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Death Tax

Pillsbury House Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 4

Once director Hayley Finn saw Luca Hnath's Death Tax, she knew she wanted to direct a production in the Twin Cities, and that the always probing Pillsbury House Theatre would be the best venue. Hnath's play centers on a wealthy, aging woman who is convinced that her daughter is bribing her... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

New Century Sessions: Peter Himmelman

New Century Theatre : 7:00 p.m. April 12

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts : 8:00 p.m. daily until March 28

Mathew Janczewski creates movement that partakes of supple athleticism, visceral drama, and embodied abstraction. For ARENA'S 20th anniversary, he is reviving one of his most luscious and lucid dances, "Plastic Language," based on the work of surrealist painter Joan Miro. What began in 2005 as... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Dance, Arts

The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

For the first major exhibit of its 100th anniversary year, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host "The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty." The show offers a closer look at this fascinating family, whose influence spanned centuries, through the lavish and... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums

Someone Else’s Story

Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel : Daily until April 26

The work of four artists will be featured in Burnet Gallery's latest group show, "Someone Else's Story." Sonja Peterson's intricate paper cut-outs and plant-shaped sculptures speak to the beauty of nature, and remind us to be gentle with our planet's delicate ecosystem. Teo Nguyen's landscapes... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Into the Woods

The Ritz Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 4

Greta Oglesby makes her Theatre Latte Da debut in Stephen Sondheim’s popular twist on fairy tales. She’s excited to step into the shoes of all of the actors who played the witch before her, even if that includes Meryl Streep. “I was waiting with baited breath for Christmas day... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Theater

Art(ists) on the Verge 6

The Soap Factory : Every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 19

Now in its sixth iteration, Art(ists) on the Verge is a yearlong intensive program where emerging creatives receive a fellowship to explore the intersection of art and technology. Five recipients — Molly Balcom Raleigh, Meridith Lynn, Ryan Aasen, Claire Barber, and Daniel Dean —... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

Weekly Happy Hour

Blackbird : 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.

Although many restaurants close over the years, few are forced to do so because of fire. This is what happened at Blackbird's original 50th and Bryant location in 2010. A benefit party and a new lease later, the pleasant little restaurant has flourished in its new digs at 38th and Nicollet. The... More >>

Kingfield Food and Drink, Barhopping

Wayne Krantz

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant : 7:00 p.m. April 3

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

The One Love Movement

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. every Thu.

Friday night gets all the love, Wednesday night has its nudge-wink "hump day" cachet and everyone hates Mondays so much that there's no choice but to go out and wash that start-of-the-week ennui away. But what about Thursday, the day of the week where people are most likely to put... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Glitter Ball 6: Electric A-Go-Go

Fine Line Music Cafe : 7:30 p.m. March 28

Local nonprofit Rock the Cause's sixth iteration of Glitter Ball blends the music and fashions of the '60s for a kaleidoscopic event. Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul, synth-pop act Apollo Cobra, alt-rockers Enemy Planes, Zach Sobiech collaborator Sammy Brown, and Rolling Stones tribute... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music, Benefits

Chris Cander

Magers & Quinn Booksellers : 7:00 p.m. April 15

The author reads from his latest work, Whisper Hollow. More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Literary Events

Dr. Mambo's Combo

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill : 9:30 p.m. every Mon., Sun.

1987 was a notable year for Minnesota: the Twins won the World Series, Prince released one of his best albums in Sign 'O' the Times, and St. Louis Park's own Coen Brothers released their first great comedy Raising Arizona. 1987 was also the year that Dr. Mambo's Combo was formed, and it just so... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Firkin Fridays

Grumpy's Bar & Grill : 4:00 p.m. every Fri.

Folks looking to start the weekend a little early may want to check in with Grumpy's Firkin Fridays. Each week, the bar sets up snack food and a cask-conditioned beer to be enjoyed by all until it's gone. What kind of beer? That varies, as the brew is usually announced the day of the event via... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Barhopping

Happy Hour at Sushi Tango

Sushi Tango : 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed.; 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. every Sun.

