Weekend Best Bets: April 22-24

Friday, April 22

Jersey on our shores

WHAT: Jersey Boys
WHERE: Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
The story of the Four Seasons, in words and song (“Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry”), was recent hit on Broadway, winning a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and a 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It was a hit here, too, when it first came around. Now, the boys are back. Learn more at hennepintheatretrust.org

Friday, April 22

Choir of angels

WHAT: Scala & Kalancy Brothers
WHERE: First Avenue, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Never mind the hard-bitten rock venue. And never mind the name: these Brothers are girls, an all-girls choir, in fact, from Belgium. They sing beautifully, though they take their musical cues from pop music, rearranging hits from Björk, U2, and the like. Learn more at first-avenue.com

Saturday, April 23

Deadly aunts

WHAT: Arsenic and Old Lace
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sally Wingert stars in this classic screwball comedy about a couple of Kevorkianesque old aunts who have a deadly secret in the basement. Broadway vet Kristine Nielsen joins her. Learn more at guthrietheater.org

Saturday, April 23

The Afrobeat goes on

WHAT: Tony Allen
WHERE: The Cedar, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
As the percussionist for Fela Kuti in the 1970s, Tony Allen created the beat behind Afrobeat. He’s still got the chops, fronting a nine-piece band. Learn more at thecedar.org

Sunday, April 24

Soul music

WHAT: A gospel brunch
WHERE: Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
Gospel singer Sam Butler serenades during this three-course brunch of fruits, cheeses, crepes, ham, chicken, waffles, and more. Learn more at dakotacooks.com

Sunday, April 24

The King lives

WHAT: I Wish You Love
WHERE: Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul
WHEN: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
With many shows already sold out, now is your chance to catch Penumbra’s musical portrait of Nat “King” Cole, the dapper dude whose gentle jazz and blues in the 1950s belied strong convictions as the battle over civil rights raged. Learn more at penumbratheatre.org

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