Laugh Off the Work Week
What: The Relief Sessions Comedy Tent
When: May 6-8, 7 p.m.
Where: 101 Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville
Live theater is back with improvised comedy from the alumni of Dudley Riggs (Brave New Workshop) and musical director Peter Guertin. Enjoy the food trucks and drinks to keep the laughter and fun social times going.
Spotlight on Hip-Hop
What: Virtual Mn Artists Presents: Maia Maiden
When: Starting May 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Online film viewing
Join five local artists, guest curator Maia Maiden, and filmmaker Sherine Onukwuwe for an exploration of the Minnesota hip-hop scene—of “freestyle, hook, and repeat drive innovation across art forms.” The film shot at the Walker Art Center showcases DJing, graffiti, dance, and more in assessing hip-hop globally.
Sound Like Trapped Thunder
What: Magers & Quinn Reading: Sound Like Trapped Thunder
When: May 6, 7 p.m.
Join Minnesota-based essayist Jessica Lind Peterson’s virtual reading of her compilation of essays, with topics ranging from seahorse mating rituals to a story about a wounded hummingbird and others about the dynamics of the wilderness. Magers & Quinn will stream the reading on Facebook and YouTube.
What: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Bach, Cuong, Frank and Mozart
When: May 8, 8 p.m.
Get played into a daze by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s production of Bach’s classic Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Then comes the world premiere of composer Viet Cuong, along with a piece by Gabriela Lena Frank—all rounded out with Mozart’s Divertimento in B-flat.
What: Northrup’s Extended Retail Hours
When: May 8, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis
Take advantage of the extended hours at the Northrup King Building on Saturday to walk through the four-floor warehouse showcasing the work of over 300 artists and creatives.
What: Global Fashion & Jewelry Crawl
When: May 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake St, Minneapolis
Even though you might be cutting it close, pick up something for a mom to celebrate Mother’s Day. Peruse the fashion and jewelry designed and created by local artisans and take a break at one of the Midtown Global Market restaurants.