Best Bets: May 8-14

Things to do this week around the Twin Cities: a spring craft show, Twangfest, Bright Eyes, and more

Blast From the Past

What: Five Fifths of Back to the Future
Monday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The Minnesota Fringe’s annual fundraiser brings dance, theater, improv, puppetry, and more to the Cowles Center. There will also be a “Back to the Future”-style DeLorean.

Bright Eyes plays at First Ave
Bright Eyes plays at First Ave

Courtesy of First Avenue

And Bushy Tailed

What: Bright Eyes at First Ave
Thursday, May 11, 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)
Where: First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis

The indie rock band headed up by Conor Oberst—perhaps more influential (Lorde, Phoebe Bridgers, Mac Miller) than it is well known—tours its Companions project and hits up First Ave this week.

Specially Crafted

What: No Coast Craft-o-Rama Spring Show
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

Take in live music and partake in a crafty shopping spree at the south Minneapolis food hall.

Old Town Road

What: Twangfest
Saturday, May 13, 3-10 p.m.
Where: Palmer’s Bar, 500 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis

Old-school country, Nashville pop, honky-tonk, and other twangy genres converge at Palmer’s Bar, featuring the John Magnuson Trio, Molly Maher, the Good Time Gals, Doug Collins and the Receptionists, and other local artists.

Plants and Eggrolls

What: Food Trucks at the Garden Center: Eggroll Queen
Sunday, May 14, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Bloomington Garden Center & Landscape Co., 9407 Old Cedar Ave. S., Bloomington

Planting season is underway. At the Bloomington Garden Center, Eggroll Queen rolls in with food to brighten your perusal.