Weekend Best Bets: May 13-15

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities


Matter of Perspective

WHAT: Sip-N-Sketch with Mary Esch
WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul
Join Twin Cities artist Mary Esch in creating three-dimensional images that pop off the page, using her “perspective machine” and pencil and paper to create 3-D wonders. Esch’s own work features unbelievably realistic perspectives, so seek inspiration from her skill (and enjoy optional drinks if you like). eventbrite.com

International Delight

WHAT: Zenon Dance Company Spring Season
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis
”‹Zenon Dance Company’s 33rd Spring Season will be celebrated amidst a flurry of excitement around choreographer Sam Kim. Returning to his native Minnesotan roots from New York City, this up-and-coming director has created an exhibition filled with eclectic playfulness, pointed precision, and a dynamic troupe. The show impressed during the company’s three-week residency in France and two-week stay in Cuba, and is sure to do the same back at home. thecowlescenter.org


Run for Life

WHAT: Be The Match Walk + Run
WHEN: 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Lake Harriet, Minneapolis
Support an organization fighting against blood cancer by walking or running your way through a 1K or 5K race. Start the weekend by adding your name to Be the Match’s life-saving registry, raising money for a great cause, and getting your workout in. bethematchfoundation.org

Art Explorations

WHAT: Wind Grove Mind Alone: Devendra Banhart & Friends
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Alt-folk/indie-rock artist Devendra Banhart will spend two days unfolding and combining her many musical trends and cultural influences. The second day of the art/music fusion, held on Saturday, will feature Banhart’s full touring band, Brazilian singer Rodrigo Amarante, L.A. duo Hecuba, and minimalist musician Harold Budd. walkerart.org


I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

WHAT: Minnesota Opera: The Shining
WHEN: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul
Stephen King’s classic story concludes Minnesota Opera’s 2015-16 season. An alcoholic writer controlled by a ghostly presence, a tortured wife agonized by her husband’s madness, and a psychic son who can see spirits go to a secluded lodge, leading the family vacation to quickly unravel into a horror story. Catch the final performance before the stage goes dark. mnopera.org

Hunk of Burnin’ Love

WHAT: Minnesota Monthly GrillFest
WHEN: 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: CHS Field, St. Paul
On its fifth year of bloody deliciousness, GrillFest is back this weekend with your favorite BBQ foods, the best grills, and the most innovative recipes. Spend the afternoon sampling, sizzling, and scoring deals on grills and outdoor cooking products. minnesotamonthly.com