Weekend Best Bets: April 25-April 27

What you need to see, do, hear, and experience this weekend

Friday, April 25

Galleries Galore

WHAT: St. Paul Art Crawl
WHERE: St. Paul
WHEN: 6 p.m.
St. Paul art isn’t limited to the Lowertown lofts, and the St. Paul Art Collective’s semi-annual Art Crawl is here to prove it. Now in its 23rd year, the Crawl will take you from Lowertown to the East Side, from downtown to Midway. So cruise the streets of the capital city, take in some spring sunshine, and start hunting for that perfect statement piece, whether it’s an oversized oil painting or a simple figure drawing. Go to stpaulartcrawl.org for more information.

Freaky Friday

WHAT: Young and Innocent
WHERE: The Trylon Microcinema, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
The Trylon’s annual Hitchcock festival (it’s a big deal; this year is its sixth) is the perfect opportunity to expand your cinematic diet beyond blockbusters and still work in a lot of intrigue and a little bit of eeriness. This 1937 film is jam-packed with suspense, beautiful women, and mysterious men—how can you go wrong? Head to take-up.org for a full festival schedule.

Saturday, April 26

Crazy for Color

WHAT: Run or Dye 5K
WHERE: Harriet Island, St. Paul
WHEN: 9 a.m.
This event gives new meaning to “killer sprints.” Register alone or with a team and get ready for a little color craziness as you stop at dye stations along the 5K route—by the end of the race, you’ll be your own unique canvas. The race benefits Our Saviour’s Community Services, an organization that helps build skills and fight homelessness among refugees and immigrants. To register, go to runordye.com.

Coming Up Roses

WHAT: Gypsy
WHERE: The Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, Bloomington
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
This saucy show is perfect for ushering in spring. Set in the1920s, Gypsy shows just how far stage moms will go to ensure fame and fortune for their children. Follow the complex “Mama Rose” (the Kris Jenner of the 1920’s set) as she raises her daughters to become the ultimate burlesque dancers. Ropes of pearls and flapper dresses not included with ticket purchase. For showtimes and more information, go to btacmn.org.

Sunday, April 27

Photo Finish

WHAT: Behind the Eye
WHERE: Park Square Theatre, St. Paul
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
Lee Miller was, to put it simply, everywhere. The Jill-of-all-trades was part of the most important scenes of the 20th century (think Vogue model in the 1920’s, Surrealist muse, and World War II photographer), and Behind the Eye gives a compelling glimpse into it all. Go to parksquaretheatre.org for ticket information.

Well-Crafted

WHAT: Bradstreet Crafthouse’s 5th Anniversary
WHERE: The Graves 601 Hotel, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Head downtown to celebrate the anniversary of one of the best hotel bars around. Three Bradstreet bartending alums will be there to lend current head bartender Jennifer Boutell a hand, and they’re going to be crafting serious cocktails using special tequila, vodka, and apricot eau de vie, all aged in-house. And since you can’t have a party without food, the culinary team is bringing out its best in cocktail-sized bites. For tickets, go to eventbrite.com.

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