Weekend Arts Roundup: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Celebration along Cesar Chavez Street in the West Side of St. Paul. (Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation)
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about an arts event for each day of this upcoming weekend.

Out of the Pan Into the Fire: This original production by The Moving Company is a new fairytale-type story written by Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand. The play centers on a boy named Thirteen and his sister, who are found in the garbage by a man called Angelo. Out of the Pan Into the Fire is directed by Serrand and the cast includes Epp, Keepers and Christina Baldwin -- alumni of Théâtre de Jeune Lune who are known for physically dynamic productions. The play opens Friday at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis and continues to May 26.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: This day-long celebration includes a 5k family run, live music on four stages, roaming mariachi bands, a parade along Cesar Chavez Street from Wabasha to Ada, a low-rider car show and a jalapeño-eating contest (divided into men's, women's and mixed "heats"). The Cinco de Mayo Celebration goes from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the West Side of St. Paul.

39th Annual May Day Parade and Festival: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's annual May Day Parade and Festival happens Sunday, May 5, at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, where live music and activities run from noon to 7 p.m. This year's theme is "See the World," which carries with it a message of caring for and healing the Earth.

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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