Arts & Performance

Washington County Bluegrass Festival

Join Washington County Parks MN at scenic Lake Elmo Park Reserve for live music, great food from The Salsa Spot, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the great outdoors with the homegrown sounds of bluegrass.This year's lineup will feature:Sawtooth Brothers 2 p.m.Wild Goose Chase Cloggers 3 p.m.Monroe Crossing 4 - 6 p.m.Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for an afternoon of enjoyment and comfort.This event is free to the public with a valid vehicle permit - $7 daily or $30 annual.Supported by Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association

Summer Concert Series - Music for All Ages!

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and soak up the sun and sounds of summer at the Summer Concert Series at Woodbury Lakes. On Thursday nights, enjoy family-friendly local artists playing all types of music including rock, jazz, covers and more. Bring the kids on Wednesday mornings for kid-focused, interactive musical fun.

The Looney Lutherans in "Livin' La Vida Lutheran"

The Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) brings theatrical entertainment with a side of hotdish to the Bruentrup Heritage Farm.  MAHS will present the family-friendly comedy trio, THE LOONEY LUTHERANS, in “Livin’ La Vida Lutheran,” a show cooked up by one of the writers from the hit CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES musicals.  THE LOONEY LUTHERANS are three wacky gals who are promoting their new (fictional) cookbook with the use of music, comedy, audience interaction and a bit of wisdom for living a healthy life, “the Lutheran way!”  (But you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ‘em!) The variety sho

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra presents A Celebration of Finnish Music

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is proud to
announce the fifth and final program of its 2016-2017 concert season. A Celebration of Finnish Music will be presented
on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodbury United Methodist Church, 7465
Steepleview Road, Woodbury, MN.  Presented with the generous support of the Finlandia
Foundation National, A Celebration of
Finnish Music
commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of
Finland’s independence.  Part of the

District 833 4th Annual Orchestra Festival

The South Washington County School’s orchestra program will hold the fourth annual District Orchestra Festival Sunday, April 23rd at 4:00 pm at Woodbury High School. There to celebrate the orchestra festival will be 5th, 8th, and 9th-12th grade orchestra students from each of the district’s elementary, middle, and high schools.  The audience will hear each grade level perform individually and then hear a mass piece with over 500 students playing together.

'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.

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