Weekend Best Bets: May 6-8

Your guide to a stellar weekend.

Friday, May 6

Faith and science

WHAT: The Anatomy of Gray
WHERE: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Not to be confused with Grey’s Anatomy, this is an Our Town–like story, set in the South in the 1800s. When a woman prays for a healer, she gets Dr. Galen Gray, who arrives in a balloon, heals the sick, and faints at the sight of blood. It’s a comedy and a fable about faith and science, death and redemption. Learn more at theatreintheround.org

Friday, May 6

Here’s to TU

WHAT: TU Dance
WHERE: Ordway Center, St. Paul
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
The critically acclaimed local troupe TU Dance makes its Ordway debut with a new work, “With Love,” and many of its luscious, physical favorites. Learn more at ordway.org.

Saturday, May 7

Wearable art

WHAT: Jewelry Mart
WHERE: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
WHEN: 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Walker’s latest artist-designed jewelry sale may be the perfect place to snag a Mother’s Day gift at the last minute. Learn more at walkerart.org

Saturday, May 7

A fiesta grande

WHAT: Cinco de Mayo
WHERE: District del Sol, West St. Paul
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you’re looking for a Cinco de Mayo party, go to the heart of the action, in West St. Paul’s colorful District del Sol neighborhood. There’s a parade, salsa tasting contest, lowrider car show, and, of course, plenty of food, crafts, and music. Learn more at districtdelsol.com

Sunday, May 8

Mom music

WHAT: Mother’s Day Brunch
WHERE: Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
The jazzy mother-daughter duo Jeanne Arland and Patty Peterson serenades during this three-course brunch of fruits, cheeses, crepes, ham, chicken and waffles, and more. Come back for Judy Collins’s show in the evening. Learn more at dakotacooks.com

Sunday, May 8

Flowers for mom

WHAT: Hot House: Flowers After the Frost
WHERE: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From Warhol to Mondrian to Mapplethorpe, this exhibition of art about blossoms through the ages brings spring into the museum. Learn more at artsmia.org
 

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