Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance, Literature and Laughs

Joshua English Scrimshaw, Levi Weinhagen
Joshua English Scrimshaw and Levi Weinhagen as The Harty Boys in 'The Harty Boys and The Mystery of the Mall of America of Death.' (Courtesy of Comedy Suitcase)
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MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about to talk about three arts happenings from the diverse areas of dance, literary arts and comedy theater.

Sannidhi (Sacred Space) — This new solo by Aparna Ramaswamy, performed with live music, highlights Indian-American artists of the next generation who retain roots in their collective history while bringing their own voices to the contemporary stage. This show stages on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis.

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Milkweed Editions Presents — One of the Twin Cities' three major publishing houses, Milkweed Editions, welcomes Wayne Miller and Alex Lemon back to Minneapolis to team up with locals Patricia Kirkpatrick and Brian Laidlaw for a night of live readings of prose and poetry along with live music by Laidlaw. This event happens Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Honey MPLS.

The Harty Boys and the Mystery of the Mall of America of Death — Sibling detectives Fred and Jack Harty match wits with their newest enemy, Chuckles the Undead Clown. Presented by Comedy Suitcase (a company founded by Joshua English Scrimshaw and Levi Weinhagen), this show blends local humor, social satire and physical comedy to create a Halloween show for the whole family. Friday to Sunday shows happen every weekend from now till Oct. 27 at the Bryant Lake Bowl 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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