Art Hounds: It’s hot out there


Fire, sweat and damnation are all themes in this weekend's entertainment offerings. Get yourself a cold drink and take a look:

The Flowershop Project presents "Dawn's Inferno" - an update of Dante Alighieri's classic trip through Hell, re-invented as another kind of torture: a ten-year high school reunion in small town Minnesota.

Bedlam Theatre presents "The Burning Ones: Origin of the Flame." According to Bedlam "a mad scientist's experiment conjures a spark that ignites a whole town, changing the resident's lives forever." Think Road Warrior meets Dr Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride. The production, which takes place in the parking lot, features lots of acts involving - you guessed it - fire.

Patick's Cabaret presents "The Art of Sweat," a yearly festival to "celebrate the rhythms of our lives." This years line up includes Brazilian batucada, woodwind duets, hip hop, acoustic punk, and jazz opera.

The Walker Art Center presents Dirt on Delight: Impulses that form Clay. It's an exhibition of work by 22 artists based in clay and pottery.

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Illusion Theater's Fresh Ink series gets underway this weekend with the stage adaptation of Willa Cather's book "My Antonia."

Poets Wayne Miller and Dobby Gibson read from their poetry collections at Magers and Quinn tonight.

Are you a lover of zines? Stevens Square Center for the Arts presents "Zinefest," a weekend long celebration of independent print publications. In collaboration with the Twin Cities Zinefest, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts is currently hosting a zine show called Independent Variables: Contemporary Zine Publications.

If you're looking for fun for the whole family, Steppingstone Theatre presents Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale."

(Update: 8:45AM) Getting back to the "heat" theme, the Southern Theater presents a sultry weekend of Spanish guitar music and flamenco dancing featuring the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and dancer Colette Illarde.

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