Okay, here’s a quick tip for foodies: the "The Cooking Show Con Mero Cocinero Karimi," playing this weekend
and next at the Bedlam Theatre is very, very funny. I saw the show last year
when Robert Karimi performed it at Pangea World Theater. I won’t spoil the fun
by giving away too many details (actually, I don’t remember too many details), but Karimi combines politics, humor and a cooking class in a fast-paced show that
concludes with a tasting of the Iranian-Guatemalan performer’s multi-cultural
cuisine. With the Republicans coming to town, I am sure Karimi will add some
topical twists to the show. When I saw the show, the tasting was nearly a meal,
but if you are still hungry, you can order from the Bedlam’s dining menu, which
ranges from pizza to Polish sausage.
The show runs tonight, Saturday, August 30, and next Friday through Sunday, September 5-7. "All shows at 8:00 pm. Everyone strongly encouraged to come early at 7:30
for an extra taste, and to BYOB (Bring your own bowl)."
The Bedlam Theatre is at 1501 S. 6th St., on the Minneapolis West Bank.