Arts & Performance

The U-2 Incident: A Son's Search for the Truth

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. for The U-2 Incident: A Son's Search for the Truth. One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Hear Francis Gary Powers, Jr. discuss Spielberg’s movie, the controversy surrounding the U-2 incident, and his recently published account of his father’s life, Spy Pilot.

Potterheads Unite! (Adults)

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Potterheads Unite! It's Harry Potter's and J.K. Rowling's birthdays! Bring your wand and Nimbus 2000 and join us for an adults-only Potter event at the library. Ready for a Wizard's Duel of trivia? Interested in trying Harry Potter yoga and the Whomping Willow pose? Start perfecting your polyjuice potion so you can transform into your favorite character for the costume contest!

Free and open to the public. 

Harry Potter's Birthday Celebration

Come to the Stillwater Library on Wednesday, July 31 to celebrate the Harry Potter book series. Activities for youth will take place through out the library from 1:30-5:00 p.m. The Ministry of Magic strongly encourages your presence at this celebration of the Boy Who Lived. Watch for more details but there will be photo-ops, costume contests, crafts, sorting house activities, trivia, butterbeer tasting, HP board games, displays, and a mandrake scavenger hunt.

Everything is free and open to the public. 

Snake Discovery

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for Snake Discovery. Slither into the world of reptiles by meeting several species that call Minnesota home! From diet to habitat and behavior, with plenty of fun facts in-between, attendees will learn what makes our cold-blooded friends so unique in this engaging program. Kids and adults are welcome to touch (and even hold) the ambassador animals for a truly hands-on experience!

Program is free and no registration required.

Critter Storytime with Carpenter Nature Center

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. for Critter Storytime with Carpenter Nature Center. Visit our website at stillwaterlibrary.org to learn more about what critters might be coming to the library!

Program is free and no registration required. 

 

Disney’s 'Coco' with Live Orchestra

Disney’s Coco is colorful, creative and lauded for its music, and rightly so. For the first time ever, the Mexican folklore-inspired adventure to the land of the dead will be accompanied live by the Minnesota Orchestra performing Michael Giacchino’s score from beginning to end. 

'Fiddler on the Roof' at the Orpheum

The classic tale of love, life and family comes to town for just one week this summer. We can all relate to story of a father’s traditions on one hand and his free-spirited daughters on the other hand. L’chaim! 

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Broadening the definition of American music, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Lyle Lovett will perform a blend of country, jazz, folk, gospel and blues alongside his band.

Arbor Lakes Art Fair

With hand-crafted creations ranging from photography and ceramics to jewelry and original artwork, visitors can dive into a world of unique creativity. In addition to the number of local artists, this event will also have additional forms of entertainment, tasty food and a kid-friendly art zone to fuel every patron’s needs.

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