The unsolicited Ford Foundation grant “thrilled” Sarah Bellamy, Penumbra Theatre’s artistic director.

Penumbra Theatre declared one of Ford Foundation's 'cultural treasures'

Ford Foundation declares theater an "American cultural treasure."

Guthrie will offer a virtual version of 'A Christmas Carol'

September 25
JEFF WHEELER • Jeff.Wheeler@startribune.com Closed since May, the Guthrie Theater didn’t expect to mount a show until March.
The Twin Cities will have its most-storied holiday tradition again in a new way.

Art exhibits at Gustavus College shed light on a gnarly topic – cancer

September 25
Cancer Never Had Me Views by Artists
Stage & Arts
October 22

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10 A.M. MONDAY Circus Juventas’ “A Hygge Holiday,” Dec. 5-13 in St. Paul. $30-$40. ticketworks.com.
Stage & Arts
October 22
Sarah Harvell “Drive-In Forward”

Dance goes to the drive-in for a ballet fundraiser in St. Paul

‘Drive-In Forward’ Saturday: Ballet Co.Laboratory brings ballet into the parking lot for its annual fundraiser. The 1950s-themed affair will showcase solos developed collaboratively by the…
Stage & Arts
October 22
Interim artistic director Christina Baldwin.

Jungle Theater announces a season of virtual productions to stream

Virtual productions will feature a number of well-known Twin Cities actors.
Stage & Arts
October 22
Vesna Kittelson’s Young Americans installation at Weisman Art Museum (WAM). Photo: Rik Sferra, courtesy of WAM.

Immigrant artist ponders American youth through portraits at the Weisman

A portrait show at the Weisman examines democracy and youth.
Stage & Arts
October 21
The Playwrights' Center is currently located in a former church on E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

St. Paul theater group will use big boost from state bonding bill to double its space

With the state funding, the Playwrights' Center will more than double its footprint.
Stage & Arts
October 20
Liping Vong wears a three-sided mask to portray June in Open Eye Figure Theatre’s shadow play “Bug Girl.”

'Bug Girl' is a beautiful, creepy way to see theater under the stars

Review: The shadow play "Bug Girl" offers two kinds of shivers.
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October 16
ELIZABETH FLORES • Star Tribune An 18th century ritual crown from China or Tibet, typically worn by a Buddhist priest or monk, is part of Mia’s re

With a bold splash of color, Mpls. Institute of Art reimagines its South Asian galleries

MIA reinstalls its South and SE. Asian galleries, casting a bold new light on Asian art.
Music
October 15
The Peterson Family Provided

Virtual gigs this week: Peterson Family benefit, Lake Street Story Circles, Hippo Campus

The Peterson Family The pandemic won’t prevent Minnesota’s first family of jazz from staging a fundraiser for their Scholarship in Jazz Studies. Recorded last week…
Music
October 13
Lee Bynum

Can opera still have an impact? That's literally this Minnesotan's job

Meet the Minnesota Opera's new V.P. of impact, Lee Bynum.
Stage & Arts
October 12
Scenes from Open Eye Theatre’s “Bug Girl” directed by Liz Howl and written by Senah Yeboah-Sampong.

Audiences will climb to the roof of a Minneapolis museum for unsettling 'Bug Girl'

A creepy, witty shadow-puppet play will be performed on the roof of the Bakken.
Stage & Arts
October 12
Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson says her new book 'Caste' is 'an X-ray of our country,' exposing what divides us

Author says her book reveals the "bones" underlying our nation's divisions.
Stage & Arts
October 9

An excerpt from Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste'

A few years ago, a Nigerian-born playwright came to a talk that I gave at the British Library in London. She was intrigued by the…
Music
October 8
The Jayhawks.

This weekend's virtual entertainment: The Jayhawks, U's School of Music and flamenco dancers in quarantine

The Jayhawks Friday: With their cross-country tour plans behind this summer’s well-received 11th studio album “XOXO” indefinitely on hold, Minnesota’s jangly Americana pop-rockers have devised…
Stage & Arts
October 8
SooVAC gallery reopens with three new exhibitions about the Black experience, masculinity and abstraction

SooVAC gallery reopens with three new exhibitions about the Black experience, masculinity and abstraction

The Minneapolis gallery requires masks and is open at reduced capacity and hours.
Stage & Arts
October 8
Andrew Hilger, a family program coordinator at the Bakken Museum, and Anika Taylor, associate director of education, created kinetic art through movem

Minnesota's quirky Bakken Museum reinvents itself with $4.5M face lift

The Bakken Museum hopes to expand its reach as it reopens this weekend.
Stage & Arts
October 2
From the John Steitz photo exhibition at MAAHMG.

Exhibits at Minnesota African American museum keep George Floyd's spirit alive

Art reflects the moment in four exhibits at Minnesota African American Heritage Museum.
Stage & Arts
October 2
"Intimate Strangers" by Andre Jacque

The future is now, in Walker Art Center's visionary new design exhibit

A design exhibition offers visions that range from optimistic to apocalyptic.
Stage & Arts
October 2
Talking Volumes: Helen Macdonald, the author of “Vesper Flights,” joins Talking Volumes with a Zoom presentation later this week.

Famed nature writer Helen Macdonald soars with followup to 'H Is for Hawk'

As species disappear, "H Is for Hawk" author Helen Macdonald takes a bolder stance in her new book.
Music
October 1
Trailer Trash is this week’s guest artist in “Back Catalog Listening Party.”

Virtual entertainment picks: Trailer Trash, Black-Eyed Snakes, virtual dance

Trailer Trash Friday: Minnesota banjo pickers Ellen Stanley, aka Mother Banjo, and Anthony Ihrig, of the High 48s, host a weekly music program, “Back Catalog…
Stage & Arts
October 1
Eight dancers from Europe and the United States are contributing to Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre's "Decameron 20:20."

Pandemic inspires Twin Cities dance troupe to reimagine a classic from the Black Death

Globe-spanning, 10-day online dance event echoes Boccaccio's "Decameron."

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