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Wurtele Upper Garden

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725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

June 2021

Sound for Silents 2021: Film + Music on the Walker Hillside

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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Join us on the hillside at sunset for Sound for Silents and catch electrifying live music and films on the big screen. It’s the perfect summer night out! Now in its fifth year, this summer’s program features Minneapolis-based artist/producer FPA, called “an arranger extraordinaire” by the Current. Drawing on works from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection, FPA will perform her newly commissioned scores for an entrancing evening of music and film. The event begins at 7 pm with a DJ…

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June Green Roof Poetry

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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The Twin Cities is home to some of the most prominent poetry publishers in the nation. Green Roof Poetry brings together some of these dynamic literary houses for a live poetry reading series in the Walker’s upper garden. Relax on the hillside for an evening of live readings by four poets selected by four different literary organizations: Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and Mizna. Grab your picnic blanket and quarantine bubble buddy, we’ll see you on the hillside! The June event features…

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July 2021

Hillside Beats: Honey + Fresh Fruit

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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We are bringing the dance floor to the Walker hillside for an evening inspired by the likes of Mariah, Britney, and Whitney. Quinn Villagomez hosts a full fashion moment, where the pathway becomes a runway. DJ Larry Peace warms us up with tunes, before Quinn and Rox go live on their show Fresh Fruit on KFAI. See the debut of Honey, a dance landscape of individuals in pursuit of expression, inspired by the bodies, movement, and music of club spaces. Performance space as dancefloor, dancefloor as agent of…

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Hillside Jazz (Present Tense): jaimie branch’s FLY or DIE

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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“Fly or Die is a stunning quartet recording that knits together several threads in Branch’s music—laser-sharp improvisatory exploration, ebullient melodies, and a deep feeling for groove.” —Chicago Reader Injecting a contemporary reckoning—hopefulness and hopelessness, joy and loss—into a clarion call of creative music now, the concert features a bandleader unafraid to pull from the vast history of American jazz, improvisation, and experimental music. Progressive composer jaimie branch, whether soft and pleading or brash and seething as she sounds her trumpet or…

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Open Air Art For All

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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Drop-in on the Walker hillside for a choose-you-own-adventure art-making experience! Local artists will be stationed across the hillside with materials and instructions for creative activities open to all ages and experience levels. Try kite-making, a meditative mandala coloring session, or create your own sculpture with natural materials. Instructions available in English and Spanish.

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July Green Roof Poetry

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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The Twin Cities is home to some of the most prominent poetry publishers in the nation. Green Roof Poetry brings together some of these dynamic literary houses for a live poetry reading series in the Walker’s upper garden. Relax on the hillside for an evening of live readings by four poets selected by four different literary organizations: Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and Mizna. Grab your picnic blanket and quarantine bubble buddy, we’ll see you on the hillside! The July event features…

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August 2021

Hillside Soul: PaviElle + Ahanti + Tiyo

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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Powerhouse performer and singer PaviElle graces the stage with her soulful R&B and old-school funk tunes. Hear never before new music and celebrate her newest tunes written in light of the events of the past year. Opening performances by Tiyo Siyolo and Ahanti Young. Schedule: 6 pm: Tiyo 7 pm: Ahanti 8 pm: PaviElle

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Hillside Jazz (Present Tense): Joel Ross Good Vibes

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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“Ross’ playing erupts through the layers of lush arrangements like consistent currents of electricity, high-powered and full of luminous energy” —DownBeat Still in his mid-20s, rhythmically ecstatic vibraphonist-composer Joel Ross is known for his work with leading new jazz figures Makaya McCraven, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nicolle Mitchell, Kassa Overall, and Marquis Hill. NPR calls him “the breakout jazz star of the moment … partly on the basis of this volatile spark and its cathartic release.” Establishing his own distinctive single mallet approach to…

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Open Air Art For All

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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Drop-in on the Walker hillside for a choose-you-own-adventure art-making experience! Local artists will be stationed across the hillside with materials and instructions for creative activities open to all ages and experience levels. Try kite-making, a meditative mandala coloring session, or create your own sculpture with natural materials. Instructions available in English and Spanish.

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August Green Roof Poetry

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wurtele Upper Garden, 725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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The Twin Cities is home to some of the most prominent poetry publishers in the nation. Green Roof Poetry brings together some of these dynamic literary houses for a live poetry reading series in the Walker’s upper garden. Relax on the hillside for an evening of live readings by four poets selected by four different literary organizations: Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and Mizna. Grab your picnic blanket and quarantine bubble buddy, we’ll see you on the hillside! The August event features…

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