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Weekend Picks: 10/23-10/25

Has peak color hit the trees in your area and you’re looking for something fun indoors? Here are the Twin Cities Arts Reader’s picks for things to do this weekend:
Cabaret
Hot Dish Cabaret presents the burlesque extravaganza Spooky Boobies IV: The Ghoulash is Coming on Friday evening at 10:30 PM at the Phoenix Theatre in Uptown Minneapolis. (See our interview with the Hot Dish Cabaret team here.)

For adults only. Costumes encouraged.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1636491676621153/
Music and Dance
Crystal, MN-based Katha Dance Theatre presents an Indian dance show called Pourush – The Masculine at the O’Shaughnessy Theater in St. Paul on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM. This show features a fusion of two very different Indian dance styles: Chhau and Kathak. Chhau dance is a martial dance popular in the northeast India, whereas Kathak dance is a classical dance tradition from northern India. For this performance, KDT has brought in a slew of performers from India, including the internationally known Chhau dance stars Rakesh Sai Babu and Rajesh Sai Babu. (Read the New York Times’ glowing comments on Rakesh Sai Babu here.)

In Pourush, the warrior princess Chitrangada falls in love with legendary soldier prince Arjun, but he scorns her lack of feminine charm. Heartbroken, she begs the god of love to change her. Her wish is granted and Arjun is infatuated with the transformed beauty. But when war threatens the country, Chitrangada must remove the mask.
In Pourush, the warrior princess Chitrangada falls in love with legendary soldier prince Arjun, but he scorns her lack of feminine charm. Heartbroken, she begs the god of love to change her. Her wish is granted and Arjun is infatuated with the transformed beauty. But when war threatens the country, Chitrangada must remove the mask.

For all ages.
90 minutes, no intermisison.
http://www.kathadance.org/
Visual Arts
The closing party for the exhibition This Home Is Not For Sale takes place on Saturday afternoon and evening in Minneapolis. This combination bike ride/poetry reading/print sale is the last hurrah of a spectacular public art project with site-specific art installations in the front yards of area houses. Curated by Witt Siasco. The bike tour begins at 5 PM at The Third Place Gallery in Minneapolis; the party and poetry reading begin at 6:30 PM.

For all ages.
Includes karaoke and ping pong.
http://poetryforpeople.tumblr.com/


Hanne Appelbaum and Basil Considine contributed to this article.

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The Twin Cities Arts Reader is an arts and lifestyles magazine whose coverage examines arts and selected activities in the state of Minnesota and across the country. It provides Minnesota's largest source of in-depth, critical theatre coverage, and reaches more than 275,000 readers per year.
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