Listen Weekend Arts Roundup: Pop-Up Art
Jul 25, 2013 MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art that's popping up all over: puppets in Minneapolis, dancing in St. Paul, a play in Albert Lea and cat-video voting online.
MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art that's popping up all over the place.
Dumpster Duels: Presented by BareBones Productions, Dumpster Duels is a showdown between two rival theater groups who have a pile of scavenged junk and 30 hours to create a show. The teams will each get a Dumpster filled with materials collected beforehand and will spend all day, through the night and on into Sunday creating characters, stories, and magic from the trash. The resulting show is staged Sunday night at 6 p.m. outside Tiny Town Studios at 2407 Washington St NE in Minneapolis.
Ordway's Summer Dance Series: Tonight at 5:30 in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul, the Ordway presents the final installment of its Summer Dance Series, which highlights a different music genre and dance technique with basic lessons by professional dance companies and live music by local bands. This evening's finale features ballroom dancing with instruction by Cinema Ballroom and music from Jerry O'Hagan and his Orchestra.
The Visit: If you live in or will be in Albert Lea, Minn., this weekend, a troupe of actors led by Luverne Seifert will be staging a production of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit at the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village. The Visit is a is a dark comedy that explores the question: How far will a town go to save itself? Performances run tonight until Sunday, July 28, with two performances (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.) on Saturday.
Internet Cat Video Festival People's Choice Vote: Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Festival proved so popular last year that it is moving to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand for 2013. In the run-up to the screenings, cat-video enthusiasts are encouraged to vote for the People's Choice Best of Festival. Voting closes at midnight on July 31.
Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read about all the latest arts news at the State of the Arts blog at mprnews.org.
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