Friday, May 23
WHAT: The Turn of the Screw
WHERE: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 p.m.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents this concert as part of its Benjamin Britten series celebrating the 20th-century composer’s greatest works. It’s the story of a governess caring for the children of a mysterious man; revel in the haunting music and sounds of a cast of soloists. Go to thespco.org to learn more.
WHAT: The Saved by the Bell Show
WHERE: Bryant-Lake Bowl
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Harken back to your teen days and make a dream come true as a member of the live audience for Saved by the Bell. Join the gang from Bayside as they learn important life lessons, such as what to do when you break an Elvis statue. The show features a special appearance by Patrick O’Brien, the original Mr. Dewey. For ticket info, go to bryantlakebowl.com.
Saturday, May 24
Cycling for Cider
WHAT: Bike Cider Pub Crawl
WHERE: Town Hall Brewery, Mpls.
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Revel in the final days of Minneapolis Cider Week by riding your bike between the three Town Hall Brewery locations and Sociable Cider’s taproom to get your cider fix. The first few to finish the tour will receive a prize. Go to townhallbrewery.com to learn more.
A Warful Weekend
WHAT: Opening weekend at Fort Snelling
WHERE: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
WHEN: 10 a.m.
Explore Minnesota’s historical past while honoring those who have served. Fort Snelling’s opening weekend features a living walk-through military timeline, as well as large-scale demonstrations throughout the day. There will be special tours focusing on Minnesota’s African American history. Go to historicfortsnelling.org for more information.
Sunday, May 25
WHAT: SoundSet 2014
WHERE: Canterbury Park, Shakopee
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Summer kicks off at Canturbury Park, with one of the area’s biggest music festivals of the season. This year’s hip-hop-extravaganza features Wiz Khalifa, Atmosphere, Nas, 2 Chainz, and several more for a warm-weather outdoor groove. Go to soundsetfestival.com to purchase.
WHERE: Jungle Theater, Mpls.
WHEN: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
This is the last call to see Detroit at the Jungle Theater. Watch a comedy that pokes fun at middle-class life and see the world through the eyes of two very different couples—it’ll put a whole new spin on your Memorial Day barbecue with the neighbors. Read the review by Minnesota Monthly’s Quinton Skinner; go to jungletheater.com for ticket information.