David and Madge Bolger in "Swimming With my Mother."

Performance: In the swim of things

Irish choreographer and mother dance together in Guthrie show.

The Crawl: Rock the Garden strikes again

August 17, 2012
The Hold Steady at Rock the Garden
News and notes from the scene.

Performance spotlights: 'Anytown' and Rhinetone Gorilla Burlesque & Dating Game

August 17, 2012
"Anytown"
August 21, 2012
Comedian Tim Harmston at Acme

Comedian Tim Harmston at Acme

  With the cadence of Brian Regan and the observational absurdism of Jim Gaffigan, local comic Harmston has steadily been making waves since winning Acme's…
Performance
August 17, 2012
"Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live"

Performance: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live' and Zenon Dance Company

'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live' Just blocks away from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live" at the Pantages, Nickelodeon's "Storytime Live!" starring Dora the Explorer is…
Performance
August 17, 2012
"Wicked"

Performance: 'Wicked' is ever green

Back for a third time, mega-musical "Wicked" remains fresh.
Performance
August 17, 2012
Get ready to "Drop the Mic!"

Performance: Drop the Mic! and 'Romeo and Juliet'

Drop the Mic! Hip-Hop Dance Expressions [Editor's note: This event was originally incorrectly listed as taking place last Saturday.] The battle is on in this…
Performance
August 17, 2012
"Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women"

Performance: Girls night shout-out in 'Girls Only'

Creators of interactive show find what's so funny about being female.
Performance
August 17, 2012

Performance: 'Michael Bay's Super Mario Armageddon' and Michael Showalter

'Michael Bay's Super Mario Armageddon' Take the biggest video game of all time, get the brilliant comedic minds of Comedy Suitcase to reimagine it directed…
Performance
August 17, 2012

On stage: Rainbow confection

How to get to 'Avenue Q'? Take a hard left off Sesame Street.
Performance
August 17, 2012
"I Am My Own Wife"

Performance: David Sedaris, Rhythmic Circus and 'I Am My Own Wife'

'I Am My Own Wife' Bradley Greenwald won Ivey recognition for his performance in this show five years ago. He returns to the Jungle Theater…
Performance
August 17, 2012
Guest Brian Fink and Salon Saloon's Andy Sturdevant

Event spotlight: Salon Saloon - The 2011 Show

In the avalanche of year-in-reviews, Salon Saloon's promises to be among the most witty, dynamic and alcohol-laden. The monthly cultural roundtable hosted by arts writer…
Music (vita.mn)
August 17, 2012
Pride guide 2012

Pride guide 2012

Navigate Pride weekend with our guide.
Performance
August 17, 2012

Pride 2012: Savage pride

Dan Savage lets loose on gay marriage - and everything else.
Performance
August 17, 2012
"9 Parts of Desire"

On Stage: '9 Parts,' one woman, one beautiful show

Painful stories of Iraq told beautifully in a one-woman show.
Performance
August 17, 2012
Christina Frank stars in the one-woman show "Trying Guilt."

On stage: Minnesota Fringe Festival

It's a Twin Cities tradition, an oasis in the usual summer theater drought. Hundreds of performances -- 874 last year. Cheap shows. You probably know…
Performance
August 17, 2012
Raye Birk as Professor Josef Mashkan in Theater Latte Da's production of "Old Wicked Songs" at the Guthrie Studio.

On Stage: Some of the season's best

A roundup of some of the fall hits in local theater productions.
Performance
August 17, 2012
Pandora's Fury at the Bedlam Theatre.

Nightlife: Bedlam on fire

This weekend's Bedlam show promises a different kind of fireworks.
Performance
August 17, 2012

Performance: 'Verve Spoken Word Showcase' & 'Young Frankenstein'

Poetron: VERVE 2010 Spoken Word Showcase Unless you've attended the weekly Soap Boxing Poetry Slam at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul, the thriving local…
Performance
August 17, 2012
Terry Hempleman performed in Cory Hinkle's "Debate" last Monday night at Joe's Garage.

Performance: Drink and drama

You don't need to be a theater lover to love Thirst Theater at Joe's Garage.
Performance
August 17, 2012
"Max Manus"

Movies: MSPIFF opening night film 'Max Manus'

'Max Manus' Not just for Norwegians, this pulse-quickening epic of World War II espionage nevertheless roots for the home team, proudly saluting the heroism of…
Performance
August 17, 2012
Nesma al-Andalus

Performance: 'The Dark Nightingale'

The late Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez was known as "The Dark Nightingale," and although his career was relatively short (lasting only through the 1950s…
Performance
August 17, 2012
Lauren Anderson in "Spilling Me Softly"

Performance: 'Spilling Me Softly' oiled again

Workshop drills for humor from a summer of political news and environmental disaster.