Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.
Arts & Performance
Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Eat & Art on Lake: A Community Meal is a celebration of Lake Street’s diverse immigrant and refugee-owned restaurants. Featuring the artwork of local illustrator Cori Lin.
The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities. Every month for over 4 years they've used the music of local artists as inspiration for improvised scenes. July’s guest will be spiritual Hip-hop artist and poetic lyricist Phillip Saint John. In his performances, the atmosphere, music, and crowd come together to leave with wisdom, relief, and connection.
An improv comedy and music double feature! My Town performs a fully unscripted, long-form coming of age narrative that will leave you nostalgic. They’ll be followed by Joe Kopel, a trio vessel for rock, pop, and songwriting. With seasoned locals Ben Neitge on drums and Leng Moua on bass, the music brings to life classics like John Prine and darker contemporaries like David Bazan, while finding a rhythm of its own.
Filmmakers Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson and Raymond Rea will present experimental non-fiction and animation at July’s installation of Cellular Cinema. Representing the Fargo/Moorhead area, Rea and K-Nelson will share an evening of personal storytelling, exploring family history, genealogy, mythology, memory, immigration, gender, and sexuality.
Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers. July’s program will highlight the stories and insights into the world from the lived experiences of more than 55 older adults. Come check out their stories!
MacPhail Center for Music presents Sonomento on a Summer Night! Music from American Choral Composers and more …
Thursday, June 27, 7:30 PM
MacPhail Center for Music
Adults: $15 ~~ Youth and Students: Free
Craig Fields, Music Director
Miryana Moteva, Pianist
Featuring music by
Barber, Bernstein, Carnahan, Floyd, Forrest, Hella-Johnson, Lauridsen, Martin, Menotti, Mozart, Paulus and more …
And featuring the solo voices of:
In keeping with our midsummer tradition, we will be welcoming a special guest speaker in July. We will address any pressing items and follow up on any outstanding action items, but that’s about all we’ll be able to muster in the high heat. They say that most millennials want to retire by the time they are 50, but that seems ridiculous. Speaking of retirement, we hope you can make it to the retirement party! Have we really been at this this long? Phew. Time flies, minute minute.
Sprig of That is a Twin Cities based folk-fusion trio that combines vibrant Americana, Western classical virtuosity, and world rhythmic textures to form a surprisingly natural acoustic blend. Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on fiddle, Ilan Blanck on guitar, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. With Support from Mestifonia.
Sunday, June 30 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $10/$8 in advance