UK trio GoGo Penguin (pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner) have been hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music. Read more about GoGo Penguin
Arts & Performance
Bring the whole family for a day of wonder, imagination, and all-ages fun!
Presented by the Ordway, the Flint Hills Family Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring performances, free activities, art-making, and more. Families will be swept away on adventures that spark imagination and inspire exploration, with performances by artists from all over the world and right here at home. Read more about The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival
Sons of Mystro are young violinists made up of brother duo Malcolm, 23, and Umoja, 20, who use their violins to creatively interpret various genres of music; reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations. Stunning virtuosity.
In covering a song, Sons of Mystro invariably enhances that particular song due to their unique styling. Read more about Sons of Mystro
Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Read more about Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
At the center of every circus we find a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. In 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form. Read more about Cirque Mechanics presents 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
This opera for babies uses parachutes to create an intimate world of wonder and interaction.
Designed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble, the performance invites our youngest audiences into an expanding and contracting world and immerses them in a parachute’s movements as it becomes a metaphor for breathing. Bring imagination and your full selves into this baby and toddler-centric experience designed just for them! Read more about NOOMA, an opera for babies
HBD RBG! As the second woman ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has played a critical role in defending abortion access in the United States – and March 15th is her 87th birthday! Join NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary RBG. We’ll celebrate the ever-resilient Justice Ginsburg, her lifelong dedication to reproductive freedom, and raise funds to protect abortion access in Minnesota! Read more about Long Live RBG: A Notorious Birthday Party
Nivrana pays tribute to the softer side of the legendary grunge band. Join Nivrana as they perform the entirety of their classic “Unplugged in New York,” album, plus a few extra surprises Read more about An Evening With Nivrana: Unplugged in New York
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. Read more about The Local Music Scene presents Druzy Rose
The world is a series of ever growing dumpster fires. No, seriously. Look around you. There's one there, one over there, two back there, and one in-between that vaping hut and organic pet food kiosk. Ain't nobody got time for that. Let the savviest comedy troupe in town make you forget about all that, at least for 80-90 minutes depending on applause breaks with sketch, song, stand-up, and some serious silly, slightly off-center. Read more about The Rinky Dink Show: Rinky Dink Distracts You From Everything!