Monday, October 18, 2010

This Week's Buzz

David Sedaris
State Theatre
Thursday, October 21 at 7:30pm

David Sedaris, the New York Times best-selling author and National Public Radio humorist, returns to Minneapolis. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, he has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers and has more than seven million copies of his books in print. Immediately after the event, he will sign books in the lobby.

David Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as collections of personal essays, “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in corduroy and Denim,” and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” each of which became a bestseller. He was also the editor of “Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories.” Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” His newest book, a collection of fables entitled “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary” (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), will be published October 2010. He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written plays produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on “This American Life,” distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album and his most recent live album is “David Sedaris: Live for your Listening Pleasure” (Nov. 2009).

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
State Theatre
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30pm

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, a new multi-media production celebrating the music of the famed British rock and roll band, will kick off the U.S. leg of its North American tour at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre. Headlined by the son of the original group's drummer, John Bonham, the concert will feature Jason Bonham and five other musicians playing the pioneering quartet's famous songs, archival video material, historical photos and Bonham's reflections on the group's music and history.

Rock of Ages
Starring original Broadway cast member Constantine Maroulis
Orpheum Theatre
October 19 - October 24

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It's Rock of Ages, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

Oct 21-31

This Fall the Music Box Theater Minneapolis brings a spectacular new event to the Twin Cities. Half haunted house, half theatrical experience, The Haunted Theater will take audiences deep into the depths of what was once The Loring Theater.

First opening its doors 90 years ago as a silent movie house in the cold winter of 1920, this cavernous old theater now has stories to tell. Thick with atmosphere of times past and chilled with hauntings of long forgotten characters, The Haunted Theater takes visitors on an eerie journey. Guests are led through a spine-chilling labyrinth of rooms, basements and corridors where the legends of the theater’s past still wait for audiences to entertain.

Laura Ingraham: The Obama Diaries Live
Pantages Theatre
Saturday, October 30 at 6:00pm

Laura Ingraham brings her bestselling book The Obama Diaries to life, in a satirical romp unlike anything the theater has even seen. With her fiery political commentary and trademark humor, Ingraham delivers an evening full of surprises...including an appearance by the President, who has reportedly reserved the theater on the same night!


Bob Mould, tonight, at the Dakota Jazz Club (solo acoustic)
Social Distortion, tonight, at First Avenue
George Strait, REBA, and LeAnn Womack, Thursday, at Target Center
FOGHAT, Saturday, Wilebski's Saloon
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Saturday, Cedar Cultural Center
Celtic Thunder, State Theatre, Sunday, October 24
Marshall Crenshaw, Tuesday Oct 26th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Roger Waters, Wed, Oct 27th, Xcel Energy Ctr
The Dandy Warhols, Thursday, Oct 28th, Fine Line Music Cafe
Bob Saget: The Strange Days Tour, State Theatre, Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm
Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Friday, Nov. 5th, Famous Daves
Uriah Heep, Friday, Nov. 5th, Medina Entertainment Center
John Gorka, Saturday, Nov. 6th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Richard Thompson, Saturday, Nov. 6th, First Avenue
Crystal Gayle, Saturday, Nov. 6th, The O'Shaughnessy
Pinetop Perkins, Monday, Nov. 8th, (and Tuesday the 9th) Dakota Jazz Club
BB King, Friday Nov 12, State Theater
Retribution Gospel Choir, Friday, Nov. 12th, Hennepin United Methodist Church
Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A Comedy Central Live Event, State Theatre, Sat., November 13
Cloud Cult, Thursday, Nov. 18th, First Avenue
John Mellencamp: No Better Than This, Orpheum Theatre, November 22 - November 23
Loudon Wainwright III, Tuesday, Nov 23rd, Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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