Can’t-Miss Calendar

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May 21–June 9

Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon

A 23-foot, internally lit, spherical sculpture of Earth’s Moon will be on view day and night, suspended from the ceiling with only a few feet between it and the floor in the new Bell Museum, in honor of the anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 10 mission, which orbited the Moon in May 1969.

When: May 21–June 9

Where: The Bell Museum, St. Paul

Cost: $9–$12

Info: bellmuseum.umn.edu


May 17–Oct. 28

The Vikings Begin

The Vikings Begin

This is the Midwest premiere of an extraordinary new exhibition featuring dozens of early Viking artifacts, many that were excavated from boat graves and are nearly 1,400 years old. The installation features Viking helmets, swords, jewelry, glass vessels, bowls and other objects with historical significance, that tell stories about the people buried with them and the society they belonged to. The exhibition is on its first tour outside of Scandinavia and was produced by Sweden’s Uppsala University and its Gustavianum museum.

When: May 17–Oct. 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: Included in museum admission: $12 adults; $8 seniors; $6 ages 6-18 and students; free for ages 5 and under and ASI members

Info: asimn.org


May 17–25

Minnesota Cloudscapes

Minnesota Cloudscapes

Heather Friedli’s show Minnesota Cloudscapes is an effort to synthesize her love and experience in the natural world, and wilderness adventure travel. Those experiences, being out in the world seeing the beauty and power of nature are represented in large scale paintings. Minnesota Cloudscapes will also be on display at the th, with an

When: Artist reception at May 22 at 5:30 pm. May 17–25

Where: Norseman Distillery, Northeast Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: facebook.com/events/371589226774929


May 23

arboretum group

UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum tour: May is an amazing time to visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, especially because the tulips will be in bloom! Our expert guide will take you on an easy exploration of this natural gem, right in our own backyard. Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, May 23

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


May 24

Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band as Elvis

The Elvis Show: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

Featuring Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band, “The Elvis Show” recreates the sounds of Elvis Presley’s career: the hits of the ’50s, songs from his movies, gospel music, television specials and his record-breaking years performing in Las Vegas.

When: April 28, May 24

Where: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Cost: $36

Infomasonicheritagecenter.org


May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, Sep. 28

CARS AND CAVES FOR CHARITY SHOW

Cars and Caves

Collector, classic and exotic cars and motorcycles are displayed all throughout the AutoPlex’s 120 garage condominiums. These nationally-known “man caves”’ are themed to reflect the owners’ specific interests along with their personal car and automobilia collections. Guests are encouraged to drive to the AutoPlex in their collector, classic or exotic car or motorcycle, which can also be displayed at Cars and Caves. All guests are encouraged to arrive early due to limited on-site parking. Coffee, beverages and food will be provided by local food trucks at this family-friendly event. Each Cars and Caves event will spotlight a charity group, and donations will be collected for that charity on site.

When: May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, Sep. 28

Where: Chanhassen AutoPlex

Cost: FREE

Info: chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves


May 25, 26

F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tour

F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tour

Explore the childhood haunts of F. Scott Fitzgerald with a 90-minute walking tour of the St. Paul neighborhood where he spent much of his youth, led by a James J. Hill House guide. Guides will also discuss the importance of the neighborhood to other writers, like Sinclair Lewis, Patricia Hampl, and August Wilson. The tour begins at the Commodore Bar & Restaurant at 79 Western Ave. and includes stops at 599 Summit Ave., where Fitzgerald wrote his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and his birthplace at 481 Laurel Ave. Tour stops do not include interiors. All areas of the tour are accessible for those with limited mobility, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs.

When: May 25, 26

Where: Commodore Bar & Restaurant, St. Paul

Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/6643


May 25–27

Fort Snelling Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Learn about Native American history and the fort’s role in US expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, like the 25th Infantry Buffalo soldiers in the 1880s and Dred and Harriet Scott. Watch demonstrations like cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and more. Join in historic games on the parade grounds, and kids can try out the “History Hunt” and earn a small prize.

