Saturday, May 22, 2021

(All day)

40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

(All day)

Presented by MSP Film Society
  • Film

MSP Film Society presents the 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival May 13-23, 2021. MSPIFF is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the US. Showcasing 150+ bold and exciting films representing more than 100 cultures around the globe, MSPIFF40 will be a hybrid festival, with films and panels screening online, plus special in-person outdoor screenings in Minneapolis & St. Paul. 

Info + Tix: MSPfilm.org

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2 pm

Jazz on Tap

2:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

The Shed @ The Lab Brewery
767 N. Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

$20-$100 (tickets sold in pods of seating)
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm
  • Dance
  • Improv

Local dance companies Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm are thrilled to be collaborating to produce a series of LIVE, OUTDOOR jazz and tap dance shows on May 22 and 23! Held at The Shed @ The Lab Brewery (covered venue), we’re calling it “Jazz on Tap” – get it?! Rhythmically Speaking is presenting "The Cohort 20/21," their show featuring jazz works by local and visiting choreographers rescheduled from August 2020, and Keane Sense is presenting "Mirror and Fission," a new production by choreographer Davon Suttles exploring social construct, conflict and control. As if LIVE DANCE (with proper pandemic safety protocols) isn’t enough, there will also be live music, open jams, food trucks and great drinks! Would streaming the show at home work better for you? No problem! The Saturday, May 22nd 2pm (RS) and 4pm (KSR) shows will be live-streamed! Dates and Times:

Sat 5/22:
2 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
4 pm – Keane Sense
7 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
Livestream option for the 2pm and 4pm shows together available on this day only

Sun 5/23:
2 pm – Keane Sense
4 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
7 pm – Keane Sense @ 7pm

Learn more about each show at http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org and http://www.tapcompany.org.

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4 pm

Jazz on Tap

4:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

The Shed @ The Lab Brewery
767 N. Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

$20-$100 (tickets sold in pods of seating)
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm
  • Dance
  • Improv

Local dance companies Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm are thrilled to be collaborating to produce a series of LIVE, OUTDOOR jazz and tap dance shows on May 22 and 23! Held at The Shed @ The Lab Brewery (covered venue), we’re calling it “Jazz on Tap” – get it?! Rhythmically Speaking is presenting "The Cohort 20/21," their show featuring jazz works by local and visiting choreographers rescheduled from August 2020, and Keane Sense is presenting "Mirror and Fission," a new production by choreographer Davon Suttles exploring social construct, conflict and control. As if LIVE DANCE (with proper pandemic safety protocols) isn’t enough, there will also be live music, open jams, food trucks and great drinks! Would streaming the show at home work better for you? No problem! The Saturday, May 22nd 2pm (RS) and 4pm (KSR) shows will be live-streamed! Dates and Times:

Sat 5/22:
2 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
4 pm – Keane Sense
7 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
Livestream option for the 2pm and 4pm shows together available on this day only

Sun 5/23:
2 pm – Keane Sense
4 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
7 pm – Keane Sense @ 7pm

Learn more about each show at http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org and http://www.tapcompany.org.

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WonderLand

4:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

James J. Hill House and Mill City Museum
240 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102 and 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$22-36
Call 6513957903
Buy tickets online

Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Dance

This steampunk dance theater spin-off of Alice in Wonderland takes place at “Wonderland,” a premier mental institution run by Dr. Andrew Knight. Dr. Knight has the difficult task of treating a man who refers to himself as a “White Rabbit” who suffers from a severe anxiety disorder, a young woman named Alice with body dysmorphia, and a Queen figure suffering from narcissistic rage.

But as the doctor digs deeply into the causes and roots of their disorders he begins to ask: what does “normal” really mean?

Collide tells this story using its signature blend of high-energy dance styles set to a modern pop-rock soundtrack.

The dance theater experience, created to suit safety requirements of COVID-19, will take the audience on a 70-minute ride into a compelling story of friendship and acceptance in an effort to ease the stigma attached to mental illness.

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7 pm

New Eyes Festival 2021: (Un)Scene

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Broadcast Online
New Eyes Festival 2021: (Un)Scene will be broadcast through Theater Mu’s private and secure streaming platform. A minimum of one ticket per household is required to watch the show.

Free
Call (651) 789-1012
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THEATER MU’S LONGEST RUNNING TRADITION

New Eyes Festival, has become a much-anticipated annual series of staged readings of new works from Asian American playwrights, like Prince Gomolvilas, Jessica Huang, Lloyd Suh, Katie Ka Vang, and Leah Nanako Winkler. The festival acts as an artistic incubator for thoughts and ideas looking to be born onto the stage.

