Best Bets: March 20-26

Things to do this week: A circus, spirit tasting event, maple syrup-making, and more

Modernized Myth 

What: Eurydice”
When: March19-April 2 
Where: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis

“Eurydice” is Sarah Ruhl’s modern interpretation of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus, the god of music. This short play will tell the tale through the eyes of the heroine, Eurydice, as she journeys to the underworld to reunite with her father.  

St. Paul Osman Shrine Circus


Fun at the Circus 

What: St. Paul Osman Shrine Circus 
When: March 23-26
Where: Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum, 1784 Judson Ave., St. Paul 

Clown around this weekend at the Osman Shrine Circus, a long-standing Minnesota event and tradition since 1923. Kids and adults alike can ogle at acrobatics, animals, and other talented acts. 

A Toast to Minnesota 

What: Made in Minnesota Spirits Tasting Event 
When: March 24, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Granada Theatre, 3022 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis 

Get a taste of Minnesota-made spirits from over more than 20 different distilleries while benefiting the community of Uptown Minneapolis. Live music and food will also be available. 

Maple syrup making.


Sweet Escape 

What: Maple syrup making 
When: March 25, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Whitewater State Park, 19041 Highway 74, Altura  

For a sweet, hands-on activity, Whitewater State Park is offering maple syrup making sessions. Participants will learn the history of maple syrup, tap trees, gather syrup, and taste their findings.

Rice Park in St. Paul


Spooky Tour 

What: Haunted Rice Park Walking Tour 
When: March 26, 12:30-2 p.m.
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul  

Learn all about the history of Rice Park, St. Paul’s historic (and perhaps haunted) destination that is in the heart of the bustling city.   

Honoring Women in Science 

What: Discovery Days: Women in Science 
When: March 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis 

Geared towards younger attendees, this event will feature interactive experiments and demonstrations that are a nod to all the inspirational women in the world of science.  

Under the Sea 

What: 2023 Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 
When: March 24-25
Where: Mermaid Entertainment and Event, 2200 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View 

Dive deep with 3-D exhibitions of shipwrecks, shipwreck history and storytelling, and several speakers that will share their professional insights.  

Explore the Lore 

What: Gopher State Archaeology Show  
When: Mar. 25
Where: 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna 

Known for being the largest artifact show in the region, the Gopher State Archaeology Show will feature items for sale and trade, as well as some of the most impressive and extensive private collections for viewing. 

No Muggles Allowed! 

What: Harry Potter Yule Ball 
When: March 25, 9 p.m.
Where: Iron Trail Motors Event Center, 919 6th St. S., Virginia 

This Harry Potter-themed Yule/Adult Prom Night promises a night of spells, magic, and mystique.

“Gazing Into the Full Moon Night”

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.

“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.

“The Prom” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres


What: “The Prom”
When: 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.