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Where To…Minneapolis

Where To…Minneapolis

May 19 / 18

Hey, hey, hey…Minneapolis, Minnesota is the next stop for this month. If your wondering where the @ The Event post is, well this is it. New title: Where To and this time it’s a bit streamed lined too. Here are a few artistic and cultural things you can see in Minneapolis.


Credit source: http://www.minneapolis.org

Murals & Public Art

You’ll find several murals here in Minneapolis like this one here…

“The Times They Are A-Changin’”

We’ll start with what is sure to go down in history as one of the most famous murals in Minneapolis: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s Bob Dylan mural. Completed in just two weeks in 2015, the three-part mural depicts Dylan in the early, mid and current era of his career, with a hypnotic kaleidoscope background. You can’t miss it. It’s a massive 160 feet wide and five stories tall. The piece also has lyrics from the song of the same title.

Location: 5th Street and Hennepin Ave

You have several other murals, including one of Prince.

 

 

Art Museums

 

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions, film screenings, and dance, theater, and music performances.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-6 pm; Closed Mondays. Free for youth 17 and under, Walker members, and on Thursday nights (5-9pm) and the first Saturday of every month (11am-6pm). $15 Adults; $13 Seniors (65+); $10 Students with ID.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

Theater

Interested in a good show, well how about some theater?

 

Guthrie Theater

Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie and a core of visionary business people, the theater has grown over its three decades to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation.

Hours: Public Lobbies: 8am-12 midnight Box Office: In person 9am-8pm daily, By phone 10am-8pm daily

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Festivals & Fairs (Summer & Fall)

Rock the Garden

June 16, 2018

One day, two stages, and eight bands. At the beautiful Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the 2018 Rock the Garden. Father John Misty, Fiest, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S., and many others are scheduled to perform for this year’s festival. Go to rockthegardenfestival.com for tickets and other information.

There are many more activities you can do in the Twin Cities. Click on www.minneapolis.org for more information.

 

Image source: 123RF.com, www.minneapolis.org, Visit Twin Cities, and Playbill
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Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City!


Credit source: Visit Music City

What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.

 

THE PARTHENON

Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure:

The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Many cities and states, major industries, and other interest groups also built pavilions for the celebration. Nashville’s pavilion was constructed of brick, wood lath, and plaster, and represented the city’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” The Parthenon housed the art exhibition, which consisted of 1,172 pieces from all over the world. The building was so popular that the city left the temporary structure standing after the Exposition. In 1920, faced with crumbling pediments and decaying plaster, the city authorized the reconstruction of the landmark with permanent materials. Rather than rebuilding the structure exactly as it appeared in the Exposition, the city decided to create a complete replica of the original Greek temple, both inside and out. What had been the basement of the 1897 Parthenon became gallery space in order to continue the Nashville Parthenon’s history of exhibiting fine art.

On May 21, 1931, the Parthenon reopened to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors from 46 states and 12 foreign countries during its first month. 

The first floor you’ll see exhibitions of painting, statues and other works, but it’s on the second floor you’ll find Athena, goddess of wisdom, prudent warfare and the useful arts; patron deity of the city of Athens. The statue stands 41′ 10″ tall, from the floor all the way to the top center crest of her helmet. She’s made of gypsum cement reinforced with fiberglass, on a steel frame. The statue was commissioned in 1982 and was unveiled in May 1990. Go to the website below Hours of operations, administrations, and other information. I enjoyed it and wasn’t disappointed. I need to go back there again.

Other events include:

Awesome April

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Holiday Harmony

CMA Music Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Other places to you can visit are  Country Music Hall of Fame® and MuseumRCA Studio B,  LeQuire Gallery,  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Grand Ole Opry. 

So many more events and things to see.

Go to www. visitmusiccity.com for more places and events to check out. I’m gonna go back to get the full experience of Nashville has to offer.

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