This Week’s Entertainment Spots


TU Dance

Join founders Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands for an unforgettable 10th anniversary dance concert featuring master Alvin Ailey’s duet Twin Cities from his legendary The River (1970) as well as repertory favorites and world premiere, a new commissioned work by Uri Sands in collaboration with master wood block print artist Hiroki Morinoue.

Sat., May 10, 7:30 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul

Go to or call 651-224-4222 for more information



Sound Horizon: Kevin Beasley

Exploring the space between live sound and visual art, the fourth season of Sound Horizon returns this spring. This in-gallery music series presents three U.S. composers and solo sonic adventurers selected by celebrated visual artist Jim Hodges.

Thur., May 8, 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm performances

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-375-7600



Mahmoud El-Kati

The author discusses his new book, The Myth of Race, the Reality of Racism.

Thur., May 8, 7 pm

SubText: a bookstore, 165 Western Ave. N. (beneath Nina’s Coffee Café), St Paul

Call 612-387-8803 for more information




With DJ Mustard

Thur., May 8, 8 pm

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-338-8388



Youngblood Brass Band

With Botzy

Thur., May 8, 8 pm

Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-333-7399



Mother’s Day Comedy Jam

With Lavell Crawford, Sheryl Underwood and friends.

Sat., May 10, 8 pm

Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-339-7007



Sights, Sounds, and Soul:
Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis

From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called “The Pictureman,” he had a passion for photography and a knack for being everywhere at the right time.

Tue.-Sun., Through Jan. 4, 2015

Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

Go to or call 651-259-3000 for more information