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Best Bets: May 15-21

Things to do this week include Art-A-Whirl, final ”Hamlet” performances, farmer’s market, and more

The Art of Disney

What: Immersive Disney Animation
When: Part of Art-A-Whirl activities May 20-21, through Aug. 13
Where: Lighthouse Artspace, 1515 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis

Combine a day of Art-A-Whirl studio hopping with a stop by the Immersive Disney Animation exhibit. Lighthouse Artspace guests attending during Art-A-Whirl will receive priority parking in the privately managed lot at 1505 Central Ave.

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

A Musk-See

What: “Smelling Elon’s Musk”
When: Through 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.

Be Well

What: Rise + Vibe: An Urban Wellness Retreat
When: May 20
Where: Hewing Hotel, 300 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

Rejuvenate in this half-day urban wellness retreat that includes yoga, massage, sauna, barre3, breathwork, and mediation. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

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!  

Museum of Illusions at Mall of America

It’s All An Illusion 

What: Museum of Illusions at MOA 
When: Now open
Where: Second floor, north, Mall of America, 281 Central Parkway, Bloomington

Did your mind play tricks on you or did you really see that room turn upside down, spinning 3-D printed sculpture change shapes, and infinity room of mirrors reflect back at you? This permanent exhibit, with operations around the world, is now open at the Mall of America. Grab some friends and your camera for Instagram-worthy photos and mind-bending activities. Learn the science behind the illusions or challenge your brain with the games on display.

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