Weekend Best Bets: April 10-12

Friday, April 10

Let it Go

WHAT: Disney on Ice: Frozen
WHERE: Target Center, Mpls
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Frozen bursts back into the spotlight with its live, on-ice performance hosted by Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The magical tale of two sisters discovering the power behind true love will not only sweep you off your feet, but will also melt your heart. The performance schedule can be found at Target Center.

A Dance to Remember

WHAT: Martha Graham Dance Company
WHERE: Carlson Family Stage, U of M
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Martha Graham Dance Company, one of the most-established American dance companies, is making its way to the University of Minnesota for a special performance. Thirty-three U of M students will dance alongside the company’s as they present Graham’s Panorama. For a complete list of performances, visit the Northrop site.

Saturday, April 11

A Pop of Art

WHAT: International Pop Opening Day
WHERE: Walker Art Center, Mpls
WHEN: All day
The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibit, International Pop, illustrates the global movement of Pop art from the 1950s to the 1970s. Featuring 140 pieces of work from 14 different countries, the exhibition highlights Pop Art’s influence on other global art developments such as France’s Nouveau Réalisme and Germany’s Capitalist Realism. Plus Warhol! Visit the Walker Art Center for more information.

Get Robotic

WHAT: Robot Day
WHERE: The Works Museum, Bloomington
WHEN: 9 a.m.
Celebrate National Robotics Week with a day full of hands-on robot fun. Learn how businesses and universities are using robotics today, see student-built robots in action as they complete a series of challenges, and more. Pre-register for the event at The Works Museum.

Sunday, April 12

Fun for All

WHAT: Rock the Cradle 2015
WHERE: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mpls
WHEN: 11 a.m.
This annual family-friendly event hosted by The Current is designed for both kids and grown-up fun. Enjoy an afternoon full of live music, kids’ disco, DJ story time, tons of performances, and more. Plus, you’ll have the chance to wander through the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ massive collection. For a complete list of activities, visit The Current.


WHAT: Midwest Home Design Boutique
WHERE: Minneapolis Central Library, Mpls
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
This week marks Midwest Home Design Week, a weeklong springtime celebration of the great design options that the Twin Cities have to offer. Today’s kickoff event at the Minneapolis Central Library includes a luncheon, Q&A, and book signing with Alexa Hampton of the famed New York design firm Mark Hampton, LLC. It’s also a great chance to attend design seminars with industry experts, plus browse a marketplace during cocktail hour. For tickets, check out the Midwest Home site.