Learn more about one of the greatest American filmmakers, Orson Welles, from North Metro TV’s Studio Manager Eric Houston 6-7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, in Circle Pines.
On the eighth episode of “Kids Baking Championship,” which aired March 4 on the Food Network, it was announced that Blaine baker Paige Goehner, 11, would go to the final competition.
Artwork from Rumriver Art Center students is being showcased through Saturday, March 23, at the center’s new art gallery.
The Anoka Lions Club will host the 31st annual Country Music Show at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Anoka High School.
The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is exhibiting more than 500 pieces of artwork by local students at the 2019 Student Art Show through Saturday, March 9.
Blaine baker Paige Goehner, 11, made it to the final four in the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” after creating dessert imposter shrimp tacos on the eighth episode, which aired Feb. 25.
Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual “Symphonic Rock Returns” benefit concert, which will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in the auditorium at Anoka High School, 3939 N. Seventh Ave., Anoka.
Since Jan. 17, Westwood Intermediate and Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade students have been working tirelessly during rehearsals to prepare for their production of “Annie Jr.”
Blaine baker Paige Goehner, 11, struggled making tropical-flavored monkey bread on the seventh episode of “Kids Baking Championship,” which aired Feb. 18 on the Food Network.
Anoka Middle School for the Arts hosted the first annual Minnesota Junior Thespian Theater Festival Feb. 16 at the magnet school.
Learn about the man behind the puppet from North Metro TV’s Studio Manager Eric Houston, as he looks at the life and career of puppeteer Jim Henson Thursday, Feb. 21, at Northtown Library.
The 24-year-old owner of the Coon Rapids bakery Something Sweet by Maddie Lu will be on Food Network’s “Winner Cake All.”
Blaine baker Paige Goehner, 11, struggled through a difficult challenge on the sixth episode of “Kids Baking Championship,” which aired Feb. 11 on the Food Network, but she survived with the help of fellow contestants.
Get a little “Sense and Sensibility” as Lyric Arts takes on Jane Austen’s romantic story Friday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, March 3, at the Main Street Stage in Anoka.
For its 31st annual season, the Seasons Dinner Theatre is bringing the comedy “The Sunshine Boys” to the stage during a dinner show that opened Saturday, Feb. 9, and runs through Sunday, March 10, at the Majestic Oaks Golf Club, 701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE, Ham Lake.
The classic tale “Charlotte’s Web” opens at Friday, Feb. 8, at the Fred Moore Campus of Anoka Middle School for the Arts.
This month Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Spanish students will perform the first bilingual play in the history of the Spring Lake Park School District.
On Jan. 31, Spring Lake Park High School placed third at the Section 4AA finals of the Minnesota State One-Act Competition at Stillwater Area High School, ending its chances of going on to the state tournament.
Blaine baker Paige Goehner, 11, had the best cake of the night during a team challenge on the Feb. 4 episode of “Kids Baking Championship” aired on the Food Network.
During Valentine’s Day weekend, Anoka-Ramsey Community College students will bring a sweet combination of romance, comedy and horror during their production of “Little Shop of Horrors” playing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 21-23 at the Coon Rapids Performing Arts Center, 11200 Mississippi…
Wartburg College Castle Singers and Kammerstreicher from Iowa will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.
Blaine High School theater students competed in the Minnesota State One-Act Competition subsection round for Section 5AA Jan. 26 at Monticello High School.
Blaine baker Paige Goehner, 11, narrowly avoided elimination on the Jan. 28 episode of “Kids Baking Championship” on the Food Network.
JOYA chamber music will host a “pre-Super Bowl party” and jazz concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 Fourth Ave., Anoka.
The Blaine Arts Council will present an exhibit from White Bear Lake painter Heidi E. Nelson Feb. 4-28 at Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine.
Anoka plein air impressionist painter Paul T. Boecher is displaying his exhibit “A Sense of Place” through Feb. 16 at the Rumriver Art Center, 2665 Fourth Ave., Suite 103A, Anoka.
Nineteen Spring Lake Park High School students took on a unique challenge this year by entering a production of “Four Baboons Adoring the Sun” by John Guare in the Minnesota State One-Act Competition.
East Bethel mother and teacher Stacy Bauer recently authored two children’s books in her series “Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too,” which is inspired by her two children of the same name.
