Arts & Performance

The Peterson Family - Twas The Jam Before Christmas

Minnesota’s First Family of Music, The Peterson Family, has been performing locally, nationally, and internationally for many years. The family consists of Linda, Billy, Patty, Ricky and Paul as well as third generation, Jason Peterson DeLaire.

Peter and the Wolf

December 1–2 Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra transform the atrium, lobby and mezzanine of Orchestra Hall into a hub of eight to nine activity stations where kids and parents can partake in arts and crafts and learn about this year’s production of Peter and the Wolf, given life and humor on stage by prop-assisted actors, while also trying out the instruments they’ll soon be hearing—no extra charge. All ages. $12. Start times vary; check online for details.

Autism and Poetry

Poet and teacher Chris Martin will speak on how new research shows that the autistic brain is hardwired for metaphor and imagery, meaning children and adults with autism may be natural poets.  He will lead the audience in some basic writing exercises that can help them use poetry in every part of their lives.  Sponsored by the Edina Reads Committe.  The program will be in the Fireside Room of the Edina Senior Cente below the Edina Library. 

SOUTHDALE YMCA MUSIC BENEFIT FEATURING BRYAN WHITE AND ST. PAUL PETERSON

SOUTHDALE YMCA HOSTS 4th ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FEATURING AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY MUSIC STAR BRYAN WHITE AND RENOWNED MINNEAPOLIS BASED MUSICIAN ST. PAUL PETERSON. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016

  The Southdale YMCA in Edina, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host its 4th Annual Music Festival to benefit youth leadership programs on Sunday, November 13, 2016. 

Execs Big Band Fall Dance

Execs Big Band with Vocalist Debbie Bigelow. Friday, November 18, 8 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall. 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington, MN. Come dance or listen to the big band sounds of Dorsey, Miller, Basie, Ellington, May, Elgart, Jobim, and more. $8 at the door.

Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite Series

November 12 and 19 For its two remaining Saturdays in November, this series features several up-and-coming artists from Minnesota and New York who show off their stuff at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis. Now in its 19th year, the series features different artists and performers each night. This year, the event will include a tribute to former participant and spoken word artists Kirk Washington, who died in a car accident last year. Arrive early at 8 p.m. and share a meal with the artists before the show at no extra cost. Ages 16 and up. 8 p.m.–midnight. $15.

Griffin Gallery Features New Artwork by Jillian Lee

Jillian Lee creates paintings that combine her greatest passions - color, couture fashion, Old World architecture and historical female figures.

Visit the website to view some of her works or call 952.844.9884 for more information.

Wine & Canvas Wednesday

Please join us for our Wine & Canvas Wednesday at Braemar Golf Course. On Wine & Canvas Wednesday you find yourself creating contemporary and modern master pieces. Each session is open to artists of all experience levels, whether it is your first time picking up a brush or you're perfecting your strokes for the next time you are asked to freehand a mural. We are excited to be partnering with the Edina Art Center and The Tin Fish. One beverage  ticket is included with each registration.

Attend the World Premiere of the Play “Invisible”

Chain Reaction Theatre Project is proud to present the world premiere production, “Invisible,” written and directed by Shelley Smith. “Invisible,” based on true stories, is an inspirational, powerful and thought-provoking performance portraying the courageous journeys of five tenacious suburban youths battling homelessness. Invisible, unseen and unnoticed, an estimated 4,000 youths are homeless in Minnesota on any given night. Where are they? How do we not see them?

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