Dishing up a plate of Funny
When "Mary la Carte" comes to Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater, 801 W. Lake St., pay attention to Mary, "your sassy waitress."
Lynnhurst resident Mary Sorenson wrote and stars in this offbeat collection of comedy skits.
Before you enter the theater, you're handed a menu, which has several skits listed from which to choose. Sorenson asks audience members which sketches they would like and then performs the audience's selections.
Sorenson's husband, Alan Sorenson, directs "Mary." He said its skits range include "Maple-Glazed Ham," which whips up memories of his wife's foray into the pageant world and "Pot Roast," which stirs up memories of her mother's run-in with marijuana.
"Mary la Carte" runs Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16.
For information and reservations, call 825-8949.
A high point at Highpoint
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., presents The Jerome Emerging Printmakers' Exhibition. The free exhibition includes the works of three emerging artists who have demonstrated their experience and dedication to the printmaking craft.
Jeremy Lund, Karl Nelson, and Jamie Swanson spent the last nine months creating new works in the Highpoints studio using woodcuts and etchings.
Highpoint Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. The show runs until Friday, March 4. For more information, call 871-1326.
The Sun Gallery also rises
Sun Gallery, 4760 Grand Ave., presents "The Art of Chinese Buddhism."
The show opens Friday, Feb. 25 with a 6-9 p.m. reception at the Tangletown gallery.
The displayed images were created from wood, stone and iron. The exhibition, which features contemporary oil paintings, includes works from imperial and modern China.
The Gallery also hosts a Chinese Culture Salon titled "The Story of Guanyin" on March 16 at 7 p.m. Join Sun Gallery owner Jenny Sun and others for a discussion of Guanyin, the goddess of mercy.
Sun Gallery is open Thursday-Saturday, 11a.m.-6 p.m., and by appointment. The show runs until April 30. For additional information, call 822-6388.
Eyeing the Tigers
"Untamed Beauty: Tigers in Japanese Art," is presented by The Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave. S. from Saturday, March 5 until May 22.
The exhibition features 24 tiger paintings from the 16th-20th century.
The paintings are on loan from Harriet and Edison Spencer's private collection. The couple began collecting tiger works in 1978 after living in Japan in the 1960s.
For more information on "Untamed Beauty," call 870-3131.