When: May 25–27

Where: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

Info: mnhs.org/event/6548


May 4–26

Tinker to Evers to Chance

Tinker to Evers to Chance

It was 1908 when the Chicago Cubs last won the world series, a win owed to star players Tinker, Evers, and Chance. Despairing decades followed, but Nessa, a true Cubs fan, never gave up on her team. Now it’s 2003, and it looks like the impossible may just become possible again.

When: May 4–26

Where: Black Box Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Cost: $15–$46

Info: artistrymn.org


May 27

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Memorial Day Celebration

Please come for the 151st Memorial Day celebration at Minneapolis’ oldest existing cemetery. The keynote speaker is Lt. Col. Lori Allert. U.S. Army Music by the Seward Community Concert Band Readings and Posting of the Colors by students from the Minnesota Transitions Charter School If possible, please bring a lawn chair. Service animals only, please. At 1 p.m. there will be a seated history talk followed by an optional walking tour. Light refreshments will be served.

When: May 27

Where: Pioneers & Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: friendsofthecemetery.org


May 27; June 10, 24

Connie Evingson

Music Monday with Connie Evingson

To launch a brand new music space in town, Nord Social Hall, French Meadow is hosting an ongoing series of jazz, blues and hot club swing, Music Monday with Connie Evingson, every other week beginning in May. Doors open at 5:30pm and music plays from 7–9pm. An organic farm-to-table menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts, along with craft cocktails, wine and artisan beers will be available for purchase.

When: May 27; June 10, 24

Where: Nord Social Hall, adjacent to the French Meadow restaurant in Minneapolis

Cost: $15 at the door

Info: frenchmeadowcafe.com


May 28–June 9

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

This story of a teenager with social anxiety opened to rave reviews in 2016 and has broken box office records and won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When: May 28–June 9

Where: Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $74 to $249

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


May 30

murder-mystery-dinner

Noir She Didn’t

Mystery Entertainment is now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Come for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller.

When: May 16, 30

Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Minneapolis

Cost: $60

Infomurdermysterydinnerminneapolis.com


May 31–June 8

Cantus

Covers: A Pop Concert

Following the past three years of covering complete albums, Cantus will arrange and perform Joni Mitchell’s iconic Blue in its entirety.

When: May 31–June 8

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Cost: $6–$33

Infocantussings.org


May 31–June 23

Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

In 1890, young Ransome Foster leaves New York City for a new life in the Wild West, where he ends up beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees.

When: May 31–June 23

Where: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis

Cost: $22, $18 for ages 62 and up (except Saturdays)

InfoTheatreintheRound.org


May 31–June 2

Edina Art Fair

Edina Art Fair

Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has grown to 250,000-300,000 visitors throughout the three-day weekend, while displaying 280 artists diverse collection of art, entertainment, kids zone, craft beer gardens, gourmet food and more.

When: May 31–June 2

Where: France Avenue and 50th Street

Cost: FREE

InfoEdinaArtfFair.com


June 1

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

The festival features over 70 juried artists, delicious food, live music, used book sale, garden club plant sale, art activities for children, and other activities for all.

When: June 1

Where: St. Anthony Park Library, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infosapfest.org


June 1

Spring tea

Spring Tea in the Barn

Celebrate springtime with a five-course tea that includes scones, soup, salad, tea sandwiches, dessert and more. Bring your friends to enjoy this popular annual event which takes place in the historic barn. Be sure to bring extra cash for the silent auction, and wear your best spring hat! (Dress casually for outdoor temperatures, as the barn is not heated.) Contact Mary at 651-330-3862 to make a reservation.

When: 11:30 a.m., June 1

Where: Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood

Cost: $35

Info: MaplewoodHistoricalSociety.org


June 2

The Musical Offering

The Musical Offering

The chamber music ensemble comprising musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra presents its final concert of the season, which celebrates summer with music by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

When: June 2

Where: Sundin Music Hall on the Hamline University campus

Cost: $30

Infomusicaloffering.org


June 3

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren: The Individualist Tour

Rundgren’s autobiography The Individualist was released on December 21. In conjunction with the release, Rundgren will be embarking on the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour this coming spring, highlighting both hits and “deep tracks” spanning his 50- year career, which will include shows in North America, the UK, Europe, and Japan.

