smARTpass Virtual Performance

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Showcasing eight arts and culture partners during September and October, this series is your opportunity to experience a variety of programs on your home screen/phone/tablet.

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Sensory Stories with stages theatre company and Dakota County Library

Join Stages Theatre Company Teaching Artists for Sensory Stories! This is a guided theatrical storytelling experience in which participants are prompted to respond and become actors in the story with us. Highly theatrical, tactile, and centered around your young person!

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Stories with Mu Theater and Hennepin County Library

Join Theater Mu artists Morgen Chang and H Adam Harris as they read aloud their favorite storybooks and share what connections and shared experiences they have to the stories and to each other. Reflect with your family at home and engage with some fun take-away activities! Recommended for age 5 and up.

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Virtual Sagas, Stories, and Slöjd

It's a virtual play day with ASI and your local library! Join us for story time, music, and a special Scandinavian heart ornament craft. ASI will guide you through each step to create a festive and fun heart ornament. We invite you to make one ornament to decorate your home and mail us one ornament we can hang in our lobby during our holiday exhibition. Recommended for families with children 3-6 years old September 13-19 with Scott County Library October 11-17 with Anoka County Library

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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

The Orchestra will share chamber music performances from a woodwind trio (flute, clarinet and bassoon) and a string trio (violin, viola and cello). You will be introduced to delightful pieces you may not be familiar with by Hugenin, Ibert, Pfeiffer, and Dohnanyi. Sit back and enjoy a program of chamber music sure to bring some joy to your day! September 6-12 with Ramsey County Library September 20-26 with Carver County Library

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Minnesota Fringe presents: Dreamland Arts

A series of 10-minute stories presented by Zaraawar Mistry of Dreamland Arts. Features classic fables from the Panchatantra, ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables. With music by Greg Herriges. September 27-October 3 with Saint Paul Public Library October 18-24 with Washington County Library

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Sing old and new choral music favorites

Featuring songs from The Singers repertoire over 16 seasons, Score Scroll technology allows you to follow your part (and other voice parts as well) along with the music. You can study your voice part or learn a new one, repeat as many times as you like, or just listen and enjoy the songs! October 4-10 with Carver County Library Interview with composer Timothy C. Takach: Helios The Singers Artistic Director Matthew Culloton interviews composer Tim Takach about Helios, a multi-movement choral work. Helios is a musical exploration of our solar system. The libretto contains poetry commissioned for this piece alongside translations of ancient writing and previously published poetry. Each movement’s text is inspired by the planet for which it is named, and Helios itself has an overarching theme of control. October 18-24 with Saint Paul Public Library

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Second Act Players presents: “Reaching Out Variety Show”

Second Act Players (SAP) is a senior (50+) theater troupe based in Rosemount, MN, an offshoot of the Rosemount Area Arts Council (RAAC), a past winner of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Achievement Award. This program includes the origin of SAP, ways SAP helps seniors enrich their lives by participating in theater, comments from participants, and excerpts from its Outreach Program. The program will include all original material written and performed by SAP members. September 13-19 with Dakota County Library October 11-17 with Scott County Library

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The Walking Shadow Theatre Company Present BeoWulf

The company’s John Heimbuch performs a fierce hourlong retelling of BEOWULF, adapted by Charlie Bethel. This is a faithful and accessible version of the classic Old English poem about a warrior king and some famous monsters, modernizing the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon epic. Content includes descriptions of human/monster violence, akin to The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. Recommended for age 10 and up. September 6-12 with Anoka County Library October 4-10 with Washington County Library