Poet, writer, critic and playwright David Mura takes on systemic racism in America in his new book, “The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives.” The impetus for the book came after Philando Castile was shot by a police officer at a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.
Artscape focuses on Twin Cities arts institutions, personalities, performances, money and politics, encompassing all forms of the arts.
Plus: ‘Cold Air Rises’; a Peyton Scott Russell retrospective; a Minnesota Center for Book Arts open house; and more.
During a three-week residency in the Twin Cities, Kablusiak will give talks and participate in several events. Their art on display at Bockley Gallery in Kenwood.
Plus: Joe Rainey at the Cedar; Polynesian surf tunes; Ada Limón and Krista Tippett; and more.
“Locomotion” opens in its regional premiere this week at the Children’s Theatre Company. The story is about Lonnie’s journey, and how he discovers poetry as a tool for his own resilience as much is taken away from him and he’s forced to navigate the foster care system.
Plus: Stunning landscapes; the Bakken Ensemble; Miguel Zenón Quartet; and more.
Set in the first half of the 20th century in the South, “the bull-jean stories,” now playing at Pillsbury House + Theatre, is an unabashed celebration of female desire.
Plus: Out There festival at the Walker; the life and music of jazz pianist Bill Evans; and more.
Moira Bateman hopes to raise awareness of the importance of bogs through textile art steeped in them. Her work is on display at Form + Content Gallery and opens at the Textile Center next week.
Plus: ‘King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild’ at the Jungle; textile arts in Stillwater; and Dave Sewelson and Gabby Fluke-Mogul at Jazz Central Studios.
Elsa Rezene, who died of cancer in 2004, moved to the U.S. from Eritrea in 1966 and later established Elsa’s House of Sleep. The business’ shuttered Lake Street location is the site of a new public art project.
Plus: Marin Alsop with the Minnesota Orchestra, comedian Lizz Winstead’s year in review and a New Year’s Eve dance party from DJ Shannon Blowtorch.
A new production, “King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild,” directed by St. Paul-based Seth Bockley, weaves together Moneka’s story with that of the ancient epic poem, “Gilgamesh.”
I don’t think anyone could say the pandemic is over, but there certainly seemed to be a thaw from the worst of the COVID winter in 2022. The arts community in the Twin Cities and beyond have been reflecting on all that has happened in the last nearly three years, at times making both subtle and bold shifts in leadership, direction and vision.
Plus: Cello and piano; contemporary dance at Frogtown Rec Center; the Big Wu; and more.
“I think if you pull the religion out of Christmas songs and capitalism out of Christmas songs, you get the same spirit. When people say ‘spirit of the season,’ you kind of find the essence of peace and love,” Mallman said.
Plus: BIPOC Holiday Maker Market at Arbeiter Brewing Co.; juried show at Rosalux; and Frank Theater’s “Listen Up!”
What if Minneapolis had a fair this big that could boost the visibility of Minneapolis as an art center?
Plus: Southside Aces hit the Dakota with New Orleans jazz and the women artists behind “Between the Stripes, Under the Stars” at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery give a virtual artist talk.
“Christmas at the Local” brings two literary gems together – Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” and “Amazing Peace,” a poem by Maya Angelou which has been adapted into a piece called “The Longing for Amazing Peace,” set to music by Chastity Brown.