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August 29

The people and landscapes of Mexico

The people and landscapes of Mexico Graciela Iturbide’s photographs record daily life in Mexico, with a focus on the lives of its indigenous people. Her…
Stage & Arts
August 29
Johanna Day and John Earl Jelks in “Floyd’s” at the Guthrie.

Last chance to see Pulitzer Prize winner's world premiere

Floyd’s Closes Saturday: The world premiere from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is set in a truck stop. The employees, all of whom have…
Stage & Arts
August 29
Sue Kotila, the Guthrie Theater’s visitor services director, held an ushers meeting before a matinee performance of “Floyd’s.”

Vomit, panties, teeth: Theater house managers handle all kinds of issues

The good, the bad and the downright weird: The life of a theater house manager.
Stage & Arts
August 29
Jim Denomie is the first Native American artist to win the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award.

Ojibwe artist Jim Denomie takes home Minnesota's highest arts prize

He's the first Native American to win the $50K McKnight Award.
Stage & Arts
August 23

Musical based on 'Soul Train' is headed toward Broadway

Show inspired by the TV music and dance series.
Stage & Arts
August 23
"In Dreams" by Patty Voje at the State Fair.

10 must-see pieces at the Minnesota State Fair fine arts show

This year brought less overtly political work, more depictions of women, fewer animals and a lot of imagery of American Indians.
Music
August 22
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Best of the Week (Aug. 25-Sept. 1): Bellies & Beer at Ren Fest, Mark Knopfler, 'Angry Birds,' Iron Maiden, 'Hot Asian Doctor,' more

Beer ‘bellies’ at the Renaissance Festival Reserve the upcoming holiday weekend for your “cheat day” and prepare to chug a few cold ones during the…
Stage & Arts
August 22
Part of the triptych “Mississippi Delta” by Siah Armajani. Provided by Mia

A fresh approach to Mia's art historical ways

Rethinking Histories: Works From Mia’s Collection How are art-historical narratives created and why? Who supposedly has agency to write the story, and how might this be…
Stage & Arts
August 21
Top, “Tradeswomen: Get Serious!” by Meadow Muska, 1976.
Above, Muska stands beside a 1978 photo of herself in the exhibit. Courtesy of the Minneap

Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s

Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s.
Stage & Arts
August 20
A rehearsal for Crash Dance’s production of “Domino.”

All will fall in 'Domino,' a Minneapolis performance by Crash Dance

Company randomly selects which dancer will play the villain in each show.
Stage & Arts
August 18
Theater Mu’s dark comedy, “Hot Asian Doctor Husband,” features Mikell Sapp, left, Damian Leverett, Meghan Kreidler, Eric Sharp and Danielle Troi

Theater Mu's 'Hot Asian Doctor Husband' premieres with deadpan wit

"Hot Asian Doctor Husband," full of profanity and sharp wit, has its buzzy premiere at Mixed Blood.
Stage & Arts
August 17
All eyes on Mary Ceruti: The Walker director posed with a giant “scare eye” balloon that the art collective Postcommodity used in making “Repell

Thoughtful new leader brings 'a nice shift in tone' to Walker Art Center

Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.
Stage & Arts
August 17
A fire destroyed St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis in 1953.

Elegant Gothic church dominated Minneapolis skyline — until it burned a second time

An iconic sanctuary survived an 1888 fire and a 1904 tornado only to burn down years later.
Music
August 17
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club" picnic operetta by Mixed Precipitation.

Best of the Week: Picnic Operetta, Gully Boys, Rod Stewart, Mill City Museum, Ringo Starr, more

Picnicking with Mozart Each summer the Mixed Precipitation company likes tilting operatic convention on its head in its Picnic Operetta, wherein a novel take on…
Stage & Arts
August 16
Dancers in Erinn Liebhard’s “Feist(meist)er,” premiered by Rhythmically Speaking.

Minneapolis dance company Rhythmically Speaking kicks it up a notch

REVIEW: Guest choreographers add dimension in a strong showcase for the company's ensemble.
Stage & Arts
August 16
Danielle Troiano, Mikell Sapp, Eric Sharp, Meghan Kreidler and Damian Leverett in “Hot Asian Doctor Husband.”

Minneapolis world premiere plays off 'Crazy Rich Asians,' views rom-coms through a biracial lens

Theater Mu's dark comedy says being biracial makes the dating puzzle even more puzzling.
Stage & Arts
August 15
R.J. Kern ‘s “The Best of the Best” features portraits of livestock from the 2018 State Fair made using a 19th-century bronze-tinted salt photo

R.J. Kern photographs 'best' animals for Minnesota State Fair

Twin Cities photographer R.J. Kern showcases pairs of prizewinners from last year's Minnesota State Fair.
Stage & Arts
August 15

Art, culture and music at Twin Cities' first-ever Iranian Culture Week

Iranian Culture Week Minnesota’s Iranian-American community presents the Twin Cities’ first Iranian Culture Week, a weeklong celebration Aug. 18-25 featuring art exhibitions, live music, lectures…
Stage & Arts
August 15
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club” by Mixed Precipitation.

Picnic operetta: Mozart mash-up by Mixed Precipitation

The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club A case could be made that boy wonder Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the “New Wave” of the 1770s, so…
Stage & Arts
August 14

'Lightning Rod' attracts risk-taking performers for a showcase at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis

‘Lightning Rod 2019’ After a weeklong intensive workshop, interdisciplinary artists working at the crossroads of dance, theater and music will showcase the fruits of their…
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