Arts & Music

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Music and movies at Lake Harriet Bandshell

4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy.

Enjoy free concerts at the Lake Harriet Bandshell every day of summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. With the stunning backdrop of Lake Harriet, the band shell hosts musical concerts Monday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, and on Sunday at 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Bring a picnic and a blanket, or grab a bench and enjoy some summertime tunes with your family and friends. It’s a tradition!

Complete list of 2013 Music and Movies in the Park here.


Linden Hills Live

43rd & Upton. / 6:00 – 9:00 pm

On the third Thursday of the month from June through August, enjoy an evening of food, live music and conversation with your neighbors. This event takes place at 43rd St and Upton Ave in the Famous Dave’s parking lot.

2013 dates:

Thursday, June 20

Thursday, July 18

Thursday, August 15


Creative CityMaking

This unique partnership initiative brought forward by the city of Minneapolis brings together artists and city planners in a new program that is helping the city develop into a living work of art.  Creative CityMaking is a partnership between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City planners to develop fresh and innovative approaches for addressing the long-term transportation, land use, economic, environmental, and social issues facing Minneapolis.

The artists and planners are working collaboratively on city planning projects within the city in 2013, including the Linden Hills Small Area Plan.

For more information on this program, visit the Creative CityMaking website.

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Dances at the Lakes Festival

The Christopher Watson Dance Company presents the Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival each summer at the Rose Garden at Lyndale Park. The festival features both professional and student dancers performing on a summer’s evening in the grass between the two fountains. ¬†An idyllic setting, to which audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic dinner, and enjoy an evening of dance by the lake.

The 2013 12th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival was performed July 12 and 13. This event was made possible, in part, through sponsorship by the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council. Additional funding was provided by generous individual donors to the Christopher Watson Dance Company.