Arts & Performance

American Craft Show

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. Read more about American Craft Show

The Body Electric Art Exhibit

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. Read more about The Body Electric Art Exhibit

Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour – Spring 2019

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 Read more about Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour – Spring 2019

A Women of Substance event: Anoushka Shankar

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

612.690.6700

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Wadada Leo Smith: “America’s National Parks” for jazz quartet

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. 

McGuire Theater

725 Vineland Place, Mpls.

612.375.7600

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Leonard Bernstein’s Candide presented by VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da

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.

Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.

612.206.3600

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Children’s Theatre Company’s World Premiere of The Hobbit

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

612.874.0400

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