Your Weekend Outlook: Addictive


Wormwood stars that delicious, delirious and dangerous drink – absynthe.

Sure it’s May and the forecast is for snow, but why worry when there’s so much to do indoors this weekend? Enjoy yourself, and know that the warm weather will be back soon.

Hardcover Theater is dedicated to presenting dramatic stagings of literary works. Its latest production, “Wormwood,” is based on the 1890 novel by the British writer Marie Corelli. When Gaston Beauvais tries to drown his sorrows in absynthe, he’s haunted by the Green Fairy, who urges him to do exactly the wrong thing. Soon the dead bodies start to pile up… Performances run through May 21 at Bryant Lake Bowl.

TU Dance returns to Southern Theater for a full evening work by Uri Sands titled “Sense(ability).” Sands’ choreography incorporates ballet, West African, traditional, modern and streetwise American dance.

The History Theatre in St. Paul presents a, well, revealing look at the burlesque scene in Minneapolis in 1953. Queens of Burlesque runs through May 23. More interested in the modern version? Try out “The Big Teasy” presented by Lili’s Burlesque Revue at the Ritz Theater.

It’s a great weekend for music at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Duluth band “Low” performs Thursday night, fiery fiddler Carrie Rodriguez plays with Romantica on Friday night, and guitar phenom Kaki King fingers her frets on Saturday.

Like pottery? Like driving around Minnesota in the springtime? Then head out to the St. Croix Valley this weekend for the event that’s drawing dozens of potters from around the nation to show their work in the studios of their Minnesota colleagues. Meet the artists, check out the work, and enjoy the lovely drive between destinations on the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.

Want to give your kids a treat to celebrate the end of the school year? Take them to Disney’s Mulan Jr, or The Best Little House in the Forest, both of which run through the middle of June at the Children’s Theatre Company.

Altered Aesthetics presents “F.R.E.S.H.” – an exhibition that looks at the origins, expressions and effects of street art in and beyond the gallery walls.Think guerrilla art, hip-hop, punk rock, murals and more.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This year marks two important milestones in the history of Mexico: 200 years after the Mexican War of Independence and 100 years after the Mexican Revolution. Intermedia Arts presents “Independence and Revolution 1810/1910/2010,” an exhibition by Mexican artists, through May 28.

And that’s just scratching the surface. So what are you doing this weekend?

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