This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500;
Arts & Performance
The Youth Performance Company acts out the story of four young African-Americans in North Carolina in 1960. It’s well known that lunch counters are for white people only, but these four decide to sit there and start a movement that changes history. Recommended for 4th grade and up. $7-$15. Times vary. Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 612.623.9080.
This new musical based on the book by Jessica Lind Peterson follows the story of Allison and Jake: newlyweds whose lives are torn apart by a tragic accident. It’s a story of the uncertainty of life, human resilience and the power of choice. Recommended for adults. $23-$27. Times vary. Yellow Tree Theatre, 763.493.8733
This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669
Learn about artists who teach, at a PechaKucha Sunday, Jan. 20, 6pm. Art Force will host the free, open-to-public event at 1400 Van Buren St. NE. In this fast-paced format, artists show and explain work with 20 slides in 20 seconds each.
Hear iconic songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Sweet Sue,” and “Ain’t We Got Fun” alongside instrumental selections, as this program takes you back to America’s most transformative and mythical era.
Jerry Rubino, piano; Greg Keel, saxophone; Paul Babcock, drums; Tom Pieper, bass
Andrea Leap and Joey Clark
Tickets may be purchased by calling 612.767.5250.
The Stillwater Nutcracker, now in its 28th year, is a family-friendly version, choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional story line of the young girl named Clara and her Christmas dream. Our version includes a live narration and the exuberant dancing of children from the age of five through professional level dancers who grace the show with beauty and spirit.
Performances are at the Stillwater Area High School
Erica Sunshine Lee is a Country Music Singer/Songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist that has earned the reputation of “Hardest Working Woman in Country Music” due to her uncompromising work ethic, established during her upbringing in rural Georgia. With her captivating songs and a truly engaging personality, Erica is traveling the world, gaining new fans in every city, state and country she plays in.
Location: Chautauqua Fine Arts Center, 8000 75th Street North. Mahtomedi, MN
Perceptions of Norway seeks to expand common perceptions of Norwegians and their culture. Through the eyes of a fellow American, photographer Nancy Bundt — an expat residing in Norway for 25 years — guests to the exhibit will be able to witness the photos and stories of a diverse group of Norwegians.
On display now-June 10 at Norway House.