Weekend Best Bets: April 8-10

Friday

Inspired Walker Showcase

WHAT: “Less Than One”
WHEN: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Walker Art Center
Less Than One is an international, multigenerational group show that offers in-depth presentations of work from the 1960s to the present by 16 artists central to Walker’s collection. A few of the showcase’s major acquisitions are on view for the first time including Ericka Beckman’s You The Better, Film Installation (1983/2015), Adrian Piper’s The Mythic Being: Sol’s Drawing #1–5 (1974), and Renée Green’s Bequest (1991). Learn more about the exhibition at Walker Art.

Snuggle Up With the Classics

WHAT: Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Orchestra Hall
For one special weekend, Orchestra Hall will become a movie palace. Fall back in love with the classic musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein: South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, State Fair, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma. Information available at Minnesota Orchestra.


Saturday

Calling All Gopher Fans

WHAT: Goldy’s Run 2016
WHEN: 12 p.m.
WHERE: TCF Bank Stadium
Embark upon a 5K or 10 mile run, 10 mile relay race, or Goldy’s Gallop Kids Run. The run benefits the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. All participants receive a finisher’s medallion and a performance t-shirt. Get more information at Goldy’s Run.

The Invisible Best Friend

WHAT: Harvey
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Theater
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harvey is a comedy for the whole family that follows Elwood P. Dowd about town with his best friend, a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit named … you know his name. Learn more about the production at the Guthrie Theater.


Sunday

Get Your Craft On

WHAT: Minnesota 2016 Spring Festival
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Canterbury Park
The Spring Festival displays hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters. The show consistently ranks in the top 100 in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. Stage entertainment, hourly gift certificate winners, and plenty of food and drink. Start planning your weekend at Minnesota 2016 Spring Festival.

Little Folksinger

WHAT: Ani DiFranco
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
With special guest Chastity Brown, Ani DiFranco, also known as the “Little Folksinger,” is a singer, songwriter, activist, and independent entrepreneur. DiFranco has had quite the year—winning the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Artistic Achievement award, as well as earning her first honorary doctorate from University of Winnipeg. More on the show at First Avenue.

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