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Things to do this week around Minnesota: Organ concert, Satch-Vai Tour, Duluth music festival, ’Til Beth Do Us Part,’ and more

Organ Concert

What: Sarah Davachi, solo organ
When: April 23
Where: Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

Composer and performer Sarah Davachi makes her Northrop debut with an evening of solo organ works featuring her signature textural and harmonic experimentation on the Northrop Aeolian-Skinner Opus 892 as part of the Liquid Music | Northrop Series.
Joe Satriani and Steve Vai

Jon Luini

Guitar Greats on Tour

What: Satch-Vai Tour
When: April 24
Where: State Theater, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Guitar legends Joe Satriani and Steve Vai’s musical careers have been intertwined for nearly five decades when Satriani was Vai’s guitar teacher during their teenage years on Long Island, New York. Their music paths have overlapped ever since and the pair is on tour now in support of their new release, “The Sea of Emotion, Pt. 1,” which debuted in March.
Barbara Cohen with Little Lizard

Little Lizard Returns

What: Barbara Cohen + Little Lizard Reunion concerts
When:  April 26-27
Where: Open Eye Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis

Minnesota singer-songwriter and film composer Barbara Cohen is freshly back from Los Angeles and reuniting with her 1990s Little Lizard bandmates cellist Jacqueline Ultan, guitarist Jeremy Ylivisaker, and percussionist Marc Anderson for two evenings as part of Open Eye Theatre’s Guest Series. A free Armenian wine tasting kicks off each concert.

Red Bull Directions

What: Red Bull Directions with Coco & Breezy
When: April 26
Where: Varsity Theater, 1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis

Vote in real-time between prompts to bring Coco & Breezy’s DJ set to life for a dance-music journey. The variable setlist means that neither audience members nor the DJs will be sure where the music will take them next.

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982, baked enamel on metal. The Broad Art Foundation.

Keith Haring Foundation

Radiant Baby

What: ‘Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody’ exhibit
Opens April 27, through Sept. 8
Where: Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

From his early years as a graffiti artist in the New York City subways to later career as public muralist and activist, Keith Haring’s playful, line-driven, brightly colored works are instantly recognizable. A major exhibit of the artist’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures opens at the Walker this weekend with its democratized message.

“The Rink”

Easton Spehar

Theater on Wheels

What: ‘The Rink’
April 27, May 4-5, May 10–12
Where: Minnetonka Theatre, 18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka

Set in a decaying family roller rink on the Eastern seaboard, this musical about a fraught-but-funny mother-daughter relationship features an all-high school cast and some incredible roller-skating pyrotechnics.


Classic Cars

What: Cars and Caves
April 27
Where: Chanhassen AutoPlex, 1740 Motorplex Court, Chanhassen

Cars and Caves at the Chanhassen AutoPlex is back in 2024. Starting in April, more than 300 vehicles are on display inside the personalized garage condos (referred to as Caves) on the last Saturday of every month through September and benefits a local non-profit organization.

Duluth Sounds Celebrated

What: Duluth Homegrown Music Festival
April 28-May 5
Where: Goldstein Gallery, McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul

The annual eight-day community celebration of the music of Duluth includes nearly 200 local musical acts at over 30 venues, a children’s music showcase, poetry, visual art, film, fire spinning, and a kickball game.

“Til Beth Do Us Part”

DayTrippers Theatre

Dinner and a Show

What: ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’
When: Wednesdays-Saturdays Now Through May 26
Where: DayTrippers Dinner Theatre at Plymouth Playhouse, 2705 Annapolis Lane N., Plymouth

This comic romp about marriage and relationships focuses on character Suzannah and her husband, Gibby, as Suzannah’s new assistant, Beth Bailey, has strong opinions on the couple’s household. Performances include lunch before the Wednesday and Thursday shows, and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.

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.”