Weekend Best Bets: April 8-10

Get out, enjoy the warm weather, and take in one or all of these great events.

Friday, April 8

Love vs. faith

WHAT: Next Fall
WHERE: Jungle Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
An atheist and Christian fundamentalist meet-cute, fall in love, and yet, when tragedy strikes, can they find the common values to carry on? With direction by Joel Sass and a top cast featuring Ivey Award-winner Garry Geiken, Stephen Yoakam, and Sasha Andreev, it’s a comedy about big questions. Learn more at jungletheater.com

Friday, April 8

Dancing on the ceiling

WHAT: Flying Foot Forum’s Heaven
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Longtime local choreographer Joe Chvala uses dance and the music of Suburbs founder Chan Poling, blending pop, rap, rock, opera, and traditional Balkan styles, to sketch the redemption and hope found in the travels of a wartime photographer through Bosnia. This is your last weekend to catch it! Learn more at guthrietheater.org

Saturday, April 9

Buying local

WHERE: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than a local art mart, this showcase of all things crafty and regional offers a chance to meet the artists and even try your hand at seed art or knitting. Live bluegrass will set the DIY tone. Learn more at walkerart.org

Saturday, April 9

Long on values

WHAT: Larry Long and friends
WHERE: Loring Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Larry Long, a singer-songwriter in the old tradition, recording for Smithsonian Folkways, was the only Minnesotan invited to help Pete Seeger celebrate his 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden. Now he’s releasing his latest album, celebrating Minnesota’s new immigrants, joined by a range of gospel and jazz musicians, including Robert Robinson and JD Steele. Learn more at loringtheater.com

Sunday, April 10

Broadway meets gospel

WHAT: Greta Oglesby sings solo
WHERE: Capri Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Actress and singer Greta Oglesby earned local-legend status in the Guthrie production of Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change a few years back. Now she’s performing a couple of rare solo shows, blending gospel classics, Broadway show tunes, and, of course, a reprisal of Caroline material as the latest in the Capri’s terrific Legends series. Learn more at pcyc-mpls.org

Sunday, April 10

Stretch the legs

WHAT: Silverwood Park
WHERE: St. Anthony
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The newest local park has a unique focus on art and the environment, with an art gallery and weekend art-making activities in its tranquil visitor center. Hit the trails or drop in to see what’s being created. Learn more at threeriversparks.org/parks/silverwood-park.aspx