Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 13-15

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, January 13

Curtain Opens on Arthur Miller

What: A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis
Opening at Theatre in the Round on Friday and closing the start of February, A View from the Bridge looks at Italian-American immigrants in New York City as they straddle the gap between the old country and the new. theatreintheround.org

Concoct Kombucha

What: Kombucha Tea Brewing and You
When: 6­–7 p.m.
Where: Northern Brewer, 1150 Grand Ave., St. Paul
Kombucha is full of probiotics and supposedly boosts the immune system, but how’s it made? Take a free class at homebrewing supply company Northern Brewer and discover how to use symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) to make your own trendy soft drink alternative. minneapolis.eventful.com

Saturday, January 14


What: “Spark” Opening Reception
When: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Showroom, 612 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
Artist Emily Schadow looks at America’s fraught history and its (recently) surprising present through the Instagram-filtered, hashtagged lens of the modern, millennial milieu—an image-crazy, pop-saturated milieu that contrasts a little depressingly with the political questions we face today. showroommpls.com

Two Things Certain: Art and Taxes

What: “Count Backwards from 10: 2017–2007” Opening Reception
When: 6–10 p.m.
Where: The Gallery @ Fox Tax
Fox Tax is moving, making this art show its final in the tax planning business’s front-office gallery. The retrospective looks at 20 artists who contributed to the gallery’s ten-year life, including Jennifer Davis with her animal portraits, Gregory Euclide with his fey nature paintings, and DC Ice with his haunting, fairytale-esque illustrations. Fox Tax will announce future projects at the reception. foxtaxservice.com

Sunday, January 15

Those Who Do Not Learn History…

What: Eugene McCarthy and the 1968 Presidential Election
When: 10 a.m.­–4 p.m.
Where: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
The 2016 election cycle has drawn comparisons to Senator Eugene McCarthy’s campaign race against Democratic incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson. At the James J. Hill House, peruse records of the 1968 campaign—from personal documents to political cartoons to literature from the campaign trail. mnhs.org

Music for MLK Day

What: MLK Celebration: Ashley DuBose and Greg Grease
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
The Voice contestant Ashley DuBose pairs her neo-soul sound with Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease’s funky talents, both of them coming off a high 2016 of record releases (Grease’s EP, AstralBeat Theories 3, and DuBose’s full-length, Be You) and guest features. To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., they fill the Icehouse with R&B. icehousempls.com