"Animus" at the Southern Theatre in Minneapolis will blend live-on-stage film with theater, featuring Emily Michaels King (above) and Debra Berger.

Comfort and joy? Some Twin Cities theaters go running the opposite way

Amid the onslaught of holiday shows, some Twin Cities theaters march to a different beat.

Minneapolis Institute of Art aims for 'surprise and delight' with new escape room app

November 29
Free mobile app Riddle Mia This uses augmented reality to transform the Minneapolis Institute of Art into a big escape room. Users follow clues on the
Inspired by escape rooms, a new app sparks mini-adventures at the vast Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Love is a giant spectacle in Morgan Thorson's new Walker Art Center dance show

December 7
There’s a lot of touching and entwined bodies in Morgan Thorson’s “Public Love.”
REVIEW: Morgan Thorson's new piece has a mysterious message about power and consent.
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Gabriel Rodreick lay on a mat surrounded by his fellow performers as they practiced at the Cowles Center for the upcoming performance.

A Dance of Healing

Through music and movement, Gabriel Rodreick tells his story of living with a spinal-cord injury.
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Debra Berger (left) and Emily Michaels King riff on Ingmar Bergman’s film “Persona,” in which the identities of two women seem to merge, in thei

'Animus' opens at Southern Theater

‘Animus’ Opens Friday: Artistic partners Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger mark the centennial of Ingmar Bergman’s birth with a show inspired by the filmmaker’s…
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“Root Down,” a painting by Amy Rice

Get rooted with these appealing paintings at Minneapolis' Groveland Gallery

Amy Rice: Root Down Rice’s modestly sized acrylic paintings of plants, flowers, aquariums in unexpected places and rural Minnesota landscapes are a reminder that spring…
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“The Evening Star,” an oil painting by Charles E. Burchfield.

A spiritual light shines through the art of Charles Burchfield at Gustavus

A spiritual dimension marks the art of Charles Burchfield.
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A 2015 show drew a crowd to the Soap Factory in southeast Minneapolis.

In face of $2.5M debt, Soap Factory's Minneapolis home to be sold in sheriff's sale

Minneapolis art center hopes refinancing will allow it to regain ownership of the building.
Stage & Arts
December 12
Jessica Chad, Erin Sheppard and Regan Saunders in “Dance with the Devil,” a performance from the Twin Cities Horror Festival which they’re adapt

Minneapolis show 'Dread the Halls' puts ho-ho-horror into the holidays

Live spooky theater — it's not just for Halloween anymore.
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December 12
Kaywin Feldman built her reputation on making museums “attractive to a broader audience."

MIA director to become first woman to lead D.C.'s flagship art museum

Kaywin Feldman will be the National Gallery's first female director.
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December 11
Vivian Maier’s photo, “Self-Portrait, Bedroom Mirror,” from 1965. Maier’s artistic photography was discovered only after her death in 2009, an

Mpls Photo Center settles copyright infringement suit

The estate of Vivian Maier alleged that her work had been misappropriated.
Stage & Arts
December 11
Thanks to the grand reopening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in June 2017, the Walker Art Center saw the number of visitors leap from 391,323 las

Walker Art Center gets a big attendance boost from Sculpture Garden reopening

Its reopening helped extend streak of balanced budgets.
Stage & Arts
December 10
Sam Hartley stars as Buddy in “Elf: The Musical,” which opened over the weekend at Ordway Center in St. Paul.

You'll get a sugar high from musical 'Elf' at St. Paul's Ordway

The holiday musical is even more amped up in its return engagement at the Ordway.
Stage & Arts
December 10
The Sculpture Court with skyway above.

Once homeless, Minnesota museum is reborn in a historic St. Paul setting

After a near-death experience, the Minnesota Museum of American Art has reason to celebrate its grand reopening.
Stage & Arts
December 9
Hunter Gullickson, access manager at the Guthrie Theater, talked with sign language interpreters Jan Radatz and Lauri Krouse before a recent matinee s

Guthrie staffer works to make the theater accessible to every body

Meet the Guthrie Theater staffer who works tirelessly to make shows available to all.
Stage & Arts
December 8

Where to find non-holiday shows on Twin Cities stages this season

If you’re looking for non-holiday theater this month: “Animus”: Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona,” the show blends theater, movement and film. (Dec. 14-22 at Southern…
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December 6
The investigation, which began after the theater received unspecified complaints, found no “unlawful conduct.”

Theater Mu fires artistic director following complaints about his conduct

A board investigation found artistic director Randy Reyes did not meet the theater's "high standards."
Stage & Arts
December 6
An installation of Ziyang Wu’s “Smarter City 2,” part of Art(ists) on the Verge 9 at Rochester Art Center.

Rochester Art Center hits reset button

Once in danger of failing, it has new leadership and an ambitious exhibition program.
Stage & Arts
December 6

Holiday art sale at Minneapolis' SooVAC jingles all the way

Jingling all the way The holidays are here and so is SooVAC’s seventh annual holiday shop, offering prints, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more by Minnesota…
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December 6
Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi

Catch some flamenco at the Uptown VFW courtesy of dancer Sachiko 'La Chayí' Nishiuchi

Flamenco dancer Sachiko ‘La Chayí’ Nishiuchi Flamenco at the VFW? Sure, why not. Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi is no stranger to performing her fierce and fiery…
December 6

Rhythmic Circus co-founder launches 'Who Brought the Humbug' holiday tap show

‘Who Brought the Humbug?’ This brand-new holiday show comes from Twin Cities tapper Ricci Milan, one of the founders behind the internationally touring Rhythmic Circus.…
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December 5
Angela Timberman, Kelsey Didion and Nate Cheeseman in “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.”

It's a gift: Minneapolis' Jungle Theater takes Jane Austen on holiday once again

An iron-willed housekeeper rules the Jungle's latest Jane Austen spinoff.
Stage & Arts
December 5
Kim Kivens and Bradley Hildebrandt in “The Chanukah Guest.”

Families will welcome Minnesota Jewish Theatre's whimsical 'Chanukah Guest'

REVIEW: Children will delight in this whimsical staging by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.
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