Arts & Performance

Brains On! LIVE: Your Brain is Magic

Brains On!, the widely popular podcast for curious kids and their grownups from American Public Media, is hitting the big stage with an all new science-themed show. Co-hosts Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten will show audiences how the human brain can take a handful of signals from the eyes and ears and turn them into vibrant pictures of the world.  There will be magic tricks, dance moves, out-of-body experiences and even a game show.

The New One

Mike Birbiglia presents this Broadway series at the Ordway this fall, telling his tales of parenting in ways you’ve never heard before. You’ll have the time of your life listening to his heart, his humor will lift your mood and you’ll end your night on a high. 

Divine Light by VocalEssence

Join this music ensemble at the historic Summit Center for their presentation of Divine Light, a chamber performance that will explore the relationship between the human and the divine. Along with Ruggero Allifranchini on violin, there will be two performances along with preconcert talks illuminating the stories behind the songs. First Performance 4–5:30 p.m., second performance 7–8:30 p.m.

Mean Girls

See the classic movie reimagined in this hilarious Broadway musical. Follow Cady Heron as she navigates her way through a new high school, encountering the trials and tribulations that come along with joining the popular crowd. It will have you rolling with laughter, certain that it most definitely does make “fetch” happen. Tickets currently available to donors and subscribers.

The African Children's Choir is Coming to Woodbury!

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The “Just As I Am” tour combines traditional hymns with African cultural sounds and a stunning visual story of God’s faithfulness. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

EMSO presents French Passions

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present French Passions, a concert featuring the music of French composers, on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at The Grove United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury, MN.  Admission to this concert is free.  Donations in support of the orchestra’s work in the community are always appreciated.

'The Glass Menagerie'

Join the Guthrie Theater for its 2019-2020 season kick-off with Tennessee William’s lyrical family drama The Glass Menagerie. Director Joseph Haj takes this classic to the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Recommended ages 12 and up. Prices vary. Show times vary.

Theaster Gates at the Walker Art Center

Artist Theaster Gates is taking over the Walker’s galleries for an immersive artistic experience. Originally trained in ceramics, Gates has expanded his practice to include performance, installation and archival conservation. He is best known for his 2009 project Dorchester Project in Chicago, which recycled a two-story property on the South Side, turning it into a performance space, library and archive. All ages. Prices vary. Gallery hours vary. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls.; 612.375.7600; 

Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event

Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources.

Autumn Art in Nature

Learn basic shapes, drawing and shading techniques inside, then bring your sketch notebook outdoors to capture autumn’s splendor. Bring your favorite sketchbook, drawing pencils, kneaded erasers or pastels. Dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for hiking!  Lawn chairs recommended!

Fee $10.00 per person, register by Oct 2. 

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