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Things to do this week: Car shows, April Fool’s Day pillow fight, theater performances, a record show, and more 

Cool Vehicles

What: Twin Cities Auto Show
When: March 31-April 8, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis

This year’s auto show will feature a wide range of new and innovative cars from various manufacturers for car enthusiasts to test drive. Also included are special exhibits, interactive displays, and opportunities to meet with industry experts and ask questions about the latest automotive trends and technologies.

Celebration of Foolishness

What: April Fool’s Pillow Fight
When: April 1, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Oxbow Hotel, 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Dress in your favorite costume, grab a pillow, and get ready for an epic battle against others in this annual light-hearted citywide event. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

The Record Show

Vintage Vinyl

What: The Record Show
When: April 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

The largest and longest running record show in Minnesota, this event offers dozens of tables of vinyl and vintage rock T-shirts and music-related goodies.

Revved Up

What: Gopher State Timing Association Rod and Custom Spectacular
When: April 1-2
Where: State Fair Coliseum, 1784 Judson Ave., Falcon Heights

This car showcase features a diverse range of classic and custom cars, hot rods, and other unique vehicles on display. Admire the beautifully restored and modified vehicles and participate in various activities and competitions, such as burnout contests, engine revving competitions, and car races.

Modernized Myth

What: “Eurydice”
When: Through April 2
Where: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis

“Eurydice” is Sarah Ruhl’s modern interpretation of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus, the god of music. This short play will tell the tale through the eyes of the heroine, Eurydice, as she journeys to the underworld to reunite with her father.  

“Gazing Into the Full Moon Night”

Artistic Memories

What“Hyper Memory” art exhibit
When: Through April 7
Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington​

This new art exhibit combines technological and handmade methods to explore memory and perception. Enjoy works from artists Roshan Ganu, Chris Rackley, and John Swartwout.

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

A Musk-See

What: “Smelling Elon’s Musk”
When: Through 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.

“The Prom” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres


What: “The Prom”
When: Through June 10
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen

This feel-good Tony-nominated performance for Best Musical and winner of Best Musical Score offers laughs, love, and plenty of sparkle complete with an abundant meal for dinner and a show in one spot.