Arts & Performance

'Life Here' Spring Art Show at Squire House Gardens

Squire House Gardens is pleased to present a group exhibition of six local Minnesota artists whose work is inspired by graceful interpretation of the living world. This year’s annual spring show, entitled “Life Here,” will run from March 11 to March 26, 2017. Portraits, scenes and pieces in watercolor or oil ranging in size from small to large will be available for purchase at affordable prices.

Peter and the Wolf

December 1–2 Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra transform the atrium, lobby and mezzanine of Orchestra Hall into a hub of eight to nine activity stations where kids and parents can partake in arts and crafts and learn about this year’s production of Peter and the Wolf, given life and humor on stage by prop-assisted actors, while also trying out the instruments they’ll soon be hearing—no extra charge. All ages. $12. Start times vary; check online for details.

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra presents A Season of Stories - Chapter Two: Holiday Dreams

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO), will present the
second program of its 2016-2017 concert series, A Season of Stories, a series celebrating
different story themes through music. 
The program, Chapter Two: Holiday
Dreams,
will be presented in collaboration with the Woodbury Dance Center
(WDC), and feature a fresh take on Peter Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.  The performance
will take place on Sunday December 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at East Ridge High
School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN. 

Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite Series

November 12 and 19 For its two remaining Saturdays in November, this series features several up-and-coming artists from Minnesota and New York who show off their stuff at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis. Now in its 19th year, the series features different artists and performers each night. This year, the event will include a tribute to former participant and spoken word artists Kirk Washington, who died in a car accident last year. Arrive early at 8 p.m. and share a meal with the artists before the show at no extra cost. Ages 16 and up. 8 p.m.–midnight. $15.

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra presents A Season of Stories - Chapter One: Friendship

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) will present the
first program of its 2016-2017 concert series, A Season of Stories, on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  The program, Chapter 1: Friendship, will be the first of five concerts
celebrating different story themes through music.  The concert will be presented at Trinity
Lutheran Church, 115 North 4th Street, Stillwater, MN, at 2:00
p.m.  Tickets will be available at the
door or in advance on the orchestra’s website: 
$10 adults, $7 seniors, 17 and under free.

'Earth to Table' Fall Pottery Show at Squire House Gardens

Squire House Gardens Announces “Earth to Table” Fall Pottery Show

Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday living. 

A festive opening reception with the artists celebrating the harvest season will be held on the garden patio Saturday, October 1, from 1 to 5 pm. Complimentary beverages, garden fresh grilled food and hors d'oeuvres will be served on the artists' handmade wares. 

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra presents The Soul of Russia: An Exploration of Russian Music, Classical to Folk

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) will present The Soul of Russia:  An Exploration of Russian Music, Classical to Folk on Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in North St. Paul, 2499 N. Helen Street.  Tickets will be available at the door and in advance through the orchestra’s website (www.emsorch.org):  $10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens.  Children under 18 are free.

Boom Room Jazz

Join Boom Island Brewing for the 2nd installment in the monthly Boom Room Jazz series! Featuring the return of Brad Bellows & Company, music will begin at 7pm and will run until approximately 8:30pm. A new taproom exclusive beer will be available for guests during the performance. As always, Boom Room Jazz is free; there is no cover. 

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