Weekend Best Bets: March 11-13


The Darwinian Struggle

WHAT: The How and the Why
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Century Theatre
A thought-provoking and sharp new play, The How and the Why is where evolution and emotion collide. Written by playwright Sarah Treem, the story dives into the lives of two female scientists taking on the difficult choices many woman face. Learn more about the play at New Century Theatre.


WHAT: Unfiltered
WHEN: 12-5 p.m.
WHERE: Instinct Art Gallery
In celebration of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover, Instinct Gallery pairs international illustrator Sue Coe with local painter Nancy Robinson. The exhibition includes a video by the Guerrilla Girls that surveys their work over the past 30 years. Visit Instinct Gallery before it closes its doors on March 12th.


Got Luck?

WHAT: Get Lucky Half Marathon, 14K & 7K
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis
Take on a 7K or 14K in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Sport some green and treat yourself to a free glass of Finnegan’s at one of four Irish Pubs for the Get Lucky Post-Race Party. Pubs include Kieran’s Irish Pub, The Local, Cooper Pub, and The Liffey. More details at Get Lucky Half Marathon.

What If?

WHAT: If/Then
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Orpheum Theatre
If/Then is a contemporary musical about living in New York City. Created by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning creators of Next to Normal, If/Then follows the story of one woman’s possible life paths, asking the ever-fascinating question: What if? More information at Orpheum Theatre.


Let’s Get Down to Brass Tacks

WHAT: David Cross: Making America Great Again!
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fitzgerald Theater
Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross gets real (real funny) in his “Making America Great Again!” Stand Up Comedy Tour. In addition to being named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross has also has literary success with his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. More information and tickets available at the Fitzgerald Theater.


WHAT: Fall Out Boy
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Xcel Energy Center
Fall Out Boy continues its “Wintour Is Coming” tour. Since they broke out a decade ago, FOB has set the standard for catchy pop punk—you’ve probably hummed a couple of their tunes without knowing it, even if you’re not a fan. The set will include tracks from their sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho. Get your tickets at Xcel Energy Center