In My Inbox: Libraries and Art, Puppet Festival and Trick ‘R Trolley Tickets


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There were a couple of things I got in my inbox this week that I just kept open for days.  I know it’s not the best for my computer, but I didn’t want to forget about them.  And I think you will want to know about them, too.


 

From Now until Monday, September 29

image courtesy Wild Rumpus

Enter the lottery for Wild Rumpus’s Trick “R Trolley happening on October 26. Tickets by going here!  Trick ‘R Trolley is the Halloween version of PJ Party on the Trolley only without the PJs! The special author will be Eileen Christelow who wrote  The Five Little Monkeys books.  Trolley runs three times 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.


 

Mosaic ScrollFrom Now until Thursday

Community Mosaic Making – Mosaic Making
Join the community in making a mosaic to hang in Riverview Library’s Homework/Teen Center. Mosaic-artist Lisa Arnold will take us step-by-step through the mosaic-making process and help us create a lasting piece of community art. Ages 7 and up. Initial drawing class on August 27, mosaic making September 22-25, and unveiling event on October 11. Come to one session, or come to every one! These events are made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Starting Thursday night and running through Sunday.

Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre

Sept. 25-28

This weekend, we’re producing a national puppetry festival in collaboration with the Great Plains Region of The Puppeteers of America (POA), In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) and the American Swedish Institute. This dynamic four day festival will offer a line-up of extraordinary puppetry from around the country.

The Handmade Worlds Festival will feature prominent works by artists such as Julian Crouch and David Commander (New York), Manual Cinema and Michael Montenegro (Chicago), Masque Theatre(Connecticut), Paul Mesner (Missouri), Toy Box and Cripps Puppets (North Carolina), Monica Leo (Iowa), as well as several Minneapolis artists, including Margo McCrearyOpen Eye’s Michael SommersLiz Schacterle, and puppeteers from HOBT.

Don’t miss the last two performances of Strumply Peter on opening day of the festival!

SCHEDULE

Purchase festival passespunchcards or individual tickets for the following performances!

Sept. 25
3:30 pmOn-Time Circus on the Greenway (exact location TBA)
5 and 7:30 pm: Open Eye’s Strumply Peter (OEFT) — LAST 2 SHOWS!
8 pmLove Is… by Masque Theater Company (HOBT)Sept. 26
5 pmThe Mysterious Metamorphosis of Mr. Krank by Toybox Theatre and Cripps Puppets (HOBT)
7:30 and 10 pmFull Moon Puppet Show curated by Liz Schacterle  (OEFT)
7:30 and 9:30 pmOakwood Apartments by David Commander (OEFT Studio)Sept. 27
10 am and 12 pmSkeletons in the Closet by HOBT
1:30 and 3 pmPulcinella by Paul Mesner Puppets (OEFT)
1:30 and 3 pmFinding Home by Eulenspiegel Puppets (OEFT Studio)
4:30 and 7:30 pmAsleep at the Wheel, Microcosm, and Giacco by Michael Montenegro and Birdheart by Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane (OEFT)
7:30 pmADA/AVA by Manual Cinema (HOBT)
9:30 pmRodeo Wing Ding Cabaret by Festival Performers (OEFT)Sept. 28
10 am: The festival will culminate in a one-time opportunity to see Open Eye’s My Life as A Fairytale (American Swedish Institute)

Information taken from Open Eye’s newsletter!

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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