August 8–9 More than 140 local
artists converge on Loring Park, a beautiful green space in west
Minneapolis, for this annual juried festival. Check out paintings,
photography, printmaking and handmade paper, woodwork, jewelry,
sculptures, fiber art, mixed media, glass art and more. In addition to
browsing artwork, stop by one of the food and beverage vendor spots for a
cool-down treat. Bring the fam: Strolling musicians and children’s
Arts & Performance
August 8–9 More than 140 local
Bring the whole family and try to figure out Matt Dunn’s masterful illusions, if you can. Be prepared to be amazed and mystified during this free magic show. Location is weather dependent; check online for more details. All ages. Free. 11 a.m. Ojibway Park Bandshell, 2695 Ojibway Drive; 651.714.3583; ci.woodbury.mn.us.
Come to another fantastic performance in the park. The LaValle Jazz Cats will be performing a selection of pieces for the night’s show. For a date night or a family outing, this concert in the park fits the bill—with great tunes and a chance for restless kiddos to run off some energy. Free. 7 p.m. Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place; ci.woodbury.mn.us.
Make the cabaret show your destination this May with dinner and a musical show. The Woodbury High School Choirs will take you on a journey while you enjoy your evening. This annual event’s theme this year is Destination. $15 per person for dinner and stage show (reservations needed); 6 p.m. $8 adults, $6 students for stage show only; 7:30 p.m. Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive; 651.768.4400; sowasho.k12.mn.us.
East Ridge Jazz @ The Loft is the hottest ticket in town! In its’ second year, this annual event, being held this year on Friday, April 10th at East Ridge High School, features performances by East Ridges own JAZZ I and JAZZ II jazz bands, along with a fantastic headliner new this year, the Red Rock Swing Band.
The Woodbury Skating Club hosts its 19th annual ice show featuring a theme of “a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.” The ice performers are as young as three and four, and vary in ages to adults. The club’s graduating seniors will be the highlight of the show, as it is their going away performance. $6 adults, $5 students, children under 4 free. 7:30 p.m. April 24, 11 a.m. April 25. Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive; 651.714.3740.
Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” is coming to Woodbury as the Woodbury Community Theatre is proud to present this famous play. Come prepared to be thoroughly entertained as you watch the confusion and chaos erupt when two men both use the identity of fictitious Earnest in order to escape the social burdens of their lives. $15 adults, $10 children and students. $12 seniors. 7 p.m. Black Box Theater, East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive.
When it comes to magic, there’s a huge variety of artists and acts—grand illusionists, card tricksters, acrobats and more. It’s not often, however, that one show covers the whole gamut. But this month, seven world-renowned illusionists come together to create a spectacular and diverse showcase of unbelievable feats. It’s a critically acclaimed performance that Australian Stage calls “a magical, mystery, tour de force.” All ages. $33–$110. 7 p.m. Additional 2 p.m. performances on March 28 and 29. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St.
Experience a night of jazz unlike any other.