Weekend outlook: on ice


“I can’t help myself … my neighbors are just too close!” by Therese Krupp, in this year’s “Prints on Ice” at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

For a look at all the holiday shows on offer this month, check out “Your Holiday Guide”, meanwhile here are some non-Christmas/Hannukah themed events:

Highpoint Center for Printmaking presents “Prints On Ice,” the 18th exhibition of prints by members of its studio cooperative. For some, printmaking is an avocation; others create prints professionally and have placed works in public and private collections across the country. Original lithographs, relief prints, intaglio and screenprints will be on view through January 29, with an opening reception tonight.

Opening tonight, Altered Esthetics presents Adverti$ing, a group show of artistic perspectives on consumerism, branding, and advertising.

Parkway Theater presents all six documentaries by local filmmaker Melody Gilbert in what it’s calling the Melody Gilbert Movie Marathon. Titles include “Married at the Mall,” “Whole,” “Disconnected,” “A Life Without Pain,” “Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness,” and “Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story.”

Custom toys and toy-inspired posters will fill Gallery 122 in Minneapolis tonight in the annual Toys in the Attic show. It features 50 print-based artists and celebrates both the joy and the darker side of toys and toy culture. It’s also a benefit for Toys for Tots. Bring a toy and get in free or contribute five dollars.

Gremlin Theatre stages Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, which follows the dangerous path of love when it bonds the lives of two very different people.

This weekend “Take Me Back to Hip Harlem,” features local dancer Ida Arbeit, who’ll be turning 101 on Saturday, and 91-year-old tenor saxophonist Irv Williams, leading the Kairos Dance Company in an exploration of the movement and music of the Harlem Renaissance. At Intermedia Arts.

So what are you doing this weekend?