Weekend Best Bets: April 17-19

Friday, April 17

Guatemalan Getaway

WHAT: Noche de Colores
WHERE: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
The Earle Brown Heritage Center will transform into a Guatemalan marketplace to raise money for Common Hope, a charity that supports children and families in Guatemala. The night includes a reception, performance by the Corazon Latino Dance Troupe, an authentic Guatemalan dinner, and auction. Can’t make the full program? Come for the after-party at 9 p.m., with live music and free salsa dance lessons. For tickets and more information visit Common Hope.

Something Wicked

WHAT: The Crucible
WHERE: Guthrie Theater
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
The Guthrie revisits Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece for the first time in four decades, under the direction of departing artistic director Joe Dowling. Set in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, The Crucible raises questions of truth, faith, and deception against the frenzy of the Salem Witch Trials. For tickets and more information, visit the Guthrie Theater.

Saturday, April 18

Delicious Designs

WHAT: Design Week 2015 ASID Kitchen Tour
WHERE: Various Twin Cities locations
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Embark on the American Society of Interior Designers’ Kitchen Tour to see the latest in kitchen design trends, products, and décor at work in real homes across the metro area. The tour includes 10 homes featuring a range of kitchen sizes, price points, and styles including art deco, minimalist, and contemporary. Tickets can be purchased for the full 10-home tour or for single home visits. For more information and to see a preview of the homes featured on the ASID Kitchen Tour, visit Midwest Home.

Mechanical Movement

WHAT: Diavolo
WHERE: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Described as “architecture in motion,” the Diavolo dance company explores the interaction between the danger and the human body by showcasing dancers and gymnasts performing on moving architectural elements. The Los Angeles-based group will present their programs Transit Space and the brand new Cubicle, which was co-commissioned by the Ordway, during this St. Paul tour stop. For tickets and more information, visit the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

Sunday, April 19

Sparing is Caring

WHAT: Bowling for Brains
WHERE: AMF Southtown Lanes, Bloomington
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Gather a team of six and lace up your bowling shoes to raise awareness and funds for those affected by brain tumors. The event includes a bowling competition, social hour with food, silent auction, and costume contest. To register and for more information, visit Bowling for Brains.

Beer for the Boundary Waters

WHAT: Save the Boundary Waters Party & Fundraiser
WHERE: Surly Brewery, Mpls.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Enjoy music, appetizers, and some Surly beer for a good cause—protecting the Boundary Waters, one of Minnesota’s most-treasured natural wonders. Sign the traveling petition canoe, and learn more about the campaign to prevent mining on the edges of the Boundary Waters and along the waterways that flow into the Wilderness. For more information, visit Save the Boundary Waters.