Arts & Performance

Peter and the Wolf

December 1–2 Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra transform the atrium, lobby and mezzanine of Orchestra Hall into a hub of eight to nine activity stations where kids and parents can partake in arts and crafts and learn about this year’s production of Peter and the Wolf, given life and humor on stage by prop-assisted actors, while also trying out the instruments they’ll soon be hearing—no extra charge. All ages. $12. Start times vary; check online for details.

Casket Arts Holiday Marketplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November17, 2016

Casket Arts Presents:
Casket Arts Holiday Marketplace
681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55413 • casketarts.com

Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite Series

November 12 and 19 For its two remaining Saturdays in November, this series features several up-and-coming artists from Minnesota and New York who show off their stuff at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis. Now in its 19th year, the series features different artists and performers each night. This year, the event will include a tribute to former participant and spoken word artists Kirk Washington, who died in a car accident last year. Arrive early at 8 p.m. and share a meal with the artists before the show at no extra cost. Ages 16 and up. 8 p.m.–midnight. $15.

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Back by popular demand, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a fiery combination of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet and modern hip hop choreography. The performance features dancers who have performed at venues all over the world, hip hop icon Kurtis Blow as guest emcee, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist, all to bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in an exciting new way. Don’t miss the dance party before the show and during intermission.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Let loose and relax with the sound of reggae. The International Reggae All-Stars strive to live up to Bob Marley’s example, and they also sing songs from the last few decades of reggae—including selections from Tony Rebel, Beres Hammond and Wayne Wonder. Most All-Stars members hail from Kingston, Jamaica, and others are from Ghana, Venezuela and Trinidad. Ages 16 and up.

Cultural Survival Bazaar at Plymouth

This free admission, family-friendly festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Native artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and bring home a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Celebrate the nativity story through Gian Carlo Menotti’s one act opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Do not miss this internationally renowned work, with live professional eighteen-piece orchestra, that remains one of the most frequently performed modern operas. The opera is performed in English and performances will include a special appearance of the North Star Boys’ Choir.

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