When: June 3

Where: Ames Center, Burnsville

Cost: $45 / $59.50

Infoames-center.com/todd-rundgren.html


Thursdays June 6–August 29 (except July 4)

Lowertown Sounds

Lowertown Sounds

The Lowertown Sounds concert series features live, local and original music, food trucks, local beer, cider and wine, and benefits the St. Paul Yellow Ribbon Network.

When: Thursdays June 6–August 29 (except July 4)

Where: Mears Park, Saint Paul

Cost: FREE

Infolowertownsounds.com


Thursdays June–August, for other dates, see website

Twin Cities River Rats

Twin Cities River Rats

The Twin Cities River Rats put on themed water ski shows all summer long on the Mississippi River in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, just south of the Broadway Avenue bridge. The team began back in the 1970s and has grown over the years into a 100+ member, nationally ranked team.

When: Thursdays June–August, for other dates see website

Where: 1758 West River Rd N, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Infotcriverrats.com/events


June 7

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is an accomplished comedian, author, lecturer, host and actress. Her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, debuted at #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list in Humor and Hardcover within the first 10 days of its release, and its audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year.

When: June 7

Where: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul

Cost: $52.50, $41.50, $36.50

Info: first-avenue.com/venue/fitzgerald-theater


On view starting June 7

The Art of Living with Dementia

The Art of Living with Dementia

This traveling exhibit shares the work and voices of seniors living with dementia who participated in a popular program launched by the city of Minnetonka. Participants took classes in watercolor, ceramics, charcoal drawing and more.

When: On view starting June 7

Where: Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Cost: FREE

Infominnetonkaarts.org


March 1–June 8

TENDERLY, The Rosemary Clooney Musical

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Featuring many of her signature songs such as “Come On-A My House,” “Tenderly,” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” this production tells the story of Rosemary Clooney’s successes on film, radio, and TV, as well the struggles in her personal life.

When: March 1–June 8

Where: Old Log Theatre, Excelsior

Cost: $30–$40

Infooldlog.com


June 8

Apple

6th Annual Minnesota Cider Festival

The Minnesota Cider Guild’s event will offer unlimited samples from around 100 local, national and international cider brands. Cideries will share flagship ciders, new seasonal releases, specialty ciders and more. Guests will also enjoy food for purchase from Spring Café and Red River Kitchen all while taking in views of beautiful Como Lake from Como Lakeside Pavilion.

When: June 8

Where: Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul

Cost: Early entry tickets are $60 and general admission tickets are $50. Designated driver tickets are $10. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door for $70 (early entry) and $60 (general admission).

Infobit.ly/2UUTrA2


June 8

Print Matters

Print Matters Vintage Book Fair

Print Matters is a one-day show of vintage books, comics, records, posters, and more, plus handmade items from the book arts world. Admission includes a raffle ticket, swag, and more, and there will be food, drink and music.

When: June 8

Where: The Hook and Ladder Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $2

Inforaintaxi.com


June 8–July 20

Essma Imady work

Torey Erin and Essma Imady Exhibitions

Essma Imady’s multimedia installation, Muscle Memory, Syrian Homecomings, uses her memories of home as a raw material. Syrian born Imady explores how the concept of home is altered by the elements of time and distance, as well as etched away by the forces of war and political climate. Torey Erin’s most recent installation, Seeming, brings together a suite of sculpture, photography, and film portraying contemplations of mortality, the theater of reality, ritual, and temporality.

When: Opening reception: June 8th, 6–9 p.m., exhibitions are from June 8—July 20, 2019

Where: SOO Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Infosoovac.org


June 8–9

39th Annual Excelsior Art on the Lake

39th Annual Excelsior Art on the Lake

More than 140 artists will be featured as Excelsior Art on the Lake favorites return to this juried show with artists from across the country as well distinguished local artists. Contemporary and traditional works in jewelry, wood, painting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media will be featured.

When: June 8–9

Where: Commons Park on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior

Cost: FREE

Info: excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com


June 9

Minnesota Boychoir

Minnesota Boychoir

This spring, the nationally recognized Minnesota Boychoir will present two concerts — one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis — featuring performances by the 150 boys, age 6–18, in all four Boychoir ensembles: Allegro, Cantando and Cantar, as well as Cantabile, the 50-member flagship choir. The second concert, at Ted Mann, will also feature the Minnesota Boychoir’s alumni choir, AlumSing and Adult Choir.

