MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Bunny Clogs at Icehouse

July 18 – 11 a.m.

Catch Bunny Clogs perform during the third annual concert series dedicated to kids! The Icehouse Kids Concert Series happens monthly through August, Saturday mornings during brunch, featuring six great concerts to be enjoyed by the kids and adults alike.

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Nastinctive at Rosalux Gallery

Open now through July 26

“Nastinctive” – The natural instinctive process with which artist Jack Dale creates his exciting acrylic paintings merges with the animals in nature that Michael Sweere builds with his stunning recycled tin collages.

Rosalux Gallery is proud to announce the opening of “Nastinctive” a portmanteau of nature and instinct. The show will run from Sunday, July 5th through Sunday, July 26th. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

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Ballet on the Block at The Third Place Gallery

July 18

The Third Place Gallery and Saint Paul Ballet invite all to Ballet On The Block! Ballet dancers will start on four different street corners in Bryant, Bancroft, Central, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods and converge at the Wish Well in front of Pillsbury House Theatre for a performance with cellist Adam Stiber and saxophonist Tyler Cessor. Ballet dancers and musicians will then parade three blocks down Chicago Avenue to the Third Place Gallery to perform and conduct ballet workshops for all interested.

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Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

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Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

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SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

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Girl Friday Productions: The Matchmaker at Park Square Theatre

July 9 – 26

When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder engages the services of legendary matchmaker Dolly Levi, he gets much more than he bargained for. Under Dolly’s clever guidance, a swirl of innocent clerks, spirited millineresses, snooty waiters and other eccentric characters become delightfully entangled in 19th century New York. Thornton Wilder’s hilarious farce about love, money and adventure features the signature humanity, wit and relevance of one of America’s greatest playwrights. A tonic for our troubled times, The Matchmaker celebrates the spirit of generosity and living life tothe fullest.

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Laura Hallen “standstill” Installation at Silverwood Park

Open now through July 31

Laura Hallen‘s “standstill” installation is on display in Silverwood Park’s gallery space.  The show is Laura’s first site-specific installation, in which she suspended over 5,500 artificial lunaria seedpods. Looking upwards, these pearlescent ovals resemble a cascading mass of stars. It creates an intentional space to reflect on being still. This kind of clarity requires a keen self-awareness in order to remove distractions. “standstill” is an invitation to listen to ourselves and be in the present moment together. There will also be a free yoga class under my installation on July 12th from 11-12:15 am, taught by Amy Patee.

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‘Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders’

Open now through July 13

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher‘s production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders” runs now through July 13 at the Park Square Theatre.

He’s back, and he’s here! When a slain body is found in the Ice Palace, Saint Paul’s own J.J. Hill calls the only man to call. The world’s slyest sleuth returns to Park Square to solve his strangest—and closest—murder yet! 

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Summertime Exhibit: Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Open now through August 2

There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging thematic exhibition featuring both emerging and established artists. Summertime will feature 30 pieces from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, as well as the work of three additional local artists. Fans of celebrated sculptor Paul Manship will be pleased to see his name among the exhibiting artists, as well as Jim Denomie’s acerbic political and social commentary work. Not surprisingly, photography is well represented with images of the quintessential American pastime, the road trip, and souvenirs of travel, by photographers such as Wing Young Huie, Peter de Lory, and Kenda North.

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