Art Condition

Polar bears, neighbors, and love “Apartment 3A” by actor and playwright Jeff Daniels (Arachnophobia, Dumb and Dumber, etc.) will make its local debut at Steven's Square's Acadia Caf and Theater on April 3-19. The romantic comedy tells the story of one Annie Wilson, as she tries to break it off with the love of her life. With the assistance of two Siberian polar bears, the death of a TV icon and a mysterious next-door neighbor, she just might be able to do it.

Stevens Square's Acadia Caf is at 1931 Nicollet Ave. S. Performances are: M.-W. April 3-5 and 10-12; Th. April 17 and Sa. April 19 at 7:30 and Sun. April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the opening show on April 3 but $15 for all others. For reservations and information call 870-2995 or e-mail [email protected] Payment will be cash only at the door.

This show contains adult language and sexual content. Not recommended for anyone under 17.

Vocal performance by NYC native CARAG's First Universalist Church will present Phillip Mentor in Concert on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Mentor will perform popular selections from “Carousel,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “South Pacific,” “West Side Story” and more.

Mentor is a guest artist from New York City where he has performed in productions like “Porgy and Bess,” “The Magic Flute” and “The Barber of Seville.”

Admission at the door is $15 and $10 for seniors. First Universalist Church is located at 3400 Dupont Ave. S. For more information, call 825-1701 or visit

'Pirates of Pawlenty or Dude, the Gay Baby Fur Seals Need You' The debut performance of the Brave New Others' show, “Pirates of Pawlenty or Dude, the Gay Baby Fur Seals Need You,” examines relationships that cause stress.

This new comedy troupe aims to incite laughter in a relaxing evening of cathartic joy: take a booze cruise on a pirate sorority ship, see Jesus call the big game, sing for the governor, get to know the perfect suburban couple, and learn to enjoy war.

Performances are held in Lowry Hill East at 2605 Hennepin Ave. S. on April 11 at 10:30 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 332-6620 for details and reservations or visit

Intermedia Art's second annual art sale Live music, food and spirits can be found at the opening of Intermedia Art's second annual art sale and benefit “Sold on Art.” This event features the work of over 100 local and international artists as well as a preview party and silent auction.

Admission is free. All proceeds from the sale are split 50-50 between Intermedia Arts and Southwest artists.

The art sale takes place on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. and continues through the weekend, April 11-13, noon-10 p.m.

Lowry Hill East's Intermedia Arts is located at 2822 Lyndale Ave. S. For reservations, call 871-4444 or visit

Local artist chosen for craft fair Southwest resident Judith Kinghorn has been chosen for the thirteenth year to participate in St. Paul's American Craft Council (ACC) on April 10-13. She is one of 240 jury-selected artists who will present their one-of-a-kind and limited-edition works.

This local artist has been making jewelry for a living for the past 15 years. She hopes to feature 150-200 pieces in the upcoming show. “The work is done in a combination of high karat golds, sterling silver, some with granulation and many with gemstones,” said Kinghorn.

“The St. Paul ACC is a very good show, and I generally do quite well there. It has a very good reputation and many of my regular clients attend the show,” said Kinghorn.

Other forms of crafts, such as quilts, baskets, toys, furniture, ceramics, etc. can be found at the craft show to be held at the Touchstone Energy Place at RiverCentre at 175 West Kellogg Blvd. in St. Paul.

A premier party will be held April 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m., to benefit the WAMSO: Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association. The show continues on April 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; April 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 13 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 or $16 for a two-day pass. Children under 12 are admitted free. Call 651-265-4800 for more information.

A real heart-stopper Luis Gonzlez Palma is back by popular demand for his third solo exhibition now running at the Weinstein Gallery called "Volver a Parar por el Corazn" ("To Stop Again for the Heart").

Palma's work has been exhibited around the globe. He creates unique photographs in the symbolism of Mayan culture, Catholicism and humanity by painting over his portraits with varnish and removing it in areas to establish effect.

"Volver a Parar por el Corazn" will be featured at East Harriet's Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St. until April 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call 822-1722.