Arts & Performance

Author’s Talk at Plymouth Library

Lizzie Ehrenhalt will discuss Precious and Adored, her new book about a long-term romance between two women at the turn of the 20th century. In 1890, Rose Cleveland, a sister of President Grover Cleveland, fell in love with Evangeline Marrs Simpson, who later married the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, and wrote to her for 19 years. The book includes annotated transcriptions of their letters, some of which were hidden from the public in the 1970s. Sponsored by Friends of the Plymouth Library. Read more about Author’s Talk at Plymouth Library

Art Shanty Projects

Come out to Lake Harriet to explore a village of ice houses-turned-art studios. With over 150 artists and more than 20 shanties, let your imagination run wild across the ice as you explore the make-shift village. Watch performances, interact with resident artists and get in on the creative action yourself. All ages. 612.567.6844 Read more about Art Shanty Projects

The AdventureMN Film Festival

Come support local filmmakers at AdventureMN Film Festival. This is a great opportunity to watch some short films that you might not normally get to see. The films are mostly about life in Minnesota and exploring the places that most people might not get to see in the land of 10,000 lakes. All ages. Read more about The AdventureMN Film Festival

Ordway Cabaret: Gotta Dance!

From 42nd Street to “Easy Street” and “All That Jazz” to “Step In Time,” dance on Broadway helps to shape the dance world and creates cultural memories that last well beyond the dance floor. In this installment of Ordway Cabaret, we hear from artists whose voices are seldom heard but whose contributions are key to the story and spectacle of the Broadway musical. Join us as we look at the legacy of dance in musical theater, the choreographers who created it, and the stories of the dancers in the ensembles that make our musicals move. Read more about Ordway Cabaret: Gotta Dance!

HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS

TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American and Japanese female taiko artists together for a two-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance. Envisioned as a catalyst to fuel movement towards gender equity in taiko, this project celebrates and puts women center stage in a collaborative, unique performance. Read more about HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS

Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Conceived and choreographed by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Written in Water explores the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey to connect the human with the transcendent and reveal mysteries within the self. In this large-scale, multimedia dance work, dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation, and activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—representing the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing. Read more about Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate, stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltry, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar, and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, this performance delivers a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. This show also provides the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material, as well as stories from his touring career. Read more about Howard Jones Acoustic Trio

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