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In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre

» In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre
1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Minneapolis
Admission: $ 5.00
Saturday Puppet Shows suggested donation $5.00. Prices vary by program. See individual programs for pricing.

In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre is located in the historic Avalon Theater in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis. They offer a variety of family friendly events and shows throughout the year, including Saturday Shows for Kids, free shows at Calhoun Square, a Christmas Nativity (La Natividad), and the annual MayDay Celebration and Parade at Powderhorn Park. 

Saturday Puppet Theatre for Kids

This year, the Saturday puppet shows will being January 7, 2017 and run through March 11, 2017. Each Saturday there are two shows to choose from -- 10am & 12pm. Some shows are in English and others in Spanish.

No reservations are necessary. This is a pay what you can show, but $7 is the suggested donation amount. Seating is limited and early arrival is encouraged.

Afterwards, for an additional fee of $5 per child and $3 per adult, families can stick around for a make-n-take workshop that goes along with the theme of the show. Pre-registration for the workshops is encouraged. Call  612-721-2535 the previous week.

La Natividad - A Walking Nativity Puppet Theatre

La Natividad is a mobile, outdoor procession re-enacting the nativity through a two-block walk from the Avalon Theatre to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, followed by a fiesta with music and food. In the Mexican tradition of La Posada, this show is performed in both English and Spanish)

2016 Tickets: $17-$23. Buy your tickets HERE

2016 Showtimes:

  • Thursday, December 15 6:30 PM
  • Friday, December 16 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 17 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, December 18 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 20 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 21 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 22 6:30 PM

Annual MayDay Parade and Festival

IHOB has been organizing the MayDay Festival since 1975 and has grown into a beloved annual event. Beginning in February, IHOB invites the public to start collaborating toward  the event with brainstorming sessions and float workshops. Community members, including families with children, are invited to participate in these free workshops to help create a float for the parade.  Both the MayDay festival and the parade are free to attend.


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