Your Weekend Outlook

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“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp” by REMBRANDT Van Rijn

This is one of those weeks when I have to use all my fingers and toes to count off the great range of cultural offerings out there. “This little piggy went to the theater…”

Earlier this week I previewed “Common Sense,” an exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum inspired by ordinary things and commonplace events. Well, now here’s a theater production inspired by art…. namely, paintings by Rembrandt. The Rembrandt Plays features six vignettes inspired by six paintings. The show runs Fridays in February at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

The Guthrie is a hotbed of activity this weekend, but let’s not talk about it, because then we’d have to say “MACBETH” and you all know what bad luck that is. Oh you don’t? Then be sure and tune in to Euan Kerr’s story on the Scottish play’s bad rap later this week.

James Sewell Ballet shows off its latest creations this weekend at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, featuring new choreography by Sewell, Hijack, and Nicolas Lincoln.

Brave New Workshop continues to make good-natured fun of all of us with its latest production “How to Make Love like a Minnesotan III – The Full Montevideo.”

And if you don’t wanna work, but just wanna beat on the drums all day, have I got the show for you! Three “heavy hitters” – Savage Aural Hotbed, Barinya and Batucada do Norte – present all sorts of banging and thumping at the Cedar Cultural Center Saturday night.

Looking for something a little more peaceful? Head on over to Dreamland Arts in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul for breatheloveknowrelate in which women from four different continents enact a creation story for the healing of the planet and its people. Performances run this weekend and next.

Three musicians make their own kind of international peace at the Walker Art Center this Saturday. Guitarist Bill Frisell, violist and ehru player Eyvind Kang and oud master Rahim AlHaj join forces to create their own “East meets West” brand of jazz improvisation.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check back later this week for a look at David Henry Hwang’s play “Yellow Face” and an exhibition of art by women of Islam at St. Catherine’s University.

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