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Variety
November 8
Dave Chappelle

Surprise! Usher and Justin Bieber join Dave Chappelle for Minneapolis show

Moments after the comedian wished the crowd a good night, Bieber marched out unannounced for four songs. He was soon joined by Usher.
Stage & Arts
November 8
A scene from the 2019 Broadway staging of “Oklahoma.”

Love, murder, mob justice: Reimagined musical 'Oklahoma!' is finally coming to Minneapolis

Director Daniel Fish talks about his vision for the Tony-winning revival, which launches its national tour Tuesday at the Orpheum.
Variety
November 5
David Feinberg

His 50-year career at University of Minnesota gave voice to genocide survivors

An exhibition at the U celebrates longtime artist and teacher David Feinberg.
Stage & Arts
November 5

COVID-19 briefly shuts down two Twin Cities musicals

Shows at Artistry and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres have temporarily closed down over COVID-19 concerns.
November 4
Brandy Clark

Our Friday Best: Dave Chappelle, Brandy Clark, 'Little Women,' flying pigs & more

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
November 4
JoeNathan, a horse blacksmith, will be playing the role of Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

When he's not onstage, Minnesota actor JoeNathan Thomas is a professional cowboy

For this 'Annie' actor, it's a hard jock life.
Stage & Arts
November 2
From left, dancers Gemma Isaacson, Genevieve Waterbury and Marisol Herling of Jagged Moves perform “Touch Code: (Re) Claiming Space.”

A flutist and dancers come together to claim their space in 'Touch Code'

Julie Johnson creates a score that is ominous and relaxing at the same time.
Stage & Arts
October 29
Surprising Minnesota connection inspires exhibit on famed cartoonist Rube Goldberg

Surprising Minnesota connection inspires exhibit on famed cartoonist Rube Goldberg

A grandson of the political satirist and wacky inventor lives in St. Paul.
Variety
October 28
Elvis Costello

Our Friday best: Elvis Costello, Halloween shenanigans, Humbird and Emanuel Ax

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
October 27
Fig. 2.18: Lasansky working on the Nazi Drawings in his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine.

'Nazi Drawings' at Minneapolis Institute of Art reflect on Holocaust and nature of evil

A half-century after completion, Mauricio Lasansky's series feels as poignantly painful as ever.
Movies
October 26
John Waters thinks Lizzo should play Divine on screen

John Waters thinks Lizzo should play Divine on screen

The filmmaker returns to Minneapolis with his two-day one-man show.
Stage & Arts
October 25
Jumaane Taylor’s work at the Twin Cities Tap Festival last week was a nod to the John Coltrane album, “A Love Supreme.” 

Twin Cities Taps Festival taps into essence of music and rhythm

Review: Dazzling performances included celebrating John Coltrane and Afro-Cuban traditions.
Sports
October 22
Toni Stone delighted students at Hayes Elementary School in Fridley in 1990. A new national play celebrates the unsung hero of the league.

New play honors Toni Stone, Rondo's trailblazing baseball great

From Rondo to professional baseball, the late Toni Stone persevered to pursue her passion.
Stage & Arts
October 22

4 Twin Cities art shows to help you keep that fall feeling

REVIEW: Indigenous futures, an inspiring U of M professor, Latinx identities and Middle East designers are all worth a look.
Stage & Arts
October 21
Oregon’s Night Shade will use shadow puppets to create a spooky show on the roof of the Bakken Museum.

Twin Cities theaters want to scare the pants off you with ghosts and lopped-off arms

Christmas has long been an opportunity for theaters but now they're hopping on Halloween.
Stage & Arts
October 20
J.C. Cutler plays Sol Shank in “The People’s Violin” at Six Points Theater, which was formerly known as Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.

Some say theater, others say theatre — what's the deal?

The former Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has a new name and shifts to the ER camp.
Stage & Arts
October 19
JuCoby Johnson is the narrator in “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.

Multifaceted 'Every Brilliant Thing' exults in living

Jungle Theater's one-act play is interactive and performed with the house lights on.
Stage & Arts
October 18
Kimberly Richardson is bedeviled by “The Red Shoes” in Open Eye Theatre’s noir comedy.

Noir-influenced 'Red Shoes' showcases dazzling work by Kimberly Richardson

Review: The fairy tale/detective story features the actor in multiple roles.
Stage & Arts
October 14
New arts leaders at the Jungle include (from left) JuCoby Johnson, Angela Timberman, Sequoia Hauck and James Rodriguez.

As the Twin Cities theater world recalibrates, leadership shifts to groups

Diverse groups of artists are becoming leaders at Twin Cities theaters.
Variety
October 14
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-born, Harlem-based Julie Mehretu's traveling mid-career survey has arrived at the Walker Art Center. Here, Mehretu was seen at t

Renowned artist Julie Mehretu circles back to Minneapolis, which helped launch her career

Retrospective opens at Walker Art Center after winning praise at stops in L.A., New York and Atlanta.