Cara Romero’s “Jackrabbit & Cottontail.”

Artist Cara Romero plays with Native tricksters, clay goddesses and creation stories in Minneapolis show

Cara Romero blends a sense of humanity with the supernatural.
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Minneapolis church is split over a tapestry that some call insensitive

November 8
“Churchmen in the New World” in the Guild Hall at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.
First hung in 1974, "Churchmen in the New World" depicts Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around a table as well as a slave ship.

Golden Valley native wrote two current thrillers, with a 007 movie on the way

November 9
Golden Valley native Scott Z. Burns talks about making the CIA thriller, “The Report,” and how he found its hero (played by Adam Driver). With a t
Golden Valley native Scott Burns wrote "The Report" and "The Laundromat."
Stage & Arts
November 14
Nick Manthe and Ricky Morisseau in “Hit the Wall.”

On stage: "Hit the Wall" from Mixed Participation

‘Hit the Wall’ Ends Sunday: When it opened off-Broadway in 2013, Ike Holter’s play was described by the New York Times as an “impassioned evocation…
Stage & Arts
November 14
“Jackie Lee” is part of Katie Salisbury’s “Thank You Enjoy” exhibit.

Photographer went behind the scenes to show the hard life of Chinese cooks

‘Thank You Enjoy’ This documentary-style photography project by fourth-generation Chinese American Katie Salisbury delves into the lives of Chinese immigrant workers in New York…
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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November 14
Jody Briskey returns as Judy Garland in the Carnegie Hall concert portions of "Beyond the Rainbow" at St. Paul's History Theatre.

Two plays opening this week add to the legend of Minnesota's own, Judy Garland

Judy Garland is everywhere, including four versions of her at St. Paul's History Theatre.
Stage & Arts
November 13
Children’s Theatre Company’s Andi Soehren tightened a corset onto actor Autumn Ness as they got ready in the dressing room for a dress rehearsal f

Spanx of a bygone era: Behold the power of the binding undergarment

The many corsets on Twin Cities stages signify many different things.
Music
November 12
Jennifer Mack in "DIVE," a dance work exploring resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, Photo by Steve Peterson.

Christopher Watson Dance Company: 'Gravity'

Cinematic poetry in motion & relationships An evening of dance, both live and on film, makes up Christopher Watson Dance Company’s upcoming production “Gravity.” The…
Stage & Arts
November 12
Eric “Pogi” Sumangil and Brian Kim in “Fast Company.” Rich Ryan

Would you let a family of grifters win your confidence? Theater Mu asks.

Review: Theater Mu's "Fast Company" at the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
November 10
Rajané Katurah and Dwight Leslie in "Cinderella" at the Children's Theatre Company.

Children's Theatre Company's modern take on 'Cinderella' has pop hits, holiday carols, a nod to Lizzo

She goes to a ball, and you should be prepared to have one at Children's Theatre Company.
Music
November 10
Rodion Pogossov as Figaro and Liam Beck O’Sullivan as Figaro’s Assistant in Minnesota Opera’s The Barber of Seville.

Vaudeville 'Barber of Seville' goes for laughs at Minnesota Opera

REVIEW: Strong voices, but new staging of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" sells classic comedy short.
Music
November 10

Collaborative impulse brought to the fore in Liquid Music's 'Let the Crows Come'

Last weekend, the Liquid Music Series packed the Lab Theater for its latest amalgamation of performing artists of different disciplines and traditions, coming together in…
Music
November 8
Angel Olsen

Best of the Week (Nov. 10-17): Angel Olson, 'Steel Magnolias,' FKA Twigs, Kris Kristofferson, Minnesota Orchestra, more

Angel gets her strings One of the most buzzed-about young songwriters in indie rock with the coolly aloof hit “Shut Up Kiss Me,” Angel Olsen…
Stage & Arts
November 7
Theater Mu presents “Fast Company” at the Guthrie.

Theater Mu's "Fast Company" opening at the Guthrie

Fast Company Previews Friday: Like most parents, Mable Kwan wants her kids to exceed her in her line of work. It’s just that Mable is…
Stage & Arts
November 7

Minneapolis artist creates space for creatively mourning his sister's death

‘The Space in Between’ Grief isn’t a linear process, and neither is artmaking. For this exhibition roughly timed to coincide with Dia de…
Stage & Arts
November 5
Dustin Bronson as Robbie and Gavin Lawrence as Joe in Mixed Blood Theatre’s production of “The Song of Summer.”

Mixed Blood's 'Song of Summer' comedy feels more like autumn

Some songs of summer endure beyond their appointed seasons (such as Drake’s “One Dance”), while others are tired before the leaves fall (Black Eyed Peas’…
Stage & Arts
November 4
Grupo de Rua performs “Inoah,” choreographed by Bruno Beltrão.

Dance events: 'One Room,' 'Inoah,' 'Let the Crows Come'

Personal & collective powerChoreographer Mathew Janczewski sets his latest piece to the penetrating sounds of Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm, who performed at the Cedar last…
Stage & Arts
November 3
Melissa Maxwell and Nicole King in "Steel Magnolias" at the Guthrie Theater.

The Guthrie's 'Steel Magnolias' delights and breaks hearts

The Guthrie's must-see production of 'Steel Magnolias' offers humor and heartbreak.
Music
November 2
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Best of the Week (Nov. 3-10): Tyler Childers, 'A New Brain,' Rachel & Vilray, Black Grace, 'Votes for Women,' SPCO, more

‘Country Squire’ on fire Already announced as the opening act for Sturgill Simpson’s big spring tour, 28-year-old old-school twanger Tyler Childers might be bigger than…
Stage & Arts
November 1
First Friday Art Walk in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Grand Rapids shows how the arts can boost small communities

As host for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, Grand Rapids shared its successes and struggles with visitors from 25 states.
Stage & Arts
November 1
Max Wojtanowicz and Elizabeth Hawkinson.

Fizzy musical at Old Log Theatre gets away with 'Murder'

Review: Witty "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" focuses on a charming hero who happens to be a serial killer.
Stage & Arts
November 1

Arts writer John Townsend, a champion of Twin Cities theater, dies at 60

John Townsend, a prolific Twin Cities arts writer and rights activist who contributed freelance reviews to the Star Tribune and wrote for Lavender, billed as…
Stage & Arts
October 31
Ginger Shulick Porcella

Franconia Sculpture Park's new leader aims to go beyond 'big art'

A summer solstice festival, a camp for kids and a wider diversity of artists are all on Porcella's agenda.
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