Le Chat Noir: A French Cabaret

Minneapolis takes on shades of Paris for a week this fall, courtesy of Ballet of the Dolls.The company has been working its inventive and often wacky brand ofdance theater for twenty-one years now, most recently with a take onthe outer-space sex odyssey Barbarella. Artistic director andformer Parisian Myron Johnson choreographed this latest show as aseries of vignettes set to music both classic and funky—think along thelines of Erik Satie remixes. In true cabaret form, patrons are invitedto hiss, boo, and imbibe freely during the performance—and no twoperformances will be alike.

Ritz Theater, 345 Thirteenth Ave. N.E., Minneapolis; 612-436-1129; $15-$25.