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May 15
Joseph Haj, artistic director of the Guthrie Theater, and Daniel José Molina, playing Prince Henry, work together with Will Sturdivant, who plays Hen

Lotto-winning Tennessee ex-monk helped bring Guthrie's epic Shakespeare History Plays to the stage

The three plays, which can be seen in a 13-hour marathon Saturday, have drawn patrons from 46 states and three countries.
Stage & Arts
May 14
People played with bubbles at Indeed Brewing at last year's Art-A-Whirl.

6 ways to make your own art at this year's Art-A-Whirl

There are 32 hands-on art-making opportunities to check out Friday through Sunday.
Variety
May 14
The Decemberists play the Palace Theatre in St. Paul on Sunday.

Critics' picks: The 16 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
May 13
Jennifer Fouché, left, plays Faye, Darius Dotch (Reggie), Stephanie Everett (Shanita) and Mikell Sapp is Dez in the Guthrie Theater's production of D

Review: Ordinary, invisible worker is validated in Guthrie's gritty, poetic 'Skeleton Crew'

The cast did not miss a beat after an interruption caused a delay just three minutes before the play was to end at Friday's opening.
Stage & Arts
May 13

'Review: Twin Cities Ballet's 'Coppélia in Paris' more on point when it sticks to the narrative

The ballet within a ballet is a riff on the classic "Coppélia" and features strong performances from its leads.
Stage & Arts
May 13
Roman Banks plays iconic entertainer Michael Jackson at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre.

'MJ the Musical' offers a snapshot of Michael Jackson at top of his reign as King of Pop

Playwright Lynn Nottage says she wanted the show to celebrate MJ's music and life story, but not necessarily from beginning to end.
Stage & Arts
May 11
Mikell Sapp plays Dez, Stephanie Everett is Shanita and Jennifer Fouché plays Faye in "Skeleton Crew" at the Guthrie Theater.

Guthrie's 'Skeleton Crew' interrupted by medical emergency on opening night

It happened 3 minutes before the end of the performance and caused a 35-minute delay.
Music
May 9
Prince in his "Purple Rain" outfit that will be on display at the Minnesota History Center.

Prince's 'Purple Rain' coat to be displayed for free at Minnesota History Center

It's part of a parade of things to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Minneapolis icon's movie.
Stage & Arts
May 8
Katherine Fried as ex-con Percy stands amid the townspeople in Ten Thousand Things' "The Spitfire Grill."

Review: Ten Thousand Things' 'Spitfire Grill' crackles in minimalist staging

An ex-con helps folks in a small town imprisoned by their own stories and histories find renewed hope.
Variety
May 7
Mikell Sapp (Dez), Stephanie Everett (Shanita) and Jennifer Fouché (Faye) in "Skeleton Crew" at the Guthrie Theater. Dominique Morisseau's play got t

Guthrie's 'Skeleton Crew' reveals the pain and resilience of auto plant workers during the foreclosure crisis

We posed four questions to the cast and the director of the final play in Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy.
Variety
May 7

Critics' picks: The 15 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
May 6
Kelsey Angel Baehrens, Morgan Kempton, Audrey Mojica, Suzie Juul play the trailblazing Kim Loo Sisters in the musical "Blended 和 (Harmony)" at St. P

Review: 'Blended Harmony' at History Theatre shines light on Minnesota's Kim Loo Sisters with style

With clever writing, catchy songs and strong performances, the ambitious Theater Mu co-production lives up to expectations.
Variety
May 6
Artist Sam Robertson in front of a bus-bench advertisement about his illustrated Old Testament, a seven-year artistic project that is now the subject

New podcast spins wild tale of Minneapolis artist selling his illustrated Bible door to door

With "Birth of a Salesman," visual artist Sam Robertson and sound designer Dan Dukich capture the pain and absurdity of introducing a labor of love to an indifferent world.
Obituaries
May 4
Artist Frank Stella at his studio in Rock Tavern, N.Y., June 17, 2015. Stella, whose explorations of color and form pointed the way to an era of cool

Frank Stella, towering artist and master of reinvention, dies at 87

Stella was a dominant figure in postwar American art, closing the door on abstract expressionism and pointing the way to cool minimalism.
Stage & Arts
May 3
Mia's former associate curator of Native American Art Jill Ahlberg Yohe.

Native American Art curator departs Minneapolis Institute of Art

She is the second Mia curator to leave this year.
Stage & Arts
May 3
Candrice Jones' "Flex" is a coming-of-age story about a girls basketball team that deals with poverty and sexuality. The play runs through May 19 at S

Review: 'Flex' brings hoops and dreams to life at Penumbra Theatre

At a time when Minnesotans are hoping for a championship basketball run, the St. Paul theater has a real winner.
Things To Do
May 2
An Ahsoka Tano cosplayer volunteers at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The St. Paul museum hosts Star Wars Day every year.

Where to celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) in Minneapolis and St. Paul

From stormtrooping for charity to block parties, break up the monotony of this gloomy spring with Star Wars events across the Twin Cities.
Stage & Arts
May 2
The artist Keith Haring, whose pulsating lines and figures became an inextricable part of New York City life in his brief but intense career, with one

Walker Art Center debuts major exhibition by 1980s art star Keith Haring

Former Walker curator Adam Weinberg brought Haring to Minneapolis for a residency in 1984.
Variety
April 30
"The Who's Tommy," which is co-produced by the Minneapolis-based Stone Arch Theatricals, stars Alison Luff, Olive Ross-Kline and Adam Jacobs.

Jessica Lange is among the Minnesotans nominated for 2024 Tony Awards

Lange got the nod for playing the title role in Paula Vogel's "Mother Play." "Lempicka," "Suffs" and "The Who's Tommy," all with strong Minnesota ties, are also nominated.
Variety
April 30
Charlie Parr performs Friday at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Critics' picks: The 14 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.

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