Arts & Performance

Author Signing: Tourney Time: Stories from the Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tournament

Meet longtime sports journalists David La Vaque and L. R. Nelson, who will be signing copies of their book "Tourney Time: Stories from the Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tournament" at Woodbury Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 28th from 1-3pm.  This book will take readers year by year through the tournaments, highlighting the key games, the backstories, and the players that made each one shine. Read more about Author Signing: Tourney Time: Stories from the Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tournament

GoGo Penguin

UK trio GoGo Penguin (pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner) have been hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music. Read more about GoGo Penguin

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

Free Luncheon for Librarians Featuring 'Cameron Goes to School' Author

On April 10, Cameron Goes to School author Sheletta Brundidge will host a free luncheon for Minnesota's librarians. 

Cameron Goes to School was born out of Brundidge's daughter's desire for a book about a child like her - an African American girl with autism. The book is published by Beaver's Press Pond, written by Brundidge and Lily Cole and illustrated by Darcy Bell-Myers.

Librarians will receive a free copy of Cameron Goes to School at the luncheon. Brundidge is also donating books to school libraries all over Minnesota. Read more about Free Luncheon for Librarians Featuring 'Cameron Goes to School' Author

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

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