The International Institute of Minnesota is organizing the annual Festival of Nations event, which has served as a launching pad for community engagement and philanthropic causes for 85 years. “The structure of the Festival of Nations is built on its partnerships with independent non-profit community ethnic associations and organizations,” said Justin Madel, event director and organizer.
The University of Minnesota art department will host a program May 5 to celebrate its newest exhibit, “Message Pending.” The exhibition, which runs through the 13th, will show work from 25 University Bachelor of Fine Arts students about to complete their degrees.
Friday: Sound Unseen Presents Jay Reatard: A Birthday Celebration I love Jay Reatard.
Western art may be centered on the individual, but one local art group is working to unite the viewer and the creator. A community-based method is part of the inspiration behind GoodSpace Murals — a collaboration between lead artist Greta McLain and administrator and artist Candida Gonzalez.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art will host Art in Bloom — a festival of museum artwork-inspired fresh floral arrangements. The Mia iteration of Art in Bloom is organized by Friends of the Institute, and will be held from April 27 to 30.
For some fresh-faced bands, finding wide acclaim and signing a record deal can be a long, arduous process. The Minneapolis rock band Mr. Submissive has followed that trajectory.
One of the best things to do on any given religious holiday is attend a parody event, like “A Drag Queen Christmas” at the Pantages Theatre. No holiday is duller and more deserving of a makeover than Easter.
While finding meat substitutes can be a drag, jackfruit has become the substitute of choice for staple foods like pulled pork and pork cutlets.
Friday: Bruise Violet “Trophy Wife” EP Release Show Minneapolis teenage hard rock trio Bruise Violet is releasing their newest EP, entitled “Trophy Wife,” this Friday.
Last weekend, the University of Minnesota’s University Opera Theatre performed their spring production, Giacomo Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” Directed by David Walsh, the production took place at the Ted Mann Concert Hall where operatic performers were backed by an orchestra made up of University students.