"The princess marries, & # 39; Girl Scout cookies and beer, girls of the valley: A-List 2.6


Adam Newman
Acme Comedy Co.

At 36, Adam Newman is worried about his lack of chest hair. "I thought I would have something now," he tells the audience. "My little brother started to be 14, my father got it, my mother has a lot of it, you know what I have, nipples that look like daddy's long legs, two little pink spots with eight long hairs around each one, and it's not a beautiful look, I'd shave them, but I know they'll come back like tarantulas. " Newman got for the first time the national exhibition as a character for fellow comedian Bo Burnham. He also dabbled in acting but found the challenging audition process. "I'm a thin guy in my 30s, but I'm not mature enough to play a young dad, and I'm too old to play college or hipster kids." It may not be a problem, as last year he published a special comedy, fuzzies, for critical acclaim, which should further raise its profile as a headliner. 18+. 8 pm From Wednesday to Saturday; At 22.30. Friday and Saturday. $ 15- $ 18.78 N. First St., Minneapolis; 612-338-6393. Till Saturday -P.F. Wilson

"In the company of others"
Den-Zell Gilliard


In the company of others
Gordon Parks Gallery

The photographer Den-Zell Gilliard is part of the Minneapolis communities in which she works. Mentored by local photographers Wing Young Huie and Inna Valin, and inspired by the iconic documentary photographer Gordon Parks, Gilliard captures his subjects in the most peaceful, active or ecstatic moments. : in prayer, in a hoarse turmoil on the basketball court, in the middle of a contagious laugh. In essence, Gilliard captures life as it lived. John Schuerman, whose empathy, compassion and artistic ability are unlimited, has curated this personal exhibition. "Gilliard is a young street photographer who lives in southern Minneapolis for the rest of his life," he says. "He never puts his shots on stage, but he shoots life as it happens in the communities where he lives." There will be a public reception and a speech in the stands from 6 to 8 pm. Thursday, 7 February. Free. 645 E. Seventh Street, (Library and Learning Center, Metro State University), St. Paul; 651-793-1631. Until February 21st -Camille LeFevre


Percussionist Wilco Glenn Kotche performs in this collaboration with choreographer Danielle Agami and her Los Angeles-based company. Ate9 was founded in the emotionally liberating virtuosic movement methodology known as Gaga, which Agami learned as a member of the Israel Batsheva Dance Company. For this project, he brought together nine dancers to inhabit Kotche's driving rhythms and the boldly inventive score. Percussive and articulated, with a shameless sensual sensuality, the work is a perfect combination of movement and music, demonstrating that Israel remains a greenhouse for the flowering of a bold and contemporary dance. 7:30 $ 22- $ 47. 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis; 612-624-2345. -Camille LeFevre

Rick Bronson's comedy house

TRIXX (real name: Frankie Agyemang) is a comedian from the Mississauga neighborhood in Toronto. His nickname hit him at a young age, since he was a well-known joker. A former radio and club DJ, he stood up to better control his fate. His set is a mix of observational jokes, social commentary and stories. An example of this is a story about why he was banned from the amusement park Canada & # 39; s Wonderland in his hometown. It all started after winning his ex-girlfriend a giant Bart Simpson. They then decided to get on the roller coaster. "There's a shelf where you can put your keys but not a shelf with a Bart Simpson stuffed toy of that size," he tells an audience. The ride operator suggested that he bind the Bart doll with him on the coaster. "In the first round this thing will fly away, and people are screaming," Oh my God! A child flew off the roller coaster! "And people look at me as if I were O.J. Simpson, and I knocked down a kid with a rollercoaster. "7:30 am Thursday to Friday 9:45 pm Friday 9:30 am Saturday 7 pm Saturday and Sunday $ 16- $ 23,48 E. Broadway Mall of America Bloomington 952-858-8558. Through Sunday -P.F. Wilson

Taste the waste
Red Stag Supper Club

Ironically, food disparity and food waste are two things that go hand in hand in the United States. While 40 million Americans are struggling to find access and / or funds for food, up to 40% of food in our country is not consumed. Local chefs want to fight these two things with an evening of good food. At Taste the Waste, diners will be able to order a variety of delicious small dishes, all created using the food recovered from Twin Cities Co-op Partners, Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op. The chef's line includes masters of the Tiny Diner dish, Bird Rocks and Chelles & Kitchen, as well as cooking students at St. Paul's College. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MN350: construction of a climate movement in Minnesota. Admission includes dinner, a Finnegans beer, taxes and tips. Find tickets and more information on www.eventbrite.com. From 17:30 to 19:30 $ 35; $ 60 for two tickets; $ 100 for four. 509 First Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-767-7766. -Jessica Armbruster

