A few more events for your weekend: Ballet of the Dolls, White Pine Festival and Rock the Garden

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Earlier this week President Barack Obama attempted to placate impatient gay rights activists by extending partial federal benefits to same-sex partners of US government workers. Perfect timing for Choreographer and Ballet of the Dolls Artistic Director Myron Johnson to bring back his piece “Romiette and Juleo,” a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette with two men in the lead roles. Promotional materials for the show invite us to “join Ballet of the Dolls to see how things may – or may not – have changed in the past 17 years.”

There’s plenty of music out there this weekend for all types. For those who are mourning the loss of Jorjo Fleezanis as concert chair of the Minnesota Orchestra, they can see her tonight at the White Pines Festival. Also scheduled to perform this weekend are the Charles Lazarus Group and the Miro Quartet.

Then there’s Rock The Garden tomorrow at the Walker Art Center. This year’s guests include The Decemberists, Calexico, Yeasayer and Solid Gold.

And then of course there’s everything I mentioned yesterday.

So what are you doing this weekend?

Image courtesy of Ballet of the Dolls

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