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Things to do this week include theater productions, VGM Con, Goat Fest, and more

Celebrating 60

What: “Hamlet” 
When: April 8-May 21 
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis 

In honor of the Guthrie Theater’s 60th anniversary, William Shakespeare’s famed tragedy “Hamlet” will hit the stage This sweeping tale of love, madness, and grief is as thrilling as it is heart-wrenching. 

Almost, Maine

What: Phoenix Theatre Presents: “Almost, Maine” 
Where: Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St., Red Wing 
When: April 13-16 

“Almost, Maine” is a story of love and loss where strangers cross paths and become lovers. The play is a realistic portrayal of the complicated processes of falling in and out of love, heartbreak, and starting again.  

VGM Con performance


Gamer’s Paradise

What: VGM Con 2023 
Where: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Dr., Plymouth 
When: April 14-16 

This annual celebration of video games and gaming music features more than 650 creators and attendees. There will be artists and exhibitors, indie game developers, a music jam space, and more.

Spring Improving

What: Victoria Home Show 
Where: Victoria Recreation Center, 8475 Kochia Lane, Victoria 
When: April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Planning a spring home improvement project and in need of a little inspiration, advice, or assistance? This free home improvement event has all of the above. Talk to experts, peruse displays, and even enter to win prizes at this all-day event.  

Carnegie Art Center.


Art All Around

What: Mankato Art Crawl  
Where: Various locations across Mankato 
When: April 15, noon-4 p.m. 

Experience Mankato’s creative and art scene at participating locations such as Carnegie Art Center, Tune Town, Tandem Bagels, and many more. Don’t miss out on a chance to see live music, engage in art classes, and receive awards for stopping by.  

Goat Fest.

Goats Galore

What: Goat Fest 
Where: Schram Haus Brewery, 3700 Chaska Blvd., Chaska 
When: April 15, noon-6 p.m. 

Check out this unique ode to goats, goats, and more goats! Join Schram Haus Brewery and taste craft beers, enjoy live music, and most importantly, pet and take pictures with goats. 

WorldFest performance


Gone Global

What: WorldFest 2023 
Where: Red Baron Arena & Expo, 1651 Victory Drive, Marshall 
When: April 15, noon-6 p.m. 

This festival celebrates and brings together cultures around the world, showcasing traditional performances, foods, and entertainment. This is Southern Minnesota’s largest global celebration of the entire year.  


Pilobolus on Stage

What: Pilobolus: Big Five-Oh! 
Where: Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis 
When: April 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Pilobolus returns to Northrop for its 50th anniversary celebration and performance. Audiences will see a reimagined version of their signature works as well as new, innovative pieces. 

Tasty Treats

What: Spring Cheese and Chocolate Weekend 
Where: 6428 Manning Ave. N., Stillwater 
When: April 15-16, noon-5 p.m. 

Cheese and wine connoisseurs alike will be thrilled for this weekend of tasting and raffles! Each attendee will enjoy five samples of wine and cheese, as well chocolate from Knoke’s Chocolates.