Learn more about the infamous MI6 agent who has a license to kill at the presentation “James Bond Throughout History” 5-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Northtown Library, 711 County Hwy. 10 Frontage Road, Blaine.
On Friday, Jan. 11, Lyric Arts Main Street Stage will present Dead Man’s Cell Phone, winner of the 2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play.
Peter Borth was sitting in his chair about to enjoy a play at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, when he struck up a conversation with a woman beside him. She happened to be Gale Peterson, the Anoka theater’s volunteer coordinator. Now he volunteers regularly.
Hypnotist and comedian Michael “Mikenosis” Colucci will put audience members in a trace at his New Year’s eve show, “Mikenosis: The King of Stage Hypnosis,” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31, at Sgt. John Rice VFW Post 6316 in Blaine.
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts’ December Reading Series will feature Peter Campion and series curator, Janna Knittel, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
When it comes to frights such as haunted houses, Natalie Netteberg is not a fan. But in October the sophomore at St. Francis High School put aside her fears and took part in the Bethel Haunted Trails sponsored by the Bethel Fire Department.
Dan and Sandy Adler have been focused on their Heart of the City Christian music ministry since 1996. So when space at the Old Milk Factory on Fourth Avenue in Anoka became available, they did not jump at the chance to renovate it.
Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka will host a Christmas concert and luncheon featuring pianist and composer Mary Beth Carlson 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.
Anoka Middle School for the Arts Theater brings to life the classic television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Nov. 30 through Dec. 11.
Vong Thao, writing center coordinator at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, is one of 12 recipients of the prestigious 2018-2019 Loft Mirrors and Windows Fellowship. Thao will participate in workshops with literary experts and receive additional support from The Loft Literary Center.
The winner of Blaine’s Impressions Photo of the Year contest shows quality photos come from the photographer, not just their equipment.
The public has three chances to see Andover High School’s production of “Journey to the World’s Edge: A Folk Tale in the Irish Tradition” by Harry Michael Bagdasian and Ernest Joselovitz.
Retired Anoka High School choir director Bruce Phelps gets to start his Monday mornings with the power of music. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids presents its 11th annual dinner theater production Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts November Reading Series will feature Caitlin Bailey and Sagirah Shahid at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
The Anoka County Library will host its third annual local author fair Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Northtown Library, 711 County Highway 10 Frontage Road, Blaine.
Lyric Arts in downtown Anoka kicks off another “Music in the ‘Burbs” concert series this month with a lineup including The New Standards, Kat Perkins and Chris Hawkey.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s English and music departments invite the public to a free faculty reading and recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley.
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage opens its season with the regional premiere for “If/Then,” originally produced on Broadway by David Stone with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
For the fourth year, the state of Minnesota and Governor Mark Dayton have proclaimed August Minnesota Wrestling History Month.
The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts September Reading Series will feature Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Sherry Fernandez Williams at 7:30 Friday, Sept. 14. The reading will be hosted by Anoka County Library at its Mississippi Branch in Fridley.
Stepping through the doors of the new BW Portrait Art studio, visitors enter a spacious lobby with a set of leather couches, spring-colored flowers and a portrait of a smiling family with their little white dog. To those who have visited the old studio, this is a big change.
Homegrown comedian Scott Hansen joins fellow Minnesota funnyman Louie Anderson at Hidden Haven Golf Club on Anderson’s Big Underwear Tour 2018.
Hunters, conservationists and dog owners will all have a place to celebrate the outdoors for two weekends at The Game Fair.
Sixteen-year-old C.J. Ogris has started saying the word “bravo,” and his mom, Michelle Barrieau, isn’t sure where he learned it.
Teen from Andover and siblings from Ham Lake will perform in a high-flying act this summer as part of Circus Juventas, a youth performing arts circus based in St. Paul.
The Blaine Arts Council continues to accept entries for its fourth annual juried art show “World of Plants” through July 30.
As is tradition, the Northern Symphony Orchestra will play patriotic classics before Anoka’s fireworks show July 3, but audiences are in for something new as the orchestra is set to collaborate with local actors to bring immigrants’ stories to life.
All six local high schools recognized at the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s annual Spotlight Education Showcase last year were honored again in 2018.
The winners of Anoka County Library’s third annual Teen Write On! short story contest were announced last month during a celebration at the Rum River Library in Anoka.