend is sure to channel your inner creativity. Put on by the St. Paul Art Collective, the crawl has been celebrating nearly 40 years of unique artistry through education and preservation of art in culture in the greater Twin Cities area.
Arts & Performance
Director Jerry Zaks and Broadway star Betty Buckley bring this revived musical comedy back to life at the Orpheum Theatre. Already winning four Tony awards, this updated classic show is a must-see for musical fanatics young and old. Ages 5+.
Abstract art is non-representational, meaning the artist creates something that feels right without it being explained. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents a month-long exhibit from Midwestern abstract artists. What does it all mean? Decide for yourself!
All Ages. Free.
Exhibit opens 9 a.m. Mon.—Sat.
Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.
Learn about the process of craft making and get inspired by more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the nation. See live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities from a variety of local artisans and vendors.
In a technologically dominated era, The Body Electric explores the themes of real versus virtual through a variety of visual mediums curated by an international group of artists. Explore how digital media and visual technologies change our perceptions of our bodies and manipulate how we view the environment around us. All ages. Prices vary.
Featuring MacPhail faculty Pinar Basgoze and Susana Pinto, piano duo, Daniel Abdon, narrator, Julie Johnson, flute, Carrie Vecchione, oboe and guest artist Thea Groth, bassoon.
Join us for some of the most vivid storytelling in classical music: the lively scenery of the age-old commedia dell’arte (Suite Italienne), select adventures of a medieval German prankster (Till Eulenspiegel), and the fateful encounter between a soldier and the devil (The Soldier’s Tale). Evocative melodies and rhythms drive the narrative throughout this colorful program.
We are pleased to welcome renowned actor Raye Birk, narrating The Soldier’s Tale.
SING to Save Lives promises a night of great music, featuring Sweet Keys Dueling Pianos, great people to sing along with, food and a silent auction. The evening benefits SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.) SAVE offers programs to “prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide.”
Tickets are $60. ; To register, go to save.donordrive.com
9500 W. River Road, Minneapolis
Where classical Indian meets progressive world music, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar transforms cultural dialogue through her versatility of sound. With her dynamic and spiritual musicality, Shankar has produced 10 albums and DVD film scores and was nominated for six Grammy Awards.
$25-45. 7:30 p.m.
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul