Arts & Performance

"Peter and the Wolf" and "Paquita" Ballet

Minnesota Ballet Theatre will present enormously popular children's ballet with imaginative productions of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Grand Pas Classique from "Paquita" Choreography M. Petipa, music by Ludvig Minkus. Today "Paquita" and "Peter and the Wolf" are cornerstones of the classical ballet repertory, and have been staged by ballet companies throughout the world.

 

Potted Potter

This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500;

Periphery – The Student Sit-ins of 1960

The Youth Performance Company acts out the story of four young African-Americans in North Carolina in 1960. It’s well known that lunch counters are for white people only, but these four decide to sit there and start a movement that changes history. Recommended for 4th grade and up. $7-$15. Times vary. Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 612.623.9080.

Flowers for the Room

This new musical based on the book by Jessica Lind Peterson follows the story of Allison and Jake: newlyweds whose lives are torn apart by a tragic accident. It’s a story of the uncertainty of life, human resilience and the power of choice. Recommended for adults. $23-$27. Times vary. Yellow Tree Theatre, 763.493.8733

Work of Art: Recordkeeping for Artists

This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669

HATCH PechaKucha Night: Artists Who Teach

Learn about artists who teach, at a PechaKucha Sunday, Jan. 20, 6pm. Art Force will host the free, open-to-public event at 1400 Van Buren St. NE. In this fast-paced format, artists show and explain work with 20 slides in 20 seconds each.

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Roaring Twenties

Hear iconic songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,”  “Sweet Sue,” and “Ain’t We Got Fun” alongside instrumental selections, as this program takes you back to America’s most transformative and mythical era.

Jazz band:
Jerry Rubino, piano; Greg Keel, saxophone; Paul Babcock, drums; Tom Pieper, bass

Vocalists:
Andrea Leap and Joey Clark

Tickets may be purchased by calling 612.767.5250.

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar, presented by Lori Dokken - July 13 and 14

Join us for an evening celebrating some of the greatest women singers and songwriters ever! With Lori Dokken at the piano and an all-girl rhythm section, Twin Cities' vocalists Judi Vinar, Debbie Duncan, Patty Peterson and Rachel Holder Hennig turn the Fireside Theatre into a celebration of some of the matriarchs of music. Sit back and enjoy the vibrant vocal harmonies these girls put to tunes made famous by such divas as: Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Tina Turner, Judy Garland, Christina Aguilera and many more.

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