It’s a favorite murder mystery story told as a jazzy dance musical. Collide, a Minneapolis-based non-profit performing arts company, is bringing “C.L.U.” to Northeast Minneapolis’ Ritz Theater. This original take on the mysterious whodunit features features six dancers, two vocalists and a three-piece band. And in this show the audience will get to choose their own ending.
Where: Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE
When: Nov. 12-Nov. 22
Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s
Cranes are a constant sight among the Minneapolis skyline, so it’s clear things are changing. But before the time the IDS Center rose above the skyscrapers of downtown Minneapolis, there was a different city in the 1970s. Photographer Mike Evangelist has unearthed photos of the city he took as a 17-year-old and combined them with text from local writer Andy Sturdevant in a new book. Mill City Museum will be hosting an opening reception on Nov. 12 with an exhibition of photos and unpublished images until April 3.
Where: Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St.
When: Thursday, Nov. 12
Photo by Joan Marcus courtesy of Hennepin Theatre Trust
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Tony- and Grammy-winning musical “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” is making its Minnesota premiere this November. “Beautiful,” the Broadway hit based off the life of the legendary singer, tells the story of King’s rise to stardom in becoming one of the most successful solo acts in music history. The show features songs written by King, Gerry Goffin and others like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman” and more.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave.
When: Nov. 18-29
Northeast Minneapolis’ new formed choir, Northeast Chorale, is performing the works of Randall Thompson. The four-part group of 20 will be singing “Alleluia,” in addition to songs from “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs” and “The Last Words of David.” Phil Holzman, director of music at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, leads the new choir.
Where: Gustavus Adolphus Church, 1509 27th Ave. NE
When: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free, donation suggested
Japanese-born, Minneapolis-based artist Yuya Negishi will be presenting a solo exhibition after working on one of the city’s most recent and iconic works, the Bob Dylan mural on Hennepin & 5th. Negishi’s work in “Fluidity” employs street art techniques and traditional Japanese calligraphy and imagery with energetic paintings of koi fish and more. Negishi assisted international muralist Eduardo Kobra on the high-profile mural this year and recently presented an interactive mural at the Walker Art Center. The exhibition doubles as the grand reopening of Gamut Gallery in its new Elliot Park home. A Nov. 14 opening reception will feature an outdoor mandala installation by Krista Beier and music by DJ CZU and DJ Set.
Where: Gamut Gallery, 717 S. 10th St.
When: Nov. 14-21
Minneapolis Craft Market
Sociable Cider Werks is hosting a regular “meet your maker” market series through December this fall. The Minneapolis Craft Market features vendors who make and manufacture jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, photography, clothing, toys, stationery and more — not to mention Sociable’s hard cider. The rotating selection of makers comes to the Northeast Minneapolis cider room from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every Sunday in November and December.
Where: Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE
When: Nov. 1-Dec. 20
As Minneapolitans prepare for winter, so too does the Mill City Farmers Market, which will be moving indoors at the Mill City Museum beginning Saturday, Nov. 14. The indoor winter markets are hosted every second Saturday of the month through April 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Two additional markets on Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 ensure that market regulars can get produce for their Thanksgiving tables and holiday decor and other favorites — including sustainable Christmas trees —-for their holiday hearths.
Where: Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St.
When: Nov. 14-April 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.