Weekend Best Bets: April 1-3

April is here! Celebrate its arrival by attending one or all of these must-do events.

Friday, April 1

Tammy Faye lives

WHAT: Where Tammy Tied the Knot
WHERE: Loring Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Exactly 50 years ago, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker tied the knot in what is now the Loring Theater (at the time, it was being used as a church). The modern-day variety house celebrates this bizarre moment in its history—and Faye’s popularity with gay men—with a film, a discussion, and, at 9:30 p.m., a “wedding reception” 1960s style. Learn more at loringtheater.com

Friday, April 1

Seasonal sounds

WHAT: Rogue Valley’s winter album release, with The Pines
WHERE: Varsity Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Rogue Valley, the melodic indie-pop band led by Chris Koza, completes its ambitious cycle of seasonal albums with its winter release (just in time for a little last snow). They’re joined by folk-rockers The Pines. Learn more at varsitytheater.org

Saturday, April 2

Make some noise

WHERE: Ordway Theater, St. Paul
WHEN: 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The original rhythmic stage show comes to St. Paul with two new pieces and new ways of making its signature percussive sound, including tractor-tire inner tubes worn around the waist. Learn more at ordway.org

Saturday, April 2

Modern moods

WHAT: Fresh: Ten Artists From the Gallery’s First Five Years
WHERE: Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ralph Burnet has shown 106 artists in his gallery attached the Chambers Hotel. In Fresh, he’s assembled works by some of the most striking: Sonja Peterson’s delicate paper cuts, Allen Brewer’s wondrous folk art, Megan Rye’s photo-realist images of war, etc. Learn more at lemeridienchambers.com/art

Sunday, April 3

It’s Paul Giamatti time

WHAT: Win Win
WHERE: Uptown Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: Various showtimes
The much-discussed comedy finds Paul Giamatti at his frustrated best as a struggling attorney and high-school wrestling coach who gets involved in one client’s life far more than he hoped to. Learn more at landmarktheatres.com and see our interview with writer and director Tom McCarthy here

Sunday, April 3

Southern drama

WHAT: To Kill A Mockingbird
WHERE: Park Square Theatre, St. Paul
WHEN: 2 p.m.
Director David Mann gives a sharp, contemporary frame to this classic story of an idealistic Alabama lawyer defending a black man against charges of raping a white woman. Learn more at parksquaretheatre.org