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. Read more about MSP International Film Festival
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. Read more about American Craft Show
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. Read more about The Body Electric Art Exhibit
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! Read more about Watermedia Society Members Exhibition Reception
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. Read more about St. Croix Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty
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. Read more about Marketfest
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,
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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