Arts & Performance

Minnetonka Choral Society Presents 'Carols Old, Carols New'

Minnetonka Choral Society (MCS), under the direction of Jere Lantz, is pleased to announce our upcoming holiday concert, “Carols Old, Carols New." When Benjamin Britten composed A Ceremony of Carols while on a dangerous voyage home to England through an Atlantic Ocean infested with Nazi U-boats, he had no idea he was creating a masterpiece. He wore out his collection of centuries-old poems choosing just the right ones and fashioning them into a suite of carols with voices and harp.

The New One

Mike Birbiglia presents this Broadway series at the Ordway this fall, telling his tales of parenting in ways you’ve never heard before. You’ll have the time of your life listening to his heart, his humor will lift your mood and you’ll end your night on a high. 

Divine Light by VocalEssence

Join this music ensemble at the historic Summit Center for their presentation of Divine Light, a chamber performance that will explore the relationship between the human and the divine. Along with Ruggero Allifranchini on violin, there will be two performances along with preconcert talks illuminating the stories behind the songs. First Performance 4–5:30 p.m., second performance 7–8:30 p.m.

Mean Girls

See the classic movie reimagined in this hilarious Broadway musical. Follow Cady Heron as she navigates her way through a new high school, encountering the trials and tribulations that come along with joining the popular crowd. It will have you rolling with laughter, certain that it most definitely does make “fetch” happen. Tickets currently available to donors and subscribers.

New Editions 2019

New Editions is an annual two-day celebration of book art created within the last year. Peruse MCBA’s pop-up selection of chapbooks, zines, broadsides, artists’ books, and hand-printed work by local, national, and international artists. Featuring over 125 handmade items at a variety of prices, there is something for art lovers of all backgrounds!

Join us for one or both events:

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar

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, on October 26 & 27. The show is hosted and organized by Edina's own Dakota Stones and Goody Beads. Dozens of local and nationally known vendors will offer their wide selection of semi-precious gemstones, beads, kit and patterns, and finished jewelry.

'The Glass Menagerie'

Join the Guthrie Theater for its 2019-2020 season kick-off with Tennessee William’s lyrical family drama The Glass Menagerie. Director Joseph Haj takes this classic to the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Recommended ages 12 and up. Prices vary. Show times vary.

Theaster Gates at the Walker Art Center

Artist Theaster Gates is taking over the Walker’s galleries for an immersive artistic experience. Originally trained in ceramics, Gates has expanded his practice to include performance, installation and archival conservation. He is best known for his 2009 project Dorchester Project in Chicago, which recycled a two-story property on the South Side, turning it into a performance space, library and archive. All ages. Prices vary. Gallery hours vary. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls.; 612.375.7600; 

Project 2065 Comes to Minnetonka

Project 2065 is a multimedia artistic installation sponsored by a National Endowment for the Arts grant.  Created by Joanna Hallstrom, a Minnesota artist, the project celebrates the growing diversity of Minnesota.  In 2065, the majority of Minnesotans will be people of color.  Those children are alive today.  In this project, their portraits are presented along with an audio soundtrack of them talking about their lives.

Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event

Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources.

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