Arts & Performance

Once on This Island

Direct from Broadway

Music. Fire. Rain. Passion. And that’s just the opening number.

“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times.

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Read more about Once on This Island

Brian Lutterman, Award-Winning Author at Woodbury Barnes & Noble

Meet the very popular, award-winning author Brian Lutterman at Woodbury Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 7th, where he will be signing copies of his latest novel Nightfall. Lutterman, a former trial and corporate attorney, writes cutting-edge corporate thrillers. Nightfall is the latest in his Pen Wilkinson series, which also includes Downfall, Windfall and Freefall. Read more about Brian Lutterman, Award-Winning Author at Woodbury Barnes & Noble

Art in the Park

Artwork, neighbors, holiday gifts and perpetual warm weather: What could be better? The Central Park Art Fair combines all of these delightful early-winter things, and it’s the perfect place to kick off your holiday shopping. Local artists showcase their wares—including paintings, pottery and more—so you can be assured that your finds are one-of-a-kind. And of course, take the opportunity stroll around Central Park and enjoy the (year-round!) greenery and soothing water features, which can help us outlast another snowy winter to come.    Read more about Art in the Park

The Phantom of the Opera

The iconic musical opened for the first time in 1986 London and now is coming to Minneapolis. At the Orpheum Theatre, you can experience the story of Christine and the Phantom in person. Bring your family and friends to this beautiful and classic show. Read more about The Phantom of the Opera

Hudda Ibrahim, Discusses 'Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis'

As part of the Unique Voices Series in November, Woodbury Barnes & Noble is pleased to welcome author Hudda Ibrahim. Hudda is an entrepreneur, speaker, college faculty member, and the author of "From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis." Join us to hear her story, and her experiences and insights on topics of diversity, inclusion, culture and community. Read more about Hudda Ibrahim, Discusses 'Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis'

Meet Jenifer LeClair, Author of the Award-Winning Windjammer Mystery Series

Come in to Woodbury Barnes & Noble and meet Jenifer LeClair, author of the award-winning Windjammer Mystery Series! Jenifer's latest book Death in the Blood Moon provides a canvas rich in both characters and settings - including the North Shore and Minneapolis - as this page-turning double mystery unfolds. Jenifer will sign copies of this and other books in the series. A perfect holiday gift! Read more about Meet Jenifer LeClair, Author of the Award-Winning Windjammer Mystery Series

Kao Kalia Yang Discusses "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir" at Barnes & Noble in Woodbury

As part of our Unique Voices Series, Woodbury Barnes & Noble is pleased to welcome award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang. Kalia, who authored "The Latehomecomer" and "The Song Poet", will also discuss her latest books "A Map Into the World" and "What God is Honored Here?" Join us as she shares her stories, and her experiences and insights on topics of diversity, inclusion, culture and community. Read more about Kao Kalia Yang Discusses "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir" at Barnes & Noble in Woodbury

Anika Fajardo, author of 'Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family'

As part of our Unique Voices series in November, we're pleased to welcome author Anika Fajardo. Anika was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota, and writes about that experience in "Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family." Join us to hear a beautiful telling of her story, where family is where you find it and what you make of it. Read more about Anika Fajardo, author of 'Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family'

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