Arts & Performance

Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Tapping History is a monthly event presented by Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, it is a free public event with roatating speakers on the history of Lake Minnetonka. The event takes place the second Monday of each month.

Danceland Burning: Big Reggie, Rolling Stones & 40 years of music memories at Danceland. This will be an open mic format for anyone to speak on their experiences and share memories at Danceland and the Rolling Stones Concert in 1964.

Come have a pint & reflect on the history of Danceland! Read more about Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Uptown Art Fair

The Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis is the winner of more than 115 International Festivals and Events Association Awards, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Art Fair is three days of creative fun, from art activities to wine tasting to a Culinary Arts competition. There is non-stop entertainment ranging from reggae to magic on the performance stage, and festival food galore. The main star of the show, however, is the art: ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures from more than 350 talented artists from around the world. Free. Times vary; check website for details. Read more about Uptown Art Fair

The Little Mermaid

This Disney animated classic has been running at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres since February 28, and critics and audiences have loved it. Watch Ariel and her undersea friends sing their way through this timeless coming-of-age tale. $47-$82. Times vary. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen; 952.934.1525; chanhassentheatres.com Read more about The Little Mermaid

Mame

Minnetonka Theatre presents Mame, a Tony award-winning musical, with songs like “Bosom Buddies” and “We Need a Little Christmas,” written by the composer of Hello, Dolly! The show focuses on the leading lady, wealthy and eccentric Mame Dennis, as she is entrusted with the care of her nephew, Patrick. $20 adults, $15 seniors over 65, $10 youth. Times vary. Arts Center on 7, 18285 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka; 952.401.5898; minnetonkatheatre.com Read more about Mame

The Wiz

This musical is a modern twist on the familiar story. Dorothy is a shy Harlem school teacher who gets whisked away to a world resembling a whimsical version of New York City. The upbeat, toe-tapping songs, including classics like “Ease on Down the Road” and “Home,” bring the story alive. $15 for adults, $12 for children under 17 and seniors over 60. Times vary. 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins; 952.979.1111; stagestheatre.org Read more about The Wiz

Gary Louris Live at the Hilde

We’ve all had those moments during the long frigid winter where we closed our eyes and pictured a balmy evening spent listening to strands of live music melt into the warm summer breeze.  It helped us survive the cold (and yes, despite our moments of doubt, we did), and now the fun is finally beginning. Read more about Gary Louris Live at the Hilde

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