Weekend Best Bets: September 16-18

The most important whats, wheres, and whens going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Friday, September 16

Who’s your Daddies?

WHAT: Gear Daddies reunion show
WHERE: Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since these sweethearts of the Minneapolis alt-country scene went their anonymous ways. But as soon as they start singing the Zamboni song it’ll be like 1992 all over again—and who isn’t in favor of that? Learn more at finelinemusic.com

Friday, September 16

Shelby shocked

WHAT: The Rocky Horror Show-Live
WHERE: Lab Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Don Shelby stars as the narrator in this over-the-top remount of one of the most famously over-the-top musicals ever. Expect plenty of bawdy, lung-bursting musical set pieces, no shortage of cleavage, and the perfectly coiffed former newsman letting his hair down, big time. Learn more at rockyhorrorminneapolis.com

Saturday, September 17

Know when to Folds

WHAT: Ben Folds with the Minnesota Orchestra
WHERE: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
It’s the second go-round for this popular pairing—the piano-pounding master of melodic satire and the game orchestra backing his hits. Learn more at mnorch.org

Saturday, September 17

Love ever after?

WHAT: The Pride
WHERE: Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Clarence Wethern (one of Minnesota Monthly’s recent “Artists We Love”) stars in this story of an unusual love triangle, set partly in the repressive 1950s, when one man can’t come out of the closet, and partly today, when the intoxication of freedom creates its own conflicts. Learn more at pillsburyhousetheatre.org

Sunday, September 18

The bard is back

WHAT: Much Ado About Nothing
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Joe Dowling directs—and Peter Michael Goetz barks (yes, barks)—in this merry take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, featuring double-crossing connivers, music, and dancing, a.k.a. the Guthrie at its best. Learn more at guthrietheater.org

Sunday, September 18

Wine about fall

WHAT: Harvest Celebration
WHERE: Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m.
It’s time to bring in the grapes at the boutique Cannon River Winery, and everyone is invited to help for a few hours, with complimentary wine tasting, a meal, and lawn games for the kids as your reward—not the mention the ability to say, “I made that,” when this year’s vintage comes out. Learn more at cannonriverwinery.com