Weekend Best Bets: April 1-3

Friday

All Work and No Play

WHAT: The Working Dead
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Brave New Workshop
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. The Working Dead features satirical sketches that wreak havoc on the passive aggression that travels from cubicle to cubicle. Under the direction of Caleb McEwen and the debut of Josie Just as musical director, the ensemble spirals into well-placed absurdity. A dose of the cast’s hilarity might even prevent the spread of office zombies. Grab your tickets at Brave New Workshop.

According to Jim

WHAT: Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Jim Belushi is best known for his stints on Saturday Night Live, big screen appearances like About Last Night, and his lead role on the sitcom According to Jim. Belushi’s show with the Board of Comedy brings together alumnus of SNL and Chicago’s famed Second City, compiling 30 years of experience in the art of tickling the funny bone. Get more information at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.


Saturday

Sonny Boy Slim

WHAT: Gary Clark Jr.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
The Austin-born guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter listens to anything and everything, as he demonstrates in his wide-ranging sound. Some of Clark’s more famous fans include Beyoncé, Barack Obama, and Alicia Keys. The show will include Clark’s second full-length worldwide album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Learn more at First Avenue.

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus

WHAT: A Night at Northrop: The 35th Anniversary Concert
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Northrop Memorial Auditorium
The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus performs in honor of its mission: Gay Men Building Community Through Music, which has endured for 35 years. Celebrate their ongoing journey at this one-night-only extravaganza. Honoring the past, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus looks towards an optimistic future with music sure to inspire. Learn more at Northrop.


Sunday

A Show of Many Colors

WHAT: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Orpheum Theatre
Experience one of the most enduring shows of all time, featuring unforgettable numbers such as “Go Go Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.” Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this production reimagines the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors. More information available at Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Attendance is Vital

WHAT: Mutemath
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
Accompanied by Paper Route, Mutemath brings a new sound in their album Vitals. A band unafraid to rediscover itself, Mutemath remains a true alternative rock band, pulling influence from ’60s and ’70s soul to psychedelic rock and jam-band styles. Get your tickets at First Avenue

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