Don’t miss Woodbury High School students’ annual Coffeehouse show, produced this month at the high school and featuring musical acts and more. This marks the annual fundraiser’s 22nd year, and will include a festive Cirque du Soleil theme. Guests can hear music and other performances from students, and try a delectable sampling of food from local vendors. All proceeds from the evening go to the American Society for Suicide Prevention.
Arts & Performance
This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500;
The Youth Performance Company acts out the story of four young African-Americans in North Carolina in 1960. It’s well known that lunch counters are for white people only, but these four decide to sit there and start a movement that changes history. Recommended for 4th grade and up. $7-$15. Times vary. Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 612.623.9080.
This new musical based on the book by Jessica Lind Peterson follows the story of Allison and Jake: newlyweds whose lives are torn apart by a tragic accident. It’s a story of the uncertainty of life, human resilience and the power of choice. Recommended for adults. $23-$27. Times vary. Yellow Tree Theatre, 763.493.8733
This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669
The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present Mardi Gras!, the fourth annual EMSO pops cabaret concert and fundraiser. This year’s event will celebrate the musical theme of Mardi Gras and Carnival from around the world. The orchestra will be performing a wide variety of works showcasing wildly-celebratory music from countries that celebrate their own special versions of Carnival -- from standard classical music to tangos and other lighter fare.
Learn about artists who teach, at a PechaKucha Sunday, Jan. 20, 6pm. Art Force will host the free, open-to-public event at 1400 Van Buren St. NE. In this fast-paced format, artists show and explain work with 20 slides in 20 seconds each.
Hear iconic songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Sweet Sue,” and “Ain’t We Got Fun” alongside instrumental selections, as this program takes you back to America’s most transformative and mythical era.
Jerry Rubino, piano; Greg Keel, saxophone; Paul Babcock, drums; Tom Pieper, bass
Andrea Leap and Joey Clark
Tickets may be purchased by calling 612.767.5250.
The Stillwater Nutcracker, now in its 28th year, is a family-friendly version, choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional story line of the young girl named Clara and her Christmas dream. Our version includes a live narration and the exuberant dancing of children from the age of five through professional level dancers who grace the show with beauty and spirit.
Performances are at the Stillwater Area High School
The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is proud to announce the first program of its tenth anniversary season. A Joyful Noise will be presented on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.