Arts & Performance

Boom Room Jazz

Join Boom Island Brewing for the 2nd installment in the monthly Boom Room Jazz series! Featuring the return of Brad Bellows & Company, music will begin at 7pm and will run until approximately 8:30pm. A new taproom exclusive beer will be available for guests during the performance. As always, Boom Room Jazz is free; there is no cover. 

GermanFest Minnesota: Art with German Heart

Three days of"Modern Art with a German Heart‚" featuring interactive art exhibits, Polka Police, strongmen, weiner dog races, and of course, beer and German food!

Kids can create art, while mom and dad can enjoy a beer and a brat. And the whole family can rediscover German heritage through art, music, and food. 

June 17-19 at the Historic Schmidt Brewery

Friday 4PM-10PM Featured performer: Polka Police 

Saturday 10AM-10PM Featured performer: Zed Lepplin, a Led Zepplin Tribute BandSunday

10AM-3PM Father's Day Celebration: Crafts for kids.

Celebrating Local Literature at the University Club

Carol Connolly’s April event features not just writers, but people who publish and teach literature. A retired lawyer. A short-story writer who always fills the room with laughter. Throw in a Minnesota Book Award genre fiction finalist. Who could say there’s not something for everyone? 

The event provides a space for emerging and established artists and brings people together around the craft of writing and the power of the spoken word. 

Charm, by Philip Dawkins

Philip Dawkins’ CHARM is a beguiling comic drama revolving around Mama Darleena, an African American trans woman in her 60s teaching an etiquette class to trans youth experiencing homelessness in a LGBTQI Chicago community center. Her students range in sexuality, race, and gender identity from a Latina trans woman, to a cisgender couple, to a member of a local gang, to a gay suburban teen.

Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour 2016

Discover ART -- A springtime tour of artists' home studios in the Lake Minnetonka area

A group of artists around Lake Minnetonka will be opening their home studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2016. It is a perfect time of year for people to enjoy a springtime drive, to discover inspiring and beautiful art, and to see first-hand the studios where artists create. The hours are 10 – 6 Saturday, and 10 – 5 Sunday.

"Just Plain Folk" - Minnetonka Choral Society spring concert

Every region of the world abounds in music that seems to grow from its soil. We'll explore the wonderful differences, and astonishing similarities, of folk music from throughout the globe. We'll witness how the spirit of people shines through their homegrown music, whether from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or home in the U. S. A. 

Paint Party with Three Sisters

Join us for an afternoon of creative fun as we paint a stand of birch trees with acrylic paints on stretched canvas.

No experience is necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided. The cost is $30 dollars and all supplies are included.

Pre-registration is required, so stop in store at 844 Grand Avenue or call 651-222-6052 to reserve your spot!


Talk About the Season’s Hottest Read at SubText Books

Sue Zumberge, owner of SubText Books, and Danny Klecko, writer, poet and CEO of St. Agnes Baking Co., will host a discussion of City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at  SubText Books in Saint Paul.  This ambitious and engrossing novel, Hallberg’s first, has been buzzed about in literary circles for the past few months. Hear what Sue and Klecko have to say about it at this free event.

Ballet Minnesota's 28th annual The Classic Nutcracker

Ballet Minnesota presents its 28th
annual holiday favorite The Classic
at The O’Shaughnessy, on the campus of St. Catherine University,
2004 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul, December
.  Ticket prices range from $18
to $44 with discounts for seniors, students and groups.   To purchase tickets, visit
 or call The O’Shaughnessy box office at


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