Weekend outlook: cloudy, with angels

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Bonnie (with a photograph of an angel), Port Gibson, Mississippi 2000

Photography by Alec Soth

Photographer Alec Soth got his start working on the staff at the MIA, and now his work is the subject of a retrospective at the Walker Art Center. “From Here to There – Alec Soth’s America” looks back at 16 years of his images, drawing from his series “Sleeping By the Mississippi” and “Niagara” as well as new work. For more information about the show, check out this story by Euan Kerr.

This weekend marks the annual Concrete and Grass music festival in lowertown Saint Paul, featuring performances by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Suicide Commandos and Dessa, among others.

Tennessee Williams’ classic tale “The Glass Menagerie” opens this weekend at the Jungle Theater, starring Wendy Lehr as Amanda Wingfield. Themes of “quiet desperation” and “unrealistic dreams” seem particularly poignant given today’s economy.

The Guthrie Theater premieres the stage version of Louise Erdrich’s novel “The

Master Butchers Singing Club.” The story chronicles the intersecting lives of German immigrant and butcher Fidelis Waldvogel and sideshow performer Delphine Watzka as they settle onto the plains and into the small town of Argus, North Dakota.

Ananya Dance Theatre presents Kshoy!/Decay! today through Sunday at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. It’s a powerful work that through movement examines how capitalist interests lead to violence against women. For more details, click here.

So what are you doing this weekend?

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