How to Enjoy and Donate to Minneapolis' Arts & Culture Scene

Come together and support the local Minneapolis arts scene. From live streamed shows to interactive content, online shopping and learning opportunities, the Minneapolis arts are going digital. Fill your time with some offerings below and if you are able, please consider donating to businesses and artists so they can keep their (currently figurative) doors open and you can continue to engage with them in person when the time comes!

Museums & Art


Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Theater & Dance


South Asian Arts & Theater House

  • Brave New Workshop: watch a collection of BNW's digital series on YouTube. The series promises to bring all-new original episodes filled with humor, storytelling, and exclusive interviews.
  • South Asian Arts & Theater House: offering Bollywood dance classes online. Thursday evenings intermediate level choreography; Saturday morning Desi HIIT Dance Workout, and Ballet and Bharatnatyam Technique Classes on Wednesdays! Donations welcome.
  • MSP Film Society: now turning virtual cinema. Find online screenings of multiple films now! 
  • Walking Shadow Theatre Companyis focusing on live and archival digital performances, check out what they have playing each month.
  • Fantastic Voyage Improv: tune in for comedy and improv shows on every Wednesday at 7 pm, or watch past performances!
  • Theater of Public Policy: doing weekly live shows every season!
  • Bad Poets Society: bringing their shows to a screen near you.
  • Stages Theatre Company: launched Out of the Box productions that bring one-of-a-kind theatre experiences designed to engage youth audiences in the magic of storytelling. Not just “click and watch” experiences, but interactive adventures, unlocking participation into a journey that’s unique to you.
  • Z Puppets Rosenschnoz: now offers virtual performances, programs and workshops.
  • History Theatre: Streaming online shows that explore Minnesota's past and the diverse American experience.
  • Guthrie Theater: offering a few select virtual shows, and virtual classes for adults, youth and native artists. Have gift cards to purchase and an online shopping store for merchandise.
  • Jungle Theater: featuring exciting new productions from new playwrights that challenge and spark conversations while being enjoyed in the comfort of one’s own home.
  • The Cedar: Has created the Cedar Public Access Channel, an online content stream of interactive concerts, discussions, interviews, archival recordings, education programs, and more, all planned and produced by artists in collaboration with The Cedar. Tune in Thursday every month at 7:30pm, on Facebook or YouTube for a unique livestream or recorded premiere.

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Music


First Avenue, by @themoderngent

  • First Avenue: watch the new documentary aired on TPT celebrating First Ave's 50-year Anniversary! 50th anniversary shirts and crewnecks are now available for purchase! 
  • Minnesota Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra at Home offers digital content including video, audio and educational materials through the categories of Watch, Listen and Learn, including videos from the Orchestra’s archives and newly-created “mini-concerts” directly from the homes of Orchestra musicians. Get updates on concerts and other information during this time. Conductor Sarah Hicks hosts a concert video experience for students in grades 3 through 6 that explores a variety of American music performed by Minnesota Orchestra musicians. Discover information on the featured composers and special multi-sensory activities from Twin Cities partners. It's available on-demand (free!) for one year.
  • The Warming House: Hosting community events over Zoom including: workshops for songs in progress and "open mics" for local talent. Events are free or pay what you want.
  • The Dakota: is streaming a few shows throughout the rest of the year.

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