When: June 9

Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: boychoir.org


June 11

Breanna’s Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving

Breanna’s Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving

Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing visual arts, dance, music and theater to children with life-threatening illnesses at Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer, live and silent auctions, tarot card reader and entertainment by country/rock/swing band Trailer Trash. Attire is casual.

When: June 11

Where: Plymouth Creek Center, Plymouth

Cost: $70

Info: breannasgift.org/breannas-star/


June 11

Rice Park

Rice Park Grand Opening

Celebrate the completion of the months-long revitalization of this beloved downtown park.

When: June 11

Where: Landmark Center

Cost: FREE

Info: landmarkcenter.org


June 12–September 25

Summer-Walking-Tours

St. Paul Walking Tours

The three tours, Rice Park Tour, Heart of the City Tour and Great River Tour, operate on a rotating schedule, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

When: June 12–September 25

Where: Rice Park Tour and Heart of the City Tour: Landmark Center; Great River Tour: Upper Landing Park

Cost: FREE, but reservations are required

Info: landmarkcenter.org


June 12–16

St. Louis Park Parktacular

St. Louis Park Parktacular

Events and activities include the Grand Day Parade, free admission to the St. Louis Park Aquatic Park, outdoor concerts, food trucks and much more.

When: June 12–16

Where: Wolfe Park, Saint Louis Park for most events

Cost: FREE, but reservations are required

Info: landmarkcenter.org


Thursdays June 13–July 25

White Bear Lake Marketfest

White Bear Lake Marketfest

More than 130 local businesses and vendors offer a wide variety of food, merchandise, art, and handcrafted goods.

When: Thursdays June 13–July 25

Where: Downtown White Bear Lake

Cost: FREE

Info: marketfestwbl.com


June 14–16

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

A weekend of art and music on the Minneapolis riverfront, this festival features 200+ artists, family activities, live music, and Art of the Car show, and more.

When: June 14–16

Where: Minneapolis Riverfront along NE Main Street and adjacent parks

Cost: FREE

Info: stonearchbridgefestival.com


June 15

James J. Hill House Father's Day Weekend

Father’s Day Weekend Tour

Enjoy theme tours exploring James J. Hill’s life as the father of 10 children on Saturday. Last tour leaves at 3:30 pm.

When: June 15

Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Info: mnhs.org/event/6705


June 20–22

Jose James

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival will be headlined this year by vocalist José James (pictured), vocalist Nnenna Freelon, the James Carter Organ Trio, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand with Tom McDermott, and more.

When: June 20–22

Where: Mears Park and Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: twincitiesjazzfestival.com


June 21–23

old car

Back to the 50’s Weekend

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 46th annual “Back to the 50’s Weekend” will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier, as well as 350 vendors and lots of activities.

When: June 21–23

Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: At the door: Adults – $12; Kids 12 and under FREE with each paid adult

Info: msrabacktothe50s.com


June 23

Fete de la St. Jean Baptiste

Fete de St. Jean Baptiste Rendezvous

Join in the celebration of St. Jean Baptiste, patron saint of French Canadians, with a rendezvous of music, games, a bonfire. and more. In Canada, the Fete de la St. Jean Baptiste is a national holiday celebrated on June 24.

When: June 23

Where: Sibley Historic Site, Mendota

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/event/7133


June 23

Minnesota Food Truck Festival

Minnesota Food Truck Festival

The Uptown Food Truck Festival has grown to be the largest Food Truck Festival in the Midwest, with more than 65 food trucks. Food offerings will range from Poke Bowls and Bahn Mi to meat pies and Uptown favorites Tin Fish. The non-food trucks will offer on-trend fashion, men’s grooming services, music, and the Mobile Escape Room trailer. Other activities include life-size Jenga, mechanical bull, bean bag toss, Henna Tattoo Artists and a Psychic Tarot Reader. There will be live music and DJs on two stages.

