Weekend outlook: cold nose, warm heart



Are you one of those people who just can't get enough of winter? Then you'll definitely want to visit the "open field" next to the Walker Art Center this weekend for an afternoon of poetry and improvisation performed... in an igloo. The performances are free, but space is limited, for obvious reasons. And there will be other, warmer, performances taking place inside the museum as well.

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) celebrates the grand opening of its new All My Relations Gallery (in the same location as the former Ancient Traders gallery) with an exhibit of never-before-seen paintings by master artist Frank Big Bear. A reception and celebration takes place tonight.

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Daring to Think, Move and Speak

Trena Bolden Fields is a professional actor and educator, and she combines both skills in her one-woman show "Daring to Think, Move and Speak". The show is made up of monologues and spirituals featuring African American women of the Civil Rights Movement. Performances run this weekend at Dreamland Arts in Saint Paul.


Betsy Ruth Byers is an abstract painter, which can be a dicey career move in the Midwest. But Byer's paintings are inspired by a truly Midwestern ritual - night swimming at the lake. Her paintings attempt to capture the feeling of descending the wooden steps to the lake shore and submersing oneself into dark cool water. On display in the Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers in Minneapolis. Find out more about her work here.

Brouhaha Comedy Festival

There's nothing that warms the heart more than a deep belly laugh, and so now that temperatures are descending to their mid-winter lows, what better way to fight off the cold than with a comedy festival? Southern Theater presents "Brouhaha" a festival of new comic theater featuring six different performances put on by local talent, including clowning, improv, new works, and even some Chekhov.

Stay warm, and enjoy your weekend!