Arts & Performance

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

Perceptions of Norway

Perceptions of Norway seeks to expand common perceptions of Norwegians and their culture. Through the eyes of a fellow American, photographer Nancy Bundt — an expat residing in Norway for 25 years — guests to the exhibit will be able to witness the photos and stories of a diverse group of Norwegians.

On display now-June 10 at Norway House. Read more about Perceptions of Norway

Arboretum Opens Wilcock Gallery Collection

Before the Wilcock Gallery in Excelsior closed in 2015, Keith Wilcock curated several shows a year at the Arboretum. In its more than 20 years of operation, the gallery frequently purchased pieces from artists’ shows for its private collection. Now this rare cache of original art is being shown together. Artists include Tom Foty, Andy Evansen, Ming Feng, Kai Liu,  Kate Starling and more. 


April 10, 3 p.m., Keith Wilcock, Topic: Why collect art?

April 10, 4 p.m., Keith Wilcock, Topic: Artwork demystified Read more about Arboretum Opens Wilcock Gallery Collection

Artistry Spring Open House

Join us in the studios at the Bloomington Center for the Arts to learn all about our education program!
With demos from both adult and youth class instructors as well as art activities for kids, this will be an enriching day for the whole family. Families interested in summer camps will get special camp previews as they see sample projects and meet a few of our fantastic camp instructors. Read more about Artistry Spring Open House

Willy Wonka Musical at The International School of Minnesota

Join us at The International School of Minnesota for our April performances of Willy Wonka! 5 showtimes:

Friday, April 20 at 7 pm -Opening Night
Saturday, April 21 at 2 pm -Backstage Pass
Friday, April 27 at 7 pm -Director's Night
Saturday, April 28 at 2 pm -Meet the Cast
Sunday, April 29 at 2 pm -Final Show

Family friendly event, concessions will be sold -public welcome! Come and enjoy our amazing students performing this classic production.  Read more about Willy Wonka Musical at The International School of Minnesota

Quirky Clay Containers - Ages 8-12

In this workshop, kids will delight in making hand-built clay containers with a wild and whimsical twist. Each student will add an imaginative character and fun painted patterns to their container by learning sculpting, carving, and painting techniques to add extra pizzazz and personality.  Pieces will be clear glazed, fired and ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the workshop. Read more about Quirky Clay Containers - Ages 8-12

Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell! This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists­: choreographers, dancers, painter, and musicians, and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision and its dancers’ versatility. Read more about Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet

Russian Nutcracker 2017

The Academy of Russian Ballet presents its Sixteenth Annual dance production of The Nutcracker classical Ballet in the Minneapolis area. This authentically Russian classical version of the holiday Fairytale is performed by Academy of Russian Ballet dancers. Academy of Russian Ballet Nutcracker performance is faithful to the original Marius Petipa choreography performed in Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg Russia.

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