When: June 23

Where: Hennepin Avenue from Lake Street to 32nd Street, and on 31st Street from Humboldt Avenue to Girard Avenue, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: uptownfoodtruckfestival.com


June 24–30

Bob Newhart

Minneapolis Comedy Festival

The first-ever Minneapolis Comedy Festival will make its debut in downtown Minneapolis across a myriad of stages, featuring Bob Newhart, Seth Meyers, George Lopez, Cedric “The Entertainer,” D.L. Hughley, John Crist and many more.

When: June 24–30

Where: Many venues in downtown Minneapolis

Cost: Varies

Info: MPLSComedyFest.com


June 27

Latin History for Morons

Latin History for Morons

John Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes.

When: June 27

Where: State Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $49, $79, $89, $109

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


June 27

Sinatra and Company: Music From the Rat Pack Era

Sinatra and Company — Music From the Rat Pack Era

Colleen Raye, Tim Patrick, Debbie O’Keefe along with the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band under the direction of Todd Matheson present an evening of music and tales from the ’50s and ’60s crooners — guys and gals — in the legendary Rat Pack. You’ll hear songs from Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., plus tunes and stories from Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

When: June 27

Where: Ames Center, Burnsville

Cost: $28

Info: ames-center.com/sinatra-and-company.html


June 29–30

Eagan Art Festival

Eagan Art Festival

The theme for the 25th Eagan Art Festival is World Art Celebration. See a juried art show of 100 artists, an artist demonstration and get creative with the annual community art project in the Art Experience tent.

When: June 29–30

Where: 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan

Cost: FREE

Info: eaganartfestival.org


July 6

Minneapolis, MN Detective Day

Minneapolis Detective Day

CluedUpp is the British detective game that’s just like a giant, outdoor version of the board game Clue. The Minneapolis version of the game is called “Sneaky Finders” and is set in the fictitious town of Millingham. Your team of detectives will be tasked with cracking the case as you stalk the streets, tracking down virtual witnesses and eliminating suspects.

When: July 6

Where: West Downtown, Minneapolis

Cost: $46 per team of up to six adults

Info: cluedupp.com


July 6

Jane Fonda

An Evening with Jane Fonda

Join two-time Oscar award-winning actress Jane Fonda for a career retrospective live on stage. Jane will share stories from her extraordinary career, in film, TV, exercise and activism.

When: July 6

Where: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul

Cost: Starting at $58

Info: ordway.org


July 11–13, July 18–20

Herb Johnson III by Tim Rummelhoff
Herb Johnson III by Tim Rummelhoff

Momentum: New Dance Works Festival

Momentum: New Dance Works, a widely respected platform for commissioning and presenting original contemporary dance of all genres, selected four artists based in Minnesota: Jonathan van Arneman, Herbert Johnson III, Judith Holo Lue Choy and Leslie Parker. The program culminates in a this performance festival.

When: July 11–13, July 18–20

Where: Frey Theater, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Info: oshag.stkate.edu/momentum/


July 12–13

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival

9th Annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival

In addition to the live musical performances, this year’s RRDBFest event will continue to showcase a wide variety of local Longfellow artisans – each showing off an eclectic array of work, from paintings, illustrations and recycled art to jewelry, textiles and much more.

When: July 12–13

Where: The Hook and Ladder Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $15 advance, $18 day of show, 2-day weekend pass: $30 advance only (limited)

Info: thehookmpls.com


July 13

Northern Clay Center

McKnight Summer Open House

Join a community of clay lovers for an afternoon open house and see the works of talented mid-career artists from across the country and the world. Partake in fellowship, picnic food, fun, and hands-on, clay-themed games and contests.

When: July 13

Where: Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: northernclaycenter.org


July 12–24

Mill City Summer Opera

Mill City Summer Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan Tutte is a sophisticated comedy about the naiveté of love, and considered to be one of Mozart’s most “controversial” operas. The performance will be in the only American venue where world-class opera is performed in historic ruins under the stars.

When: July 12–24

Where: Mill City Museum Ruin Courtyard, Minneapolis

Cost: Opening Night tickets ($200-$250) include a gala reception, reserved seating for the performance and an after-party with the cast. Tickets ($50-$125) for all other performances will be available for purchase for donors of $250 or more beginning May 7.

