Arts & Performance

American Craft Show

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

The Body Electric Art Exhibit

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

St. Croix Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

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 and Celebrate Young Talent

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 Read more about See and Celebrate Young Talent

Leonard Bernstein’s Candide presented by VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da

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.

Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.

612.206.3600 Read more about Leonard Bernstein’s Candide presented by VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da

Children’s Theatre Company’s World Premiere of The Hobbit

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

612.874.0400 Read more about Children’s Theatre Company’s World Premiere of The Hobbit


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