Arts & Performance

The Rinky Dink Show: Rinky Dink Fights Back!

All right Dinks. Seriously this time.

The Bryant Lake Bowl is having us back for another round of “The Rinky Dink Show” and they need a REAL description from us this time. 

In June we delighted audiences and critics alike. Be sure to include the quote from Twin Cities Arts Reader that said, “It recalls some of the best moments of Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live, while also planting its flag firmly in the Twin Cities.”

People love quotes like that. They’re reassuring.

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Jack Brass Band

The Jack Brass Band was formed in 1999 in the Twin Cities.  Based on the traditions of New Orleans’ brass bands, they are the ambassadors to the Crescent City’s rich musical history. The band plays “Feel-Good Music” for audiences of any age, for any occasion.

Jim Dayton: An Artist in His Studio Exhibition

Drawn from the archives of James Dayton Design, Ltd. as well as his personal studio, the show offers a chance to see the vast creative mind that was rarely at rest. Professionally, he was unique in the architectural world through his model building practice and numerous sketches. During his off-hours, he continued to create and explore through graphic design and branding projects, was an accomplished watercolor painter, and crafted exquisite fly-fishing flies.

Community Ed with a Side of Just Nancee

Once upon a time, Community Ed was performing at HUGE and Nancee was in the audience. Amy and Pat started improvising about kissing fish; after Nancee recovered from a bout of laughter, she was hooked. “I have got to work with those two!” Nancee exclaimed to herself.

Auditions for Edina Chorale

The Edina Chorale, with its new Music Director Paige Armstrong, will celebrate its 35th year with its 2019-20 concert season. Edina Chorale is an ensemble that performs a wide variety of choral music throughout the year. Singers of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to join this community choir.  Auditions will take place in late August.  To schedule an audition or for more information, please visit the Edina Chorale website at  www.edinachorale.org

Lyz Lenz's 'God Land' Book Release Party with Betsy Hodges

Join author Lyz Lenz and former Mayor Betsy Hodges for an evening of conversation on Lenz's new book, God Land. Cocktails, light bites and mingling will lead off the event, followed by a discussion of the book between Lenz and Hodges. The conversation will culminate with a Q&A and book signing. God Land will be available for purchase at the event.

Emily Scott Robinson

North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson has traveled a quarter million miles and counting, paying her dues along the dusty highways of America’s wild country in the RV she calls home.

Rose Winston, Dreamspook, and Smellkin Ernesto

Rose Winston is a lo-fi electronic pop act from Pittsburgh. Rose Winston's resume includes performances all over the US, visual art installments in the US and in Ireland, and a feature on Jack Johnson's non-profit compilation album. In her new debut album Quartz, Rose Winston writes lushly layered songs about walking in solidarity, needing each other, and our desires to live vibrantly. She organically colors her sonic space with beats, piano, synthesizers and voice, inspiring claims to harmonious living within a noisy world.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Experience the magic this holiday season, as local guest artists join Ashley Ballet Arts Academy students to perform this classic story ballet. Let yourself be swept away to the fairy-tale Land of Sweets by Tchaikovsky's magical score and sparkling choreography by Ashley Burkland and ABAA faculty. This is a tradition not to be missed, and is appropriate for audience members ages 2 to 102!

December 20th,  7pm

Kids Do Comedy

Once upon a time, the producer of Kids Do Comedy started performing stand-up as a child at the middle school’s talent show; Nancee told her classmates jokes about the Muppets and loved making people laugh!

Then Nancee grew up and worked in insurance! “Ick! This is boring!” Nancee said to herself. So Nancee went back to school, changed careers, and performed stand-up again, this time at the church festival in 2011. She said, “Yay! This is more like it!”

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