Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Read more about Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Arts & Performance
At the center of every circus we find a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. In 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form. Read more about Cirque Mechanics presents 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
This opera for babies uses parachutes to create an intimate world of wonder and interaction.
Designed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble, the performance invites our youngest audiences into an expanding and contracting world and immerses them in a parachute’s movements as it becomes a metaphor for breathing. Bring imagination and your full selves into this baby and toddler-centric experience designed just for them! Read more about NOOMA, an opera for babies
Enjoy complimentary access to Hotel Ivy's famed Penthouse to be inspired by exceptional art! Mingle with the artists while enjoying a custom installation curated by Christina Twomey Art + Design and Griffin Gallery Fine Art. Artwork will be available for purchase.
Saturday 3.28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday 3.28 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Pop-Up Art Gallery Read more about Hotel Ivy's 'MIND, BODY & SPIRITS' Weekend Featuring Art Classes from Christina Twomey Art, a VIP Penthouse Party with Griffin Gallery, and Spa/Fitness Classes from Anda Spa
Leila Abdelrazaq is a Palestinian author and artist born in Chicago and currently living in Detroit, Michigan. Her creative work primarily explores issues related to diaspora, refugees, history, memory, and borders. Nothing is set in stone (narrative intifada) examines history as a series of stories that are either lost or solidified in time through repetition, power, and oppression. In Palestinian iconography, stones are considered sacred because they are tied to the land. They are also used as tools for resisting oppression. Read more about Leila Abdelrazaq: Nothing is Set in Stone (Narrative Intifada)
The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar is a semi-annual gathering of artists, crafters, jewelry designers and stone lovers. The show, which is hosted and organized by Edina's own Dakota Stones and Goody Beads, will be held once again at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, MN, on May 2nd & 3rd. Dozens of local and nationally known vendors will offer their wide selection of semi-precious gemstones, beads, kit and patterns, and finished jewelry. Read more about Twin Cities Bead Bazaar
Join One Voice in honoring the life and work of gay, African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin with The Man Behind the Dream, a commissioned work that tells the story of Rustin’s early years growing up as a Quaker, singer, athlete and activist who became a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Composer Steve Milloy uses two story-guides, the full chorus, and a 5-piece band to chronicle Rustin’s influence on Dr. King’s strategy of peaceful protest and pays tribute to current day activists. Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream
The Midwest cover band is sure to put on a good show for all to enjoy. From covers in pop all the way to country, this ‘80s band is a great tribute to female artists. The Narrows offers a large selection of great food, and the ability to hangout and enjoy the company and the music. 21 and up. 952.471.3352 Read more about Starlette’s Web at The Narrows
Come out to Lake Harriet to explore a village of ice houses-turned-art studios. With over 150 artists and more than 20 shanties, let your imagination run wild across the ice as you explore the make-shift village. Watch performances, interact with resident artists and get in on the creative action yourself. All ages. 612.567.6844 Read more about Art Shanty Projects