Arts & Performance

What Is Great Jazz?

To many, the sounds of Jazz are just that—sounds. The intermingling of instruments, with their syncopated rhythms and unpredictable melodies, can seem like gibberish to those who haven’t played or studied jazz. This class will investigate the cultural, historical and personal stories of the jazz movement. You might even be tapping your feet on your way out the door. $5 for Walker Art Center members. 2–3 p.m. Lecture Room, Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.375.7600; Read more about What Is Great Jazz?

Art and the Brain

There’s a lot going on in the brain—the way it works, how it is influenced and makes connections are topics both neuroscience and philosophy are steeped in. Art and creativity are often thought of as a realm beyond these subjects, but all are, in fact, inherently linked. In this lecture, Nicola Demonte will explore the interplay between neuroscience, art history and philosophy through paintings by de Kooning, Pollock, Mondrian and Warhol, and photography from Charcot. Creative efforts as a counter to disabilities and neurological disorders will also be discussed. Pre-register online. Read more about Art and the Brain


Urinetown is a musical satire of capitalism, politics, the legal system and more. The comedy will leave you laughing and crying with musical numbers and a thought-provoking underlying message. Tickets $18 adult, $16 senior and $12 youth. Minnetonka Theatre, 18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka; 952.401.5898; Read more about Urinetown


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