Weekend Best Bets: March 7-March 9

What you need to do, see, hear, and experience this weekend

Friday, March 7

The Prosecutor, in the Law Library, with a Pipe

WHAT: Clue: A Murder Mystery in Mondale
WHERE: Pantages Theater, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
A group of students from the U of M Law School are the architects behind this twist on the classic board game. Enter the minds of young law students trying to get through the tumultuous process of final exams—and end up on the edge of your seat as the dark, even murderous consequences of their actions unravel. Learn more at hennepintheatretrust.org.

All Downhill

WHAT: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
WHERE: Stages Theater, Hopkins
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Alexander had a rough day. He woke up with gum in his hair, and things only got worse from there. An on-stage retelling of this classic children’s book by Judith Viorst will bring laughs for the whole family as Stages Theater celebrates its 30th anniversary. For ticket info, go to stagestheatre.org.

Saturday, March 8

A Chilly Crawl

WHAT: 50th & France Art Crawl
WHERE: W. 50th St. and France Ave., Edina
WHEN: 5 p.m.
Near the same location as the nationally recognized art fair held in June, this is a good chance to get your art fix a few months in advance. Walk down the rows of window displays by artists and students, and vote for your favorites. The creators will also be on-hand at these in-store displays to chat and answer questions. Learn more at 50thandfrance.com.


WHAT: Distilling Crime: Bootlegging, Corruption and the Minnesota Courts in the 1920s
WHERE: Landmark Center, St. Paul
WHEN:  9:30 a.m.
As part of a prohibition-themed series at the Landmark Center, this program will feature a talk by Paul Maccabee, author of John Dillinger Slept Here, and will follow with lawyer Tom Boyd’s discussion of the impact of prohibition from a legal perspective. For more information, go to landmarkcenter.org.

Sunday, March 9

Dinos Everywhere

WHAT: Ultimate Dinosaurs
WHERE: The Science Museum, St. Paul
WHEN: Regular museum hours (9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)
There is a dinosaur that existed called the Giganotosaurus. It’s bigger than a T-Rex. Yes, that name is real. A world of other previously unknown dino artifacts and varieties will be on display, for all ages starting this weekend. Learn more at smm.org.

Find Your Balance

WHAT: Body, Mind, Life Expo
WHERE: The Minneapolis Convention Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 a.m.
This event really covers all the bases when it comes to relaxation and comfort. Whether you’re looking for tips on vacation locations, home solutions, cooking, skincare, or to learn the Five Healthy Essentials for an improved life, this expo will have an expert on-hand. Learn more at 101expos.com.