Theater — Othello
Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S.
The Ten Thousand Things is known for their incredible productions of Shakespe are and with their most recent visitation, it seems they’ve struck gold again. “Othello” the play is much more engaging than its board game counterpart as it looks into ye ol’ themes of jealousy, love, racism and heroism still relevant today.
Art — Non Consensual Post Dada Constructivist Cerebral Warts Festival
SOO Visual Arts Center
2640 Lyndale Ave. S.
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Along with a retrospective of screen-printing superstars, Burlesque of North America and Aesthetic Apparatus , the SOOVac on Lyndale will be rocking all weekend. Live music will be provided by local band Halo of Flies.
Comedy – Norm Macdonald
Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
The Mall of America
8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
True, Norm Macdonald did write for Rosanne which significantly brings down his street cred but remember all his great lines from “Billy Madison” or that those times he was on “Celebrity Jeapordy?” Oh Norm, you are so worth the money.
Music – Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
6330 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prarie
For those fancy pants car-having types out there, the trek out to Eden Prarie to hear the SPCO perform this Friday will be well worth it. Famous for having their own sort of no-conductor-having, nation’s-only-full-time-profession-chamber-ensemble pants on themselves, the SPCO really is the shiz. Load the old lady in the automobile and pretend you’re on holiday as you prepare to take in the beauteous strains of Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.
Music — http://www.myspace.com/pos target=blank>P.O.S. at First Ave
First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N.
The razor sharp rapper repping Minneapolis, P.O.S., released “Never Better,” the follow up to 2006’s “Audition” earlier this year. It’s the sweet, sweet baby of punk rock and hip-hop that should be a staple in any locavore diet. Catch him live tonight.
Theater — Elijah's Wake, A Visual Poem
Open Eye Figure Theater
506 24th St. E., Minneapolis
$1 2 Students
Created by Michael Sommers and Susan Haas as a performed piece of literature, “Elijah’s Wake” is now showing at the Open Eye Figure Theater. Master puppeteer and demi-magician Sommers explores human social issues via hand-puppet performances.
Music — The Klezmatics
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis
This horn-based Jewish group began in New York City back in 1986. The Klezmatics are credited with revitalizing klezmer, 15th century secular Jewish music, by incorporating jazz brass music with African rhythm and punk influence to address social and cultural issues in the Jewish community.
Music — The Airborne Toxic Event
Fine Line Music Café
318 1st Ave. N.
L.A. based T.A.T.E. is gracing Minneapolis with, their drifting rock music and lyrics that always seem to sound like they are coming from the other end of a long tunnel. Airborne Tox is on tour with The Henry Clay People and Red Cortez.
Theater — The Walworth Farce
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Catch the final evening of the Irish Druid Company’s production “The Walworth Farce,” a play that introduces a terrifying murder mystery into the ordinary lives and everyday action of a small, British family on the wrong side of London.
Festival — Dia de los Muertos
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
So many candy skulls you’ll be sick to your estómago. Get your Halloween pre-game on at the History Center’s Dia de los Muertos (The Mexican “Day of the Dead ”). Make some Muertos arts and crafts, listen to traditional Mexican music and appease the spirits of your lost loved ones and that kid you ran over last September.
Film — Unmistaken Child
Oak Street Cinema
309 Oak St. S.E.
When Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa is charged with searching for the reincarnation of his deceased master, Lama Konchog, he sets off on a whirlwind adventure across Tibet performing tests on young children. The landscape for the film contains one of the most sweeping and brilliant cinematic shots of the decade.
Art — Laura F. Bennett
5411 Penn St. S.
Painter Laura F. Bennett’s psychedelic art combines gradients of electric-bright colors with simple shapes that often play out like impossibly radioactive rocks or tripped-out fields of wheat.
Culture to Consume:
Watch this: The Rachel Zoe Project closed out its second season. If you missed any of the season’s antics, check them out on Bravo’s website (bravotv.com). A&E will DIE if RZ neglects to come back for a third season.
Eat this: A great way to heat your chilly home is by baking (it will also help you cover that nasty roommate smell). Try out one of the crumble mixes or pre-made pies from the savvy bakers at Pine Tree Apple Orchard.
Drink this: For a lighter libation in this heavy season, try açai spirit Veev .Available at Surdyk’s , the liquor is recommended to be served with a squeezed orange, lime, lemon and a splash of tonic water.
Click this: Don’t just slap a glove on your baby and call it Michael Jackson ; have a little creativity this year. Check out The Huffington Post’s collection of “13 Weird (And Adorable) Halloween Costumes For Kids!” to gaggle at these babies and gather some good ideas of your own.
Listen to this: You’ll be missing out on a super furry CD case by not buying the new Flaming Lips album “Embryonic” but if you rub your cat at the same time you’ll never know the difference. Listen to the entire album in its psychedelic glory all for free on lala.com and spend some quality time with Fufu.
Read this: “Logicomix” iis a new graphic novel depicting the story of philosopher Bertrand Russell . It tells the story of his life told through a group of friends in modern Athens. Though it sometimes gets distracted by its own cleverness, the novel is richly illustrated and portrays the struggle of scientific intellectual progress in realistic terms.
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