Minneapolis City Pages May 4, 2016 : Page 32

A-LIST “A Fairy Tale Confection Roars to Life!” – Star Tribune MN Opera checks into the Overlook Hotel. “From top to bottom, simply magical!” – SW News Ruthanne Heyward & Robert O. Berdahl DARIO ACOSTA CONTINUED FROM SATURDAY 952.934.1525 ChanhassenDT.com Rainy Days & Mondays The Music of the Carpenters With Aimée Lee & The Superstars Minnesota Opera’s 2015-16 season. Baritone Brian Mulligan stars as the tormented Jack Torrance, an alcoholic struggling writer pushed to the brink of madness when he takes his family to stay for a winter season in the ghostly Overlook Hotel. Kelly Kaduce co-stars as Jack’s famously terrorized wife, Wendy, and local fifth grader Alejandro Vega makes his Minnesota Opera debut as spooky tot Danny. Heeeere’s opera! $25-$200. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12; 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15. 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651-224-4222. Through May 15 —BRYAN MILLER V and with a cover design that incorporates images of her grandfather’s penmanship, LaRose is said to be one of Erdrich’s best novels yet. Erdrich discusses new work with Kerri Miller this Monday. $25-$30; $50 VIP. 7 p.m. 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul; 651-290-1200. —ERICA RIVERA TU ESD A Y 5 / 10 PA R T Y HISTORY FLIRT: BE YOND BOLLY WOOD MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER MOND A Y 5 / 9 LITE RAR Y May 6 -8 Songs of the Grand Ole Opry & Sun Records Featuring Mick Sterling and Memphis and the Meantimes LOUISE ERDRICH FITZG ER ALD TH E ATER May 14 Pamela McNeill’s Jet! Wings Over America A Tribute to Paul McCartney and Wings Rumours & Dreams The Music of Fleetwood Mac May 19 -21 June 3 -4 STEVIE RAY’S COMEDY CABARET 32 CITYPAGES.COM MAY 4–10, 2016 Just $28! Hilarious! Comedy variety show every Friday and Saturday night How far must one man go to make amends? That’s the question National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich asks in her new novel LaRose . When an Ojibwe father accidentally kills a five-year-old boy, he offers his own son of the same age to the grieving family as penance. Alcoholism, drug addiction, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are just a few of the issues that plague this community of complex, multi-generational characters. Scenes from everyday life on and off the reservation in rural North Dakota in the late 1990s intermingle with sacred indigenous elements — a sweat lodge, communication with the spirit world — to create a richly detailed narrative about guilt, grief, heartbreak, and healing. The story, which grew out of a tale of loss told to Erdrich by her mother, explores old forms of justice, revenge, and familial ties. Named after one of her ancestors Did you know that it can be fun to flirt with history? That’s the premise of the Minnesota History Center’s happy-hour series History Flirt, an event geared toward adults 21 and up (with a cash bar, of course). This month’s program explores themes and topics in correlation with the museum’s new exhibit, “Beyond Bollywood,” which takes a look at the experiences and contributions that Indian Americans have made to the United States and Minnesota through history. The party includes a mini-fashion show of original Indian textiles by Briana Turnbull and Dr. Anupama Pasricha, sari-tying demonstrations, henna body art, and a pop-up shop by Khazana, a Minneapolis boutique of rare Indian textiles, art, and jewelry. Try out some delicious snacks from Hot Indian Foods and Gray Duck Chai, enjoy an Indian folk-dance performance, and partake in dance tutorials by Bollywood Dance Scene Twin Cities. The soundtrack will be provided by DJ Sharabi. “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” runs through July 10. Free; RSVP requested (reserve tickets at minnesotahistorycenter.org). 5 to 8 p.m. 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul; 651-259-3000. —SHEILA REGAN

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