Plus: Orkestar Bez Ime’s high-energy music at the Cedar; “A Melody of Kinship,” a photographic exhibit; and “Bde Psíŋ: Stories from the Water,” a documentary about Lake Hiawatha.
Artscape focuses on Twin Cities arts institutions, personalities, performances, money and politics, encompassing all forms of the arts.
In one series, German artist Cornelia Schleime stages photographs of herself doing all of the outlandish things she was reported to have done, juxtaposed with the actual files she obtained from the Stasi.
Plus: Nachito Herrera and Ginger Commodore at the Dakota; Urban Heat, Rare DM and Stranger Gallery at Hook & Ladder; and ‘Defying Imagination,’ an art exhibit by Mohamed Hersi.
Belvo’s artistic practice is personal and spiritual, often drawing from her own life — whether drawings made on the day she gave birth to her son Briand, her experience watching her son Joe suffer terminal illness, or her 50-year exploration of a single tree.
Plus: “Off-Kilter Cabaret,” featuring artists with disabilities working in different mediums, at the Tek Box; and visual artist Pete Driessen’s river-themed installation in Rochester.
“What I’m hoping to do with this show is talk to people about how our brain thinks, and how we see things,” says Andy Schlauch, Cafesjian Art Trust’s executive director.
Plus: Q-Stage 2023 at the Red Eye Theater; open studios in the Northeast Arts District; and the spontaneity of Steve Hirsh and Sparks Quartet at Walker West.
James Almen’s presence on stage marks a growing trend to cast characters written to have disabilities with actors who actually have those disabilities.
Plus: “Transition”: A concert of queer and trans Pride and Wrath; Día de los Muertos Concert + Fandango; and “Tide / Pool,” a solo exhibit of portraits by artist Kristen Sanders.
In some works, Native photographers flip the colonial gaze, like in “Indian Photographing Tourist Photographing Indians, Crow Agency, Montana,” by Zig Jackson (Rising Buffalo).
Plus: VocalEssence performs with the St. Olaf Choir; a Hmong-American exhibit of art in different mediums in the east metro, and a Halloween puppet extravaganza on the Midtown Greenway.
Part of the work has to do with creating movement that’s experienced by more than just the eyes. “The movement is something that you listen to,” Belaza says.
Plus: “Sisters in Law,” a play about RBG and Sandra Day O’Connor; Mark Mallman and Stranger Gallery at Hook & Ladder; and artists Syed Hosain and Ruthann Godolle in conversation at SooVAC.
Set in a newly built community center sometime in the future, it centers around a task force of Native folks based along Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, which in real life has a long history of being a hub for urban Native communities, businesses and organizations.
Plus: the Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival; Rain Taxi’s book festival; and a biopic film and live performance with pianist Rami Khalifé at the Cedar
While “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress” has been singled out around the country by anti-LGBTQ activists, in Minnesota the book is getting a theatrical adaptation and a world premiere at Children’s Theatre.
Plus: The Elaine Dame Trio at Crooners; a concert of staged opera scenes and arias; and an Indigenous festival with music, food and food for thought at the Stone Arch Bridge.
This Saturday, Liquid Music teams up with Milkweed Editions for a book launch, where Ellis will be bringing his saxophone and laptop and plans to play music, sing and read parts of the book, followed by a conversation with Chris Martin, editor-at-large for Milkweed Editions.
Plus: mssv at the Turf Club; Kassa Overall at Icehouse; and a conversation with artist Bobby Wilson
“I felt I could make a journey with these musicians that would make a big difference in my life, and my devotion in my life is music. So I have no time to waste.”