The Book of Mormon
This nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is an outrageous musical comedy that follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
Walker Art Center
Through October 9
Ordinary Pictures surveys a range of conceptual picture-based practices since the 1960s through the lens of the stock photograph and other forms of industrial image production. Spanning generations and movements—from early Pop work, avant-garde film, and Pictures Generation appropriation to more recent collage, rephotography, and video work—the exhibition also considers contemporary art’s own function as an ever-expanding global image economy.
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
Mill City Museum
The story of the Minneapolis riverfront will come alive in this unique program led by master storyteller Richard Rousseau. Rousseau will spin three tales that weave the history of St. Anthony Falls with the expectations of the present in three different historic spaces within Mill City Museum. Between stories, participants will walk to the next location while learning about the Washburn A Mill, the home of Mill City Museum.
National Parks Adventure IMAX movie
Science Museum of Minnesota
As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service this year, National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail experience into America’s great outdoors. Soar over red rock canyons, up craggy mountain peaks that touch the clouds, and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds.
The Minnesota Twins officially start their season at Target Field against the White Sox on April 11! Come experience baseball at one of the best ballparks in the country.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival
St. Anthony Main Theaters
The largest film event in the region, and one of the largest and longest running film festivals in the country, the MSP International Film Festival annually presents more than 200 feature length and short narrative and documentary films from more than 60 countries.
42nd Annual MayDay Parade
The MayDay Parade and ceremony in Powderhorn Park has become a joyous annual ritual for nearly 50,000 people in the Twin Cities. For many in Minnesota, the MayDay Parade is a time to celebrate the coming warmth with hand-built puppets and masks (some over 10 feet tall), music, and performance in the street. But the essence of the parade is rooted in the local community and contemporary issues, concerns, and visions for a better world.
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs
Science Museum of Minnesota
Through Sept. 5
Get a rare, up-close look at nearly 20 mummies from ancient Peru and Egypt in this stunning new exhibition, developed by the world-renowned Field Museum of Chicago. Featuring one of the largest collections of mummies in North America, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs lets you see how modern technology has revealed intricate details about the lives and customs of these ancient people.
Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is a free open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country.
Art in Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Art
View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them. Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 33rd annual Art in Bloom – a four day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Delight in over 150 floral designs that interpret objects from Mia’s collection. A Twin Cities rite of spring! And, it’s free.
Beauty and the Beast
Chanhassen Dinner Theater
March 30-September 24
In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a prince harshly turns a beggar woman away from shelter in his castle. She is secretly an enchantress, who, angered by the prince’s lack of compassion, changes the prince into a hideous Beast and all the castles’ human inhabitants into living objects. The enchantress tells the Beast that before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, he must find true love or all will remain forever altered. Not far from the castle, in a small village, Belle lives with her father Maurice, an inventor. Belle is seen as odd by all but Gaston, a handsome yet highly egotistical man, who wants to marry her. Belle’s father gets lost in the woods and stumbles upon the Beast’s castle where he is welcomed by the walking, talking clock and candlestick. However, when the Beast discovers him, he is taken captive. When Belle finds out, she rushes to his aid and trades her freedom for her father’s. The Beast is harsh at first, but eventually the two develop something deeper.
Buyer & Cellar
New Century Theatre
March 31-April 24
Buyer & Cellar is the outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs. The New York Post praised the show as "fantastically funny" when it premiered off-Broadway in April 2013.
Hennepin County Wags its Tail: 150 Years of People and their Pets
Hennepin History Museum
March 26-September 18
We all know Hennepin County residents love their animals. Hennepin History Museum turns its focus towards the historic experience of local residents and their pets for a new exhibition opening March 26. Hennepin County Wags its Tail: 150 Years of People and their Pets will be on view at Hennepin History Museum March 26 through September 18, 2016.
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