Weekend Outlook: Score!

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Score! In every sense of the word! Minnesota Orchestra presents “Video Games Live: Bonus Round“, featuring live performances of some of the most popular and compelling game music around. The performance includes syncronized lighting and video footage, to boot – you may just feel your thumbs twitching to hit the “shoot” and “jump” keys.

Want to see what kind of art is making waves in Europe? All this month the Walker Art Center presents its annual “Out There” series; this weekend it kicks off with “Show Your Face!” by avant-garde Slovene physical theater troupe Betontanc and Latvian object theater masters Umka.lv. “Seven actors and three musicians bring an empty snowsuit to life–a faceless everyman on a dark odyssey through the 20th century.”

Did David Mamet’s look at the real estate agency in 1984 predict in some way today’s foreclosure crisis? Torch Theater presents “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the play that became the hit film starring Alec Baldwin and Jack Lemmon.

“Your local bowling team meets the Supremes” – that’s how April Sellers describes one of her dance pieces that makes up this weekend’s “Tandem” performance at the Southern Theater. Tandem is a bi-annual series featuring

independent dancemakers, and this year the featured choreographers are Minneapolis-based Sellers and Chicago-based Rachel Damon, who’s known for examining gender and the body.

Nightpath Theatre presents Macbeth: Rehearsing, an original production of a “typical rehearsal” of one of the greatest tragedies ever written. But by the end of the evening, actors and characters find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Performances run through January 22 at Red Eye Theatre.

So what are you doing this weekend?

  • Jill T

    Correction: the actor’s name should be spelled Jack Lemmon.

  • Marianne Combs

    Jill – my bad, of course it should. Thanks for your vigilance!