Info: millcitysummeropera.org


July 16–19

Cantus

Cantus: Unrequited

Cantus presents the third installment of its popular chamber music series, coupling solos and duets with the full ensemble texture at four Twin Cities venues – Landmark Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, American Swedish Institute and The Museum of Russian Art. Featuring Robert Schumann’s most famous song cycle, Dichterliebe (Op. 48)., Unrequited is a journey of finding love, losing it and moving on.

When: July 16–19

Where: July 16: Landmark Center, Saint Paul; July 17: The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis; July 18: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis; July 19: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

Cost: $32

Info: cantussings.org


July 19

Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival

Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival

Day includes arts showcase featuring works created by older adults, make-and-take art activities, live music and entertainment, wellness opportunities, food, games, and more! Admission is free, and food and activities are priced for affordable fun.

When: July 19

Where: 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: celebratemsf.com


July 19–28

Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

The story follows Minnesota-born sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews as they began their recording career in the ‘30s, rose to stardom entertaining American GIs in WWII, and walked a winding path to success which gained them more top 10 hits than the Beatles. The show includes over 20 crowd-pleasing hit songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”

When: July 19–28

Where: Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood

Cost: $30 for VIP up-front seating; $20 general admission for adults age 25 and up & children age 8-12; $10 general admission for young adults age 13-24

Info: MaplewoodHistoricalSociety.org


July 23–Aug. 11

T. Mychael Rambo

42nd Street

The cast for this classic musical features Twin Cities favorites Jamecia Bennett, Tyler Michaels King, Tyler Lueck and T. Mychael Rambo (pictured). Also featured are Phillip Attmore as Billy Lawler and Kimberly Immanuel as Peggy Sawyer, the wide-eyed ingénue who dreams of tapping her way to Broadway stardom.

 

When: July 23–Aug. 11

Where: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul

Cost: $34–$111

Info: ordway.org


July 27–28

Loring Park Art Festival

Loring Park Art Festival

More than 25,000 art lovers are expected to be in attendance. Family events, food vendors, live music, and unique entertainment will take place in the beautiful outdoor setting of Loring Park.

When: July 27–28

Where: Loring Park at Oak Grove and Hennepin Avenue

Cost: FREE

Info: loringparkartfestival.com


July 28

Concours d'elegance

10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

This event will feature more than 200 rare, historic and superbly- conditioned cars, boats and motorcycles from as early as the 1900s displayed along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

When: July 28

Where: Excelsior Commons

Cost: $25 per person and only 4,000 tickets will be sold. Children 12 and under and active/retired military members receive free admission. Advance tickets are now available online at a discounted rate through July 1, 2019 at https://squ.re/2Sc2Beb.

Info: 10000lakesconcours.com


July 28

Moon River: The Best of Andy Williams featuring Ben Utecht

Moon River: The Best of Andy Williams featuring Ben Utecht

Andy Williams sold over 100 million records worldwide and still has a vast audience. Dove Award-Nominated Singer And Super Bowl XLI Champion Ben Utecht joins a cast of musicians for songs like “Moon River,” “(Where Do I Begin) Love Story,” “Born Free,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and many more.

When: July 28

Where: Ames Center, Burnsville

Cost: $40, $30, $25. Groups of 10+ save $5 per ticket

Info: ames-center.com/moon-river-ben-utecht.html


July 28

tony bennett

Tony Bennett

At the age of 92, Tony Bennett is not slowing down and his latest recording, with long-time friend and musical colleague, Diana Krall, “Love Is Here To Stay” topped the jazz charts upon its debut and was just nominated for a Grammy Award.

When: July 28

Where: Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $74.50, $84.50, $13o

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


August 8

Hope, Health and Humor

Hope, Health, and Humor

This event is designed to promote hope and discovery for women’s heart health. Included in this event will be food, drinks, educational presentations, and socializing/network opportunities.

When: August 8

Where: Minneapolis Event Center

Cost: $40

Info: mplsheart.org


March 1–Sep. 28

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia ©2018 RICHRYAN

Mamma Mia!

ABBA’s hits tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

When: March 1–Sep. 28

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Cost: Starting at $53

Infochanhassendt.com