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Apr
26
Fri
Friday Night Forro with Samba Meu @ Can Can Wonderland
Apr 26 – Dec 27 all-day
Friday Night Forro with Samba Meu @ Can Can Wonderland

**Same Great Event with New Schedule**

Brazilian country music!? YES! Forró is a dance and musical style from rural Northeastern Brazil. Music is sung in Portuguese with fiddle, accordion and lots of percussion. No experience necessary — but if you know a two-step or can envision yourself joining a slightly funky, multicultural square dance scene, you will be right at home!

Every fourth Friday of the month on the Wee Stage at the end of the Boardwalk
9:30pm – 12:30am

$5 Wonderfund — All Wonderfund proceeds go directly to the local performing artists that we support! Thanks for your contribution.

*Please be sure to check our website, www.cancanwonderland.com, for the most up-to-date information

Nov
15
Fri
Landmark Live: The OK Factor @ Landmark Center
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Landmark Live: The OK Factor @ Landmark Center

Landmark Center presents “Landmark LIVE” in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. Presented with support from the Minnesota Music Coalition, KFAI Radio, and the Pioneer Press these concerts begin at 8 pm and are preceded by a cocktail hour at 7 pm, giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door and $70 for full season tickets. Tickets include admission to the cocktail hour from 7-8 pm.

7pm – Cocktail hour // 7:30 pm – seating opens // 8 pm – Concert

Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of the new-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. Organic and genuine, their original compositions feel both comfortingly familiar and uniquely fresh, and have been described as “genre-bending” (Julie Amacher, MPR) and “pure magic” (Wausau Pilot & Review). The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work, bringing them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center and as frequent featured artists with Minnesota Public Radio. Their distinct compositional and performance style awarded them the honor of being finalists for the prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Musicians in 2018.

Within their six years of writing, performing, and regional touring, The OK Factor has been in residence with Minnesota Public Radio’s Class Notes Artists program (’16), at The Grand Theater in Wausau (’17), College of Saint Benedict (’17), and Luther College (’18), sharing their intimate performances, outreach activities, and educational workshops with these communities.

Diercks and Colahan are also sought-after collaborators, having partnered with numerous Minnesota composers and musicians including singer-songwriters Ellis Delaney and Lynn O’Brien, percussionists Jenny Klukken and Krissy Bergmark, and composer and Boston Ballet Music Director, Mischa Santora, among others. They have produced three studio albums of original pieces and arrangements: “Water Street” (’14), “That’s Enough of That” (’16), “Have Yourself an OK Christmas” (’17), and “Love, The OK Factor, Lullabies & Love Songs,” released in January of 2019.

Dec
20
Fri
Landmark Live: Carrie Elkin @ Landmark Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Landmark Live: Carrie Elkin @ Landmark Center

Landmark Center presents “Landmark LIVE” in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. Presented with support from the Minnesota Music Coalition, KFAI Radio, and the Pioneer Press these concerts begin at 8 pm and are preceded by a cocktail hour at 7 pm, giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door and $70 for full season tickets. Tickets include admission to the cocktail hour from 7-8 pm.

7pm – Cocktail hour // 7:30 pm – seating opens // 8 pm – Concert

Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet- fragile voices of powerful women. Like these other seminal artists, Elkin has the gift of projecting very personal intimate moments into transcendent universal experiences that move us all.

The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it’s a complete package. But it’s the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist.

“The Penny Collector” is Elkin’s seventh record and is the long awaited solo release since her acclaimed “Call It My Garden” album was released in 2011 on venerable roots label, Red House Records. Written in a year that was bookended by the birth of Elkin’s first child and the process of caretaking her father through the dying process, “The Penny Collector” is a poet’s momentous stroll full circle around the human lifecycle in one single year. It’s a journey that is beautifully told, fragile and heartbreaking at times, joyous and raucous in others. And Elkin once again delivers the powerhouse vocal performance that people have come to expect, with delicate waves of intimacy that build to astonishing crests and crashes of intensity.