The Fake Healing Art Shanty by Jacob Carrigan & Stephani Pescitelli

In need of 'fake healing'? New Age meets Ice Age at Lake Harriet's Art Shanty Projects

Minnesota's annual winter ritual resumes with a COVID-aware approach.

Art Shanty Projects returns to Lake Harriet this weekend with a COVID-proof plan

January 14
Terry McDaniel, of Minneapolis, spends time putting the finishing touches on her “Pollinator Flash Mob” installation for the Art Shanty Projects o
Opening Saturday, the annual outdoor winter art event is geared toward fresh-air experiences.

From Dylan to Marlene Dietrich, Fred Krohn offers a backstage view of 50 years in Minnesota showbiz

December 27, 2021
Photographed at the Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis promoter Fred Krohn takes us backstage in his new memoir “Standing in the Wings”
In a new memoir, the pioneering promoter relates how he made Minneapolis a destination for Broadway and concerts.
Stage & Arts
January 20
The Broadway tour of “Come From Away,” which celebrates the spirit of a small Canadian town, opened at the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday.

'Come From Away' finds grace and joy 1,500 miles from Ground Zero

Review: The Sept. 11-themed Broadway musical celebrates characters who ordinarily would be considered supporting cast members.
Stage & Arts
January 19
Stage & Arts
January 17
Albert Park plays Father and Olivia Lampert is his daughter Bina in the Lloyd Suh play, “Bina’s Six Apples,” at Children’s Theatre Company.

'Bina's Six Apples' is sweet, soulful and ripe with symbolism

Review: Lloyd Suh's big-hearted play has a rich cast of characters.
Stage & Arts
January 14
The cast of touring musical “Come From Away” is on pause until Saturday night’s performance, when performers from New York, London and Toronto w

Ordway announces new vax policy as more venues cancel shows

The Orpheum hopes to resume musical "Come From Away" on Saturday night with performers from New York, London and Toronto.
Stage & Arts
January 13
The touring cast of “Come From Away” includes Moorhead native Becky Gulsvig in front.

COVID cancels Minneapolis performances of Broadway musical, postpones Walker show

Standbys are being flown in so "Come From Away" can resume its scheduled run on Saturday night.
Stage & Arts
January 13
Olivia Lampert, left, and Sun Mee Chomet in the world premiere of “Bina’s Six Apples” at Children’s Theatre Company.

'Bina's Six Apples' gets to the core of hope, heritage and humanity

The world premiere of Lloyd Suh's play at Children's Theatre draws on his father's Korean War experience.
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Stage & Arts
January 13
“Shifter IV” by Andréa Stanislav. Epoxy resin, dichroic and holographic film, digital prints.

Minneapolis art exhibit tells a different sort of Russian fairy tale

Andréa Stanislav's fascination with "Cosmism" guides her show at the Museum of Russian Art.
Stage & Arts
January 10
Actor Nubia Monks was excited to make her professional debut at the Guthrie Theater’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun.” On Monday, the theate

Guthrie postpones 'Raisin in the Sun,' cancels 'Destiny of Desire' due to COVID-19

The decisions were made because of COVID-19 cases in the cast.
Stage & Arts
January 9
Pioneering female pilot Beverley Bass, left, with Becky Gulsvig, who plays her in the Broadway tour of “Come From Away.”

'Come From Away' captures compassion, community and dreams

History-making pilot Beverly Bass inspired a character in the Broadway musical set during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Stage & Arts
January 8
JoeNathan Thomas played Daddy Warbucks and Audrey Mojica was Annie in “Annie” at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

Children's Theatre cancels last 4 performances of 'Annie'

The company said that it made the decision because of breakthrough COVID-19 cases.
Stage & Arts
January 7
Circus Abyssinia performed “Ethiopian Dreams” at Children’s Theatre Company in fall 2019.

Children's Theatre postpones show by Circus Abyssinia

The troupe's performance has been pushed back to fall because of omicron and the civil conflict in Ethiopia.
Stage & Arts
January 7
Nubia Monks with a photo of her grandmother Annie Marie Hawk, to whom she’s dedicating her performance in the Guthrie Theater’s “A Raisin in the

For Guthrie actor, 'A Raisin in the Sun' part is truly the role of a lifetime

Nubia Monks believes the play will follow her throughout her career.
Variety
January 5
Actor Nubia Monks rehearsed for “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Guthrie Theater in December.

Omicron causes another slew of postponements, cancellations in Twin Cities

Guthrie, First Avenue, SPCO and Walker Art Center rejigger their schedules as the variant spreads.
Variety
January 3
“Familia Con Lowrider,” artist unknown

University of Minnesota project offers an online portal to Mexican-American art

Website allows scholars and the public alike to search nearly 20,000 works of art.
Variety
January 2
Book by Black Minneapolis photographer shines a light on queer immigrants of color

Book by Black Minneapolis photographer shines a light on queer immigrants of color

N. Musinguzi, whose parents emigrated from Africa, explores themes of home and belonging in "The Letter Formally Known as Q."
Stage & Arts
December 31, 2021
From left, Charis Gullage, Brittny Smith and Amahri Edwards-Jones played the different stages of Donna Summer’s life in the musical for three perfor

COVID cancels Donna Summer musical at the Ordway

The St. Paul venue had planned to honor the late disco singer's 73rd birthday Friday.
Variety
December 30, 2021
Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, 18, became an instant pop phenom when she dropped “Driver’s License” in January 2021.

Looking for something fun to do in Minnesota in 2022? Check out these 13 picks

Our critics offer their picks for Minnesota's 13 hottest arts and entertainment events in the new year.
Stage & Arts
December 29, 2021
The GLOW Holiday Festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds announced it will close a day early due to upcoming sub-freezing weather. The light show�

Cold, COVID cancel Minnesota concerts, New Year's Eve parties

From First Avenue to GLOW, entertainment venues across Minnesota are going dark this week.
Stage & Arts
December 23, 2021
Rube Goldberg drew this concept for a self-wiping napkin machine.

Pink, blue and Goldberg colored the year in visual art

1. "The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions." This year the Minneapolis Institute of Art purchased the complete archive of work from Highpoint…