June is the month to see art on Lake Minnetonka. This event, hosted by the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce, includes all forms of art—even culinary, garden and performance. Kids can have a good time with cool workshops like wand-making and hot air balloons. The visual artists in a variety of media, including clay, glass, fiber, wood and paint are selected by a distinguished jury. All ages. Free. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday. Lake Street, Downtown Wayzata; 952.473.9595; wayzataartexperience.com.
Arts & Performance
Meet and support local artists at the 35th annual Art on the Lake event. It’s a fun day on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, in historic downtown Excelsior. Worried about getting hungry? Food vendors are interspersed with art booths. All Ages. Free entry. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. Excelsior Commons, Excelsior; 952.474.6461; excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com.
Laugh along at the antics of two scheming vacationers as they con money from the wealthy women of the French Riviera. Their rivalry comes to a climax when they wager it all on an American heiress, and songs and laughs ensue. Get ready for a night of French luxury, ridiculous ambition and memorable tunes based on the 1980s movie of the same title. $16–$35. Showtimes vary; check online.
Swede Hollow Park ~ just a mile from downtown St. Paul ~ feels 100 years away.
This, the first neighborhood in St. Paul’s immigrant history, lies languorously all spring waiting to bloom in June with open air artists, performers and a public sculpture contest. Our tradition of nurturing and showcasing local talent continues with performances and demonstrations/sales and plein air artists creating in the park representing past and current cultural communities.
Ballet Minnesota presents the iconic ballet Giselle during their 27th Annual Minnesota Dance Festival, May 1 & 2 at The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St.Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul. Tickets range from $14 to $30 with discounts for students and seniors.To purchase tickets, visit http://oshag.stkate.edu or call the O’Shaughnessy Box Office at 651-690-6700. Performances May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. feature the full length (Acts 1 & 2). The matinee on May 2 at 2 p.m.
"Punkgrass" duo Grace & Tony live at 318 Cafe.
The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Wayzata Historical Society and Westonka Historical Society will celebrate the publication of their new book about Lake Minnetonka history, "Images of America: Lake Minnetonka," at a celebratory public book launch.
Celebrate National Women's History Month on Sunday, March 22nd at Amsterdam Bar and Hall being entertained at an evening fundraiser for Cancer research featuring true tales, music, and art on the topic of those revered and feared body parts: breasts.
Director Mark Russell Smith and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies’ premier orchestra, Symphony, present a 50-minute performance that explores the inspiration behind symphony classics. The program might well inspire young audience members as well as their parents. Ages 6+. Free. 4 p.m. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.; 651.282.3000; ordway.org.