Minneapolis Weekend Highlights Theater, Music, and Art

Published March 7, 2024

Minneapolis is buzzing with an exciting array of performances and exhibitions this weekend. Theatrical productions provide fresh perspectives on classic tales, celebrated musicals chronicle the lives of legendary artists, and exhibits captivate with dreamlike artistry.

Theatrical Delights Across Minneapolis

Walking Shadow Theater Company offers a unique take on 'Beowulf' through 'Feast,' which views the tale from Grendel's mother's standpoint. This gripping play showcases a powerful performance charged with emotion and strength. Meanwhile, they're also staging a one-person adaptation focusing on the original epic.

Another must-see is 'The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington,' which cleverly satirizes America's history with slavery and examines themes of white privilege. With Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames behind it, the show promises to challenge and entertain.

Carole King Musical and Joyous Symphony

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings to life 'Beautiful, The Carole King Musical' starring Broadway talent Monet Sabel. Audiences can enjoy King's story paralleled with performances of her timeless songs in an intimate dinner theatre setting.

Music lovers also have a treat with the 'Symphony of Joy' collaboration between the Bach Society of Minnesota and the Choral Arts Ensemble. They come together to perform an ensemble of works from Bach and his contemporaries, surely a feast for the ears.

Artistic Ventures at The Museum of Russian Art

Art enthusiasts shouldn't miss the new exhibit by Vladimir Dikarev at The Museum of Russian Art, featuring surreal paintings that transport viewers to fantastical realms. Also on view are installations by other prominent artists, offering a rich diversity of contemporary and surreal art.

A Journey through Music with the Isles Ensemble

The Isles Ensemble's concert titled 'Journeys' takes you on a musical voyage across Spain and South America, with guest performers and an eclectic range of compositions spanning from tango to folk-inspired string quartets.

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