Drop in to play with a variety of lawn games and board games from the Games Cart. Corn Hole, ladder ball, bocce, chess, checkers and more. Explore best sellers and titles from local publishers, as well as weekly newspapers and magazines, at The Commons Reading Carts. Borrow something to read in the park and return it to the cart before you leave. Use your imagination and build, build, build! These foam Big Blue Blocks (10a-5p) are perfect for little ones looking to play and climb.
"If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry, she’d be like Nikki Hill."
– Star Tribune
Make it a full night of fun & stay for Mae Simpson Band at 10pm. Free for 7pm ticket holders!
Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps’ guitarist Poison Ivy. Nikki and her band are climbing to the top of the roots music scene step by step and leaving jaws on the floor along the way. With a no-filter energy, they take all the flavors of American roots music and deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock n’ roll again.
Independently released on house label Deep Fryed Records, Nikki Hill lets her soul rip on her third LP, Feline Roots. This new collection bends through supercharged blues, punk, soul, revival tent gospel, and rockabilly shouts. Nikki has never been afraid to take the road less traveled, and it’s clear with Feline Roots that she’s living every word.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love. https://hennepintheatretrust.org/events/rent-broadway-tickets-minneapolis-mn-2019/