Weekend Best Bets: October 14-16

Movies, art, theatre, and more: all on your to-do list for this weekend

Friday, October 14

Let’s talk about love

WHAT: Before Sunset
WHERE: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Part of the Walker’s Richard Linklater festival, this sequel to his romantic classic Before Sunrise does the unexpected, completing the original and taking it a step further with Linklater’s patented philosophical romantic-comedy. Plus, Delpy and Hawke at their sexy best. Learn more at walkerart.org

Friday, October 14

Rich romance

WHAT: The Reluctant Debutante
WHERE: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
The glamorous debutante scene is sent up in this British romantic comedy about a debuting daughter whose parents are searching for the perfect husband for her, even as she checks out a dashing cad. Learn more at theatreintheround.org

Saturday, October 15

Art preview

WHAT: Central Corridor Roadside Attraction Tour
WHERE: Central Corridor, St. Paul
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bicycle along the Central Corridor (University Avenue) light-rail route in progress to learn about the public art slated to debut alongside it. Artists like Wing Young Huie will be on hand at multiple stops to talk about the plans. Learn more at fantastic-futures.org

Saturday, October 15

Guys and gals noir

WHAT: Scarlet Woman
WHERE: Gremlin Theater, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 p.m.
A film-noir thriller taken to the stage, featuring two actresses, 12 characters, one femme fatale, and several very dead bodies. Learn more at sunsetgunproductions.com

Sunday, October 16

The year that rocked the world

WHAT: “1968: The exhibit”
WHERE: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
WHEN: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Assassinations, protests, great music, and Minnesota right in the middle of it all. Relive the year that changed everything through such artifacts as a space capsule and Huey helicopter. Learn more at minnesotahistorycenter.org

Sunday, October 16

Love, Scando style

WHAT: Happy Happy
WHERE: Uptown Theatre, Minneapolis
WHEN: Times vary
Norway’s entry in last year’s Best Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars, this comedy follows the vivacious Kaja, an eternal optimist despite living with a deadbeat. When the seemingly perfect couple move in next door, everyone’s thrown for a loop. Learn more at landmarktheatres.com