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MPR's hugely successful music and sketch-comedy show, Wits, has held the attention of Twin Cities fans for years now. But instead of staying put in the familiar confines of Saint Paul's cozy Fitzgerald Theater, Wits is now expanding its reach for their just-announced fall season. In addition to hit ... More >>
Philanthropist foodies, it's time again for the Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation HOTlist. The annual summer event is held at the Guthrie Theater and features over 20 of the Twin Cities' top restaurants, chefs, and bartenders sharing their tastiest eats and drinks to raise money for the fight a ... More >>
The Nimbus Theater production offers an intriguing if uneven look at diversity
This Monday evening some of the most talented culinary minds will be gathering at the Guthrie Theater to raise money and awareness about childhood hunger. As these folks so often do, they will be bringing the fruits of their labor to share with ticket holders. While tickets are still available for p ... More >>
Drinking has gotten more adventurous lately, or so this Week in Food has led us to believe. Whether you're doing yoga in a vineyard (and topping it with a glass of wine) or doing blind tastings of 28 specially chosen beers, it's almost like Outward Bound for folks who like to tipple.
Nothing tastes better than dining out for a good cause. On Monday, June 25, some of the biggest names in local fine dining and craft cocktails are putting on a gala to benefit Share Our Strength. Just a few of the marquee names participating in the Taste of the Nation HOTlist event are La Belle Vie, ... More >>
Two of the top seafood chefs in the city will be going head to head in a culinary battle to the finish. Both chefs are relatively new to their head toque positions. Jamie Malone is still only into her first (official) year as chef de cuisine at Tim McKee's Sea Change in the Guthrie Theater. ... More >>
Updating Shakespeare for the modern day is always a dangerous proposition. It's doubly so for Julius Caesar, which is a 400-year-old look at an event from two millennia in the past. This co-production by the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater works more often than not, even if the veneer of m ... More >>
Hairspray, Doubt, On the Spectrum, and more
Photos by Erik HessAstronautalisDessa's Cadence Series with Astronautalis, Lazlo Supreme, and MaLLyJuly 9, 2011The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis"I'm so excited," Astronautalis beamed on Saturday night, during one of the many breaks in his set where he stopped playing music to ... More >>
Another fine addition to the local theater scene.We in the Twin Cities like to trumpet our national standing as a respected leader in the performing arts. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann likes to promote herself as a constitutional scholar and teabagger-in-chief. So it makes total cosmic sen ... More >>
In an odd and possibly great announcement this morning, the Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage is presenting Mos Def on August 23rd. We say odd because of the obvious choice for such a show, First Ave's Mainroom, is the polar opposite of the Guthrie's intimate stage; the next show booked ther ... More >>
L'etoile has partnered up with OM Restaurant (401 N. First St., Minneapolis) to celebrate summer style, and most of all the wondrous world of plaid. Madras plaid originated in the 1960s in India, so Om is the perfect locale to honor this playful pattern. Om will be serving its signature cont ... More >>
Still scrambling to plot out your weekend? Allow us to assist you. Here are our top picks for shows to catch tonight through Sunday (click on the links to be taken to the calendar listing for each event):
There's also a memorial service for her today starting at 10 a.m. at the Guthrie Theater.
The top shows from a memorable year in theater
Let's bring back the year's best (and worst) performances for one more round of applause (and jeers)
Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style
Where's Robert Stack when you need him? A compilation CD titled Live in Town has been showing up in the mailboxes of musicians, DJs, rock critics, and record store owners throughout the Twin Cities. The mix, comprised of bootlegs from various local venues, ranges from the Dead Boys recorded at a Lon ... More >>
The Greeks, the geeks, the freaks, the dualistic representations of the Argentine distaff underclass--all the best of Twin Cities drama circa 2005
This harrowing outdoor drama is no Shakespeare in the park
Sometimes the right man for the job is a child
Civic boosters are proud of the Twin Cities' theaters, orchestras, museums, and literary centers. so what happened to the ballet?
Baby, I'm a Star: Lovette George in Thunder Knocking on the Door
I Killed My Father...Now Kiss Me!: Christy Mahon
Silent Night Fever's Martini & Olive.
Dancing Queen: Julie Briskman Hall pirouettes in Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You.