Arts & Performance

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

Author Donna Chicone: Being a Super Pet Parent

For anyone who wishes to foster a heart-centered, lifelong relationship with a dog where joy and love is given and received by all, "Being a Super Pet Parent" provides the roadmap for nurturing many years of faithful companionship and cherished memories with your beloved dog. Meet author Donna Chicone at Woodbury Barnes & Noble and pick up a signed copy of this as well as her new book "Pet Parent Pawffirmations"! Read more about Author Donna Chicone: Being a Super Pet Parent

One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

Join One Voice in honoring the life and work of gay, African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin with The Man Behind the Dream, a commissioned work that tells the story of Rustin’s early years growing up as a Quaker, singer, athlete and activist who became a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Composer Steve Milloy uses two story-guides, the full chorus, and a 5-piece band to chronicle Rustin’s influence on Dr. King’s strategy of peaceful protest and pays tribute to current day activists. Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

Art Shanty Projects

Come out to Lake Harriet to explore a village of ice houses-turned-art studios. With over 150 artists and more than 20 shanties, let your imagination run wild across the ice as you explore the make-shift village. Watch performances, interact with resident artists and get in on the creative action yourself. All ages. 612.567.6844 Read more about Art Shanty Projects


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