“Masterworks Old & New” will be performed by the Minnesota Dance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 and 6, in the O’Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University. Poignant storytelling, lush music and movement ranging from the sensuous to the athletic are featured in “Knoxville, Sum­mer of 1915” with soprano Linh Kauff­man, pianist Tom Linker and the music of Samuel Barber; “Chichester Psalms” (above), a breathtaking mix of jubilation and reflection set to the music of Leonard Bernstein; and “Alchemical Wedding” with three couples in ambiguous interplay set to Sir Michael Tippet’s Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli. Tickets are $35-$45. For reservations and COVID protocol, call 651-690-6700 or visit Photo by Caroline Yang


Ballet Tuesdays featuring performers from the company and school of Ballet Co.Laboratory will be offered at noon on March 8 and the second Tuesday of every month at Landmark Center. Admission is free. Call 651-292-3063.

Casita, a glimpse at the effects of home­lessness through flamenco dance, will be performed on March 5 and 6 by chor­e­og­rapher Susana di Palma and her Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre. The poignant work features an original score performed by guitarist Ben Abrahamson, pianist Billy Steele, percussionist Jose Moreno and singer Tonia Hughes. The show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday on the Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre, 408 Saint Peter St. Admission is $28, credit cards only. Visit


Pianist Kate Liu, the audience favorite at the 2015 International Chopin Compe­tition in Warsaw, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27, in Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College. Tickets are $40, $20 for students 30 minutes before concert, if available. Visit or call 612-822-0123.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, singer and instrumentalist Caroline Shaw will join the Chamber Music Society of Min­ne­sota at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 27, in Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. The program will feature four works, including a song cycle by Shaw and Mozart’s String Quintet in G Minor. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, free for students with paying adult. Call 651-560-0206 or visit

The Bakken Trio and guests will per­form on March 5 a program featuring Reena Esmail’s Saans Piano Trio and Shos­ta­ko­vich’s Symphony No. 15 in A arranged for piano trio and three percussionsts. The music begins at 4 p.m. at the MacPhail Center, 501 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. Tickets are $25. Visit or call 612-584-1967.

The Minnesota Sinfonia will be joined by pianist Alon Goldstein on March 11 and 12 in the program “Mozart—Amazing!” The music will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave., and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis. Admission is free. Children are welcome. Visit

The Singers will offer a musical tribute to Dale Warland on the occasion of the choral director’s 90th birthday at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in Orchestra Hall. The concert will feature choral works championed by Warland as well as “Changed by Beauty,” a piece commissioned in honor of Warland. A longtime resident of Macal­ester-Grove­land, Warland led the Dale Warland Singers for 32 years, commissioning 270 compositions and making 29 recordings. Joining the Singers on stage will be alumni of the Dale Warland Singers and other special guests. For tickets, priced from $5-$45, visit or call 651-917-1948. The concert will also be broadcast live on Minnesota Public Radio.


Not for Sale, a new play by Kim Hines and Barbara Teed about real estate agent Arnold Weigel and his efforts in the 1950s and early ’60s to overcome redlining and help families of color buy homes in the all-white neighborhoods of the Twin Cities, is playing through February 27 at History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St. Andrew Erskine Wheeler and Charity Jones star. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A streaming option is also available. Tickets are $15-$53. Call 651-292-4323 or visit

Jordan Harrison’s science fiction drama, Marjorie Prime is playing through March 6 at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Set in the not too distant future age of artificial intelligence, the drama tells of an elderly woman who has a handsome new companion pro­grammed to feed the story of her life back to her. What will she remember, and what will she forget if given the chance? Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25. Call 612-333-3010 or visit

Six Points Theater will present three new plays from March 2-20 in filmed-on-stage readings via pay-per-view. The festival includes The Book of Vashti, a play by Barbara Field that turns the Old Testament story of Esther on its head; Jessica Fechtor’s Book of Hours, a meditation on loss, grief, love and living; and Groupthink, Mathew Goldstein’s fast-paced satire on business, politics and being human. Tickets at $12 for each show or $30 for all three. Visit or call 651-647-4315.


