Those of you unfamiliar with the performance community will likely be more sold on the Alan Sparhawk (of Duluth supergroup Low) appearance at the upcoming show Public Love, but the NY Times has described works by choreographic mix-master Morgan Thorson as “a near-transcendent experience for the audience”. We agree. And we’re surprised that there are still tickets left to Thorson’s new piece that creates an intervention of Western Dance at the Walker, so grab them quick before they’re gone. Thursday, December 6-8, 8 PM. $28.Ashlynn McKinney

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, MPLS; walkerart.org