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
Arts & Performance
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. Read more about Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
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
Come to Barnes & Noble on January 25th where you'll meet Colleen McMillan, author of "Men of the Year." Colleen will be signing copies of her new book, a simple love story complicated by an unwilling heroine; a catalog of dating foibles taken from real life experiences. Read more about Author Signing: Colleen McMillan
Barnes & Noble will be hosting Callie Trautmiller, author of Becoming American: A World War II Young Adult Novel. Callie's book, one of the few World War II accounts targeted for young adults, shows how siblings cope under the stress of war. Readers of all ages will enjoy this beautifully written historical fiction novel. Read more about Callie Trautmiller, Author Signing
Join author Sarah Hanley at the Maple Grove Library for a discussion about her novel Matka. Based on the true story of Hanley’s grandmother during and after World War 2, Hanley will discuss how the book was developed and how her grandmother’s experiences have influenced today and the future. 612.543.6450 Read more about Author Talk with Sarah Hanley
For this annual open house, the American Swedish Institute opens its museum doors for free to the public. Whether you’re seeing the mansion for the first time or are a longstanding member of the museum, come to enjoy live entertainment, bonfires and holiday themed crafts. All ages. 612.871.4907 Read more about Neighborhood Open House: American Swedish Institute
In this town, there can only be one king. Download passes at http://stxtickets.com/WMTG (while supplies last) to attend a free screening of THE GENTLEMEN at Alamo Drafthouse in Woodbury! THE GENTLEMEN releases in theaters January 24. Read more about THE GENTLEMEN Free Movie Screening!
Come home to One Voice and ignite your winter holidays! Guests include spoken word poet Ellis Perez and a string quartet from the Minnesota Philharmonic (LGBT) Orchestra. In addition to traditional holiday favorites, the concert includes music by current and former Minnesota composers including Abbie Betinis, Marisa Squadrito Geisler and Mari Esabel Valverde. Join us for beauty, levity, dancing sugar plum fairies and holiday sing-a-longs!
Thursday, December 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21 – 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sundin Hall, Hamline University Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents: Singing Darkness to Light
Get in the holiday spirit at this special performance. Bring family and friends of all ages to listen and enjoy festive music performed by a local St. Paul law enforcement band. The original band was formed in 1923 (!). This concert is hosted by Woodbury Parks & Recreation. Read more about Performance in the Park: St. Paul Police Band Holiday Concert