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The Minnesota Fringe Festival is the annual mosaic of dance, music, comedy, and more, with shows of every kind, performers of different backgrounds and abilities, and an imaginative range of topics. Here are a few of the women-focused options. Visit Fringe Central at the Red Stag Supperclub for socializing after each day of performances, which is a good way to hear about sleeper hits and surprises of the festival. Details: minnesotafringe.org

A Gertrude Stein Christmas 
Theatre UnBound presents a new work that riffs off of Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed experimental play, “Turkey and Bones and Eating and We Liked It.” 
Where: Augsburg Mainstage, 625 22nd Ave. S., Mpls.
When: Sat., 8/4, 7pm; Sun., 8/5, 5:30pm; Mon., 8/6, 8:30pm; Thu., 8/9, 10pm; Sat., 8/11, 4pm. 

Revolt of the Beavers 
Playwright and producer Kit Bix is back with an adaptation of a Federalist Theatre Project play, about labor, inequality, and organizing. 
Where: Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls.
When: Fri., 8/3, 8:30pm; Sun., 8/5, 2:30pm; Mon., 8/6, 7pm; Wed., 8/8, 10pm; Sat., 8/11, 5:30pm. 

She says “Enough!” 
Dancers from the faith-based One Dance Company say “Enough!” to sexual violence and patriarchy with this work. 
Where: Augsburg Studio, 625 22nd Ave. S., Mpls. 
When: Thu., 8/2, 8:30pm; Sat., 8/4, 4pm; Wed., 8/8, 10pm.; Sat., 8/11, 4pm. Sun., 8/12, 8:30pm. 

Itchy Tingles
Heidi Arneson is a veteran artist at the festival. Her performance features gothic humor about childhood and classical guitar. 
Where: Rarig Center Xperimental, 330 21st Ave. S., Mpls.
When: Thu., 8/2, 7pm; Sat., 8/4, 5:30pm; Mon, 8/6, 10pm; Wed., 8/10, 8:30pm; Sat., 8/11, 7pm.


Experience Haiti!
Haitian dancer and choreographer Djenane Saint Juste, Artistic Director of Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music and Arts, brings her dance works from the Haitian dance tradition for this presentation, with a large cast of dancers and live music. 
Where: Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul
When:  Thu., 8/2, 6pm; Sat., 8/4, 3pm, Fri., 8/10, 7:30pm; Sat., 8/11, 1pm, Sun., 8/12, 12pm.