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James McMurtry

Fine Line Music Cafe : 8:00 p.m. April 25

James McMurtry's been at this songwriting game for a long time now, telling the truth of the world via its fringe characters. His finely etched songs are literate, wry, and occasionally caustic, as he digs into the heart of his inspirations. In the grand Texas songwriting tradition, McMurtry's... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections

Walker Art Center : Daily until September 11

This year, the Walker Art Center is celebrating a huge anniversary. It's been 75 years since T.B. Walker, an art-loving lumber baron, founded the museum. Since then, there have been major dance performances from Merce Cunningham Dance Company; a growing collection that includes the work of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Play For All Ball

Minnesota Children's Museum : 5:00 p.m. May 16

Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Children's Museum Play for All program. More info here. More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Benefits, Parties and Receptions

Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

Rirkrit Tiravanija put it on our radar with gallery cooking sessions. Seitu Jones continued it this summer with his mile-long community meal, Create. Now discussions of socially engaged and/or participatory art focused on food continue with this exhibition, which surveys the history of the... More >>

University Arts, Food and Drink, Art - Museums

Down Below, or Womb of the Worlds

Bedlam Theatre Lowertown : 8:00 p.m. daily until April 26

The life and work of surrealist painter and author Leonora Carrington is the subject of a new shadow-puppet opera created by multimedia artist Erik Ruin and the Spires That in the Sunset Rise (a band featuring Ka Baird and Taralie Peterson). The piece draws on Carrington's less known works,... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater, Performing Arts

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 26

This comprehensive retrospective, the first to focus on George Morrison as a Native American modernist, has been touring the country and finally sets down in St. Paul this weekend. The exhibition surveys Morrison's distinctive and groundbreaking career, with works including drawings, paintings,... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

The Wachowskis

Trylon microcinema : 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue. until April 28

In early 1999, as moviegoers anticipated the upcoming summer release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, another science-fiction film became a surprise hit, attracting audiences with a cyberpunk attitude light years away from the older franchise. Written and directed by sibling duo the... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha Film, Festivals, Arts

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

The Corner Bar : 10:00 p.m. every Fri.

In 2009, a quirk of the Minneapolis liquor code that required special licensing to perform standup comedy temporarily put a halt to the Comedy Corner Underground's Friday night open mic and threatened other comedy shows around town. After local comedians worked with the city government to amend... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy

Neko Case

Fitzgerald Theater : 7:00 p.m. April 25

For Record Store Day last weekend, singer-songwriter Neko Case reissued her 2006 album, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. That gesture might suggest that she is more focused on looking back than moving forward, and her best days, and albums, are behind her. But her bold new work proves otherwise.... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Music

Detroit ‘67

Penumbra Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 17; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until May 17

There’s a riot going on at the heart of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67. The play centers on an after-hours basement dance party in a black neighborhood that is under constant threat of being broken up by the cops. Siblings Chelle and Lank find themselves facing increased... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater

Karaoke Night

Otter's Saloon : 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Sun.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.

The outside of Otter's Saloon features a mural of a dapper otter decked out in a top hat, suit, and bow tie, his googly eyes and martini glass saluting patrons knowingly. Step inside and you will find a long bar filled with disco balls, giant football helmets, and electric rodents drinking... More >>

University Music, Barhopping

Minnesota's Greatest Generation: the Depression, the War, the Boom

Minnesota History Center : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue.; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun.

