Northstar Watermedia Society's 2019 annual member exhibition, "Let the Light Shine Through," runs March 10-April 14. A reception will be held Thursday, March 21, with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. Local artist Heidi Nelson is one of this year's award recipients!
Arts & Performance
Sleeping Beauty, one of the world's most enduring and beloved fairy tales, tells the story of Princess Aurora who has an evil spell cast on her by the angry and wicked fairy, Carabosse. The Lilac Fairy, the fairy of wisdom, triumphs over the evil fairy leaving Aurora to sleep for 100 years only to be awakened by the kiss of the Brave Prince who follows the Lilac Fairy to the palace where the princess sleeps. Aurora and the Prince are married surrounded by Aurora's fairy tale friends and the Good Fairies who have bestowed the gifts of inner beauty on the Princess.
Marketfest is a summer festival that features more than 150 vendors each week that offer a wide variety of arts, crafts, merchandise, services, and foods. The event also includes 2 stages of live musical entertainment, children's games and activities, a petting zoo, a farmer’s market, and a classic car show. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people attend each Thursday evening.
See the work of talented local youth in this juried art show, with work by students in grades 9-12 who live in the Northeast Metro area.
The exhibition includes recent 2D and 3D works, including drawings, paintings, fiber, pottery, photography, and sculptures. Art will be available for sale.
White Bear Lake Center for the Arts
Ford Family Gallery
4971 Long Avenue,
White Bear Lake
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
Experience an epic journey of unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins in an on-stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel. Follow Bilbo’s magically mystical adventure over freezing mountains and frightening forests and even meet a variety of fierce creatures along the way.
All ages. Prices vary.
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls
Follow the successes and struggles of Rosemary Clooney’s jazz singing career from the 50’s to her comeback in 70’s and beyond. Minneapolis director Eric Morris promises not a typical jukebox musical and will feature many of the jazz great’s most popular songs.
Ages 6 and up. $30–$40. Times vary.
Old Log Theater
5185 Medville St., Excelsior
Based on Meredith Willson's six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
Do not throw away your shot! Join CPA for a musical theatre workshop on March 2, 2019!
A day full of theatre games, exercises and activities will strengthen skills. With fun music and choreography from the hit show, Hamilton, it is bound to be a blast! A special performance at the end of the day for friends and family will wrap up this exciting one day workshop. Vanessa Brooke Agnes will be leading this workshop.
Annual registration fee is not required for workshop. Participation fee for this workshop is $50.