Simon Benarroch


One-man Schofield

What: “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps” by Scott Turner Schofield   Where: The Ritz Theater, 343 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis   When: 7:30 p.m., Friday through Satruday Cost: $12 for students, $15 for adults   Like any good storyteller, Scott Turner Schofield knows a future-anecdote when he sees one. Years ago, Schofield quit waitressing to perform solo shows full time. He identified as a “she” in those days — as “Kt” Kilborn, a lesbian woman.

Ask his shadow

What: Demande à ton ombre (Ask Your Shadow) Where: St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main St. SE When: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday Cost: $5-9, tickets available through the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society   Last January, Lamine Ammar-Khodja returned to Algeria after spending eight years in France to find his homeland’s capital caught in waves of protest inspired by the Arab Spring.

Driven to Abstraction

What: Katelyn Farstad’s  “Mouthbreather” exhibit   When: Nov. 3 - Feb. 2   Where: Midway Contemporary Art, 527 Second Ave. SE, Minneapolis   Art is one of those Wittgenstein things. Most people think they can tell art when they see it, but nobody can come up with a decent set of criteria for what art actually is.

Sex, drugs and a failed marriage

What: “Loose Ends”   Where: Rarig Center, Kilburn Arena Theatre, 330 S. 21st Ave., Minneapolis   When: 7:30 p.m., Friday   Cost: Free, limited seating  

The skin they’re in

What: “Under My Skin: Asian American Student Stories” When: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Where: Nolte Xperimental Theatre West Bank, Rarig Center, 330 S. 21st Ave., Minneapolis Cost: Free, limited seating  

Battle royale: “The War Z” and “DayZ”

It’s been quite a year for zombie games. While zombies as subject matter are far from fresh, the theme has seen something of a resurrection in 2012. The conversation starts with “DayZ,” perhaps the most fertile discussion piece that gaming has offered up this year.

“Routine” mixes it up

But for a few relatively small projects — “Slender;” 2010’s wildly successful “Amnesia: the Dark Descent” — few games billing themselves as horror actually managed to scare anyone. Many agree that gaming’s “survival-horror” genre has lost its panache, but Lunar Software, a U.K. game studio made up of three or four developers, is stepping into the horror game arena with “Routine,” a first-person sci-fi adventure.

Journey into the mind of William Shatner

What: “The Complete Works of William Shatner (abridged)” Where: Bryant Lake Bowl, W. 810 Lake St., Minneapolis When: 7 p.m.,Oct. 19, 26, 27 Cost: $12 in advance or with Fringe button, $15 at the door   William Shatner’s “work equals work” showbiz philosophy has seen his persona slide through the decades from classically trained actor to career-locked space captain to supernatural travel agency representative.