They sing in three- and four-part harmony and welcome singers who read music or learn by listening. They practice Monday nights starting Sept. 16 from 7:30-8:45 pm at Patrick Henry High School, 4320 N. Newton Ave. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Minneapolis band, The Denim Boys, will play a birthday show for their singer/guitar player and Northeast resident Danny Paulson, Friday, June 28, 9:30 pm, at the Driftwood Char Bar, 4415 Nicollet Ave. Live music will be provided by The Denim Boys and Syrup Finger. This event is $5. Info: facebook.com/events/515805455618388/, denimboys.bandcamp.com/releases.
Don’t miss this chance to get your “heart in the arts” at the 2019 Columbia Heights Public Schools (CHPS) Performing Arts Night, 5:30 pm, Friday, March 8, Columbia Heights High School, 1440 49th Ave. NE. Sponsored by the Columbia Heights Music Boosters, this year’s theme is “Celebrating Black History Through the Arts.” “This show will celebrate the spirit of African culture and show how it has survived to influence American music and literature,” said Columbia Academy Music Education Teacher Todd Boyd.
Performers representing their middle school and high school band, choir, and theater departments will present selections representing the contributions of African and African Americans to the rich fabric of American culture. Cost to attend is $10 per person, which includes a pasta dinner, student art gallery and performances by choir, band and theater students. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For financial assistance, contact the Columbia Heights Music Boosters at email@example.com.
Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm. The student art gallery and silent auction will be open 5:30-7 pm and student music performances will begin at 7 pm. The Sister City arts contest winner will be announced at 6:30 pm. All proceeds support CHPS art education.
Featuring vocalists Ginger Commodore and Dennis Spears, with music director Sanford Moore, 7 pm, Saturday, Nov. 10 and 3 pm, Sunday, Nov. 11, Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway in North Minneapolis. Tickets at thecapritheater.org or Capri TicketWorks, 612-343-3390.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-5 pm, Mississippi Mushrooms, 3800 1st St. N, Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park Board are redeveloping a 48-acre stretch of land on the North bank of the Mississippi, the largest remaining single-owner development opportunity along the River in Minneapolis. This land, and the community surrounding it, have been plagued by polluting industries that have separated the people of North Minneapolis from the Mississippi River for decades. It is time for a unified vision for the Upper Harbor, a vision rooted in community and equity, that doesn’t gentrify, that creates jobs for North Minneapolis residents, that provides green space and green business opportunities for the Northside.
Hear from environmental justice advocates about their vision for the Upper Harbor, and share your ideas for creating a just and sustainable development plan. There will be food, drink, music, and community. Performers: Joe Davis & Friends, poet, activist, and spoken word artist and Tufawon, indigenous hip hop artist and water protector.
Tabling opportunities available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Event sponsored by Project Sweetie Pie, Sierra Club, Climate Generation, Mississippi Mushrooms, Oz Technology Company GBC, Debbie Goettel, Clarence Bischoff, ØHunger, FarmMotion, Environmental Justice Coordinating Council, and Minneapolis Climate Action.
Thursday evenings, 7 pm.
June 21: 7 Cats Swing
June 28: The Backyard Band
July 5: Cornbread Harris and Friends
July 12: Jazz on the Prairie Big Band
July 19: The Fabulous Fairlanes
July 26: Ecuador Manta
August 2: Brio Brass
August 9: Everett Smithson Band, Music of the Mississippi
The Amphitheater is located on 39th Ave. NE between Silver Lake Road and Stinson Boulevard, in St. Anthony Village. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Road. Info: saloparkconcertseries.com.
Saturday, June 2 in the merchants’ parking lot south of 29th Ave. and Johnson St. NE, local artisans will set up for the shopping experience known as Johnstock. But the fun starts before that. Friday, June 1 as dusk falls, the movie Toy Story will be shown in the merchants’ lot. (No parking after 5 pm.) Movie starts at about 8:30 pm. Bring chairs and blankets. Enjoy the Pillsbury School Carnival at Windom Park, 5-8 pm, then head on over for the movie.
Saturday morning, June 2, 8:45 am, kids and their adults can gather at the Gustavus Adolphus Church parking lot next to the church to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons and themselves for the Kiddie Parade that will step off around 9:30 am to take the two-block walk to the merchants’ lot.
“Woody from Toy Story” will entertain the kids starting at 10 am Saturday, June 2. After the kids’ show, there will be a live music lineup arranged by the curator of The Coffee Shop NE’s recent Open Mic nights. It’s a backdrop in the parking lot for more than 30 craft artists, Northeaster newspaper selfie station (bring your phones and cameras), chair massage and more. Souvenir T-shirts will be sold.
The Johnstock craft fair with music in the parking lot runs from 10 am to 4 pm. In the event of rain Friday, June 1, the movie would be cancelled; the decision would be posted on the Johnson Street Merchants Facebook page at 6 pm that night. Events on Saturday, June 2nd will be held rain or shine.