Music & Dance

6th Annual Minnesota Salsa Fiesta
Saturday, June 22
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Start the summer with the Latin music and dance highlight of the year, the 6th Annual MN Salsa Fiesta! Featuring an all-star collection of performers from all the area salsa bands including Charanga Tropical, Salsa del Soul, Salsabrosa, Seven Steps To Havana, Q-Band, Havana Gypsies, and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. with DJs spinning salsa hits mixed to rare music videos. Then it’s a lively salsa lesson from one of the best, Cuban-born instructor Rene Thompson, former lead dancer at La Tropicana in Havana. This is a standing show with an open floor. Tickets: $20 Advance / $30 day of show. Information at

Sunday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Fronted by singer Karla Kanora, Rio Mira is an exciting recording collaboration between artists from neighbouring Ecuador and Colombia, and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba. Taking its name from the river which runs from Ecuador into Colombia, the band is living proof of the rich history of the northwesterly Pacific coast. Recalling the history of the Pacific, the music is a reminder of the unity which binds together a region divided up by state borders.
In 2015, UNESCO declared the marimba music of South Pacific Colombia and Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador to be Intangible Cultural Heritage.
This is a standing show with an open floor.
All Ages – $16 Advance or $18 day of show

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
U of M Campus
333 E. River Pkwy., Mpls 55455

Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S.

The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.

Eagles #34
2507 E. 25th St.

Harriet Brewing
3036 Minnehaha Ave.

Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake St.

Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
130 Macalester St., St. Paul

Midtown Global Market Rene Dance/Music Studio
920 E. Lake St.

Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S.

Minnesota Sinfonia
901 N. 3rd St., Mpls. 55401

Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts
3045 Chicago Ave. S

One Voice Mixed Chorus: Minnesota’s LGBTA Chorus
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington St., St. Paul 55102

345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Pepito’s Poco Loco Lounge
4820 Chicago Ave. S.
The Poco Loco Lounge now holds karaoke singing Monday and Wednesday nights from 7 to 11 p.m. with Mondays designated as family night. There’s also karaoke on Friday nights from 9 p.m. to closing.

Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls. 55403

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. 55408

Roots Cellar Music Series
University Baptist Church
1219 University Ave. SE, Mpls. 55414

Summit Center for Arts and Innovation
1524 Summit Ave., St. Paul

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave.

Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 S 4th St., Mpls., MN 55455
Uncommon Voices

Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S.

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