Arts & Performance

Author Ronald E. Peterson: Gardeners of the Universe

Meet author Ronald E. Peterson at Woodbury Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 14th, where he'll be signing copies of his new sci-fi thriller, Gardeners of the Universe. A former Fortune 500 company technology executive, Peterson writes an intelligent thriller about how humanity struggles to survive disruptive new technologies in transportation, medicine and communication and the radically changed world that results! Read more about Author Ronald E. Peterson: Gardeners of the Universe

Author Donna Chicone: Being a Super Pet Parent

For anyone who wishes to foster a heart-centered, lifelong relationship with a dog where joy and love is given and received by all, "Being a Super Pet Parent" provides the roadmap for nurturing many years of faithful companionship and cherished memories with your beloved dog. Meet author Donna Chicone at Woodbury Barnes & Noble and pick up a signed copy of this as well as her new book "Pet Parent Pawffirmations"! Read more about Author Donna Chicone: Being a Super Pet Parent

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

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

Bestselling MN Author Brian Freeman Signs His Latest Psychological Thriller

Meet bestselling MN author Brian Freeman, who will be signing copies of his latest psychological thriller "Thief River Falls" at Barnes & Noble on Feb 15th from 11am to 1pm. Brian is the author of the award-winning Jonathan Stride and Frost Easton series, his books selling in 46 countries and in 22 languages. Brian has also been selected as the author to continue Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series with a new Bourne novel due out this year.  Read more about Bestselling MN Author Brian Freeman Signs His Latest Psychological Thriller

Local Author Lisa M. Bolt Simons Signs Copies of Her 'Beastly' Books

Books that guarantee to keep your youngsters reading: Lisa M. Bolt Simons will be signing copies of her two latest books about military weapons, tactics and technologies that have been inspired by animals. Meet this engaging, talented writer (who is a Literacy Coach by day) and pick up your signed copies of her books on Saturday, February 8th from 1-3pm. Read more about Local Author Lisa M. Bolt Simons Signs Copies of Her 'Beastly' Books

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

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