Best Bets: March 6-12

Things to do this week: An art exhibit, musicals on stage, a sports show convention, and more
“Gazing Into the Full Moon Night”

Roshan Ganu

Artistic Memories

What: “Hyper Memory” art exhibit
When: Through April 7
Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington​

This new art exhibit combines technological and handmade methods to explore memory and perception. Enjoy works from artists Roshan Ganu, Chris Rackley, and John Swartwout.

Alt-Rock Sensation

What: Crash Test Dummies in concert
When: March 9
Where: The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul

This alt-rock band most famous from the 90s returns with a new single at St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater. Carleton Stone opens.

Naomi Rodgers stars as Tina Turner in the touring production.

The Story of a Star 

What“Tina-The Tina Turner Musical” 
When: March 1-12
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 

This musical pays homage to the story of one of the most celebrated rock, soul, and R&B singers of all time, narrating Tina Turner’s impressive resilience that evolved into massive success. 

Outdoor Ideas

What: The Northwest Sports Show
When: March 9-12
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis

One of the country’s largest outdoor consumer shows, this event will feature more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the best in boats, fishing, hunting, travel, and outdoor gear with exhibits and giveaways.

“The Prom” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Dan Norman


What: “The Prom”
When: Now through June 10
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen

This feel-good Tony-nominated performance for Best Musical and winner of Best Musical Score offers laughs, love, and plenty of sparkle complete with an abundant meal for dinner and a show in one spot.

“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.