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.
Arts & Performance
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
Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, a 2013 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for music, and his Golden Quintet will grace the McGuire theater with an original suite inspired by the history and controversies around America’s revered natural areas.
All ages. $24 Walker members, $30 non-members. 8 p.m.
725 Vineland Place, Mpls.
Romance and comedy abound in this theatrical concert version of the classic operetta, originally adapted from a work by Voltaire. The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Chorus, accompanied by a full orchestra, present a rousing “opera for the people.”
All ages. $35—45.
Show times vary.
528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
From childhood to adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life; exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood and morality. Exploring the path of self-realization, When I Grow Up considers how we become who we are.
All ages. $10-32, 11 a.m.
6200 Colonial Way, Edina