Arts & Performance

Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite Series

November 12 and 19 For its two remaining Saturdays in November, this series features several up-and-coming artists from Minnesota and New York who show off their stuff at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis. Now in its 19th year, the series features different artists and performers each night. This year, the event will include a tribute to former participant and spoken word artists Kirk Washington, who died in a car accident last year. Arrive early at 8 p.m. and share a meal with the artists before the show at no extra cost. Ages 16 and up. 8 p.m.–midnight. $15.

Chastity Brown

Get ready for a night of soulful tunes as singer/songwriter Chastity Brown performs at Red House Live from the Landmark Center. Brown, voted Minneapolis’ Best Folk Artist by City Pages in 2012, combines indie, roots and soul, rock, blues and country to channel themes of hunger, desperation and confidence.

Joyous Noel - a concert by Minnetonka Choral Society

How
can we express the deep joy of the “most wonderful time of the year”? By
singing, of course! But what to sing? MCS offers two enchanting choices: from
the 18th century, Vivaldi’s long lost but supremely exuberant Gloria; and from just a few years ago,
John Rutter’s When Icicles Hang,
settings of poems by Campion, Shakespeare, and that most prolific of
Elizabethan poets, Anonymous.

Minnetonka Theatre Presents: Disney's The Little Mermaid

Join us as we go "under the sea' for the holidays! Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved
stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a
hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. This fishy fable will capture
your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea,"
"Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."

Prince & Princess Day Matinees - December 4, 11 & 18! Come dressed and your favorite Disney Prince or Princess and take your photo with Ariel after the show!

Bye Bye Birdie

Put on a happy face! Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie's
farewell appearance in Sweet Apple, Ohio is the talk of the town. But it's a
teenage crisis for new "steadies" Hugo and Kim: she just won the
chance to give Birdie one last kiss before boot camp. Kids, parents and show
folk collide in this classic hip-swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of
the sensational '60s. Bring the entire family to discover we've got a lot of
livin' to do! 

Brick x Brick

Artists in the group exhibition use a variety of media to explore how building adds to and disrupts local, national and international urban landscapes.

Step Afrika!

The dancers bring African-American artist Jacob Lawrence’s paintings to life through stepping, South African gumboot and traditional Western African dance, vocals and drumming.

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined

See some of the best contemporary dancers use rhythm, strength and choreography to give shape and form to sound in this production directed by Emmy- winning choreographer Travis Wall and co-created wit

Attend the World Premiere of the Play “Invisible”

Chain Reaction Theatre Project is proud to present the world premiere production, “Invisible,”written and directed by Shelley Smith. “Invisible,” based on true stories, is an inspirational, powerful and thought-provoking performance portraying the courageous journeys of five tenacious suburban youths battling homelessness. Invisible, unseen and unnoticed, an estimated 4,000 youths are homeless in Minnesota on any given night. Where are they? How do we not see them?

Steve Noonan at Wayzata Brewworks

Local artist Steve Noonan will perform with a full band at Wayzata Brew Works on Fri., 8/26 from 7:30 to 10:30. Influenced by a range of artists from 'the 70s (Warren Zevon, Neil Young) to 'the 80s (The Cure, Echo & The Funnymen), as well as his time working as Prince's recording engineer in the '90s, Noonan plays all original music. His sound offers clear vocals entwined in the lush chords of 12-string guitar.

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