Weekend Best Bets: March 25-27


See You Tonight

WHAT: Scotty McCreery
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
The 2011 winner of American Idol, Scotty McCreery is one of country’s hottest new stars. McCreery has sold nearly 2.5 million albums, achieved three Platinum-certified singles and two Top Ten hits, and toured with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry. Learn more about McCreery and his tour at Scotty McCreery.  

Special David Bowie Tribute

WHAT: Sound + Vision: Transmission’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
Join TRANSMISSION and DJ Jake Rudh honoring the late David Bowie with a night of tribute. Now in its 15th year, TRANSMISSION is an event for lovers of music, showcasing the new, the British, the punk, the post-punk, electro, and everything in between. For more information, visit First Avenue.


Hear Them Roar

WHAT: Judah and the Lion
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Varsity Theater
A band that combines the twang of fold, the best of hip-hop, the punch of rock n’ roll, and the funk of pop, Judah and the Lion isn’t weighed down by a single genre. Judah and the Lion’s debut album “Kids These Days” climbed to Number 4 on the Billboard Folk Chart. Their latest album “Folk Hop N Roll” is unlike anything else in modern music. Get to know the band at Judah and the Lion.

Delayed Reaction

WHAT: Soul Asylum
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
A band that’s been around since the 1980s, Soul Asylum originated when three friends from Minneapolis decided to form a band. Through numerous lineup changes, the band’s heart and soul remain intact. After taking a six-year break, Soul Asylum’s latest album “Delayed Reaction” was certainly worth the wait. More information at First Avenue.


An Irish Jig

WHAT: Riverdance
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: State Theatre
”‹Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour propels Irish dancing and music into the present day. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty, and directed by John McColgan, the tour celebrates a sold-out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia, now embarking on a coast-to-coast tour in North America. Marking the show’s return after a four-year absence, this production features new costumes, lighting, and a new number, “Anna Livia.” Learn more at Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Russian Realism

WHAT: Masterpieces of the 20th Century: Russian Realist Tradition
WHEN: 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: The Museum of Russian Art
Explore Russian masterpieces as The Museum of Russian Art brings together 60 incredible works by prominent Soviet artists of the post-WWII period. The Soviets approached realism in art with a different approach that the rest of the world, focusing on everyday subjects and themes aimed to educate, uplift, or indoctrinate the masses. Visit The Museum of Russian Art for more information.