Weekend Culture Compass – P.O.S., Dia de los Muertos and um, consentual dadaism

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PHOTO COURTESY RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT

PHOTO COURTESY RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT

John Sand, Thomas Q. Johnson

Friday Theater âÄî Othello Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S. 8 p.m. $15-$25 The Ten Thousand Things is known for their incredible productions of Shakespe are and with their most recent visitation, it seems theyâÄôve struck gold again. âÄúOthelloâÄù the play is much more engaging than its board game counterpart as it looks into ye olâÄô themes of jealousy, love, racism and heroism still relevant today. Art âÄî Non Consensual Post Dada Constructivist Cerebral Warts Festival SOO Visual Arts Center 2640 Lyndale Ave. S. 6 p.m. âÄì 10 p.m. Along with a retrospective of screen-printing superstars, Burlesque of North America and Aesthetic Apparatus , the SOOVac on Lyndale will be rocking all weekend. Live music will be provided by local band Halo of Flies. Comedy âÄì Norm Macdonald Rick BronsonâÄôs House of Comedy The Mall of America 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $35 True, Norm Macdonald did write for Rosanne which significantly brings down his street cred but remember all his great lines from âÄúBilly MadisonâÄù or that those times he was on âÄúCelebrity Jeapordy?âÄù Oh Norm, you are so worth the money. Music âÄì Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Wooddale Church 6330 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prarie 8 p.m. $5-25 For those fancy pants car-having types out there, the trek out to Eden Prarie to hear the SPCO perform this Friday will be well worth it. Famous for having their own sort of no-conductor-having, nationâÄôs-only-full-time-profession-chamber-ensemble pants on themselves, the SPCO really is the shiz. Load the old lady in the automobile and pretend youâÄôre on holiday as you prepare to take in the beauteous strains of Arvo PärtâÄôs Te Deum and Maurice DurufléâÄôs Requiem. Saturday Music âÄî http://www.myspace.com/pos target=blank>P.O.S. at First Ave First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N. 6 p.m. $10/$12 The razor sharp rapper repping Minneapolis, P.O.S., released âÄúNever Better,âÄù the follow up to 2006âÄôs âÄúAuditionâÄù earlier this year. ItâÄôs the sweet, sweet baby of punk rock and hip-hop that should be a staple in any locavore diet. Catch him live tonight. Theater âÄî Elijah’s Wake, A Visual Poem Open Eye Figure Theater 506 24th St. E., Minneapolis 7:30 p.m. $1 2 Students Created by Michael Sommers and Susan Haas as a performed piece of literature, âÄúElijahâÄôs WakeâÄù is now showing at the Open Eye Figure Theater. Master puppeteer and demi-magician Sommers explores human social issues via hand-puppet performances. Music âÄî The Klezmatics Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis 8 p.m. $25 This horn-based Jewish group began in New York City back in 1986. The Klezmatics are credited with revitalizing klezmer, 15th century secular Jewish music, by incorporating jazz brass music with African rhythm and punk influence to address social and cultural issues in the Jewish community. Music âÄî The Airborne Toxic Event Fine Line Music Café 318 1st Ave. N. 9 p.m. $15-17 L.A. based T.A.T.E. is gracing Minneapolis with, their drifting rock music and lyrics that always seem to sound like they are coming from the other end of a long tunnel. Airborne Tox is on tour with The Henry Clay People and Red Cortez. Sunday Theater âÄî The Walworth Farce Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Ave. 2 p.m. $35-42 Catch the final evening of the Irish Druid CompanyâÄôs production âÄúThe Walworth Farce,âÄù a play that introduces a terrifying murder mystery into the ordinary lives and everyday action of a small, British family on the wrong side of London. Festival âÄî Dia de los Muertos Minnesota History Center 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. $10 So many candy skulls youâÄôll be sick to your estómago. Get your Halloween pre-game on at the History CenterâÄôs Dia de los Muertos (The Mexican âÄúDay of the Dead âÄù). Make some Muertos arts and crafts, listen to traditional Mexican music and appease the spirits of your lost loved ones and that kid you ran over last September. Film âÄî Unmistaken Child Oak Street Cinema 309 Oak St. S.E. 7:30 p.m. $5 Students When Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa is charged with searching for the reincarnation of his deceased master, Lama Konchog, he sets off on a whirlwind adventure across Tibet performing tests on young children. The landscape for the film contains one of the most sweeping and brilliant cinematic shots of the decade. Art âÄî Laura F. Bennett Cafe Maude 5411 Penn St. S. 5 p.m. Free Painter Laura F. BennettâÄôs psychedelic art combines gradients of electric-bright colors with simple shapes that often play out like impossibly radioactive rocks or tripped-out fields of wheat. Culture to Consume: Watch this: The Rachel Zoe Project closed out its second season. If you missed any of the seasonâÄôs antics, check them out on BravoâÄôs website (bravotv.com). A&E will DIE if RZ neglects to come back for a third season. Eat this: A great way to heat your chilly home is by baking (it will also help you cover that nasty roommate smell). Try out one of the crumble mixes or pre-made pies from the savvy bakers at Pine Tree Apple Orchard. Drink this: For a lighter libation in this heavy season, try açai spirit Veev .Available at SurdykâÄôs , the liquor is recommended to be served with a squeezed orange, lime, lemon and a splash of tonic water. Click this: DonâÄôt just slap a glove on your baby and call it Michael Jackson ; have a little creativity this year. Check out The Huffington PostâÄôs collection of âÄú13 Weird (And Adorable) Halloween Costumes For Kids!âÄù to gaggle at these babies and gather some good ideas of your own. Listen to this: YouâÄôll be missing out on a super furry CD case by not buying the new Flaming Lips album âÄúEmbryonicâÄù but if you rub your cat at the same time youâÄôll never know the difference. Listen to the entire album in its psychedelic glory all for free on lala.com and spend some quality time with Fufu. Read this: âÄúLogicomixâÄù iis a new graphic novel depicting the story of philosopher Bertrand Russell . It tells the story of his life told through a group of friends in modern Athens. Though it sometimes gets distracted by its own cleverness, the novel is richly illustrated and portrays the struggle of scientific intellectual progress in realistic terms.