The Steeles

Now: On Thursday last week, Jearlyn Steele called Dakota proprietor Lowell Pickett, saying the Steeles needed to sing. So in response to what was happening in the Twin Cities in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Steeles gave an impromptu, livestreamed two-hour concert for healing on Saturday in Jevetta Steele’s front yard. Captured by three cameras with good-quality audio, the Steele siblings purged pain, soothed souls and raised spirits with soul classics, pop prayers, Steele originals, solace-seeking sermons and a liberating, exhilarating “Wang Dang Doodle.” Included were guest appearances by Patty Peterson, Sara Groves, Amondo Dickerson and others as well as a first-rate band. The unrehearsed, overwhelmingly emotional performance is exactly what Minnesota needs right now. It is archived on the Dakota’s Facebook page. Jon Bream


ComedySportz Twin Cities vs. ComedySportz Seattle

Saturday: Minnesota has shown dramatic signs of opening up recently, but for the entertainment world, including music, theater and comedy, things are still very much happening virtually only. ComedySportz Twin Cities brings its competitive brand of laughs, with opposing teams wearing red and blue, to the comfort of your living room as they face off against ComedySportz Seattle. Audience members can join the chat to offer suggestions in this streaming, pay-what-you-can show for all ages. (7:30 p.m. Sat., sliding scale, Sheila Regan


Blues Fest Live

Mondays: Since their big, groovy get-together in July was canceled, organizers of the Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest are livestreaming virtual performances via Crowdcast each week with some of the acts that were due to play. This week features Joyann Parker and her guitarist Mark Lamoine, who showed off their classic, soulful and semi-twangy blues power last week at the Crooners drive-in concert series and have been playing their own requests gig at home every Wednesday. This month’s other players in the Lowertown series are Hamilton Loomis on June 15, Mark Cameron on June 22 and Big George Jackson on June 29. (7 p.m. Mon.,; and 7 p.m. Wed., Facebook and Instagram.) Chris Riemenschneider



BACK CATALOG LISTENING PARTY: Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig. 4 p.m. today. Facebook.

PATTY PETERSON: 5 p.m. today. Facebook.

GB LEIGHTON: 7 p.m. today, Thu. Facebook.

RAPTURE: Dance party with DJ Justice and discussion among artists. 8 p.m. Sat. twitchtv.rapturemn.

SHIRTS & SKINS: 8:30 p.m. today. Facebook.

MOUTH GUITAR: 11 a.m. Sat. Facebook.

FLIP PHONE: Lady Gaga digital drag show and dance party. 9 p.m. today; Prince digital drag brunch. 1 p.m. Sun. Facebook.

JIM GILL: Recorded family concert. Available 9 a.m. Sat.-8 p.m. Sun. Facebook.

TED HAJNASIEWICZ: 10 a.m. Sat. Facebook. 


KELLEY HUNT: With Allen Ross and James Albright. 7 p.m. Sat. Facebook.

MINNESOTA IRISH MUSIC AT HOME: Pauline Conneely. 7:30 p.m. Sat.; Brian Ó hAirt. 7 p.m. Sun.; Advanced Youth Ensemble Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Wed.; Benny McCarthy. 7 p.m.

DHARMA: 8 p.m. Sat. Facebook.

TRANSMISSION AND SLICING UP EYEBALLS: Hosted by DJ Jake Rudh. 8 p.m. Sat. Twitch.


CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA: Livestream coffee concert. 2 p.m. Sun. Lakeville Area Arts Center Facebook page.

ELLIS DELANEY: 3 p.m. Sun. Crowdcast.

ACTORS THEATER OF MINNESOTA: Online show tune challenge. 8 p.m. Sun.

THE EYE: Livestream show presented by Skyway Theatre. 8 p.m. Sun. Facebook.

BLUES FEST LIVE: Joyann Parker. 7 p.m. Mon.

LESLIE VINCENT: 7 p.m. Mon. Facebook and Instagram.

JEREMY MESSERSMITH: 8 p.m. Mon. Instagram.

DAKOTA DAVE HULL: 10 a.m. Tue. Facebook.


JAZZ FEST LIVE: Aja Parham. 7 p.m. Thu.


OUTSPOKEN VIRTUAL OPEN MIC: 7 p.m. today. Facebook.

ALLEGED THEATRE COMPANY: Livestream performance of “Which Middle Name of ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman’ Are You?” 7:30 p.m. today.

MIDWAY MIC: A variety of comedians hosted by Derek Meyers. 9 p.m. today. Instagram.

SCREAM IT OFF SCREAM: A monthly short film competition with 15 short films that get voted on by viewers. 9 p.m. today. YouTube.

MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER: Virtual benefit with silent auction. 6:30 p.m. Sat.

NE. SCULPTURE GALLERY FACTORY: Virtual show reception livestream with curator and artist Christopher Atkins in conversation with artist John Salhus. 7 p.m. today. Facebook.

