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September 9, 2016 - 7:30pm

DESSA is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective—the ascendant Minneapolis hip-hop crew. She's made the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (for Parts of Speech) and as a Doomtree member (for All Hands).

Dessa built a career bucking...

September 16, 2016 - 7:30pm through September 17, 2016 - 7:30pm

"Best Choreographer" -Star Tribune 2016 Best of Minnesota

This acclaimed Minneapolis-based contemporary Indian dance company premieres their newest work on the theme of “Work Women Do.”

Horidraa: Golden Healing explores how...

October 7, 2016 - 7:30pm

Merging ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith's music has settled comfortably into a new backdrop as she takes a step from girl to woman. Her 2014 record, "Half About Being a Woman," is about self-acceptance and growing into yourself.

Smith’s live show...

Rick Riordan -- The Hammer of Thor
October 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Red Balloon Bookshop and the Friends of St. Catherine University Libraries welcome internationally best-selling author Rick Riordan to the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on tour for The Hammer of Thor - Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2

Guests are...

Freeh & Hagen's Test Pilot
October 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

Test Pilot is a chamber dance opera by choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen that explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers as seen through the eyes of their sister, Katharine. The power and wonder of creativity and invention are examined...

October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

“What difference do women’s voices make in interpreting the meaning of Jesus Christ today?” At the Fall Soul conference, we’ll find out!

Through conversation, ritual, and music, we will immerse ourselves in edgy, rich, diverse and even contradictory ideas and insights with Elizabeth...

Romeo & Juliet
November 2, 2016 - 7:00pm through November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

Stolen kisses, vengeful sword fights and secret potions---told in a 90 minute version that crackles with wit and passion.

What:    Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare, adapted by David Mann.
Who:     St. Catherine...

James Sewell Ballet
November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm through November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

One of Minnesota's favorite dance companies partners with McKnight International Choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

James Sewell Ballet performs two new pieces on its fall season:

  • Octet (premiere) 
    Music performed live by...

TU Dance
November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm through November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

TU Dance returns to The O’Shaughnessy in Saint Paul for the opening of its 13th performance season with a fall dance concert featuring a world premiere work commissioned by The O’Shaughnessy, as well as selections from the TU Dance repertory.


December 16, 2016 - 7:30pm through December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

"Choreographer Andrew Rist's classic interpretation focuses on telling the story through the dramatic flow of the dancing. Notable for its stunning design and energetic performances, this 'Nutcracker' makes the children a vital part of the story." - Pioneer Press

A family...