Weekend Best Bets: May 27-29

Friday

Relive the Glory Days

WHAT: Forever Young Prom
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: First Avenue
If your prom wasn’t the magical night you imagined, try again now that you’re older (and maybe wiser?) at First Ave’s prom-themed dance party. Bust out your old dresses and tuxes and they’ll blare songs from the ’90s and ’00s that you somehow still know all the words to. Semi-formal wear is not required, but is encouraged. Tickets are available online for $6 and $10 at the door. first-avenue.com

Soundset Starts Early

WHAT: Headshots (Lightning Blend) RSE20—Photographs by Dan Monick
Opening Night Reception
WHEN: 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: 2640 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis
Photographer Dan Monick and Rhymesayers Entertainment are presenting a pop-up exhibition of behind-the-scenes photos from Rhymesayers’ 20th anniversary show and never-before-seen classic pictures from film found this year. The event will kick off Soundset weekend in the Twin Cities (see below for more info). The pop-up exhibition will be open from May 27-30. mplsart.com


Saturday

Chicken-Fried Tunes

WHAT: Zac Brown Band
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Target Field
Zac Brown Band, known for twangy hits such as “Keep Me In Mind,” “Colder Weather,” and “Chicken Fried,” will make the city feel a little more country this Saturday at Target Field. Tickets are still available for the Minnesota leg of their  “Black Out The Sun Tour.” Drake White and the Big Fire will open. mlb.com

Dinosaurs Live On

WHAT: Dinosaurs at the Zoo
WHEN: Open daily May 28 through September 5
WHERE: Minnesota Zoo
This summer, bring your family to the Minnesota Zoo where dinosaurs roam. See 20 different kinds of dinosaurs, including a lifelike Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Allosaurus. You can even snap a selfie with a T-Rex (just watch out for the Dilophosaurus—he spits). mnzoo.org


Sunday

Music Festival Season Begins

WHAT: Soundset Festival
WHEN: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Minnesota State Fairgrounds—Midway
”‹Soundset, the largest summer music festival in the Twin Cities, is back with a lineup featuring 40+ music artists including local favorites such as Atmosphere, Lizzo, Future, and A$AP Rocky, to name a few. Soundset will also feature side events like the Familia Skateboard Showdown, the B-Boy and B-Girl Freestyle Showdown, an open mic section, and graffiti showcase. soundsetfestival.com

Trouble Afoot?

WHAT: Trouble In Mind
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Theater
Alice Childress’s 1955 play about racial stereotypes and prejudice within a theater production has been sweeping the Guthrie for the past few weeks. Called “by large measure the season’s best production” by the Star Tribune, be sure to see it before it leaves on June 5th. guthrietheater.org

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