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.
Arts & Performance
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.
Prince tribute band The Purple Xperience is coming to Sovereign Estate Winery. The five-piece group from Minneapolis promises to bring "the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations."
General admission, reserved tickets and preferred seating are available. Click here for more info.
AARP Minnesota will be hosting the Fifth Annual Movie Night at the Ballpark at St. Paul’s CHS Field on August 1st, where we will be screening A League of Their Own (rated PG). Moviegoers can take in the event in the stands or they can bring a blanket to enjoy the movie from the outfield of the park. The event is free to movie-lovers of any age, family-friendly and inclusive to all, and a fantastic way to connect to the richness and heart of St. Paul.
Disney’s Coco is colorful, creative and lauded for its music, and rightly so. For the first time ever, the Mexican folklore-inspired adventure to the land of the dead will be accompanied live by the Minnesota Orchestra performing Michael Giacchino’s score from beginning to end.
The classic tale of love, life and family comes to town for just one week this summer. We can all relate to story of a father’s traditions on one hand and his free-spirited daughters on the other hand. L’chaim!