Best Bets: April 17-23

Things to do this week include a family festival pop-up, outdoor live music, ”Hamlet,” and more
Lizzy McAlpine


Five Seconds Flat

What: Lizzy McAlpine: The End of The Movie Tour
When: April 19, 7 p.m.
Where: First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis

Lizzy McAlpine, a rising singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, brings her soothing indie-folk melodies to First Avenue. Experience her second studio album, “Five Seconds Flat,” at this iconic venue.

Family Fun

What: Flint Hills Family Festival Pop-Up
When: April 21, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

Unleash your creative spirit at this event with balloon artist David Olson, live performances by Jarrelle Barton and Afrocontigbo, and engaging crafts activities for children assisted by The Art Buddies.

@Disney via Minnesota Orchestra

Galactic Symphony

What: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in concert
When: April 21-23
Where: Minnesota Orchestra, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Experience the epic adventure of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with a live performance of John Williams’ iconic score accompanying a screening of the film. Immerse yourself in the action and emotion of this blockbuster hit with the power of a full symphony orchestra.

Get Arty

What: Sing N Paint
When: April 22, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

Sing your favorite song, share your poetry, dance, and paint your stress away during this two-hour, family-friendly event in the central court.

Jam Out

What: Spring Jam
When: April 22
Where: University of Minnesota parking lot 37, 1811 Fifth St. SE, Minneapolis

This outdoor event brings live music, carnival rides, food, and fun to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Live performances include Eem Triplin, Kailee Morgue, Kat & Alex, Durry, and Dot.

Celebrating 60

What: “Hamlet”
When: Through May 21
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis

In honor of the Guthrie Theater’s 60th anniversary, William Shakespeare’s famed tragedy “Hamlet” will hit the stage This sweeping tale of love, madness, and grief is as thrilling as it is heart-wrenching.

Union Depot Farmer’s Market

Farm to Table 

What: Farmer’s Market  
When: Every first Wednesday through October 
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul 

Starting this week, the Union Depot Farmer’s Market will open, jam-packed with fresh produce, fresh meals from local vendors, and raffle-style games!  

“Smelling Elon’s Musk” at Dudley Riggs Theatre.

A Musk-See

What: “Smelling Elon’s Musk”
When: Feb. 24-May 20
Where: Dudley Riggs Theatre (formerly Brave New Workshop), 824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The gasp-inducing, eyebrow-raising Brave New Workshop troupe is back at again with this social satire about Twitter/Tesla owner Elon Musk and all the drama and damage he may cause as well as other billionaires with power.