Cafe Scientifique combines cutting-edge science and conversation in a fun, casual cabaret setting, often over dinner and a beer (or two). Throughout Café Scientifique's eight-year residency at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, theatergoers have regularly packed the room to hear talks on topics ranging from dinosaurs to exoplanets to the inner workings of the human brain. Every month, Café Scientifique offers an opportunity for anyone to engage with incredible scientists and researchers in an informal, accessible way. Read more about Café Scientifique
Arts & Performance
Calling all acrobats, comedians, burlesquers, musicians, drag artists, magicians, improv-ers, jongleurs, dancers, spoken word poets, and contortionists, here is your chance to shine on the legendary Bryant Lake Bowl Theater stage. Join host Johnny Sincerely for the strangest amateur night in the Twin Cities - weirdos welcome, oddities encouraged! Read more about Johnny Sincerely’s Extraordinary Amateur Night
The Basilica is one of the great, grandiose spaces in the Twin Cities, and MacPhail is proud to continue our multi-year collaboration presenting programs in this unique place of worship. Read more about MacPhail Spotlight Series: Reverberations
Don’t make resolutions in the New Year – make reservations to PARTY IN THE REC ROOM! Join local author and actor Lorna Landvik as she throws another comedy bash, filled with characters created on the spot and margaritas created in a blender. Remember, if it’s 2020 – it’s time to party! Read more about Party in the Rec Room
Author Nicole Lovald shares real-life strategies for stress management, discusses her search for enlightenment and how yoga helped her find herself again. Come see what Lovald learned through yoga, and how she reclaimed her health. All ages.
Read more about Author’s Studio: Om Sweet Om, by Nicole Lovald
Come celebrate 25 years of this Grammy Award-winning music and watch the Irish international dance. This show has been completely reimagined by director John McColgan, with spectacular lighting, costume design and more. All ages. 612.339.7007 Read more about River Dance: New 25th Anniversary Show
Join author Sarah Hanley at the Maple Grove Library for a discussion about her novel Matka. Based on the true story of Hanley’s grandmother during and after World War 2, Hanley will discuss how the book was developed and how her grandmother’s experiences have influenced today and the future. 612.543.6450 Read more about Author Talk with Sarah Hanley
For this annual open house, the American Swedish Institute opens its museum doors for free to the public. Whether you’re seeing the mansion for the first time or are a longstanding member of the museum, come to enjoy live entertainment, bonfires and holiday themed crafts. All ages. 612.871.4907 Read more about Neighborhood Open House: American Swedish Institute
Join us for a musical exploration of the world through jazz. Curated by Christopher Rochester, newly appointed Jazz Coordinator at MacPhail, this program explores jazz and how it travels through various parts of our planet.
Experience the stark differences, but also similarities, between Bossa Nova, Afro Cuban, Flamenco, Reggae, Irish music, and more. Enjoy the artistry of MacPhail’s phenomenal jazz faculty as they dazzle you with striking textures and harmonies from around the world. Read more about MacPhail Spotlight Series: The World Through Jazz
Come home to One Voice and ignite your winter holidays! Guests include spoken word poet Ellis Perez and a string quartet from the Minnesota Philharmonic (LGBT) Orchestra. In addition to traditional holiday favorites, the concert includes music by current and former Minnesota composers including Abbie Betinis, Marisa Squadrito Geisler and Mari Esabel Valverde. Join us for beauty, levity, dancing sugar plum fairies and holiday sing-a-longs!
Thursday, December 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21 – 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sundin Hall, Hamline University Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents: Singing Darkness to Light