Arts & Performance

Minnesota Book Artist Award Opening Reception

Explore a new exhibition by Cathy Ryan, Minneapolis book artist and winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her pandemic-themed artist’s book, Chronicle! Multiple copies of this screen printed and letterpress printed book, which jurors praised as "impeccable” and "a very intentional work" will be on view, along with several pieces reflective of Cathy’s artistic practice. Cathy will give brief remarks in the lobby of Open Book at 7pm. Read more about Minnesota Book Artist Award Opening Reception

Original Classic NUTCRACKER - LIVE - with full Orchestra! December 11-12, 2021

Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 15 years of this family friendly holiday tradition! The classic story comes to life with fresh choreography and a cast of talented artists under the direction of Erik J. Sanborn of the Metropolitan Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score is masterfully performed live by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Yuri Ivan.  Starring Russian ballerina, Natalia Sheptalova, as Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Artist Talk & Demo: The Art of Korean Paper

Join us for an artist talk and demonstration with Aimee Lee, an artist, papermaker, writer and the leading hanji (Korean handmade paper) researcher and practitioner in North America. While studying papermaking in the U.S., Aimee noticed a gap in paper history and decided to research, learn and teach Korean papermaking to fill that gap. She will show examples of her artwork featuring hanji in her presentation and demonstrate the ancient papercraft of noyeokgae, known colloquially as jiseung, the process of cording and twining hanji. Read more about Artist Talk & Demo: The Art of Korean Paper

Westonka Community Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is family entertainment at its best, as Dorothy Gale journeys from Kansas over the rainbow bringing all your favorite story characters to life on stage! 

Westonka Community Theatre invites you to see the show the last two weekends in July at the new Westonka Performing Art Center, 5905 Sunnyfield Rd E, Minnetrista, MN 55364

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Love Local: Summer Edition

Gather your family and join Madeline Garcia, MCBA's education and community engagement coordinator, for a virtual workshop! You’ll learn how to make three summer-inspired pop-up cards to send to your loved ones this summer. Fun and accessible to many developmental levels, this workshop is open to all ages. Families can choose to work together or separately to create their cards (some adult help suggested when using Xacto knife). Read more about Love Local: Summer Edition

Continental Ballet's Virtual performance of Swan Lake Excerpts and Backstage Scenes!

Continental Ballet Company has created an on-demand video featuring several dances from the ballet Swan Lake, as well as a variety of backstage scenes from CBC’s ballet production preparation. We are anxious to return to the theater, but until that time, we are offering this virtual sampling of classical ballet for spring 2021.

Video will be available to view from Sunday, March 27 at 9:00 am to Monday, April 5 at 10:00 pm 

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