“Totally Radical, Designing the 1980s,” an exhibit that captures the variety and idiosyncrasies of styles prevalent during the 1980s, is being displayed through May 27 in the University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Museum of Design, located in Gallery 241 of McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave. The exhibit includes objects from the Goldstein collection and photos and print material from U of M archives and the Minnesota Historical Society. Admission is free. For gallery hours, visit design.umn.edu/goldstein-museum-design.
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at Saint Catherine University is displaying two new exhibits through May 22. “Not Here” presents drawings, prints, collages, illustrations and cabinets of curiosities by Minneapolis artist Jody Williams. “Rooted Forward” features the art of St. Kate’s students Liz Connors, Mathis “Blue” J. Edwards, Cora Dean-Wyatt, Ellie Leonard, Carolina Lopez, Megan Riley and Theo von Weiss. The students will discuss their art from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Admission is free. Visit gallery.stkate.edu or call 651-690-6644.
“Mestizaje: Intermix-Remix,” the art of eight Latino artists, is on view through June 12 in the sidewalk and skyway galleries of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, 350 N. Robert St. Marcela Rodríguez Aguilar, María José Castillo, Luis Fitch, Bobby Marines, Dougie Padilla, Maria Cristina Tavera, Xavier Tavera and Vlocke Negro explore what it means to identify as mixed-race. A panel discussion on what it means to be mestizo will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, via Zoom. Visit mmaa.org or call 651-797-2571.
More than 20 artists will take part in Art on the Island, a show and sale on April 22-24 on the fourth and fifth floors of Warehouse 2, 106 S. Water St. Paintings, drawings, prints and works in wood, clay and textiles will be featured from 5-9 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Art demonstrations, live music and refreshments will be offered.
“Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, will be displayed from April 23 through July 3 at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. Through personal stories, historical images and objects, the exhibit examines the complicated history set in motion by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. An opening day program will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23. It will feature demonstrations of traditional Japanese origami, Japanese drumming by TaikoArts Midwest and Japanese dancing by Sansei Yonsei Kai. The documentary film And Then They Came for Us will be screened at noon and 2 p.m. Admission to the History Center is $12, $10 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 5-17.
Class of ’85, an exploration of high school stereotypes and a celebration of acceptance and inclusion, will be presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company from April 15 through May 1 at Gremlin Theatre, 550 N. Vandalia St. Dancers Jarod Boltjes, Renee Guittar, Rachel Seeholzer, Patrick Jeffrey, Javan Mngrezzo, Grace Kidder, Megan Carver and Ben Siglin perform. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $30-55. Visit collidetheatrical.org or call 651-395-7903.
The Little Prince, an adaptation of the beloved French novella, is playing through May 1 at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The classic story of love, loss and hope tells of a world-weary aviator and the mysterious child he meets while stranded in the desert. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25, $20 for students. Visit theatreintheround.org or call 612-333-3010.
Jelly’s Last Jam is being staged by Theatre Latté Da through May 8 at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE in Minneapolis. The Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Jelly Roll Morton, the classically trained pianist who spread the sounds of ragtime, blues and jazz from the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls and clubs of Chicago and New York. Reese Britts stars as Morton and Andre Shoals plays the Chimney Man. Kelli Foster Warder directs. Tickets start at $35. For reservations, call 612-339-3003 or visit latteda.org.
Atacama, playwright Augusto Federico Amador’s metaphorical story of the choices, views and actions that tear families and countries apart, will be performed from April 20 through May 1 by Full Circle Theater. Lara Trujillo directs. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday on the proscenium stage at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place. For ticket information, visit parksquaretheatre.org.
Avi Aharoni and Nathan Keepers star in Six Points Theater’s production of Two Jews Walk Into a War. The play by Seth Rozin tells of Zeblyan and Ishaq, the last two Jews living in Kabul who are intent on repopulating the ancient Jewish community but cannot agree on how to do it. Sally Wingert directs. Sixteen evening and matinee performances are scheduled from April 30 through May 22 in the auditorium of the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. Tickets are $14-$38. Call 651-647-4315 or visit sixpointstheater.org.
