Weekend Arts Roundup: Pedals, Posters, Pen Pals and Pondering Perdition

Artist Adam Turman's Artcrank poster Friday, March 29, 2013 in his studio in St. Louis Park. (MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson)
Weekend Arts Roundup: Pedals, Posters, Pen Pals, Pondering Perdition
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about these new openings:

Artcrank: An art show that combines bicycling and graphic design, Artcrank opens Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Grain Belt Studios in Northeast Minneapolis. Artcrank features work by local artists Adam Turman, Brian Geihl, Brock Davis, Aimee Gauthier, Anne Ulku, Studio on Fire and many others. Marianne recommends MPR News' Euan Kerr's recent interview of Artcrank founder Charles Youel and artists Turman and Geihl.

Go If You Think It Your Duty: Many Twin Cities actors are employed by area museums, and this play at the Minnesota History Center is an example of that symbiosis. Go If You Think It Your Duty, an original play by Minnesota playwright Victoria Stewart, is based on the letters of Minnesotans Madison and Lizzie Bowler, a couple who maintained their love and commitment to one another in the face of the hardships of the American Civil War. Performances are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Misterman: Written by Enda Walsh, Misterman is the story of Thomas Magill, a well-meaning evangelist who has an obsession with sin and no doubts about his mission to bring the people of Inishfree closer to God. Taking refuge in a deserted warehouse, Magill sifts through his memory and his collection of tape recordings to relive and replay a single day in his quest for heavenly peace in the small town in Ireland. Produced by Frank Theatre, this play opens Friday and continues to April 28 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

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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