Weekend Best Bets: March 18-20


Above the Prairie

WHAT: The Pines
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
Jam out with The Pines and special guests as the band plays through its newest album, Above the Prairie. With a keen attention to detail, The Pines blend celestial atmospheres with warm vocals and earthy acoustic instruments to create a sound all their own. Learn more about the concert at First Avenue.

240 Years of Music

WHAT: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Theater
Conceived, written, performed, and co-directed by Taylor Mac, this reportedly powerhouse multi-genre show is part of Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives, a series of performance and community dialogue. Check it out at the Guthrie Theater.


You Might Be a Redneck if…

WHAT: We’ve Been Thinking
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Orpheum Theatre
Join Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy as they reunite on the “We’ve Been Thinking” tour, bringing their brand of humor to Minneapolis. Both are known as lunch pail, regular-guy humorists with devoted followings. Come listen to an evening of all new material at the Orpheum Theatre.

It’s Getting Hot in Here

WHAT: Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile
WHEN: 9 a.m.
WHERE: Twin Cities in Motion
Jump into spring with the Hot Dash 5K or 10 mile run. Celebrate crossing the finish line with a free post-race beer, delicious Minnesota-themed snacks, and fire pits to warm your fingers and toes. Learn more about the race at Twin Cities In Motion.


This is My Fight Song

WHAT: Rachel Platten
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mill City Nights
Pop artist Rachel Platten visits the Twin Cities with special guests Eric Hutchinson and Hunter Hunted. Platten’s “Fight Song” is the latest earworm sweeping the radio, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Platten is currently touring the world, performing on television shows and dominating radio stations coast to coast. Learn more about the show at Mill City Nights.

Catch the Blues

WHAT: Janiva Magness
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Dakota Jazz Club
Join multi award-winning songwriter Janiva Magness in the release of her eleventh recording from Fathead Records, her very own label. The album is a collection of twelve original Blues, Americana, and Soul songs. Magness’ earthy, honest voice makes her one of the premier Blues and R&B singers in the world today. More information available at Dakota Jazz Club