The new woolly mammoth at the Bell Museum.

11 hairy, buggy, spacey things to do at the brand-new Bell Museum

A far-out planetarium and a very woolly mammoth are just two of the museum's new attractions.

BodyCartography Project's 'Felt Room' flickers with substance and light

July 13
Lighting comes and goes during “Felt Room,” a dance show by BodyCartography Project.
Review: Performed partly in the dark, BodyCartography Project's "Felt Room" feels intimate and a little dicey.

TV/theater superstar Audra McDonald to sing with Minnesota Orchestra

July 11
Audra McDonald performed with the Minnesota Orchestra in 2015.
Stage & Arts
July 13
“The Comedy Lineup” gives up-and-coming comics such as Michelle Buteau their own 15-minute specials.

A Netflix experiment gives deserving comics their 15 minutes

A Netflix experiment delivers bite-sized comedy sets, proving that the funniest comics are the ones we've never heard of.
Stage & Arts
July 12
Ann Michels, Christine Sherrill and Erin Schwab in “Mamma Mia!”

Ordway takes a chance on 'Mamma Mia!'

‘Mamma Mia!’ The plot, about a bride-to-be trying to figure out which of the three men her mother bedded is her father, has always seemed…
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July 12
Detail from “Pears in Spring” by artist Joo Choon Lin.

Artist from Singapore to perform this weekend in St. Paul

Joo Choon Lin Fogstand is a gallery in Taiwan that now, thanks to a grant from Midway Contemporary Art, has a new branch…
Stage & Arts
July 9

Dance spotlight: Crissy Tolson explores intimacy, vulnerability with Body Group's 'Here I Am'

Dancer Crissy Tolson gave a harrowing performance in May, embodying one woman's struggle with mental illness in Loom Lab's production of "Persephone." She commanded such…
Stage & Arts
July 9
Nikhil Pandey, Peter Christian Hansen and Katherine Kupiecki in “Ideation” at Gremlin Theatre.

Death is the first order of business in the dark comedy 'Ideation'

REVIEW: It's not just another day at the office in Gremlin Theatre's darkly comic "Ideation."
Stage & Arts
July 6

Hatch Dance, indie band Poolboy find chemistry with collaborative 'Isotope'

Review: A compelling new work explores the connection between music and movement.
Stage & Arts
July 6
The cast of “French Twist” at Park Square Theater.

Flying Foot Forum dancers ham it up for gleefully overstuffed 'French Twist'

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Flying Foot Forum adds new elements to its revival of a popular dance show.
Stage & Arts
July 5
Rude Mechs, “Not Every Mountain.”

Texas troupe performs 'meditation on change and performance' at the Guthrie

‘Not Every Mountain’ Opens Saturday: The Rude Mechs, the playfully inventive Austin, Texas-based performing arts collective whose name nods to Shakespeare’s clever fools in “A…
Stage & Arts
July 5
A new show at Juxtaposition Arts features mixed-media work by Oklahoma-born artist Crystal Z. Campbell, based on historic newspaper images of Tulsa’

New Juxtaposition Arts show trades notes on black history in Tulsa, Minneapolis

Recourse: With Notes on Black Wall Street On the surface, it would seem that Minneapolis and Tulsa, Okla., have little in common. But in this…
Stage & Arts
July 4
A seven-woman cast cranks out the sounds of the 1960s in Old Log Theatre’s “Beehive.”

Old Log's 'Beehive' gets buzzing (eventually) with irresistible 1960s pop songs by women

REVIEW: Despite a slow start, Old Log Theatre delivers a crowd-pleasing catalog of top 1960s songs by women.
Stage & Arts
July 4
"I’ll feel like we’ve turned the corner when this gets done," said Omar Akbar, co-president of the Intermedia Arts’ board.

Intermedia Arts finds buyer for Lyn-Lake property

RightSource Compliance bought the distressed art organization's building.
Stage & Arts
July 2
Production director David Stewart said resigning “is more bitter than sweet.”

Guthrie Theater's 'dream team' continues to splinter as production director heads for Disney

David Stewart is the third to resign; he's headed to work on shows for Disney.
Stage & Arts
June 29
Children showed art they made during Walker Art Center’s new Sensory Friendly Sundays, aimed at accommodating children with autism and their familie

These sensory-friendly Twin Cities art events serve kids on the autism spectrum

With a first-ever Walker program and Minnesota Orchestra concert, Twin Cities cultural institutions are making themselves more sensory-friendly.
Stage & Arts
June 28
Decorative mats, called kebdo, from the Somalis + Minnesota exhibit at Minnesota History Center.

Somali exhibition at History Center

Somalis + Minnesota Minnesota is home to more than 57,000 Somalis, more than any other state. In this 2,400-square-foot exhibition, designed in partnership with…
Stage & Arts
June 28

Old Log Theatre's 'Beehive' celebrates female musical heroes of the 1960s

‘Beehive’ Hairstyles still spell empowerment today but they had a heyday in the 1960s, when Afros and long hair ruled. This jukebox revue celebrates female…
Stage & Arts
June 27
A work by choreographer Morgan Thorson, who will team up with Low guitarist Alan Sparhawk for a new piece, “Public Love.”

Walker Art Center celebrates award-winning artists in a global season

Its 2018-19 performing arts season reflects a variety of world concerns.
Stage & Arts
June 27
Meghan Picerno as Christine and Sean Thompson as Raoul in “Love Never Dies.”

'Phantom' sequel 'Love Never Dies' lands like leftovers in the Twin Cities

"Love Never Dies" picks up the stalker narrative 10 years later.
Stage & Arts
June 26
Crews put the finishing touches on the woolly mammoth display at the new Bell Museum.

Bell Museum shows off new $79M building — complete with planetarium, woolly mammoth

The brand-new building in Falcon Heights is a playground for natural history lovers.
Stage & Arts
June 26
“Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at Park Square Theatre features women as Holmes and Watson, plus three actors who cover do

The game is afoot, hilariously, in Park Square Theatre's 'Baskerville'

THEATER REVIEW: Park Square gives us a Sherlock Holmes with a difference.
Stage & Arts
June 25
Mia Pinero (Maria) and Marc Koeck (Tony) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of “West Side Story.”

Guthrie revival infuses 'West Side Story' with fresh urgency and electricity

The message of the Leonard Bernstein classic feels fresh in Joseph Haj's Guthrie revival.
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