Quinton's March Picks


Guess Ready Review

Visual artist Kate Casanova (whose work has fused found objects with a focus on nature) decamped from the Cities last summer, along with nine artists, musicians, and writers, for a weeklong creative residency. The visual and musical results, inspired by Mallard Island where they stayed, incorporate history both real and evoked. •  3/1–4/12, kolmanpryorgallery.com


Talk of the Stacks, Lorrie Moore

Former U of W Madison (and current Vanderbilt) prof Moore has a deserved rep, via stories and novels (including Birds of America), for wise, poignant insights into our world. She has a new collection—Bark: Stories—and will read and sign at the Central Library. • 3/7, supporthclib.org



The story of Cyrano endures. It’s the dashing but generously beaked poet in love with a woman of substance—who might fall for the guy with the best jawline in town. J.C. Cutler, fresh off another holiday season as Scrooge, dons the prosthetic schnozz. • 3/14–4/6, parksquaretheatre.org


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party

We may emerge mole-like, squinting into the sun after our long battle with winter, but we do it with aplomb, and with food, beer, and live music. Bring on the heat. • 3/17, visitstpaul.com


The Suburbs

Last year, more than a quarter century since its last release, one of Minneapolis’ most influential and beloved bands uncorked Si Sauvage. Critics noted that time had scarred and battered the Suburbs—but that they retained spark, idiosyncratic power, and musical facility to rival their glory days. • 3/28, first-avenue.com