The Irish Dancers of Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, led by Alanna Pellowski, will share the Saint Patrick’s Day spirit with performances throughout March.
On Friday, March 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., children ages 4-12 are invited to bring their families to MCA’s “Luck of the Irish” Family Arts Academy. Family Arts Academy workshops are free monthly multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists, and have fun creating together. In March, families will be treated to a performance by MCA’s Irish Dancers, learn a jig, create their own lucky rainbow crayons, and much more.
On Friday, March 9, MCA’s dancers will join the Page Series artists from the Celtic band Lúnasa on stage for a short stint at the Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be reserved through pagetheatre.org.
On Friday, March 16, for the fourth consecutive year, MCA’s Irish Dancers will dance up a storm at the Monarch Public House in Fountain City, Wis., (19 North Main Street). Performances will begin at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The Saint Patrick’s Day festivities will conclude on Saturday, March 17, with performances at 3 and 4 p.m. at Island City Brewery in Winona (65 East Front Street). Not only is this a St. Patrick’s Day celebration but it is also the first anniversary of this local brewery.
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University, is a nonprofit organization offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information, go to mca.smumn.edu, email email@example.com, or call 507-453-5500. A new session of Irish dance starts in May.
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