Arts & Performance

Silent Film, Live Music at the Walker Art Center

This year’s third annual Sound for Silents features a film from the Walker’s collection and a score performed by local funk and soul group Astralblak. It’s a perfect evening on the hillside with food trucks, drinks and live DJs.

Irish Fair in St. Paul

Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.

Lowertown Sounds in Mears Park

The Lowertown Sounds concert series wraps up with a month of indie rock. The Killer-esque three-piece The Shackletons play on the eighth, Porcupine rocks darker and fuzzier on the 15th and the notoriously energetic The Melismatics play the 22nd. 

Delphia Cello Quartet performs Heitor Villa-Lobos

The Delphia Cello Quartet formed in 2017 has a repertoire of everything from classical to pop. At Icehouse they’ll perform “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1” by the great modern Brazilian classical composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus some of their own arrangements.

2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. The 2019 program offers 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, including fiction, documentary, animation, sharply-written comedy, drama, edgy genre, and an intimate family saga.

Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) and August 18 at 5:00pm (doors at 4:30) $8

Musical Frenemies

Competition can spur excellence and fire creativity among composers. Our friendly (and unfriendly) musical rivals include Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt, Robert & Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud and Dave Brubeck, and Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. The Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio: clarinet, piano & violin.

Cinema Lounge

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers.

The Local Music Scene presents: Russ Parrish

The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities who use the music of local artists as inspiration for improvised scenes. August’s guest is Russ Parrish, an award-winning singer/songwriter and Nashville native. Influenced by artists like Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, and NEEDTOBREATHE, his desire is to write and play songs of hope, bringing everyone together with his music.

Admiral Fox, Half Wolf, and Jacob Whalen

Synth pop, art rock, and singer-songwriter ballads collide in this awesome rock show featuring three unique Minneapolis artists! 

Admiral Fox is a Minneapolis-based synth pop outfit. Their homemade style of recording recalls Neutral Milk Hotel, Fleet Foxes, and a lo-fi Radiohead. 

Hannah Wolf started out as a musician 7 years ago doing vocals and percussion in local band “Shape Than Shift” at the young age of 15. She is a past recipient and prestigious main stage performer in Fargo’s Celebration of Women and Music. 

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