If the hardest of minerals can only be created under the most extreme of pressure, perhaps our Greatest Generation could only be forged in the toughest of times. In a project that the National Endowment for the Humanities suggested "may establish a model for history museums throughout the... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Bedroom Farce

Theatre In the Round : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 17; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 26 until May 17

Taking place in three bedrooms over the course of one night, Alan Ayckbourn's wry comedy dissects the institution of marriage by exposing the various dysfunctions of four interconnected couples. Though each relationship initially appears relatively stable, a catalyzing incident of infidelity... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Peter Pan: The Musical

Children's Theatre Company : 7:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until June 21; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until June 21; 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 26 until June 21

The Children's Theatre Company turns to one of the beloved works of children's literature, and a longtime staple of live theater, with Peter Pan: The Musical. This new-look production stars Tyler Michaels, a 2014 City Pages Artist of the Year, in the iconic, flying title role. It's a part built... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater, Family Events

Joe Bonamassa

Orpheum Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 25

As a young guitar prodigy, 12-year-old Joe Bonamassa famously opened for no less than B.B. King. More than a quarter century later, Bonamassa is a guitar-wielding juggernaut who's remarkably prolific, touring incessantly and issuing albums and DVDs at a dizzying pace, all while presiding over a... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Someone Else’s Story

Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel : Daily until April 26

The work of four artists will be featured in Burnet Gallery's latest group show, "Someone Else's Story." Sonja Peterson's intricate paper cut-outs and plant-shaped sculptures speak to the beauty of nature, and remind us to be gentle with our planet's delicate ecosystem. Teo Nguyen's landscapes... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Cheap Date Night

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater : Every Mon.

If you're looking for a way to hook that special sweetie you've been eyeing, or if you just need a reason to get out on Monday night, then you need look no further than Bryant-Lake Bowl's Cheap Date Night. From 6 p.m. to midnight, $28 gets you two entrées, a bottle of wine or four beers... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Food and Drink, Barhopping

And the World Goes ‘Round

Jungle Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 24; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sun. until May 24

In a creative partnership that lasted for more than half a century, John Kander and Fred Ebb created dazzling, indelible moments of American musical theater. This revue takes their extensive songbook and molds it into a single evening, with bits drawn from Cabaret, Chicago, and other hit shows.... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 29

Forty years ago, after fighting in the CIA's secret war or escaping from internment camps, Hmong families and individuals began emigrating in large numbers from Southeast Asia. Today, 66,000 Hmong and Hmong Americans call the Twin Cities home (the biggest urban population in the U.S.). For "We... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

LONGING: A Public Art Installation by Dream The Combine

Installation Site : Daily until May 10

Not every architecture firm has a length of skyway pedestrian bridge hanging about, in need of a new home. But CITYDESKSTUDIO does. Or did. After issuing a request for proposals, the company found a new use for the structure as a site-specific art installation created by Dream the Combine,... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

The Meds I’m On

Instinct Art Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 19

According to a variety of sources, Americans have never been more medicated via prescription (and illegal) drugs. What does this tell us about our relationship with ourselves, urban life, nature, 21st century culture, medicine, and the state of our own psyches? This exhibition explores such... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

what i want now i will want later

Open Eye Figure Theatre : 8:00 p.m. daily until April 25; 10:00 p.m. daily until April 25

Billed as an amalgam of performance art, video installation, fight club, music event, and act of worship, Annie Enneking and Samantha Johns's what i want now i will want later is a new work is based on the Greek myth of the Sirens, those seductresses of song who lured sailors to their death. As... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Performance Art, Theater, Arts, Performing Arts

Joe Machi

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 9:30 p.m. April 25; 7:00 p.m. daily until April 26

Joe Machi had been doing comedy for over eight years when he was recruited to be on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. Like most standups, he was wary of doing LCS. "[Because] it had a bad reputation among comics, and it's hard to judge art," he says. Although he didn't win, he did... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

Eifman Ballet

Northrop : 7:30 p.m. daily from April 28 until April 29

Tickets and more info here. More >>

University Dance

Honduras Electrico: A Backyard Bash and Benefit

Grumpy's : 2:00 p.m. April 25

A benefit for the Bethesda School for Boys Orphanage in Honduras. With performances by United Teachers of Music, Pink Mink, Eleganza, Mill City Devils, the Uncle Bob Show, Emily Frank, and Nate Scott Phillips Band. More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Music, Benefits
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