Live music unites people from all walks of life, unlike silence, which only unites librarians and people who crack safes. Bond over shared sound waves with today's GrouponLive deal: for $18, you get one reserved-seating ticket to see Christopher O'Riley: Out of My Hands at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $37.45 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be in the orchestra level.
The host of NPR's From the Top, Christopher O'Riley brings professional-grade piano skills to bear on deftly constructed arrangements of modern music. Showcasing pieces from his 2009 album, Out of My Hands, the pianist will confect shimmering piano interpretations of songs by such bands as R.E.M., Radiohead, and Portishead, combining classical techniques with modern verve as elegantly as a Bluetooth-enabled powdered wig.
The two-year-old Burnsville Performing Arts Center contains concerts in a modern gem box of clean lines and glowing surfaces, with sharply raked seating and swooping, freeform shapes leading down to the stage. Before the performance, guests relax in the two-story, all-glass lobby, taking in views of the Minnesota River Valley or attempting to trick wildlife into trying to walk through the walls.
Though Burnsville Performing Arts Center offers student tickets for $20, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for most customers.
12600 Nicollet Ave.
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337