Weekend Best Bets for March 11-13

The best to-do list you’ll ever encounter.

The Science of Love

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

WHAT – Theatre Latte Da’s Song of Extinction
WHERE – Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio, Minneapolis
WHEN – 7:30 p.m.
Max, a musically gifted high school student, finds himself reeling from personal loss and the loss of the rainforests in this musical play about fathers and sons, life and loss. It’s the winner of the prestigious Steinberg New Play Award. guthrietheater.org

Not Strictly Ballroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

WHAT – Beyond Ballroom Dance’s Change of Hue
WHERE – Ritz Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN – 8 p.m.
You’ve seen ballroom dance moves on TV. Now see them as art, as this inventive and playful St. Paul company of professional dance champions use their moves as storytelling in full-scale dance pieces. beyondballroom.org

The Song Goes On

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

WHAT – Frank Theatre’s Cabaret
WHERE – Minnesota Centennial Showboat, St. Paul
WHEN – 8 p.m.
Bradley Greenwald plays the emcee and Melissa Hart (the original Sally Bowles on Broadway) plays Fraulein Schneider in this sharp, intimate remount of the musical about a free-spirited society descending into darkness in 1920s Germany. franktheatre.org

Chamber Pop

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

WHAT – Doveman and Nadia Sirota
WHERE – Southern Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN – 8 p.m.
Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) is one of New York’s most sought-after keyboard players. Here, he’s joined by the youthful violist Nadia Sirota for premieres by cutting-edge composers Nico Muhly, Owen Pallett, and other leading lights of the new classical movement. southerntheater.org

Poetry in Motion

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

WHAT – Live Action Set’s The 7-Shot Symphony
WHERE – Loring Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN – 8 p.m.
Minnesota’s most inventive physical-theater troupe recounts ancient myths by way of the American Old West, backed by local band Tree Party’s contemporary twist on traditional country music. loringtheater.com

Pottery Barnstormers

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

WHAT – A retrospective of potter Michael Simon
WHERE – Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis
WHEN – 12 to 4 p.m.
The gallery of the Northern Clay Center hosts two exhibitions of some of the finest American pottery currently being made: a retrospective of the creative, sumptuous work of renowned potter Michael Simon and a show of new work by four similarly inspired artists. northernclaycenter.org

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