"Strange place"
Jason Lim, "Landscape Studies 7"


Strange place
Law Warschaw Gallery

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Clay, traditionally the potter's craft, is radically reinvented in this exhibition. Five artists from around the world turn the substance into something more than a static object (if engaging). Video, performance, sculpture, photography and other media – with clay and ceramics at the center – redefine the way you think of the place, the body and the experience in some conceptually distant ways. In this way, the practice of ceramics gets a formidable blow to the arm. There will be an opening reception on Friday 8 February, from 18:00 to 21:00, and a closing reception on Friday 29 March, from 7:00 to 21:00. Free. Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester St., Macalester College, St. Paul; 651-696-6416. Until March 31st -Camille LeFevre

Minisky Players Shadowcast: The Princess Bride
Minnsky Theater

The projections of interactive films are not just for The Rocky Horror Picture Show; these days the Minnsky players have given the same treatment to the favorite classics for the family of the years & # 39; 80. This weekend is everything The princess bride, a fantasy film studded with stars that is partly comedy, partly romanticism and partly (gentle) action. When a child stays home sick at school, his grandfather reads him a story about Westley, a daring man who must release his true love, Princess Buttercup, from marriage to the evil Prince Humperdinck. The cast includes Andre the Giant, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn and many others. While the screens of the film, the actors on stage will involve everyone with calls, props and more. 7 pm From Thursday to Saturday; 13:30 Saturday. $ 10- $ 22. 1517 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-930-1517. Till Saturday -Jessica Armbruster

"One of the many embarrassing feelings"
L-R: Ute Bertog, Terrence Payne


One of the many Awkward Feelings
Rosalux Gallery

With their striking images and their pastel palettes, Terrence Payne's large-scale works will attract you. So, with a simple sentence ("Praise Jeebus", "If only") or slang term ("jelly"), they get directly to the point, calling attention to things that we casually say without thinking too much. Meanwhile, the latest works by Ute Bertog become abstract in a series of colorful paintings. The opening reception is for Saturday 9 February, from 7 to 10 pm. 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis. Until February 24 – Jessica Armbruster

Opera Gospel: a fusion event
Weisman Art Museum

The legendary composer and musician of the Twin Cities J.D. Steele is part of the family's gospel group, Steeles, who has performed on Broadway in The Gospel of Colonus, worked with people like Prince and George Clinton and directed musical ensembles from the Twin Cities in Nairobi. Here he collaborates with Out of the Box artistic director David Lefkowich for a mashup: a bit of Verdi and Puccini here, a little bit. by Edwin Hawkins there, and a pinch of Quincy Jones and Curtis Mayfield. The idea is to shift traditional notions about what the work should be and where it should take place. At Weisman, Steele will present an original piece he composed. His brother Fred Steele will provide the accompaniment, and there will be performances by the Mill City Singers and the youth choir of the MacPhail community, two groups led by J.D. Steele. Find tickets and more information on www.outoftheboxopera.com. 7 pm $ 40; $ 55 reserved seats. 333 E. River Rd., Minneapolis; 612-625-9494. -Sheila Regan

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History theater

Carried as excess baggage, sexism was once an implicit part of commercial aviation. Kira Obolensky, acclaimed local playwright, recounts the arduous battle to eliminate gender discrimination at the sector level and achieve working conditions Hostess! The world premiere piece follows Mary Pat Laffey, a real-life assistant who secured a position with Northwest Orient Airlines in 1958. More than 20 years, Laffey fought to abolish the brash long-suffering chauvinism of women in the his field, including the rules imposed by the company's appearance of government (designed to adapt to a specific standard of physical beauty), age (32 years meant obligatory retirement) and personal life (marriage was forbidden). As written by Obolensky, a Mellon Playwright Foundation in Ten Thousand Things Theater, the story of Laffey and his tireless efforts to unionize should create a compelling experience. Hostess! it reflects on how far the company has come – and how far we still have to get – to reach that destination. The show is in the previews from 7 to 8 February. 7:30 Thursday to Saturday; 2:00 am Sunday. $ 20- $ 42; $ 15 students. 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul; 651-292-4323. Until March 3rd -Brad Richason

L-R: Monica Rudquist, "Conversation Bowls"; Judy Onofrio, & # 39; Float & # 39;

