Weekend Arts Roundup: It's all St. Paul

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Bedlam Theatre is moving to Lowertown in St. Paul, Minn. (Courtesy Bedlam Theatre)
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that all happen to be taking place in St. Paul this weekend.

Bedlam Lowertown Grand Opening — Bedlam Theatre has moved into a new space across from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. On Saturday, May 31, Bedlam celebrates its grand opening with a full day of events including tours, performances, puppetry, workshops, live music and a dance party. Find a full schedule of events on Bedlam Theatre's website.

Flint Hills International Children's Festival — Happening Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, this event brings together performances galore both inside and outside the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown St. Paul. Acts include: a dance-oriented performance of Alice in Wonderland by Flying Foot Forum; traditional Quebecois music performed by De Temps Antan; step performance by Step Afrika!; as well as puppetry and circus performance. Admission fee is $5 per person. A complete schedule and additional information is available on the Ordway's website.

Dan O' Brien and Ed Bok Lee — This reading at Subtext Books in St. Paul brings together two writers for an afternoon of literary appreciation. Dan O'Brien is a playwright, poet, and librettist whose debut collection of poetry, War Reporter, was published in 2013. Ed Bok Lee is the author of Whorled, winner of an American Book Award and a Minnesota Book Award. In addition to writing poems, short stories, and essays, his plays have been seen at major regional and national theaters. The reading takes place Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m., at Subtext Books.

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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