Celebrate the start of spring at the Grand Symphonic Winds concert. This 90-member wind ensemble is based in the Twin Cities, but has been playing at famous concert halls around the globe for the past 25 years. A part of the Wildwood Artist Series, this concert will feature songs with a bit of South American flair to showcase the ensemble’s recent tour in Brazil. 651.269.9888.
Arts & Performance
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is hosting the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) in Mahtomedi. The orchestra will be performing the Baroque classic that invites you to on a journey as one season musically moves into the next. Ticket information available on the SPCO website. 651.291.1144(SPCO).
Gear up for a spooky experience at this bone-chilling adaptation of Agatha Christie’s most popular murder mystery. Watch as 10 characters are trapped on an island mansion with only themselves and their secrets for company—not knowing that once their secrets are revealed, death is sure to follow. 651.429.5674.
The kids of Central Middle School have talent and they’re ready to show it off. Head to the school for an evening of song, dance, instrumental performances and fun. 651.653.2888.
As the class title indicates, writing a book is a huge accomplishment. But the publishing industry is changing, and taking the next step can be both nerve-wracking and confusing. This class details every stage of the publishing process, including creation, publication, marketing and sales, and gives tips for traditional and self-publishing strategies. Registration required. 651.407.7501.
Part of the WaterMusic Series presented by St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, this concert features some of the area’s most talented performers, hosted by Minnesota Public Radio’s Steve Staruch. 651.429.5351.
Head out to frozen White Bear Lake to see the space in an entirely different context at this art and community event. Ice-fishing shanties like you’ve never seen them before will be set up all over the ice; the shanties are artistically designed and include interactive elements, so you can be part of the action. Grab a hot dog from the Art Shanty Projects Board’s shanty and explore what our arts community has to offer in a fun (albeit cold) setting. 612.567.6844.
If the chill outside isn’t enough for you, head to the Lakeshore Players’ production of Robert E. Sherwood’s Petrified Forest. When hostages are taken at a roadside diner, an intriguing battle of wits occurs with life-or-death stakes in this suspenseful, chilling thriller. Showtimes vary. 651.429.5674.
If you find yourself without an indoor project to keep you from getting cabin fever, stop by Lila and Claudine’s. The Knitting Room is open on weekends for knitters to sit, knit and chat. Get a jump on your next piece while you make new friends or catch up with old ones. 10 a.m. Saturdays, noon Sundays. 651.429.9551