2023 Schedule of Performances and Art Actions

While every shanty is open during all public hours, the Performances + Art Actions pop up at different times throughout the village: at the Performance Stage, at specific shanties, interspersed between shanties, roving, or at expansive spaces like the ‘Lagoon’ and the “Oasis’. See the map in our ‘visit’ section!

Sunlight shines through a series of ice sculptures. Blue skies in the background.
A person in a blue costume that resembles water whips the fabric in the wind on a frozen lake to imitate a storm.

Promotional images for “Ice Garden” from Peter Schulze and “Climate Walk on Ice” from Fashion Disasters. Photos courtesy Peter Schulze, Max Haynes.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

11am: Experimental ice sculpting demonstrations @ Ice Garden

11:30, 12:30, 1:30: Subzero Singalong: Community Sing on Ice with Good Trouble @ the Oasis

12:30pm: Wearable ArtCars & Contraptions Parade – roving

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere in the village!

1pm: fro-gahhh: yoga for the planet and the people – the Lagoon

1-3: Lady Bear Explores the Art Shanty Village – roving

3pm: Prairie Fire Lady Choir @ Performance Stage

NOTE: Plan Beach is unable to accommodate American Ice Theatre’s ICE. COLD. JAZZ! (originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of opening weekend) on location, but we are working to reschedule it off-site on an alternate date/time. STAY TUNED!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

11 – 1: Scavenger Hunt @ bandshell

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

1-4: How to Move With Wonder – roving

1:30 & 3:30: Pollinator Frenzy @ the oasis

2 & 3pm: Frigid Airs by An Opera Theatre @ Performance Stage

NOTE: Plan Beach is unable to accommodate American Ice Theatre’s ICE. COLD. JAZZ! (originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of opening weekend) on location, but we are working to reschedule it off-site on an alternate date/time. STAY TUNED!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

(we share the ice with the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival from noon-4pm)

ALL DAY: Kicksled Course from Brave the Snow

ALL DAY: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

11am: Experimental ice sculpting demonstrations @ Ice Garden

11am – 1pm: Hula Hoop Hoopla @ Booom Box

11:30, 12:30, 1:30: Subzero Singalong: Community Sing on Ice with Sarina Partridge @ the Lagoon (this project has MOVED from its original location)

12:30pm: Wearable ArtCars & Contraptions Parade – roving

1pm: fro-gahhh: yoga for the planet and the people @ the Oasis (this project has MOVED from its original location)

1-3: Lady Bear Explores the Art Shanty Village – roving

2: Taiko On Ice by Taiko Arts Midwest @ Performance Stage

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

ALL DAY: Kicksled Course from Brave the Snow @ Ice Field

11 – 1: Scavenger Hunt  @ bandshell

11 – 2: The Color of Winter by Winter Plein Air Painters – interspersed

Noon & 2: Klezmer on Ice @ Booom Box

1 & 3: Latins on Ice @ Performance Stage

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

1:30 & 3:30: Pollinator Frenzy  @ the Oasis

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

ALL DAY: Kicksled Course from Brave the Snow @ Ice Field

11am: Experimental ice sculpting demonstrations @ Ice Garden

11:30, 12:30, 1:30: Subzero Singalong: Community Sing on Ice with Good Trouble @ the Lagoon (this project has MOVED from its original location)

Noon & 2: Klezmer on Ice @ Booom Box

12:30pm: Wearable ArtCars & Contraptions Parade – roving

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

1pm: fro-gahhh: yoga for the planet and the people – @ the Oasis (this project has MOVED from its original location)

1-3pm: Climate Walk on Ice – roving 

3pm: Climate Walk on Ice action @ Performance Stage

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5

ALL DAY: Kicksled Course from Brave the Snow @ Ice Field

11 – 1: Scavenger Hunt  @ Bandshell

11am – 1pm: Hula Hoop Hoopla @ Booom Box

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

1:30 & 3:30: Pollinator Frenzy  @ the Oasis

2 & 3pm: Frigid Airs by An Opera Theatre @ Performance Stage

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

11:30, 12:30, 1:30: Subzero Singalong: Community Sing on Ice with Sarina Partridge @ the Lagoon (this project has MOVED from its original location)

11am: Experimental ice sculpting demonstrations @ Ice Garden

11 & 12:30 Art of Expression @ Booom Box

12 – 4pm: Thakápsičapi by Twin Cities Native Lacrosse @ the Lagoon

12:30pm: Wearable ArtCars & Contraptions Parade – roving

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

1pm: fro-gahhh: yoga for the planet and the people @ the Oasis (this project has MOVED from its original location)

1-4: How to Move With Wonder – roving

2:30pm BIPOC fro-gahhh: yoga for the planet and the people @ the Oasis, near the Pollinator bench (this project has MOVED from its original location)

2, 2:45 & 3:30: Whether We Will Weather the Weather by zAmya Theater @ Performance Stage

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

11 – 1: Scavenger Hunt  @ Town Triangle

11 – 2: The Color of Winter by Winter Plein Air Painters – interspersed

11 & 12:30 Art of Expression @ Booom Box

12 – 4pm: Thakápsičapi by Twin Cities Native Lacrosse @ the Lagoon

12:30 – 3:30: Ripple – interspersed – find it somewhere new in the village today!

1:30 & 3:30: Pollinator Frenzy  @ Town Square

2, 2:45 & 3:30: Whether We Will Weather the Weather by zAmya Theater @ Performance Stage

OTHER DETAILS ABOUT VISITING:

The shanty village is open 10am – 4pm on weekends from January 21 – February 12, 2023. Since we are doing Plan Beach we are located in the Bandshell park, along the shore, and in the picnic grounds.

We have a suggested donation of $10 – 20, no one turned away, all are welcome! 2023 shanty season members keep invitations to nighttime parties with artists!

ASL interpreters and audio describers will be available every day from 11am – 2pm. Meet at the Welcome Shanty to get connected with a guide who will accompany you throughout the village – choose your own adventure, our guides are trained on every project. Accessible parking is available in the Bandshell Lot. Kicksleds are available for accessible transport to the village and throughout.  You can also bring a friend to escort you. For more info on accessibility at Art Shanties please read our current plan here!

Plan your visit!

A person sings into a mic in front of an amp-shaped shanty.
A group of ice skaters wearing black with colorful legwarmers and berets pose mid-performance with onlookers behind them
Four people pose holding traditional wooden lacrosse sticks

Art of Expression, American Ice Theatre, and Twin Cities Native Lacrosse. Photos courtesy ASP staff, AIT, and Free Truth Media.