Arts & Performance

Gary Louris Live at the Hilde

We’ve all had those moments during the long frigid winter where we closed our eyes and pictured a balmy evening spent listening to strands of live music melt into the warm summer breeze.  It helped us survive the cold (and yes, despite our moments of doubt, we did), and now the fun is finally beginning. Read more about Gary Louris Live at the Hilde

Wayzata Art Experience

Join photographers, painters, sculptors and more for an unforgettable weekend of art. Meander through the streets of Wayzata, where local and regional artists will be showcasing their latest work. The weekend will also feature fitness events, demonstrations, food and live music. A kid’s zone will also be available, so that Mom and Dad can shop while kids make their own masterpieces. Free. 10 a.m. Downtown Wayzata; 952.473.9595; Read more about Wayzata Art Experience

Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

The first Excelsior Girl's Night Out of the season kicks off in downtown Excelsior on Thursday June 5.This season Excelsior Girl's Night Out is partnering with Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association. Come out opening night for exclusive Girl's Night Out store and restaurant specials.  Enjoy live music right on Water St. Meet the women of the Excelsior Fire Department who will be doing hands only CPR demos.  Tour the famous Mammo-a-go-go Mammogram bus or get a mammogram. To schedule a mammogram during the evening of June 5th call 952-993-2900. Read more about Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

Art on the Lake

Art, food and music are part of a favorite summer event for Lake Minnetonka residents. Visit the Excelsior Commons to celebrate local and regional talent, with work in painting, photography, ceramics, wood and more. Local artisanal food booths will also be set up around the Commons, offering top-notch fare. Free. 10 a.m. The Commons, Lake St., Excelsior; 952.474.6461; Read more about Art on the Lake

Summer Arts Camp

The Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents this summer-long day camp program, which offers half-day or full-day programs for children ages 5 to 15. Camps are flexible to fit your family’s schedule and will teach children a variety of artistic skills including drawing, animation, painting, sculpting, theater and knitting. Prices vary depending on class. Morning sessions 9:30 a.m.–noon, afternoon sessions 1–3:30 p.m. Read more about Summer Arts Camp

Transit Authority: Chicago Tribute

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres welcomes Transit Authority for their first-ever tribute to the famous rock band Chicago. The band has presented sold-out shows across the country, performing Chicago’s biggest hits, including “Saturday in the Park,” “Just You and Me” and more. $55, includes dinner. 8 p.m. The Fireside, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen; 952.934.1525; Read more about Transit Authority: Chicago Tribute

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias follows six Southern women as they go through life’s trials and triumphs. Laugh and cry as they mull over questions of life, death, family and everything in between. $24-$35. 7:30 p.m. Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior; 952.474.5951; Read more about Steel Magnolias

Starry River of the Sky

Stages Theatre Company brings to life the world premiere of this Chinese tale, written by Grace Lin in collaboration with Mu Performing Arts. The story focuses on a young boy, Rendi, living in the Village of Clear Sky. He is the only one in the village who seems to notice the absence of the moon. The adventurous tale is full of Chinese folklore and fascinating characters. $15, check website for showtimes; 952.979.1111. Read more about Starry River of the Sky


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