Minnetonka Choral Society (MCS), under the direction of Jere Lantz, is pleased to announce our upcoming spring concert. When we offered “Ticket to Broadway” in 2014, we had no idea it would tickle the ears, hearts, and tapping toes of so many music lovers. So, this spring, it’s “Back to Broadway” with a completely new take on a great American art form. We’ll move from classics like Kiss Me Kate, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Music Man all the way into the 21st century with Wicked, Newsies, and Spamalot, plus a lot of favorites between (remember Candide and A Chorus Line?).
Arts & Performance
NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) is hosting their 53rd annual conference, Claytopia, in Minneapolis from March 27-30. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators and students in the ceramic arts.
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;
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
MacPhail’s Sonomento and the Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s Synagogue Choir is collaborating with the Twin Cities’ Jewish Chorale to perform the Minnesota premiere of Ernest Bloch’s greatest choral work, Avodat HaKodesh (Sacred Service). These local choirs of over ninety combined voices will perform the Minnesota premiere of Ernest Bloch’s unique and transcendent choral cantata, Avodat HaKodesh (“Sacred Service”) in Hebrew.
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.
The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, a semi-annual gathering of artists, crafters, jewelry designers and stone lovers, will be held once again at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, MN. The show is hosted and organized by Edina's own Dakota Stones and Goody Beads.
Minnetonka Center for the Arts is excited to offer quality arts education for kids ages 5-15 through our Summer Arts Camp program. Registration opens mid-February, and camps run June 10 through August 23, with full and half day camps in a wide variety of visual arts programming:
watercolor / acrylics / tempera paints / mixed-media / papier-mâché / mosaic / printmaking / stone carving / book arts / fiber arts / jewelry making / photography / clay handbuilding / potter’s wheel / sculpture / drawing / comic arts / glass fusing / and more!