Set in Paris in the 1920s, Moliere’s satire The Miser will be performed by Classics Lost ’n’ Found Theater Company from April 29 through May 7 at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E. 46th St. in Minneapolis. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, or whatever you can afford for the additional show at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Call 612-724-4539.
A coed Drumline Jam with toms, snare and bass drums will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. No experience is necessary. Cost is $10. Drums will be provided. Visit womensdrumcenter.org.
The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music welcomes the season with Spring Rhapsody, a musical showcase of its faculty and students at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the conservatory, 1524 Summit Ave. A cocktail reception will follow the showcase with hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music by faculty members Rachel Holder on vocals, Randy Sabien on violin and Harry Chalmiers on guitar. Tickets for the reception are $35 in advance, $50 at the door. Visit thespcm.org.
Lyra Baroque Orchestra will be joined by soprano Maria Jette and traverso player Immanuel Davis in “Vivaldi and His French Friends” on Saturday, April 23. The program will be presented at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. It will highlight the influence that Italian cantatas and concertos had on the music of 18th century France. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors, $5 for students. Call 651-321-2214 or visit lyrabaroqueorchestra.org.
Singer-songwriter Cliff Eberhardt will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Ginkgo Coffeehouse, 721 N. Snelling Ave. Tickets are $20. Call 651-645-2647 or visit ginkgocoffee.com.
Korean-American composer Earl Kim’s song cycle, Three Poems in French for Soprano and String Quartet, will be performed by the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota as part of a Journey East program at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Works by Piyawat Louilapprasert, Ariana Kim, Steve Heitzeg and Zhou Long will also be played. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Visit chambermusicmn.org or call 651-560-0206.
The Kupinski Guitar Duo of Poland will make its Minnesota debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. The husband and wife duo will play compositions by Sor, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Gershwin and Sergio Assad. Tickets are $10-$25. Visit mnguitar.org.
A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum will be discussed by co-authors Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin and Gwen Schagrin in a virtual program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Participation is free. To register for the link, visit z.umn.edu/042022.
Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, will read from his second novel, Young Mungo, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave. For the required tickets or more information, call 651-225-8989 or visit nextchapterbooksellers.com.
SubText Books, 6 W. Fifth St., will play host to virtual readings and discussions by James Lenfestey and Wang Ping from the poetry anthology, The Uncommon Speech of Paradise, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13; and West End novelist Larry Millett from his latest mystery, Rafferty’s Last Case, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The programs are free. To register for the link, visit subtextbooks.com/events or call 651-493-2791 for more information.
Tour Italy without leaving Saint Paul. The Italian Cultural Center will present the music, dance, crafts, cuisine and other facets of the Bel Paese from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Landmark Center. Call 651-292-3063 or visit landmarkcenter.org.
Alice’s Looking Glass, dance theater that combines Lewis Carroll’s The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland with his Through the Looking Glass, will be performed on April 26 and 27 by Out on a Limb Dance Theatre. A cast of more than 70 will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the O’Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors, children and military personnel. Visit oshag.stkate.edu.
Join Friends of the Mississippi River for the annual Earth Day cleanup of the river gorge from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23, along West River Parkway in Minneapolis. After two years of pandemic-related restrictions, the family-friendly event has returned in full force. To participate, simply show up at 9:30 a.m. on West River Parkway at either East 36th Street or East 44th Street. All supplies will be provided, though if you have your own gloves bring them. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Masks are also encouraged when in close proximity to other volunteers. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call Sophie Downey at 651-222-2193 ext. 27. Groups of 20 or more are asked to call Aaron Briner at 612-230-6479.
The city of Saint Paul’s 36th annual Spring Cleanup will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at 21 different locations across the city. Groups and individuals of all ages are invited to help pick up litter in the parks and along the streets. For more information, visit stpaul.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/natural-resources/volunteer-resources/citywide-spring-cleanup.
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