Arts & Performance

Theaster Gates at the Walker Art Center

Artist Theaster Gates is taking over the Walker’s galleries for an immersive artistic experience. Originally trained in ceramics, Gates has expanded his practice to include performance, installation and archival conservation. He is best known for his 2009 project Dorchester Project in Chicago, which recycled a two-story property on the South Side, turning it into a performance space, library and archive. All ages. Prices vary. Gallery hours vary. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls.; 612.375.7600; 

Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event

Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources.

St. Louis Park Art Fair

The second St. Louis Park Art Fair is made possible by a St. Louis Park Arts and Culture Grant received by St. Louis Park resident Alysha Boie. As a local maker, she envisioned organizing a local event to celebrate local artists and build community pride. There will be artists, food trucks, and a community art project. The event is continually looking for additional community participation via financial sponsorships, volunteers and of course, artists and fair attendees. 

Cinema Lounge

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice on the third Wednesday of each month at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. Valerie Deus programs a lineup of 4-5 locally made video projects (20 minutes or less) per screening, which includes anything and everything: narratives, documentaries, music videos, web shows, animation and experimental. After each film is screened, you meet the mind behind the film, as host Maret Polzine conducts a short Q-and-A session with the filmmakers.

The Monster Science Ensemble: Lounge Lizzy vs. Reverend Matt

Local comedy legends-in-the-making Lounge Lizzy and Reverend Matt team up for the first time!

Lounge Lizzy, played by local improviser Erin Kennedy, is an improv music act, whose brash, hyperconfident star – a combination of Ron Burgundy and Jessica Rabbit – performs hilarious lounge songs on the spot, based on audience suggestions, in between working the crowd and basking in their adulation. 

The Rinky Dink Show: Rinky Dink Fights Back!

All right Dinks. Seriously this time.

The Bryant Lake Bowl is having us back for another round of “The Rinky Dink Show” and they need a REAL description from us this time.

In June we delighted audiences and critics alike. Be sure to include the quote from Twin Cities Arts Reader that said, “It recalls some of the best moments of Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live, while also planting its flag firmly in the Twin Cities.”

People love quotes like that. They’re reassuring.

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Jack Brass Band

The Jack Brass Band was formed in 1999 in the Twin Cities.  Based on the traditions of New Orleans’ brass bands, they are the ambassadors to the Crescent City’s rich musical history. The band plays “Feel-Good Music” for audiences of any age, for any occasion.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Experience the magic this holiday season, as local guest artists join Ashley Ballet Arts Academy students to perform this classic story ballet. Let yourself be swept away to the fairy-tale Land of Sweets by Tchaikovsky's magical score and sparkling choreography by Ashley Burkland and ABAA faculty. This is a tradition not to be missed, and is appropriate for audience members ages 2 to 102!

Community Ed with a Side of Just Nancee

Once upon a time, Community Ed was performing at HUGE and Nancee was in the audience. Amy and Pat started improvising about kissing fish; after Nancee recovered from a bout of laughter, she was hooked. “I have got to work with those two!” Nancee exclaimed to herself.

Emily Scott Robinson

North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson has traveled a quarter million miles and counting, paying her dues along the dusty highways of America’s wild country in the RV she calls home.

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