Catherine G. Murphy's gallery

The mentor and sculptor Judy Onofrio and his mentee, the ceramist Monica Rudquist, demonstrate their common interests on a scale (large), color palette (monochromatic), production (installation) and form (vases) in this joint exhibition. Where Onofrio assembles structures made of real and fused bones, Rudquist deconstructs his rotated pieces to create dynamic and broken shapes that impact his weakness for repetition. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 pm. Saturday, February 9th. Free. 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul; 651-690-6644. Until March 30th -Camille LeFevre

The skin of our teeth
Park Square Theater

Every show of Girl Friday Productions arrives amid high expectations. Artistic director Kirby Bennett stages one show every two years, and she always makes it great. The company has just produced Thornton Wilder The skin of our teeth in 2009, but Bennett thinks that time is ripe enough to revisit the Pulitzer-winning 1942 masterpiece. "The skin of our teeth explore the nature of human resilience in unexpected, exhilarating and deeply moving ways, "he observes in a statement." And we think it's the right time to shine a little light on hope! "Joel Sass will direct the new Girl Friday Skin in the Proscenium of Park Square, a step ahead of the beautiful company Idiot & # 39; s Delight (2017) on the underground Andy Boss Thrust Stage. They will need a lot of space to wander into Wilder's sprawling allegory, which invokes a wide range of historical allusions including an ice age, Moses and the most ambitious fraternal order in the history of the American stage. The stakes are nothing but the future of the entire human race. It is not surprising that the company took two years to get to this. The show is in the previews from 7 to 8 February. 7:30 From Thursday to Saturday, plus Monday 25 February; 2:00 am Sunday. $ 16- $ 60; Monday payable. 20 W. Seventh place, St. Paul; 651-291-7005. Until March 3rd -Jay Gabler

Valley Girls at Trylon Cinema

Valley Girls at Trylon Cinema
L-R: "Valley Girl", "Foxes", "Clueless"


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Valley Girls
Trylon Cinema

Valley girls emerged for the first time from the affluent neighborhoods of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Known for their totally casual slang and casual attitude, they were an easy target for condescending commentaries on youth culture as materialistic, insipid and shamelessly obsessed with themselves. Not only were such ruthless dismissals unjust, but they also overlooked the youthful liveliness of the girl's perspective in the valley. The Trylon Cinema series begins with girl from the valley (1983), the film most responsible for defining the lifestyle and the person. It is the classic story of a girl from the valley who falls in love with a punk (a young Nicolas Cage) on the wrong side of the city. Approaching adolescent anguish from a more entrenched perspective, foxes (1980) revolves around a group of friends (led by Jodie Foster) whose irreverent attitude is a cover for lives marked by destroyed homes, paralyzing insecurities and widespread drug abuse. On a much lighter note, Clueless (1995) showed that the girl in the valley was alive and well over a decade later with the story of a very popular teenager (Alicia Silverstone) who finds a beneficial cause to rehabilitate the new girl tragically old-fashioned at school . The projections are Sunday to Tuesday; check www.trylon.org for show times. 8 $. 2820 E. 33rd St., Minneapolis; 612-424-5468. Until February 26th -Brad Richason


Ashwini Ramaswamy: let the crows come
Parkway Theater

It was only a matter of time before Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Bharatanatyam Ashwini Ramaswamy, a third of the innovative Ramaswamys behind Ragamala Dance, came out alone. The bright star amid the dominant sensuality of her sister Aparna and the splendid gravity of mother Ranee, Ashwini has been praised by none other than the New York Times for performances that combine "the human and the divine". For this work-in-progress, an SPCO Liquid Music Series committee, collaborates with composer / DJ / author Jace Clayton and the fiercely poetic ballerina Alanna Morris-Van Tassel to explore ancestry, ritual and tradition. Watch the video of Ramaswamy's Space Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center this Monday at Parkway. TU Dance co-founder, Toni Pierce-Sands, facilitates a post-screening conversation. Find tickets and more information on www.liquidmusic.org. 7:30 pm Pay-as-grade. 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-822-8080. -Camille LeFevre

Girl Scout Cookie Flights
Sisyphus Brewing

Girl Scout cookies are sold but once a year, making them a special gift. To celebrate, Sisyphus invites you to wash these sweets not with milk, but with beer. Their popular series of Girl Scouts Cookie Flights has reached its fourth year, proving that regardless of whether you're drinking a strong chocolate or a bitter IPA, everything goes better with a cookie. Starting from Monday, the brewery has four cured combinations available for customers to try. Keep your mom on the exact matches, but we already know that the combination of good beer, good biscuits and a good cause is hard to beat. At 15:00 to midnight. Free. 712 Ontario Ave. W., Minneapolis; 612-321-8324. Until Friday -Loren Green