Weekend outlook: electric

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Burkina Electric performs tonight and tomorrow at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis

If variety is the spice of life, then this weekend is hot!

What do you get when you cross electronica with West African tunes? Burkina Electric! The Southern Theater presents two performances this Friday and Saturday that are sure to make you dance in your seat.

If you think pottery is for, well, pot-heads, think again. Northern Clay Center presents the work of three Jerome artists, including Roxanne Jackson. Jackson explores the grotesque and macabre creating ceramic skulls, hearts and shoes made from hooves. Opens Friday and runs through February 27.

Longing for a warmer climate? Give yourself a mental trip to the Middle East, and stop on over at the studio of Jawaahir Dance this Sunday for an afternoon of relaxation, dance and henna. It all starts at 2pm with a performance by company members, then you can learn some moves yourself. Bring your own pillows.

Need a laugh? The Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival presents two weeks of comedy, featuring stand-up, film, music and a couple of hits from this summer’s Fringe Festival.

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