Monday, March 25, 2013
Upcoming events include an organizer's talk, films and a performance.
Take off your coat and stay a while at SooLOCAL, the little pop up art gallery that decided to stay put. The gallery's latest show, AIS 123 … 4: An Exhibition Celebrating Artists in Storefronts, opened March 23, 2013, and continues through April 14. Southwest Journal has an article about SooLocal and Joan Vorderbruggen, the Artists in Storefronts organizer responsible for the SooVAC spinoff. Several upcoming events at the gallery the Journal mentions might be a good way to introduce yourself: Vorderbruggen is scheduled to discuss her brand of entrepreneurial urbanism 6 p.m. April 10 at SooLOCAL. She’ll be joined by Whittier Alliance Executive Director Marian Biehn and several of the collaborating artists, including Outlet performance …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
There are just four performances left of the "The Who's Tommy."
Southwest High School's spring musical will close Sunday, but there is still plenty of opportunities for you to see the show. "The Who's Tommy" opened March 14, but there are still four performances left. Evening performances begin again on Thursday, March 21 and run through Saturday, March 23. All evening shows begin at 7 p.m. The final performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Tickets can be reserved at southwest.mpls.k12.mn.us. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students. Follow us Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tangletown photographer turns rare books from scholarly objects into works of art.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The retrospective showcases photography by Natasha D'Schommer as turns her lens on rare books.
This month, Southwest Minneapolis art lovers will likely find Gallery 360's newest show a must-see event. "Possessions..." curates photos from across Tangletown photographer Natasha D'Schommer's recent projects, offering an eclectic mix of a stunning images of antique rare books. The subject matter may seem, if you will, dusty and dry, but D'Schommer's strong compositions and her eye for detail turn on its head the typical understanding of early modern books and manuscripts as nothing more than artifacts fit for scholars. As she pages through tomes in some of the state's and the nation's most significant rare book collections, D'Schommer focuses her lens on small details in illustrations or text, sometimes digitally manipulating the …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Minneapolis Trombone Choir is hosting their 40th anniversary concert at Judson Memorial Baptist Church.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
SooLOCAL, a project of Whittier-based SooVAC, started last December as a holiday pop-up shop.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Soo Visual Arts Center's store in the former Yeti Records space will be a home for special projects.
The corner of Nicollet Ave and 35th Street just got a new store—after a fashion. Once an pop-up holiday art shop for the 2012 Christmas season, the Soo Visual Arts Center's SooLOCAL is set to become a permanent fixture on the corner, according to the center's director, Carolyn Payne. "It's a storefront on a very busy street, with a lot of foot traffic. It's very good fit for SooVAC," Payne explained, using the Whittier-based gallery's acronym. "It's nice to see it be a gallery again" following a stint as a record store, she added. Payne said retail won't be a big part of SooLOCAL, although the popular holiday pop-up shop may well return next holiday season. "We book shows (in the main gallery) a year and a half out," she explained, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters in the Minneapolis area.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of movies playing at theaters in the Minneapolis area: Edina Landmark Theater, Uptown Landmark Theater, Lagoon Landmark Theater, St. Louis Park Cinema 6, and the AMC 16 Southdale. Showtimes for the Riverview Theater and the Parkway Theater are available on their websites. New this weekend: Snitch One sentence plot: In the fast-paced action thriller 'Snitch', Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 96 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67 …
Washburn students will also perform the popular Broadway standard at theater festival downtown.
Friday evening, Washburn High School students take to the stage in the first of Southwest Minneapolis' winter high school musicals. "Urinetown" runs this weekend and next, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m, and a pay-what-you-can performance on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The musical sends up corporate greed, populism, and tales of romantic revolution like Les Miserables with the story of a drought-stricken town which relies on urine for their water and whose urine—and urination—are tightly controlled by a megacorporation. The original 2002 Broadway show won three Tony awards for Best Original Score, Best Direction, and best Book of a Musical. Washburn students will…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The childrens music duo were once frequent guests at the Wild Rumpus bookstore.
The Twin Cities' own Okee Dokee Brothers went and won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album Sunday, for their CD Can You Canoe? The YouTube above shows them playing a pre-Grammy show Saturday in Los Angeles. Until last year, the popular duo were frequent guests at Linden Hills bookstore Wild Rumpus, playing everything from "Tall Tale Time" to a Haiti relief concert. The band is playing a fundraiser for Upstream Artists at the bookstore on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Related: Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter