Arts & Performance

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.

Beauty & the Beast - Twin Cities Ballet

EVENT TITLE: Beauty & the Beast

EVENT LOCATION: Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337 

EVENT CATEGORY: Event, Performance, Arts & Entertainment, Seasonal Events 

EVENT DATES/TIMES: May 10–12, 2018


Thursday, May 10, 7:00pm

Friday, May 11, 7:00pm

Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm

Saturday, May 12, 7:00pm


EVENT PRICE: $20 - $36

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.


The Winery at Sovereign Estate - The Spirit of Winter - Festival of Lights Show

us for a Solar-Powered Holiday Light Show at The Winery at Sovereign Estate in
Waconia, MN. Stroll through 10 acres of lighted trees, buildings, trails & synchronized
music shows. Twelve attractions for children of all ages, including life-size
Nativity, petting zoo, cookies & cocoa, activity rink, photos with Santa,
and WINE for grown-ups. Make this a new holiday tradition! Just follow the

LOUD at the LIBRARY: Open Mic+Art Night

Open Mic: A live show where audience members who are amateur performers are given the opportunity to sing, rap, play an instrument, recite poetry, spoken word or comedy on a stage. (Must be family-friendly) A professional, multi-channel sound system, electric piano, acoustic guitar and bongos are available for use. Soundtracks and instrumentals brought on your phone or device can also hook into our sound system.


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