Osmo Vanska led the Minnesota Orchestra in Soweto in 2018. The orchestra performed in Regina Mundi Church as part of tour of South Africa.

After Cuba and South Africa, next stop for Minnesota Orchestra is Vietnam

It was invited to perform in Hanoi for the 25th anniversary of restored diplomatic relations. It also will play South Korea for the first time.

British director and adapter Greg Banks has become a master of reducing classic texts to their play-filled essences

October 10
Director and adapter Greg Banks, center, watched actors Dean Holt and Joy Dolo during rehearsals for “Snow White.”
Adapter Greg Banks has become beloved in the Twin Cities for his re-imagined classics.

Minneapolis center presents an all-star show of Native prints from 'Mni Sota'

October 10
“Squirrel Mumbles” by Julie Buffalohead. Provided by Highpoint Center for Printmaking
"Transference," an exhibit at Highpoint Center, reflects on a land whose very name is about the idea of reflection.
Stage & Arts
11:50am
Benjamin Slye (on cot) and Peter Christian Hansen in Gremlin Theatre’s “Journey’s End.”

Gremlin Theatre puts us in the WWI foxhole with decisionmakers

Fine acting and a handsome set create a powerful mood.
Music
11:07am
James Sewell Ballet performs “Opera Moves” at the Cowles Center this weekend.

Dance events: 'Opera Moves,' a hip-hop celebration, 'Wildflowers, A Feminine Genesis'

Arabesque arias James Sewell Ballet commissioned singer/keyboardist Linnea Mohn to create an ethereal score for Eve Schulte’s “Yonder,” part of their “Opera Moves” production. The…
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October 22
Visitors toured the Capri Theater, where Prince had his first solo concert in 1979, as the theater broke ground on a renovation and expansion that’s

$12.5M Capri Theater renovation pinned as linchpin to north Minneapolis revitalization

A $12.5 million expansion of the Capri Theater promises to help with the revitalization of north Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
October 21
Members of TU Dance performed “Salve” at the troupe’s fall show at the O’Shaughnessy.

TU Dance presents strong works new to Minneapolis

TU Dance's fall concert offered fluid works with themes of light, pain, strength and renewal.
Stage & Arts
October 21
Beth Gilleland in “Before You Were Alive.”

Review: New Illusion Theater show chronicles a woman's unexpected journey to motherhood

Beth Gilleland's new show, "Before You Were Alive," taps jazz as it chronicles a woman's unexpected journey to motherhood.
Stage & Arts
October 18
Coco Fusco

In show at St. Olaf, artist Coco Fusco confronts Cuba's past, and tries to shape its future

Noted artist Coco Fusco is the subject of a show at St. Olaf.
Stage & Arts
October 18

Gustavus College presents great art from the Great Depression

Great art of the Great DepressionAmerica in the 1930s was hardly as easy as apple pie. The nearly 100 photos and paintings in "Industry, Work,…
Stage & Arts
October 18
Above: Mark Meister has returned to the Twin Cities after nearly 20 years to lead the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis.

His plans for this Minneapolis museum are bigger than Russia itself

Mark Meister, who launched the Children's Museum, has ambitious plans for the Museum of Russian Art.
Music
October 17
In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award.

Best of the Week Oct. 20-27: Bob Dylan, Sesame Street Live, Twenty One Pilots, an Irish 'Swan Lake' and more

Hwy. 169 revisited Bob Dylan returns to his home state after a two-year absence — and makes his first appearance in Mankato since 1996. Set…
Stage & Arts
October 17
Filsan Said, Lina Jamoul, Rasha Ahmad Sharif and Noor Adwan in the New Arab American Theater Works’ production of “Zafira and the Resistance.”

New Arab-American play 'Zafira' evokes Orwellian dystopia at Guthrie

Review: Donald Trump is not mentioned by name but his aura permeates the drama about spreading Islamophobia.
Stage & Arts
October 17

'Macbeth' leaps off the stage and into James J. Hill House

Macbeth Ends Nov. 17: William Shakespeare’s masterful tale of murder, betrayal and greed has been reinterpreted in hundreds of ways over the past four centuries.…
Stage & Arts
October 16
Aparna Nancherla takes the Parkway Theatre stage Friday.

The 10,000 Laughs Festival promises to live up to its title

Expect three days of hilarity at five Minneapolis venues for comedy fest.
Stage & Arts
October 16
Bill Marshall, Sarah Lawrence and Laurel Armstrong in Skylark Opera Theatre’s production of “The Most Happy Fella.”

Review: Skylark Opera Theatre's 'Happy Fella' is low-budget but not cut-rate

Skylark's "Most Happy Fella" is a stripped-down but entirely charming Golden Age musical.
Music
October 15
Dorrance Dance will perform “Jungle Blues” as part of the Twin Cities Tap Festival.

Dance events: Twin Cities Tap Festival; 'motherlanded' at Dreamland Arts

The full circle of adoption In 1996, Julia Gay was among thousands of children who were born in China and adopted by American parents, as…
Music
October 14
Gary Briggle, left, James Napoleon Stone and Bruce Bohne star in “Rogue Prince: Henry IV Parts I and II,” adapted by Briggle from the Shakespeare

Minneapolis theater stages two-part Shakespeare play in a two-part venue

“I am old, I am old,” cries Falstaff in Theatre Coup d’Etat’s “Rogue Prince: Henry IV, Parts I and II,” a play very much about…
Music
October 12

Courtly dances, spiritual journeys and a rave at Minnesota Dance Theatre

Premieres by emerging choreographers push MDT out of comfort zone.
Music
October 12
Tegan, left, and Sara Quin in New York, July 30, 2019.

Best of the Week (Oct. 13-20): Tegan and Sara, Trey Anastasio, Jim Dayton exhibit, TU Dance, Valleyscare, Sara Bareilles, more

Tegan and Sara’s ‘High School’ musical After eloquently and often wittily writing about growing up as identical-but-unique twins in their memoir “High School,” Canadian pop…
Stage & Arts
October 11
Robert O. Berdahl as Billy Flynn and Britta Ollmann as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”

Minneapolis theater's 'Chicago' connects the Jazz Age to reality television

Britta Ollmann and Reed Sigmund lead stellar Theater Latté Da cast.
Stage & Arts
October 11
Kory LaQuess Pullam, center, plays Omari and Erika LaVonn plays Nya in “Pipeline” at Penumbra Theatre.

Review: Morisseau's 'Pipeline' packs a wallop at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre

"Genius" award winner Dominique Morisseau explores the so-called school-to-prison pipeline.
Stage & Arts
October 11
Steven Epp, Mo Perry and Cristina Florencia Castro in Ten Thousand Things’ “The Winter’s Tale.”

Messy, minimalist 'Winter's Tale' resonates with the times

High-caliber actors shine in Ten Thousand Things production.
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