Weekend Arts Roundup: Swearing, Soap and Stuff

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Joseph Scrimshaw wrote and performs 'How to Swear Like a Minnesotan' (Courtesy Joseph Scrimshaw)
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Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley, Jade and John Moe (filling in for Steve Seel) to talk about three shows happening in the Twin Cities this weekend.

How to Swear Like a Minnesotan — Joseph Scrimshaw's one-man show about the "nice, naughty and neurotic" aspects of Minnesota life comes back to the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. Shows are Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m., this week and next.

Third Minnesota Biennal — Held at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, this show opens with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Curators John Marks and David Peterson have taken a non-curatorial approach to the show, allowing it to come into being through artist installations. It's a pulse check of what's happening in the Minnesota arts scene, and it runs to Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Collector — The San Diego, Calif., puppetry company Animal Cracker Conspiracy presents this show at the Bedlam Design Center in Minneapolis. The story looks at the life of a lowly debt collector who experiences a spiritual transformation while going about his work. On a larger level, the story examines the role of objects in our lives, and what owning those objects says about ourselves. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m.

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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