December 1–2 Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra transform the atrium, lobby and mezzanine of Orchestra Hall into a hub of eight to nine activity stations where kids and parents can partake in arts and crafts and learn about this year’s production of Peter and the Wolf, given life and humor on stage by prop-assisted actors, while also trying out the instruments they’ll soon be hearing—no extra charge. All ages. $12. Start times vary; check online for details.
Arts & Performance
November 12 and 19 For its two remaining Saturdays in November, this series features several up-and-coming artists from Minnesota and New York who show off their stuff at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis. Now in its 19th year, the series features different artists and performers each night. This year, the event will include a tribute to former participant and spoken word artists Kirk Washington, who died in a car accident last year. Arrive early at 8 p.m. and share a meal with the artists before the show at no extra cost. Ages 16 and up. 8 p.m.–midnight. $15.
the past 8 years, St. Mary of the Lake has hosted this exciting
community outdoor summer concert event right in the heart of White Bear
Lake. This year’s event will feature the acclaimed Martin Zellar and
the Hardways, with special guests, the Whiskey Plates.
Explore the gardens and exhibitions of the Bakken Museum.
Join Boom Island Brewing for the 2nd installment in the monthly Boom Room Jazz series! Featuring the return of Brad Bellows & Company, music will begin at 7pm and will run until approximately 8:30pm. A new taproom exclusive beer will be available for guests during the performance. As always, Boom Room Jazz is free; there is no cover.
Come by and see the Living Nativity at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
Real people, live animals, Christmas treats, music and crafts for the
kids. All are welcome!
"Leapin' Lizards!" ANNIE, one of the
best-loved family musicals of all time, takes center stage at Hill-Murray
School from Friday, December 4th, through Sunday, December 13th.
Lake Country Chorus sings four part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Women and teen girls are invited to visit our open rehearsal night, meet members, learn to sing a tag or two and begin to learn a new song with us.
Formal music skills are not required, just the enjoyment of singing. We will teach you the barbershop style.
If you are singing along in the car or humming as you work, you will enjoy singing with Lake Country.
August 8–9 More than 140 local
artists converge on Loring Park, a beautiful green space in west
Minneapolis, for this annual juried festival. Check out paintings,
photography, printmaking and handmade paper, woodwork, jewelry,
sculptures, fiber art, mixed media, glass art and more. In addition to
browsing artwork, stop by one of the food and beverage vendor spots for a
cool-down treat. Bring the fam: Strolling musicians and children’s