Science lights up the biggest screen in town during Omnifest. The series of five larger-than-life adventures rolls now through March 6 in the Omnitheater at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 140 W. Kellogg Blvd. The schedule includes Dinosaurs of Antarctica, an examimation of the polar continent’s transformation and the changing climate of long ago; Island of Lemurs, about the big-eyed and bushy-tailed creatures of Madagascar; Deep Sea, a tour of the ocean of life beneath the waves; Galapagos, a deep dive into the waters around the vol­canic archipelago; and Hubble, a view of the majesty of space through the lens of the NASA telescope. Tickets are required in advance. Call 651-221-9444 or visit

The best films coming out of Italy today will be featured from February 24 through March 6 in a festival sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Film Society. Ten films will be screened—five in-person in the theater at Landmark Center and eight streaming online—all in Italian with English subtitles. The in-person films include the drama Il Silenzio Grande (The Great Silence, 2021) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb­ruary 24; the Sicilian documentary I Misteri (Mysteries, 2022), 7 p.m. Friday, February 25; Qui Rido Io (The King of Laugh­ter, 2021), about turn-of-the-20th-century actor Eduardo Scarpetta, 7 p.m. Saturday, February 25; L’Avventura (1960), starring the late great Monica Vitti, 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27; and the drama La Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters, 2020), 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 27. Streaming from February 28 through March 6 will be the first three films above; the 2021 dramas Una Relazione (With or Without You), I Nostri Fantasmi (Our Ghosts) and Ariaferma (The Inner Cage); Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1964 documentary Comizi d’Amore (Love Meetings); and the 2021 comedy Io Sono Babbo Natale (I Am Santa Claus). Individual tickets are $10-$18. All-access passes are $80. Visit

Don’t Break Down, the 2017 documentary about the influential American punk band Jawbreaker, will be screened by Sound Unseen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd St. in Minneapolis. Eleven years after the band’s breakup in 1996, members Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister and Adam Pfahler reunite in a recording studio to reminisce, listen to their music and perform together. Tickets are $12. Visit


“Reverberating Bodies,” the work of Vietnamese-American artists Christine Nguyen and Dao Strom, is being displayed through March 20 in the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at Saint Catherine Univer­sity. Nguyen pairs large paintings with porcelain mobiles to illus­trate the interconnectedness of nature and the cosmos. Strom combines poetry, music, imagery and video to ad­dress displacement, myth and memory. A reception for the artists will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Visit

“Art Speaks,” an exhibit of more than 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other objects from the Minnesota Historical Society collection, will open on February 26 at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. The display includes portraits, landscapes, abstract and contemporary art by Charles Beck, Cameron Booth, Patrick DesJarlait, Mike Kareken, Clara Mairs, Teo Nguyen, Car­o­lyn Olson, Patricia Olson, Bobby Rogers and others. Admission to the History Center is $12, $10 for seniors and college students, and $6 for children ages 5-17. Visit or call 651-259-3000.


Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., will host a reading by poet Joyce Sutphen and her new chapbook, This Long Winter, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 (tickets are $5, free with book); and “Honoring Ethna,” a program in memory of poet Ethna McKiernan with readings by Pat Barone, Sharon Chmielarz, Margaret Hasse, Carolyn Holbrook, Carol Masters, Jim Rogers, Mary Kay Rummel, Joel Van Valin and Tracy Youngblom at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 (donations collected for homeless charities). Vaccines are required. For reservations, visit or call 651-225-8989.

A free poetry workshop will be offered by Cracked Walnut from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 5, in the first floor meeting room of the Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy. Participants are asked to bring about six copies of a poem to be workshopped. Please RSVP to


Lunar Lullaby, a 45-minute ballet based on the picture book Goodnight Moon, will be performed by advanced students of the school of Ballet Co.Laboratory at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, February 26, at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place. Margaret Wise Brown’s classic tale is brought to life by three little bears, a cow jumping over the moon and two little kittens in the great green room of the little bunny. Tickets start at $20. Visit or call 651-313-5967.

Landmark Center’s Urban Expedition program will immerse folks in the traditional music, dance, clothing and crafts of Greece from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, February 27. Admission is free. Call 651-292-3063 or visit

Seussical the Musical will be performed from March 3-6 by the Minnesota JCC’s All Children’s Theater. The Cat in the Hat narrates this story of Horton the elephant, who is transported from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and makes it his mission to protect a tiny people called the Whos from a world of naysayers. The curtain rises at 6 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the JCC’s Capp Center, 1375 Saint Paul Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit

Et cetera

Classics Lost ’n’ Found Theater will hold auditions for its spring production of Moliere’s The Miser from 7-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8, at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 17th Avenue and 46th Street in South Minneapolis. Running from April 29-May 7, the production updates the classic farce of love and money to the 1920s. Steven LaVigne directs. For information, email


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