Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Burnsville Performing Arts Center hosts cultural event with various performances and activities.
This is the second group of photos from Saturday's International Festival of Burnsville at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Read earlier stories about the festival: • International Fest Moves Inside • PHOTOS: Residents Turn Out for International Festival of Burnsville • UPDATE: Rain or Shine, International Festival is a Go
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Music, dance, visual art and fun and games were featured during the annual event, which moved indoors because of rain Saturday.
Just like clockwork, a rain shower marked the 3 p.m. starting time for the International Festival of Burnsville Saturday. But festival organizers were prepared, as they already decided to move activities from Nicollet Commons Park to the adjacent Performing Arts Center. Signs announcing the change in venue greeted festival-goers as they arrived at the Nicollet Avenue facility. The skies brightened soon after the start of the festival, but dark clouds to the west threatened more showers. The evening’s weather turned out to be calm and clear. Shortly after 3 p.m., Cyril Paul and the Calypso Monarchs opened the live-performance portion of the festival on the PAC main theater. Nearly a dozen performers were scheduled to follow. A surprise …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Events organizers planned for rain, and it came just minutes before the 3 p.m. starting time.
Just like clockwork, a rain shower marked the 3 p.m. starting time for the International Festival of Burnsville Saturday. But festival organizers were prepared, as they already decided to move activities from Nicollet Commons Park to the adjacent Performing Arts Center. Signs announcing the change in venue greeted festival-goers as they arrived at the Nicollet Avenue facility. The skies brightened soon after the start of the festival, but dark clouds to the west threatened more showers. The National Weather Service predicted a chance of showers in Dakota County through 7 p.m. Saturday. Shortly after 3 p.m., Cyril Paul and the Calypso Monarchs opened the live-performance portion of the festival on the PAC main theater. Nearly a dozen …
Post on the International Festival of Burnsville’s Facebook page: “A little rain won’t stop us.” Events begin at 3 p.m.
Rain won’t stop the International Festival of Burnsville this year. Festival organizers posted the following message on the festival's Facebook page Thursday: “A little rain won't stop us. The Fest will still be held inside the Burnsville Performing Arts Center main stage in the event of bad weather, so come check it out!” Inclement weather led to the cancellation of last year’s festival. Organizers delayed the start of the event in hopes rain would stop, but nevertheless scrapped the festivities. This year’s festival—which is free and open to the public—is planned for 3 to 9 p.m. today (Saturday) at Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave., which is adjacent to the PAC. The National Weather Service forecast for today is calling for a …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and others ushered in the holidays with the annual Winter Lighting Ceremony.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, local officials hosted the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony in Burnsville's Nicollet Commons Park, setting 200,000 lights ablaze.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
After a hard week of work, we deserve some fun and relaxation this weekend. Check out activities that Patch recommends.
Meet a local sports celebrity, enjoy some music and a movie, grab some ice cream and go shopping for refurbished treasures. 1. JUNK MARKET When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday; Towne & Country Shopping Center, Burnsville Why Go: Vendors will be on site selling re-purposed items & emphasis will continue to be on educating the public on the benefits of recycling & utilizing the local consignment stores. Pricing: Free Admission 2. FREE MOVIE: TANGLED When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville Why Go: Bring the kids and a blanket and watch a great movie with your friends. Pricing: Free 3. ICE CREAM HAPPY HOUR When/Where: 3 - 6 p.m. Friday; The Buzz Coffee & Cafe, Burnsville Why Go: Half off ice cream waffle sundaes, root…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
With the weekend right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with your free time and Patch has some fun options to consider.
Enjoy jazz music over a fine dinner and glass of wine at a new restaurant, be entertained by an impromptu act, have breakfast on the farm and float down a lazy river. 1. LIVE SMOOTH JAZZ MUSIC AT MORGAN'S When/Where: 7-11 p.m. Friday; Morgan's on Nicollet — New World Tavern, Burnsville Why Go: Check out this beautiful new establishment! The Nicollet Inn has just opened a new restaurant, Morgan's on Nicollet. And Morgan's has also added Smooth Jazz music for your enjoyment. Pricing: No cover 2. MUSIC IN THE PARK When/Where: 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday; Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville Why Go: Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Q The Clique. Pricing: Free 3. BREAKFAST WITH BESSIE When/Where: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday; MN Zoo, Apple Valley …
Friday, April 1, 2011
New U.S. Census Bureau numbers show big influx in racial, cultural minorities
Figures recently released by the US Census Bureau only confirm what has become obvious to Burnsville city administrators and residents: The community has become significantly more diverse over the past ten years. While the population has essentially plateaued – growing from 60,220 in 2000 to 60,306 today – the more interesting figures are those pertaining to diversity in the community. In fact, numbers reported for the city's largest minority groups have skyrocketed. For example, the percentage of residents identifying themselves as black or African-American has risen by 60 percent, growing from 2,452 in 2000 to 6,046 today. Likewise, Burnsville's Asian community has grown from 2,456 in 2000 to 3,043 today – a 20 percent increase. But…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
A brief round-up of what is happening over the next few days
Editor's note: Get Out is a weekly list of events and goings-on in and around Burnsville. Check back every Thursday for highlights and, if we've missed something, please let us know in the comment stream. • DIRTY WORD (Live music) When/Where: 8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 31 @ McKracken's Pub Why Go: This collection of five of the midwest’s most talented musicians dig deep into several genres of music spanning over five decades. Featuring songs from Prince, Knarls Barkley and Michael Jackson to The Charlie Daniel’s Band, Journey, and Led Zeppelin. Pricing: Free • FREE FALLIN: A Tribute to Tom Petty When/Where: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 1 @ Primetime Sports Bar & Grill Why Go: Primetime also features dart boards, fusball tables, mini bowling lanes, …