Art Hounds: Theater, teen film fests and some local rock

yellowtree.JPGMary Fox in “Anna and August,” courtesy of Yellow Tree Theatre

This week’s hounds will lead you to a cultural gem in Osseo, a pair of top flight teen film fests, and a local rock band that’s been touched by the Irish.

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Jessie Rae Headshot.JPGJessie Rae Rayle calls the Yellow Tree Theatre one of the best-kept secrets in the local theater scene. It’s located in a former furniture warehouse in an old strip mall. Jessie, a Twin Cities actress, went to see two one-act plays at the Yellow Tree, “Lena Long Legs” and “August and Anna,” and loved them. Both are on stage through March 14th.

gilsdorf.jpgRie Gilsdorf chairs The Blake School’s arts department. For an interesting, even eye-opening glimpse into the lives of today’s teenagers, Rie recommends two local film fests. The Walker Art Center’s annual “Girls in the Director’s Chair Film Showcase” takes place Saturday, March 6th. “Being 15” features short documentaries, made by teens, on what the teen years were like for previous generations. “Being 15” happens on the evening of Tuesday, March 9 at the Minnesota History Center.

If you’re interested in a little pre-St. Paddy’s day Celtic flavor, Kathleen Berquist says to consider the Twin Cities-based rock/Celtic outfit, Wild Colonial Bhoys. Kathleen, a musician from Wyoming, MN, says the ‘Bhoys’ make you want to throw down in an Irish kind of way. Wild Colonial Bhoys will spread its Celtic cheer at the Dubliner Pub in St. Paul on Sunday, March 7th.

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