Best Bets: April 15-21

Things to do this week: Junk Bonanza, ’The Cradle Will Rock,’ fashion shows, and more

Fashion Shows

What: Fashion Week Minnesota
When: Now Through April 20
Where: Various locations across the Twin Cities

After a brief pause in the fall, Fashion Week Minnesota is officially back, with a full week of shows that highlight the state’s diverse fashion community. The lineup advocates for inclusivity and sustainability in the fashion industry with shows like I Am Fabulous, which features models ages 60-plus; Man Down, a menswear show that raises awareness for men’s mental health; and Into the Studio, a runway that exhibits different production aspects of the slow fashion movement.

Junk Bonanza Market

What: Junk Bonanza Spring Market
April 18-20
Where: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee

Now in its 18th year, one of the Midwest’s premier antique and vintage events returns to Canterbury Park with curated design trinkets and treasures for the home, cabin, garden, and outdoor décor.

Timely Satire

What: ‘The Cradle Will Rock’
April 18-21
Where: Heart of the Beast/Avalon Theatre, 1500 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

This satirical comedy from An Opera Theatre focuses on the corruption of capitalism and corporate greed against people’s rights and the working class of America. The production includes shadow puppetry and live music theater.

Fashion Show Benefit

What: 5th Annual Runway for Hope Spring Fashion Show 
When: April 20
Where: The Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina

Enjoy a curated fashion show produced and styled by Grant Whittaker Creative. While models walk the runway, enjoy sparkling wine, mocktails and a light brunch. Bid on silent auction packages, raffle, shop on site and participate in the live auction, all benefiting The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation.


Fall of Troy Performance

What: ‘Hecuba’
Through 21
Where: The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

Pangea World Theater presents this compelling reimagining of the aftermath of the Fall of Troy. “Hecuba” follows Agamemnon, the victor, as he locks horns with Hecuba, the vanquished queen. The drama weaves threads of inconsolable rage and grief with fate, revenge, and inevitable carnage.

Craft Show

What: “Firsthand: Contemporary Craft in Context”
Through Aug. 3
Where: Goldstein Gallery, McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul

The University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Gallery of Design, which is a research center in the U’s College of Design and the only design museum in the Upper Midwest, opens this new exhibit featuring more than 75 items showcasing leather shoes, woolen knitwear, thrown pottery, ceramic tiles, and youth-built boats.



Dan Norman

One Fine Day

When: Now open
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen
The true story of singer Carole King follows her life from teen to Grammy-winning songwriter, best known for her album “Tapestry.”


Sarah Davachi

What: Sarah Davachi, solo organ
When: April 23
Where: Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, MinneapolisComposer and performer Sarah Davachi makes her Northrop debut with an evening of solo organ works featuring her signature textural and harmonic experimentation, on the remarkable Northrop Aeolian-Skinner Opus 892. A visionary talent at the organ, Davachi creates a transcendent experience in the live presentation of her ethereal work.