COMEDYSPORTZ: 7:30 p.m. Sat. Facebook.

PATRICK’S CABARET: 7:30 p.m. Sat.

BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP: A digital comedy series. 8 p.m. Sat. Facebook and YouTube.

ORDWAY VIRTUAL FETE: Online fundraiser with silent auction and performances. 7 p.m. Sun.

MICHAEL’S MONDAY MADNESS: Virtual happy hour with Michael Brindisi, artistic director of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and actor Michelle Barber. 5 p.m. Mon. Facebook.

HUGE THEATER: “Show X Rerun,” previously performed shows. 8 p.m. Mon. YouTube.

THEATER THURSDAY: Previous recordings of Landmark Center’s history plays. Noon. Thu.

LIBRARY HAPPY HOUR: A discussion of pop culture and irrelevant topics. Hosted by Hennepin County Public Library. 5 p.m. Thu.

GROVELAND GALLERY: “House & Universe,” works by Michael Banning. Also new work by Kristie Bretzke. Ends June 30.

INTERACT CENTER FOR VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS: “We Are Not Disposable,” a virtual exhibition of works by 44 artists responding to public perceptions about disabilities. Ends Aug. 1.

LIGHT GREY LAB: “Senior Show 2020,” Works by emerging graduates. Ends June 30.

THE M @HOME: Online engagement from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, including short videos of the current exhibition, “A Choice of Weapons, Honor and Dignity: The Visions of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz.”

MSP FILM SOCIETY: “Virtual Cinema,” selected films. 

MINNSKY THEATRE: “Pokeus Hoekus,” a free digital “Hocus Pocus” parody. YouTube. Ends June 14.

OMNIFEST AT HOME: View films from the Science Museum of Minnesota’s annual film festival, including “Dinosaurs Alive,” “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs” and “Wild Ocean.” 

OPEN EYE FIGURE THEATRE: “The Learning Fairy.” Ends June 30.

TRYLON CINEMA: Online streaming of feature films.

WALKER AT HOME: Online archive of dialogues, live artist talks and film retrospectives. “Faye Driscoll: Come On In” online experience. Jewelry & Accessory Makers Mart through June 14. 

WAM@HOME: Virtual art tours of the Weisman Art Museum’s collections, kid-friendly activities and livestream videos.


RAMSEY COUNTY LIBRARY: Virtual family story time, 10:30 a.m. today, Mon.; baby story time, 10:30 a.m. Wed.

COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY: “Como Live,” zookeeper and gardener talks. 1:30 p.m. today, Mon.-Thu. Also a virtual tour of the spring flower show.

FIRST FREE SATURDAY AT HOME: FAMILY PRIDE: The Walker Art Center kicks off Pride month with a drag story hour, dance party and virtual activities. 10 a.m. Sat.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE FAIR: The cities of Crystal, Golden Valley and New Hope stream a prepared video of the vehicles featured at the annual fair. 10 a.m. Sat.

SASSY LASSY TRIVIA: 7 p.m. Sat. Facebook.

VIRTUAL TRAIN DAYS: A six-part video miniseries highlighting memories of St. Paul’s Union Depot, including interviews with railroading experts and train history. 5 p.m. Sun.

THREE RIVERS PARKS: Naturalist Story Time. Noon today; Nature’s Classroom. 10 a.m. Mon.-Fri.; Story Time With Mississippi Gateway. 10:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri.; Story Time in the Barn. 10 a.m. Mon.; Activities to Try. 11 a.m. Mon.; Kits & Cubs Nature Class with Freddy the Fox. 2 p.m. Mon.; Make It Monday. 3 p.m. Mon.; Skill Builder. 11 a.m. Tue.; Try It Tuesday. 1 p.m. Tue.; E-Co Art for Kids. 3 p.m. Tue.; Stump the Naturalist. 10:15 a.m. Wed.; Farm-to-Table Cooking With Kids. Noon Wed.; Wildlife Wednesday. 1 p.m. Wed. Facebook.

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY: Family story time. 3:30 p.m. Tue.; Baby story time. 3:30 p.m. Thu. Facebook.

URBAN EXPEDITION: A virtual sampler of the music, traditions and crafts of Senegal and Sierra Leone. Ends June 16.


VIRTUAL FOLD-ALONG: The Minnesota Center for Book Arts leads a class. 11 a.m. today. Facebook.

ERIC CERVINI: “The Deviant’s War.” 6:30 p.m. today.

LOFT MENTOR SERIES READING: With Jennine Capó Crucet and Junauda Petrus. 7 p.m. today.

KAO KALIA YANG AND XEE REITER: “The Shared Room.” 10 a.m. Tue.

FAIRYTALE AND FOLKLORE FESTIVAL: Discussion with “Ella Enchanted” author Gail Carson Levine. 7 p.m. Tue.

MARY LOGUE: “The Streel: A Deadwood Mystery.” 7 p.m. Tue.

HENRY BUCHWALD: “Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland.” 6 p.m. Wed.