Your Weekend Outlook

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I see many cultural events in your future…

Sufjan Stevens, image courtesy of Southern Theater

Tomorrow night (Thursday) Sufjan Stevens presents his 2007 film “The BQE” at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Over the course of 40 minutes Stevens explores – and sets to music – the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The piece was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of its Next Wave Festival. Not sure if it’s your thing? Check out this clip:

THE BQE- A Film By Sufjan Stevens from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, the Rockstar Storytellers are back at Bryant Lake Bowl this Sunday, this time to take on the “War and Western” genre. John Wayne, anyone?

The Walker Art Center goes head-to-head with Halloween with the opening of “Dan Graham: Beyond.” This retrospective reveals Graham’s perspective on “the changing relationship of individual to society, as filtered through American mass media and architecture.”

Open Eye Figure Theater brings back it’s critically acclaimed “Elijah’s Wake” at its intimate space in Minneapolis. Dubbed a “visual poem by Michael Sommers,” Elijah’s Wake examines what we leave behind when we’re gone.

At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, students from El Colegio have created “ofrendas” or “offerings” for the Day of the Dead. These three dimensional pieces made in crates (symbolizing the immigrants that came to Minnesota to work in the fields). The offerings, and related videos, are on display through November 15. (Check back here on Friday, when I’ll have a more in-depth look at the exhibition.)

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