Arts & Performance

The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival

Bring the whole family for a day of wonder, imagination, and all-ages fun!

Presented by the Ordway, the Flint Hills Family Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring performances, free activities, art-making, and more. Families will be swept away on adventures that spark imagination and inspire exploration, with performances by artists from all over the world and right here at home. Read more about The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival

Sons of Mystro

Sons of Mystro are young violinists made up of brother duo Malcolm, 23, and Umoja, 20, who use their violins to creatively interpret various genres of music; reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations. Stunning virtuosity.

In covering a song, Sons of Mystro invariably enhances that particular song due to their unique styling. Read more about Sons of Mystro

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Read more about Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

NOOMA, an opera for babies

This opera for babies uses parachutes to create an intimate world of wonder and interaction.

Designed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble, the performance invites our youngest audiences into an expanding and contracting world and immerses them in a parachute’s movements as it becomes a metaphor for breathing. Bring imagination and your full selves into this baby and toddler-centric experience designed just for them! Read more about NOOMA, an opera for babies

Two Rivers Chorale presents, "I Was Glad! Grand anthems and motets from English Cathedrals"

Two Rivers Chorale presents, “I Was Glad! Grand anthems and motets from English Cathedrals,” a thrilling program of soaring sacred music from the British sacred choral tradition, both accompanied and a cappella. Motets and anthems by G. F. Handel, Edward Elgar, C. Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford, Charles Wood, Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Philip Stopford and more. Stay for tea and scones following the performance! ($5 per person) Cheers! Read more about Two Rivers Chorale presents, "I Was Glad! Grand anthems and motets from English Cathedrals"

Calling Artists

You will learn to cut glass using glass cutting tools and to fix your design using silicon glue.  Grout and finish your coaster and take it home the same evening!  You will work with glass artist and teacher, Cindy Bergstrom and several other Westside Art Guild members.

Come to the Orono Discovery Center room 202, 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain, MnN

Questions? Contact lbroden@brspaint.com Read more about Calling Artists

One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

Join One Voice in honoring the life and work of gay, African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin with The Man Behind the Dream, a commissioned work that tells the story of Rustin’s early years growing up as a Quaker, singer, athlete and activist who became a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Composer Steve Milloy uses two story-guides, the full chorus, and a 5-piece band to chronicle Rustin’s influence on Dr. King’s strategy of peaceful protest and pays tribute to current day activists. Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

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