Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.
Arts & Performance
Learn about the process of craft making and get inspired by more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the nation. See live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities from a variety of local artisans and vendors.
In a technologically dominated era, The Body Electric explores the themes of real versus virtual through a variety of visual mediums curated by an international group of artists. Explore how digital media and visual technologies change our perceptions of our bodies and manipulate how we view the environment around us. All ages. Prices vary.
Once again, a group of artists around Lake Minnetonka will be opening their home studios to the public in early May. In its eighth year, the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour is excited to include previous Artists, and a number of new Artists at new locations, and of course, new artwork.
The Tour will include 32 artists in fourteen studio locations. Studios are located in Deephaven, Excelsior and Minnetonka. Information on each artist can be found on the Tour's web site -- www.LakeMtka-StudioTour.com
Where classical Indian meets progressive world music, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar transforms cultural dialogue through her versatility of sound. With her dynamic and spiritual musicality, Shankar has produced 10 albums and DVD film scores and was nominated for six Grammy Awards.
$25-45. 7:30 p.m.
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, a 2013 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for music, and his Golden Quintet will grace the McGuire theater with an original suite inspired by the history and controversies around America’s revered natural areas.
All ages. $24 Walker members, $30 non-members. 8 p.m.
725 Vineland Place, Mpls.
Romance and comedy abound in this theatrical concert version of the classic operetta, originally adapted from a work by Voltaire. The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Chorus, accompanied by a full orchestra, present a rousing “opera for the people.”
All ages. $35—45.
Show times vary.
528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
From childhood to adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life; exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood and morality. Exploring the path of self-realization, When I Grow Up considers how we become who we are.
All ages. $10-32, 11 a.m.
6200 Colonial Way, Edina
Experience an epic journey of unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins in an on-stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel. Follow Bilbo’s magically mystical adventure over freezing mountains and frightening forests and even meet a variety of fierce creatures along the way.
All ages. Prices vary.
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls
Follow the successes and struggles of Rosemary Clooney’s jazz singing career from the 50’s to her comeback in 70’s and beyond. Minneapolis director Eric Morris promises not a typical jukebox musical and will feature many of the jazz great’s most popular songs.
Ages 6 and up. $30–$40. Times vary.
Old Log Theater
5185 Medville St., Excelsior