This year, as a response to the rising violence against Asian and Asian American communities, the New Eyes Festival will consist of a series of original ten-minute virtual plays written by local and nationally recognized playwrights with ties to Theater Mu and the Twin Cities, including Aditi Brennan Kapil, Carla Ching, Isabella Dawis, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, and Lisa Marie Rollins.

This event will be broadcast through Theater Mu’s private and secure streaming platform. A minimum of one ticket per household is required to watch the show. All tickets are free.

Friday, May 21 at 7:00pm CST: Watch our Mu-tini Hour, hosted by Lily Tung Crystal, on Facebook LIVE. Meet producer Katie Hae Leo and the playwrights.

Saturday, May 22 at 7:00pm CST: Then, join us for the LIVE performances, broadcast on Theater Mu’s private streaming platform.

Sunday, May 23 - Saturday, May 29: The live performances will be recorded and available to watch on-demand for one week.

These plays are being developed with the support of Theater Mu and the Playwrights’ Center. Aditi Brennan Kapil’s piece was commissioned by Company One Theatre for its Acts of Joy program in 2021.

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WonderLand

7:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

James J. Hill House and Mill City Museum
240 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102 and 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$22-36
Call 6513957903
Buy tickets online

Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Dance

This steampunk dance theater spin-off of Alice in Wonderland takes place at “Wonderland,” a premier mental institution run by Dr. Andrew Knight. Dr. Knight has the difficult task of treating a man who refers to himself as a “White Rabbit” who suffers from a severe anxiety disorder, a young woman named Alice with body dysmorphia, and a Queen figure suffering from narcissistic rage.

But as the doctor digs deeply into the causes and roots of their disorders he begins to ask: what does “normal” really mean?

Collide tells this story using its signature blend of high-energy dance styles set to a modern pop-rock soundtrack.

The dance theater experience, created to suit safety requirements of COVID-19, will take the audience on a 70-minute ride into a compelling story of friendship and acceptance in an effort to ease the stigma attached to mental illness.

Read more

Jazz on Tap

7:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

The Shed @ The Lab Brewery
767 N. Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

$20-$100 (tickets sold in pods of seating)
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm
  • Dance
  • Improv

Local dance companies Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm are thrilled to be collaborating to produce a series of LIVE, OUTDOOR jazz and tap dance shows on May 22 and 23! Held at The Shed @ The Lab Brewery (covered venue), we’re calling it “Jazz on Tap” – get it?! Rhythmically Speaking is presenting "The Cohort 20/21," their show featuring jazz works by local and visiting choreographers rescheduled from August 2020, and Keane Sense is presenting "Mirror and Fission," a new production by choreographer Davon Suttles exploring social construct, conflict and control. As if LIVE DANCE (with proper pandemic safety protocols) isn’t enough, there will also be live music, open jams, food trucks and great drinks! Would streaming the show at home work better for you? No problem! The Saturday, May 22nd 2pm (RS) and 4pm (KSR) shows will be live-streamed! Dates and Times:

Sat 5/22:
2 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
4 pm – Keane Sense
7 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
Livestream option for the 2pm and 4pm shows together available on this day only

Sun 5/23:
2 pm – Keane Sense
4 pm – Rhythmically Speaking
7 pm – Keane Sense @ 7pm

Learn more about each show at http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org and http://www.tapcompany.org.

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Dancing Lessons - Preview

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN

$15 - $20
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident.  Ever is a brilliant college professor with Asperger's.  Their worlds intertwine when he appears at her door with a bizarre proposition - he will pay her an outrageous sum if she will teach him a few dance moves for an upcoming banquet.  Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

Content Advisory: Dancing Lessons contains adult language and mature themes.

*Due to Covid-19, seating capacity is limited.
*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
*Visit our website for more information.

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8 pm

Monkey Mind Pirates: Quest for Calm

8:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

Paramount Center for the Arts
This event is online.

$10- $15 individuals; $250 school groups
Call 320-359-5463
Buy tickets online

Presented by Paramount Center for the Arts
  • Kids

Turn your Arrghs into Om with this award-winning musical mindfulness adventure by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz!

Sail into the waters of calm with Cap’n Fitz and discover the secrets navigating the stormy seas of stress. An innovative approach to playful mindfulness, Monkey Mind Pirates gives kids creative tools to find calm through catchy original music, lovable characters and fun story.

This virtual field trip will feature live appearances by Z Puppets' artists with the Tuesday May 18 webcast at 1:30 pm CST. Ticketholders can view the webcast on demand through June 1.

Tickets available for school groups, families, individuals and seniors.

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