Finding a happy hour on the weeknights is pretty easy, and even Sunday brunch can be cheap and boozy if you Google the right place. Saturday-afternoon happy hour, on the other hand, is a slightly rarer thing. Sushi Tango actually has one, and it happens during the desirable hours of noon to 6... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Barhopping

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Guthrie Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 29; 1:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until March 29; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 29

Two decades ago, Joe Dowling announced his entrance as the head of the Guthrie Theater with a dazzling re-imagining of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy. As his tenure comes to a close, Dowling will revisit the work for a second time (it was also remounted 10 years ago). Things have changed... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Valentine's Day, Theater

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

The Corner Bar : 10:00 p.m. every Fri.

In 2009, a quirk of the Minneapolis liquor code that required special licensing to perform standup comedy temporarily put a halt to the Comedy Corner Underground's Friday night open mic and threatened other comedy shows around town. After local comedians worked with the city government to amend... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy


Turf Club : 7:30 p.m. April 6

South London trio Happyness drop by shortly after the U.S. release of their (expanded) debut album, Weird Little Birthday. It’s a quirky charmer, with a hazy, often languid vibe tied to arch melodies, punctuated by playful tangents and riddled with wiseass lyrics that teeter from witty to... More >>

Macalester/Groveland Music

Cheap Date Night

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater : Every Mon.

If you're looking for a way to hook that special sweetie you've been eyeing, or if you just need a reason to get out on Monday night, then you need look no further than Bryant-Lake Bowl's Cheap Date Night. From 6 p.m. to midnight, $28 gets you two entrées, a bottle of wine or four beers... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Food and Drink, Barhopping

Huck Finn

Children's Theatre Company : 7:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until April 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 4; 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 4

Englishman Greg Banks has found a creative home at CTC, having directed a string of impressive productions in recent years, including Romeo and Juliet, Pinocchio, and Robin Hood. This month, the company returns to Huck Finn, which played at CTC nearly a decade ago. Banks often creates immersive... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

75 Gifts for 75 Years

Walker Art Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 2

For the past three years, the Walker has been working with 75 donors to secure works from their personal collections. The result is more than 250 pieces from almost 100 donors, with 50 of the works being by artists not previously represented in the Walker's collection. The title of the... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Las Mujeras, Los Toros Y El Sexo: The Films of Pedro Almodovar

Trylon microcinema : Every Fri., Sat., Sun. until March 29

Rather than glossing over the chaotic nature of human behavior, the works of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar accentuate the sublime madness of modern life. Screening four of the celebrated director's signature works, Trylon microcinema presents Las Mujeras, Los Toros Y El Sexo: The Films of... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha Film, Festivals, Arts

The Meds I’m On

Instinct Art Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 19

According to a variety of sources, Americans have never been more medicated via prescription (and illegal) drugs. What does this tell us about our relationship with ourselves, urban life, nature, 21st century culture, medicine, and the state of our own psyches? This exhibition explores such... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Disco Fever

Kitty Cat Klub : 9:00 p.m. last Sat. of every month

As titles go, 'Disco Fever' misleadingly sounds like the name of a K-Tel compilation or a roller-boogie b-movie from 1979 -- right before disco itself collapsed and went from inescapable fad to pop-culture pariah. But we live in a better tomorrow, where Chic's Nile Rodgers still plays on... More >>

University Music

Promiscuous Hostility Standup Showcase

Brave New Workshop Downtown Stage : 8:00 p.m. fourth Thu. of every month

One of Minneapolis's funniest and most iconic venues is breaking back into the standup game. Brave New Workshop, which has been a launching pad for comedians like Louie Anderson and Al Franken, will give the next generation of standups the chance to showcase their talents each and every month... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Comedy
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