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Monroe Crossing Monroe Crossing, an acclaimed bluegrass and gospel quintet, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. This popular ensemble plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their tight harmonies, sharp arrangements and onstage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada and Europe. Tickets are $28 for adults and $21 for students any age. Side stage seating has been made available because of the demand.
"Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona," adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by dePaola, with music composed and orchestrated by Roberta Carlson, with additional orchestrations by Thomas Charles Speltz, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Oct. 5-14 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m.
Join us on the banks of the St. Croix River for an interactive art experience and prepare to be inspired! Enjoy live demos, musicians, performers and free activities while sampling a variety of tasty treats. The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, invites you to channel your creative spirit at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival in Lakefront Park, Hudson, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and 10 a.m.m to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
"A Nice Family Gathering," a poignant comedy by Phil Olson, will be performed Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Minnesota nice has never been so nutty.
Join the interactive creative experience at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival and prepare to be inspired! The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to channel your creative spirit! We welcome new activities to the park this year! Enjoy the sidewalk masterpieces of professional chalk artist, Allison Severson. Also Aerialist, Laura Emiola, will be swinging with silks from the wires, as her graceful acrobatics amaze.
Explore the St. Croix River from another perspective. From mussels to raptors and a variety of living river critters, experience the St. Croix River on an ecological-minded cruise featuring river life. Naturalists of the Carpenter Nature Center will share their expertise of the natural history of the area aboard a scenic boat cruise offered by Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines. Live raptors and various river critters will be aboard for a first-hand look at river life. The Grand Duchess will set sail on Friday, July 20, and guests of all ages are invited to join the fun.
Free poetry reading event "Two River Poets," a free poetry reading event featuring John Graber and Lee Kisling, will be held on Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Both are inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, through which the St. Croix River was one of the first to receive protection.
Mosaic workshop Enrollment is open for a weekend-long mosaic workshop for adults of all skill levels taught by Wouterina "Riana" de Raad, who has been creating mosaic concrete sculpture since 1987. She will teach techniques and formulas she has developed over that time in this popular annual workshop on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
'Once Upon a Mattress' March 9-31 "Once Upon a Mattress," a fractured fairy tale musical comedy with music by Mary Rogers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and the book by Jay Thompson, Barer, and Dean Fuller, will be performed March 9-31 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.