Weekend Best Bets: March 9-11

This weekend around the Twin Cities, celebrate International Women’s Day, get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day, and choose which show you want to see performed by the St. Paul Ballet

Friday, March 9

Choose Your Own Ballet

What: St. Paul Ballet 5th Anniversary
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
The St. Paul Ballet celebrates its fifth anniversary with two nights (March 9 and 10) packed with three audience-favorite shows, featuring Bella Luna, a one-act story of love and tragedy, and Locked Key, about the cyclical nature of human psychology. The audience chooses the third piece via online voting. Learn more.

Oh, Lucy!

What: Oh Lucy!
When: Various showtimes
Where: Landmark’s Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
For one week, this indie award-winning film stops at Uptown Theatre, about a disaffected woman in Tokyo whose English instructor gives her an American alter-ego, Lucy, that winds up curing her ennui and inspiring her to take off to southern California in romantic pursuit. Learn more.

”‹Saturday, March 10

A New Look for Women’s Day

What: International Women’s Day Pop-Up Weekend
When: Noon-6 p.m.
Where: My Sister, 1616 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
My Sister, the clothing store for women, celebrates International Women’s Day by launching a new collection, opening its retail shop for a three-day weekend shopping spree. The clothing line became known for its T-shirts against sex trafficking earlier this year. Proceeds benefit non-profit women’s organizations. Learn more.

Jack Black Meets Andrew Lloyd Webber

What: School of Rock
When: 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
The Andrew Lloyd Webber-adapted stage version of the 2003 film comes to Minneapolis. You might not think to combine Webber’s epic, Phantom of the Opera-penning skills with Jack Black’s arch, frenetic energy, and yet the Broadway show has racked up critical plaudits. Take in this warm, comedic story once again. Learn more.

Sunday, March 11

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party

What: Kickin’ It Irish Matinee
When: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul
Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day: This show of Irish dance and live music features Dublin native and original Riverdancer Cormac O’Sé among 20 top-tier local and national dancers, plus an international six-piece band. Celtic Junction was voted “Best North American Irish American Center,” so they don’t mess around. Learn more.

Tattoos and Fine Arts

What: Local Inspiration Art Exposition
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: The Tattooed Lady, 12626 Fremont Ave., Zimmerman
Forty-five minutes northwest of the Cities, fine-arts tattoo shop The Tattooed Lady holds an expo of some its pupils’ best works, with a Saturday flash sale on custom tattoos, and on Sunday, refreshments, prizes, and the reveal of a new art show in the space’s gallery, along with a viewers’ choice award. Learn more.