For its spring show, TU Dance adds an infusion of genius — a new work by MacArthur "genius grant" recipient Kyle Abraham. His three-part vignette "Candle" includes solo and duet forms presented in different parts of the stage as a way to illuminate feelings of isolation and longing. Of course, TU has plenty of its own genius. The program includes a premiere by co-artistic director Uri Sands, who spent a winter residency in Paris developing "No One Will See," a work that shifts between reality and fantasy, revealing cycles of life, love and loss. He'll also reprise his 2006 piece "Veneers." (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. $30-$35. 612-206-3636 or thecowlescenter.org)
'Q-Stage: New Works Series'
For the second weekend of this series," 20% Theatre presents a double bill. In "Bent/Straight," Will Courtney and Syniva Whitney of the gender-binary-dismantling dance duo Gender Tender collaborate with installation artist Madeleine Bailey for a visually immersive piece filled with fantastical domesticity and drag-inspired relationship building. And A.P. Looze will perform a new piece that takes a fearless look at grief. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. $5-$25. tctwentypercent.org)