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Things to do this week include Fashion Week MN, State Ballet of Georgia, St. Paul Art Crawl, and more
Rose + Bull

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Fashion Unites

What: Fashion Week Minnesota
When: April 23-29
Where: Various venues across the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities fashion community comes together for spring’s Fashion Week Minnesota event series. Kicking off with a Y2K-themed vintage couture show titled “Rose + Bull” and wrapping up with the annual closing show, “EVOLVE,” this style-packed week will feature eight unique events meant to inspire, educate, and uplift the community’s fashion lovers.

The State Ballet of Georgia

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Georgian Ballet on Stage

What: The State Ballet of Georgia and ENCORE!
When: April 26
Where: Northrop at the University of Minnesota, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

Postponed because of the pandemic, The State Ballet of Georgia under artistic director and former international ballet star Nina Ananiashvili (former prima ballerina with Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre) will perform two works by the great Georgian-American George Balanchine and a third piece by Ukrainian-born dancer and choreographer Yuri Possokhov.

Film Festival Finale

What: “It’s Only Life After All” MSPIFF42 closing film
When: April 27
Where: The Main Cinema, 115 Main St. SE, Minneapolis

For the closing film of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, a documentary explores more than four decades of the lives of Amy Ray & Emily Saliers of the iconic band the Indigo Girls. The festival is running now through April 27.

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Get Arty

What: St. Paul Art Crawl
When: April 28-30
Where: Lowertown area including Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Now that the St. Paul Art Crawl has spread out its dates and locations over four weekends, this weekend’s focus is on the original artists lofts of the Lowertown area as well as Union Depot. Shop and visit with painters, photographers, multi media artists, and others throughout the three-day event.

Celebrating 60

What: “Hamlet”
When: Through May 21
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second 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.

Union Depot Farmer’s Market

Farm to Table 

What: Farmer’s Market  
When: Every first Wednesday through October 
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul 

Starting this week, the Union Depot Farmer’s Market will open, jam-packed with fresh produce, fresh meals from local vendors, and raffle-style games!  

“Smelling Elon’s Musk” at Dudley Riggs Theatre.

A Musk-See

What: “Smelling Elon’s Musk”
When: Feb. 24-May 20
Where: Dudley Riggs Theatre (formerly Brave New Workshop), 824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The gasp-inducing, eyebrow-raising Brave New Workshop troupe is back at again with this social satire about Twitter/Tesla owner Elon Musk and all the drama and damage he may cause as well as other billionaires with power.

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