Weekend Best Bets: March 25-27

What to do, see, and attend this weekend.

To Wits

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

WHAT – Patton Oswalt on Wits
WHERE – Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
WHEN – 8 p.m.
Comedian, voice artist (star of Ratatouille), and now author Patton Oswalt joins Grant Lee Phillips along with hosts John Moe and John Munson for Minnesota Public Radio’s popular Wits program. fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org

Who’s the Man?

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

WHATArms and the Man
WHERE – Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN – 7:30 p.m.
Peter Michael Goetz returns with local comedic favorites Jim Lichtscheidl, Summer Hagen, and Kate Eifrig joining the cast of this wry romantic comedy set in 19th-century wartime by George Bernard Shaw. guthrietheater.org

Food Fight

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

WHAT – Minnesota Monthly Third Annual Local Chef Challenge
WHERE – Best Buy® Rotunda at Mall of America®
WHEN- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eight local chefs will compete in elimination heats, advancing until there are only two chefs remaining for Sunday’s final duel—where one chef will walk away with bragging rights and $10,000.  +Learn more

The Hilarious Truth, from Puppets

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

WHATAvenue Q
WHERE – Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis
WHEN – 7:30 p.m.
The first Minnesota production of this blockbuster Broadway show offers a brash, bawdy, and ultimately real take on life from not-so-real Sesame Street-like puppets. mixedblood.com

Are You Looking at Me?

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

WHAT – Inside Out: The Self Portrait Show
WHERE – Hennes Art Company, Minneapolis
WHEN – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The first show to feature self-portraits by exclusively local artists includes very disparate takes on self-reflection from Sean Smuda, Michael Kareken, Jennifer Davis, Beth Parkhill, and many more of the Twin Cities’ finest. hennesart.com

Spring in Bloom

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

WHAT – Macy’s annual Flower Show
WHERE – Downtown Macy’s, Minneapolis
WHEN – Store hours: 12 to 6 p.m.
Macy’s annual Flower Show, designed with Bachman’s, brings the lush, sweet smells of spring to the eighth-floor auditorium. This year’s theme, Towers of Flowers, literally fills the massive space to the ceiling with a gorgeous fantasyland of flowers and gardens. macys.com

Aliens Gone…Asian?

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

WHAT – Mu Theater’s Little Shop of Horrors
WHERE – Ritz Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN – 2 p.m.
The cheeky musical classic of love, murder, and aliens gets a new twist in Mu Theater’s production: an exclusively Asian-American cast, starring the Twin Cities’ current “it” actor Randy Reyes as the unwitting florist. muperformingarts.org

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