Art Hounds: Master Works, Childish Films, Field of Medicine Band

This week, the hounds lead you to theatrical presentations of a Dutch master’s masterpieces, a funky childrens’ film series, and a band in touch with its urban and rural roots.

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Laura Borgendale is a musician and songwriter from Montevideo. Laura loves the folky, funky stylings of the Field of Medicine Band, which features musicians from Montevideo and Minneapolis. The group performs Saturday night at the restored art deco Hollywood Theater in Montevideo. It’s part of a benefit for the non-profit, Clean Up the River Environment.

Britt Aamodt is an arts journalist who lives in Elk River. Britt can’t wait to see Commedia Beauregard’s production of “Master Works: The Rembrandt Plays.” It features 6 playlets from different local playwrights who translated Rembrant paintings for the stage. Commedia Beauregard is already held in high regard by Twin Cities’ “trekkies” for its holiday show, “A Klingon Christmas.” “Master Works” is on stage Feb. 19th and 26th at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

Malia Cole is communications manager for Childrens Theatre Company. As a parent who wants to help her daughter escape the wasteland that is Saturday morning T.V., Malia was overjoyed to discover “Childish Films.” It’s a series of high quality educational and fictional childrens’ films screened every third Saturday of the month at 10:30am at the Minneapolis Central Library. The installment for this Saturday, Feb. 20th is “Playmation.” It’s a program of experimental animation curated by Walker Art Center staff.