Nigerian-born guitarist and singer Carolyne Naomi’s music draws inspiration from many styles both African and American, but it’s consistently soulful, upbeat and hopeful. There’s no better soundtrack to the last month of summer.
Arts & Performance
The Delphia Cello Quartet formed in 2017 has a repertoire of everything from classical to pop. At Icehouse they’ll perform “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1” by the great modern Brazilian classical composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus some of their own arrangements.
A new adaptation of Mozart’s opera, La Clemenza di Tito, with high stakes sports drama, natural disasters, and ‘80s new wave music!
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
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.
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!
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 is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers.
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.
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.