Art Hounds: Thirst Theater, Michael Kareken, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Tales from Beyond Gus acting.JPGGus Lynch in Thirst Theater’s “Tales from Beyond,” by Joseph Scrimshaw. (Credit: Scott Pakudaitis)

The hounds lead us to a company that re-defines ‘dinner theater,’ a drawer/painter who delves into junkyard detritus, and some psychedelic blues-rock your parents may or may not approve of.

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mary farrell.JPGMary Farrell is a wardrobe girl–ok, wardrobe technician–who’s usually too busy to take in any theater other than what she’s dressing up. But she has a dinner engagement Monday night, March 29 at Joe’s Garage in Minneapolis to see Thirst Theater in action. Thirst Theater has been performing original playlets amongst the patrons at Joe’s Garage for the last five years.

JodieAhern.jpgJodie Ahern, senior editor at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, raves about the work of nationally known, multi-dimensional artist Michael Kareken. Kareken, who’s made recyclable trash a main subject in his drawings and paintings, has a show, “Paper, Glass, Metal,” at Groveland Gallery through April 10.

20090603_greg_swan__33.jpgMusic blogger and Perfect Porridge founder Greg Swan has watched Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s music change from Zeppelin-esque psychedelic blues rock into folksy Americana, and then back again to bluesy garage rock. BRMC’s latest CD, “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” is an amalgamation of all those influences and more. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes the stage at First Avenue on Satuday, March 27th.