This Week’s Entertainment Spots

The Music



Amadou & Mariam with

Worldwide Discotheque DJs

Fri., June 28, 8 pm • Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674


Grammy Award-nominated musical duo from Mali are back by popular

demand after their sold out Minnesota debut at The Cedar last summer.





Vieux-Farka-TourewebVieux Farka Toure

Tues., July 9, 7:30 pm • Cedar Cultural Center,

416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674 or

Malian singer and guitarist



Chastity BrownwebLive on the Drive 2013 with Chastity Brown

Thurs., July 11, 6-8 pm • 34th Ave. N. and Victory Memorial Parkway  •

Live on the Drive is a free community concert, outdoors

in North Minneapolis on the

beautiful Victory Memorial Parkway •

Celebrate by packing a picnic, bringing your family and inviting your friends •

Each concert is followed by a movie presented by Movies in the Park.




Doug E. FreshDoug_E._Freshweb 

Fri., July 12, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or

Mn Hip Hop Society kicks off its inaugural event with the legendary

Doug E. Fresh, hip hop icon and human beatbox machine.







BayfronreggaefestwebBayfront Reggae and World Music Festival

Sat., July 20, 11 am • Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN, • Celebration of reggae and world music •

Ethnic food, beverages and artisans • Performers include Richie Spice, Everton Blender, Christopher Martin, and Alex Marley.





The Stage


Clybourne ParkClybourneParkweb

Through Aug., 4 • Guthrie Theater, McGuire Proscenium Stage, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-377-2224 or

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ satiric comedy deals with race and class in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.

The play begins in 1959 as a Black family moves into a white neighborhood in Chicago. Act Two takes us to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed.