Arts & Performance

Art-A-Whirl

Wander through the open private studios and galleries to view a variety of creative mediums from more than 800 local Minneapolis artists. As the largest open studio tour in the country, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of art through viewing, purchasing and connecting with the artists themselves.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, 2518 Central Ave. NE., Mpls. 612.788.1679; Information of studio locations can be found on nemaa.org

Worldwide Day of Botanical Art

Celebrate the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art with with the opening reception of "Out of the Woods," a national traveling art exhibition celebrating trees in public gardens. The event will also feature demonstrations and tours by artists from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and a presentation by Director of Exhibitions for the American Society of Botanical Artists Carol Woodin.

The Monumental Stick Build by Patrick Dougherty

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of Arboretum volunteers will create a unique art installation on Scarecrow Hill. Once completed, the installation will be on display at the Arboretum for the next 1-2 years.

The building process will be viewable at Scarecrow Hill daily from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

St. Paul Art Crawl

Wander through the unique lofts and studios of St. Paul’s very own artists. Showcasing more than 300 artists in 32 buildings across the lowertown and downtown neighborhoods, this weekend is sure to channel your inner creativity. Put on by the St. Paul Art Collective, the crawl has been celebrating nearly 40 years of unique artistry through education and preservation of art in culture in the greater Twin Cities area.

"Hello Dolly" at the Orpheum

Director Jerry Zaks and Broadway star Betty Buckley bring this revived musical comedy back to life at the Orpheum Theatre. Already winning four Tony awards, this updated classic show is a must-see for musical fanatics young and old. Ages 5+.

ABSTRACT at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Abstract art is non-representational, meaning the artist creates something that feels right without it being explained. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents a month-long exhibit from Midwestern abstract artists. What does it all mean? Decide for yourself!

All Ages. Free.
Exhibit opens 9 a.m. Mon.—Sat.
952.473.7361 ext.160

MSP International Film Festival

Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.

American Craft Show

Learn about the process of craft making and get inspired by more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the nation. See live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities from a variety of local artisans and vendors.

The Body Electric Art Exhibit

In a technologically dominated era, The Body Electric explores the themes of real versus virtual through a variety of visual mediums curated by an international group of artists. Explore how digital media and visual technologies change our perceptions of our bodies and manipulate how we view the environment around us. All ages. Prices vary.

Pop-Up Movie in the Dome: 'Coco'

The City of Plymouth will hold a free “Pop-Up Movie in the Dome” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Plymouth Creek Center Fieldhouse dome, 14800 34th Ave. N.

The indoor event will feature a showing of the movie Coco, rated PG. In this animated family-friendly film, a boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to watch the movie on the big screen.

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