Plus: “Three Decembers,” an opera about family, chosen family and secrets; The Isles Ensemble explores the challenges of mental illness; Kaleena Miller’s “Quartet.”
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“Driftless: Sam Amidon and the Winona Symphony Orchestra” takes place Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk Gardens of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.
Plus: Bagatelles, Maksimal and Piano Quintet, emerging choreographers in Tapestries 7.0, “Emilia.”
“Light of Day,” and “In Plain Sight” both open May 6 and run through June 25, with a reception Friday, May 5.
Plus: Black Dance Improvisation Festival; “The Wanderers”; Russ White: Harder Not Smarter.
Pacita Abad is known for her signature trapunto technique, a process that involved stitching fabric onto canvas. The exhibition runs through Sept. 3 at the Walker Art Center.
Plus: The art of Cameron Patricia Downey; “Returning to Haifa”; Mayumi Amada; and more.
Set up in a giant red and yellow tent in the parking lot north of the Mall of America, the Royal Canadian International Circus boasts an international cast of performers defying gravity.
Plus: Bakken Ensemble season finale; In a Family Way and Intend at SooVAC; documentary-style dance with Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company.
The Avalon’s signature curved towers with neon light boxes that make up its facade have made the venue a landmark of Lake Street, where Heart of the Beast has been based for over 35 years.
Plus: Junauda Petrus in conversation with Valerie Castile; Melissa Borman’s [Re]collections & Earthly Artifacts; Tressa Sularz’s weaving; and more.
Minnesota-based filmmakers David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak recall filming in Mickey’s Diner, First Avenue (then Uncle Sam’s) and getting pulled over during a shoot on Interstate 35.
Plus: Swing Sisterhood Big Band with Tammy Robinson; New Arab American Theater Works: Playwright Showcase; the work of Elizabeth Erickson; and more.
Katie Ka Vang’s first musical, “Again,” is a story about a Hmong American memoirist and cancer survivor named Mai See, and an unlikely friendship. “It’s really about what do we need to feel whole,” Vang said.
Plus: ‘The Tails and Tales of Dr. Dolittle,’ Paul Metsa in Celebration of Alphabet Jazz; Annie and the Bang Bang at Palmer’s.
Working with models and also inserting his own body into the series, Christopher Selleck searches for a softer, more open understanding of the male form. “Body//Weight” is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from March 18 to June 25, 2023.
Plus: Sarah Bellamy directs “Sugar in Our Wounds” at Penumbra; Flamenco with with Juan Pedro Jiménez; Jawny with Wallice; and more.
Driessen’s project uses two beds that are reflective of the those used in the state hospital, where he also presents dried flowers that reflect the prairie. At the end of the project, Driessen intends to give away seed mixture of wildflowers and grass seeds.
Plus: HER STORY IS; a play about time; and more.
“Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes” runs through May 21 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.