168 shows, 850 performances, 11 days: Why Minnesota's Fringe Fest matters

168 shows, 850 performances, 11 days: Why Minnesota's Fringe Fest matters

It's like an Uber for theater lovers, with artists taking the wheel for thousands of joy-riding Minnesotans.

Children's Theatre's 'Pinocchio' holds us by more than a nose

July 21
Children's Theatre's 'Pinocchio' holds us by more than a nose
The story of "Pinocchio" has always had us by the nose. But director Greg Banks' version at the Children's Theatre plumbs some deeper, contemporary themes.

'Sweeney Todd' collects powerful moments at Mill City Opera

July 18
'Sweeney Todd' collects powerful moments at Mill City Opera
REVIEW: A bit less restraint would have released a bit more evil.
Music
July 29

Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart on full display in Walker exhibit

A new exhibit at Walker Art Center, "Land Speed Record" by St. Paul artist Chris Larson, is named after a record by Hart's old band Hüsker Dü.
Stage & Arts
July 29

Wine, sex work and Bollywood: A theater critic's Minnesota Fringe picks

Making recommendations before seeing Fringe shows is like buying a car from Crazy Larry's Auto Lot. But here are eight that might hold up:"Now…
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Stage & Arts
July 28

Pool chemicals prompt evacuation of Plymouth hotel, restaurant, theater

A release of pool chemicals at a Plymouth hotel Thursday afternoon prompted evacuation of the building, including an adjoining Green Mill restaurant and the Plymouth…
Stage & Arts
July 28

Theater spotlight: You still can visit 'South Pacific'

Rodgers and Hammerstein's romantic tale of World War II has settled in for the summer at the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
July 28

Cool prints at Highpoint

Hot Off the Press Ongoing: If this show’s title makes you break out in a sweat, a word of advice: Chill. It’s an annual gig…
Stage & Arts
July 23
Aaron Nelson as �Simba� and the ensemble in THE LION KING North Americ...

Sensory-friendly production of 'Lion King' tempers the roar

Low-sensory show, where effects such as strobe lights and shattering sounds will be modulated, caters to an autistic audience.
Stage & Arts
July 23

Review: Guthrie's 'Disgraced' is a shattering, revelatory production

Guthrie's timely show about Islamophobia, personal ambition and American ideals offers a lot to chew on.
Stage & Arts
July 22

Dance review: Eclectic Edge takes flight on a midsummer night

REVIEW: Eclectic Edge Ensemble puts a new spin on a Shakespeare classic.
Stage & Arts
July 21

'Cow Calls' at Swedish Institute

Cow Calls in Dalarna Fri.-Sat.: Poet Bart Sutter uses cow calls and cow horns, folk songs and fiddle music, hymns and poetry in this idyll…
Stage & Arts
July 21

Calling all ArtCars! (And ArtBikes!) Join the parade Saturday at Lake Harriet

ArtCars + ArtBikes ParadeForget high-tech self-driving cars with their monstrous egos and big-buck issues. For an all-American DIY automotive experience, you want this daffy display…
Stage & Arts
July 20

Twin Cities dance this week: A midsummer dream, and a terror nightmare

Eclectic Edge Ensemble"Foot Flight by Night," a dance adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," has been about 16 years in the making. Choreographer…
Stage & Arts
July 15

Twenty artists emerge from Soviet 'Underground' at TMORA

‘Artistic Underground in the Late Soviet Era’ Soviet artists often criticized their country’s political excesses and quietly bucked the tight rein the government kept on…
Stage & Arts
July 15

'Revolving Stage' tells the story of the late Twin Cities actor Phil Kilbourne

‘Revolving Stage’ When Twin Cities actor Phil Kilbourne (pictured) died in 2013 at 61, he left an unfinished biography of his life as an essayer…
Stage & Arts
July 14

2 Minneapolis shows display the changing nature of landscape art

A venerable art genre may focus on the natural world, but it reveals much about human nature, as well.
Stage & Arts
July 14

Playwright Ayad Akhtar becomes reluctant voice for Muslim Americans

Ayad Akhtar wades into a heady debate in his play "Disgraced," opening this week at the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
July 14

Merce Cunningham anchors an ambitious Walker Art Center 2016-17 season

The eclectic roster includes nine commissioned works, three of them tied to a Cunningham exhibit opening in February.
Stage & Arts
July 13

Slave market inspired Joe Horton's 'A Hill in Natchez,' a meditation on race and power

'A Hill in Natchez'Director Joe Horton started working on this show three years ago, when his father hit a roadblock while researching their family history.…
Stage & Arts
July 12

Walker Art Center gets $1 million from Mellon Foundation to foster artistic collaborations

Mellon money will nurture cross-disciplinary work at the Minneapolis center.
Stage & Arts
July 9

1,700 dinners a night: Show starts in kitchen at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

The show starts long before the curtain rises as dinner is served at the ultra-busy Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
July 8

Music and comedy stars demanding phone-free zone, via pouch

Some musicians and comedy stars are requiring locked phone pouches to keep fans from recording shows.
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    Seeds of Change | Noob Hloov Neej: The Minnesota Museum of American Art’s new exhibition, “Seeds of Change,” documents a year in the life of Hmong Americans farming in Dakota County’s Vermillion Township.
    Family Events
    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
    On The Stage
    Le Switch: Chicago writer Philip Dawkins penned this comedy about commitment and love in the era of marriage equality.
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    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
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