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BREAKING NEWS: Bedlam Lowertown to Close Nov. 2

The Bedlam Lowertown storefront. Photo by Rachel Stocker. On May 31, 2014, Bedlam Theatre formally opened its new home in St. Paul, the succinctly named Bedlam Lowertown. On November 2, 2016, Bedlam Lowertown will close. In an email sent to Bedlam newsletter subscribers, the organization cited construction delays, cost overruns, and overwhelming

WEEKEND PICKS: Have a Love Affair with Avenue Q, Roméo et Juliette, or Women and Money

Atim Opoka (bottom center) as Gary Coleman, surrounded by the puppet residents of Chameleon Theatre Circle's production of Avenue Q. Photo by Kari Elizabeth Godfrey. Rain may be dogging the Twin Cities until Sunday morning, but there's plenty going on to do. Here are our staff's weekend picks: Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Avenue Q Can't get

NEWS: 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Medal Recipients

Today, President Obama awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal to 12 distinguished individuals and organizations: Rudolfo Anaya, Author José Andrés, Chef & Entrepreneur Ron Chernow, Author Louise Glück, Poet Terry Gross, Radio Host & Producer Wynton Marsalis, Composer & Musician James McBride, Author Louis Menand, Author Elaine Pagels, Historian & Author Prison

PREVIEW: Cocktails at the Castle: A Different Way of Seeing (American Swedish Institute)

The American Swedish Institute at night. Theoretically speaking, Minneapolis in August has an average peak temperature of a temperate 80 degrees. Subjectively speaking, September is better: with average highs in the mid-to-low 70s, it's perfect for walking outside with a light cardigan or a blazer. Comfy without being chilly, but even better with a

WEEKEND PICKS: Burlesque at the Museum, Drowsy Chaperones, and Lanterns

Note: An earlier version of this column erroneously listed the American Swedish Institute's Cocktails at the Castle event as occurring this weekend. That event actually will take place on Friday, Sept. 16. Friday Think museums are stuffy? The Hennepin History Museum will make you think differently with a special 18+, nighttime exhibition of

NEWS: Guthrie Open House

Picture by Steve Lyon. The Guthrie Theater will hold a free open house at its iconic downtown Minneapolis structure on Saturday, August 27 from 11 am to 3 pm. The day's activities and program include: Peeking into Guthrie workshops on a self-guided tour. Curling up in a storytelling corner to hear a tale told