“It’s one thing to get a grant for a project,” says Vongsay, “it’s another thing to get a fellowship that will allow you to really be bold with the work that you do.”
Plus: Art-A-Whirl, Poem-a-Whirl and WhirlyGig, Cey Adams in a solo show, Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival, PaviElle French and Friends at the Fitz, and Kurt Vile and the Violators.
While ACC worked to have online shows during pandemic shutdowns, that format wasn’t ideal for showcasing one of the appeals of craft art: how an object feels in one’s hand.
Plus: the Bossa Nova Trio at Icehouse, The Singers’ “Considering Matthew Shepard,” Robin Wall Kimmerer at Northrop, and zAmya Theater Project’s dialogue on health care and homelessness.
The play is layered with stories drawn from 230 real people who have been touched by the system in some way — whether as prisoners, workers, family members, policymakers, survivors, lawyers, activists and more.
Plus: Interpol at the Palace, Candy Box dance festival, the Baldwin sisters at the Nautilus, “contrapunctual :: Na Mira” in Midway Contemporary Art’s new space, and pianist Zlata Chochieva at Macalester.
“Liz Larner: Don’t Put it Back Like it Was” is co-organized with the Walker and the SculptureCenter in Queens, and many of the works in the exhibition draw you in to their dizzying patterns.
Plus: In the Spirit of May Day, Summer Cypher, Art in Bloom, Fashion Week Minnesota and John Raymond + the Kind Folk Quartet.
Aiken says the fellowship signifies a belief in his work, which allows him to continue to do his work in communities at large.
Plus: Global Poetry Celebration, “Housefuck*r” the play — an existential comedy about real estate, “Memphis” the musical, two exhibitions at SooVAC, and “Dear Lenny” at the Dakota.
After Tendler’s father died, he found out he’d be getting an inheritance. He sat with the money for a while, until he came up with a way to use it: He’d commission composers.
Plus: FAWK at the Ordway; jazz at the Granada and Jazz Central Studios; and a book (and discussion) about the origins of the Bell Museum.
Schaal’s “KLII” will be the first show in the festival, after being postponed from earlier this year.
Plus: The Illusion Theater brings back its poignant production of “A PLAY by Barb and Carl” and the Joyann Parker Band hits Crooners.
For 25 years, the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization has had a mission of “transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.”
Denomie, a beloved fixture in the Twin Cities arts community, died of cancer on March 1.
The concert will feature Gao’s celebrated compositions, a world premiere, and performances with guests that include the Minnesota Orchestra and Dessa.
Tran Myhre’s latest, “Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing, but Enough,” is not exactly poetry, and not exactly prose.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor at First Ave., eclectic dance at American Swedish Institute, Legends at the Capri and a rock opera at Icehouse.