Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 15-17

Around the Twin Cities this weekend: graffiti art at the Arboretum, Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret, a new Mia exhibit, and more
Thornton Dial, "Royal Flag," 1997 to 1998, now on display at Mia
Thornton Dial, “Royal Flag,” 1997 to 1998, now on display at Mia

Courtesy of Mia

Graffiti Art at the Arboretum

What: Breakout Creations: The Graffiti Art of Peyton Scott Russell
Jan. 14-March 14
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska showcases the graffiti art of Peyton Scott Russell, also known as Sprayfinger, who created South Minneapolis’ prominent black-and-white George Floyd portrait.

Comedy and Concerts

What: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret
When: Jan. 15-16, 6 p.m.
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen

Live concerts start with Pamela McNeill’s “Rumours & Dream – The Music of Fleetwood Mac,” and comedy shows are beginning again starting this weekend. On Friday and Saturday nights, choose to attend any or all parts of the evening, which includes a dinner.

Visually Preserving Ancestral Memory

What: The Transcontinental Dialogue Project and the Virtual Altar
When: Launching Jan. 15
Where: Mia, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) invites local Black artists, creatives, teachers, thinkers, and healers to view and discuss the new artwork exhibition. “In the Presence of Our Ancestors: Southern Perspectives in African American Art” traces the routes of migration and artistic tradition.

Something in the Water

What: Frederick D. Somers: Miracle of Waters
When: Jan. 15
Where: Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Dr., Winona

In person or online, check out the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s newest exhibition, featuring oil and pastel paintings by Northfield-based artist Frederick D. Somers.

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