Weekend outlook: a romp


The folks at Bedlam prepare to move their community based theater operations to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.

This weekend marks the end of an era for Bedlam Theatre, as it closes up shop in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. There’s a big party Friday night (featuring roasted goat) followed by one last evening of performances Saturday night, including dance, puppetry, film, and music by Savage Aural Hotbed.

Looking to learn some new dance moves and be totally inspired by local talent? This weekend marks Intermedia Arts’ B-Girl Be Carnivall, a celebration of women in hip hop, featuring not just dance but spoken-word, aerosal art and a gallery show. The main event is on Saturday, but there’s fun stuff happening all weekend long.

Playwright/performer Carlyle Brown presents his latest one-man-show “Therapy and Resistance,” the story of a draftee attempting to get out of Vietnam by convincing the doctor he’s crazy. Based in part on Brown’s own experience as a peace activist, “Therapy and Resistance” examines the insanity of war. At Dreamland Arts in St. Paul September 2 – 19.

Feeling a little nostalgia for Pong? How about Pac-Man? If so, make your way over to Altered Esthetics gallery for “Level 13” its biannual exhibition of classic video game art. There’s an opening reception Friday starting at 7pm.

Oh and of course, there’s still one more weekend to enjoy the artsy offerings at the Minnesota State Fair

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