Experience the magic this holiday season, as local guest artists join Ashley Ballet Arts Academy students to perform this classic story ballet. Let yourself be swept away to the fairy-tale Land of Sweets by Tchaikovsky's magical score and sparkling choreography by Ashley Burkland and ABAA faculty. This is a tradition not to be missed, and is appropriate for audience members ages 2 to 102!
Arts & Performance
The diverse urban community at the intersection of West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue welcomes you to experience the unique creations of more than 350 artists from across the nation. While cultivating their inner artists from within, visitors can also enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment and hands-on activities.
Hunt through the tents of local vendors for hidden and antique gems. Treasures abound at this outdoor market, whether you’re hunting down the perfect addition to your man cave or searching for cabin décor. New and used, restored and refurbished, come to find all your flea market needs from A-Z.
The pine grove at Belwin Conservancy serves as both inspiration and the location for this unique two-day musical performance event. Experience music performed from the pines with improvisation and natural sounds. Sunday features the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent.
This year’s third annual Sound for Silents features a film from the Walker’s collection and a score performed by local funk and soul group Astralblak. It’s a perfect evening on the hillside with food trucks, drinks and live DJs.
Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.
The Lowertown Sounds concert series wraps up with a month of indie rock. The Killer-esque three-piece The Shackletons play on the eighth, Porcupine rocks darker and fuzzier on the 15th and the notoriously energetic The Melismatics play the 22nd.
Nigerian-born guitarist and singer Carolyne Naomi’s music draws inspiration from many styles both African and American, but it’s consistently soulful, upbeat and hopeful. There’s no better soundtrack to the last month of summer.
The Delphia Cello Quartet formed in 2017 has a repertoire of everything from classical to pop. At Icehouse they’ll perform “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1” by the great modern Brazilian classical composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus some of their own arrangements.
The program will feature the following galleries: 2001 A Space, Circa, IceBox, Kolman & Pryor, NE Sculpture Gallery Factory, Qarma, Rogue Buddha, Rosalux, and Tres Leches Gallery.