Best Bets: March 18-24

Things to do this week: NCHC Frozen Faceoff, Holi festival, Rural Alberta Advantage, and more

Hockey Weekend

What: NCHC Frozen Faceoff
March 21-23
Where: Xcel Energy Center, 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff events include an open skate, fan fest, semilfinals play on Friday, the championship game on Saturday and a bonus Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues game.

Color and Light

What: Holi: Festival of Colors
March 23
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

Midtown Global Market and the Hindu Society of Minnesota co-host this free cultural program that includes Indian traditional, classical, folk, and Bollywood dances along with live singing and instrumental performances.


Rural Alberta Advantage

Canadian Folk

What: Rural Alberta Advantage
March 23
Where: First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

Original band member Amy Cole has returned to this indie-folk Canadian trio as the band tours for its fifth studio album, “The Rise & The Fall.” Music fans have several options around the Twin Cities on Saturday, including Bad Bunny at Target Center in Minneapoli and Sleater-Kinney at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul.


Civil Rights Moment

What: ‘A Unique Assignment’
When: Through April 7
Where: History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul

In this theater production, two men—Henry Gallagher, white, and James Meredith, Black—are thrust into each other’s lives in the aftermath of the Ole Miss Riot. Explore a milestone moment in Civil Rights history through the men’s own words and perspectives on their shared experience.


Autumn Ness in “Babble Lab”

Glen Stubbe Photography

Science Scene

What: “Babble Lab”
When: Through April 14
Where: Cargill Stage at Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

When an experiment unexpectedly goes awry, a concoction of sneaky, sprightly letters takes over a weird science lab. Watch them jump into jars, spring from drawers, bounce around the room, and play hide-and-seek as a scientist makes her findings. Created with early learners in mind.



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.”