Best Bets: April 8-14

Things to do this week around the Twin Cities: an art crawl in St. Paul, ballet performances, a bock fest, a geeky craft fair, and more
Chef Takeover at Tullibee for Eid
Chef Takeover at Tullibee for Eid

Courtesy of Tullibee

Tullibee Takeover

What: Chef Takeover at Tullibee for Eid
When: April 10 and 11, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Tullibee, 300 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

Palestinian chef Aref Zalatimo, of Tullibee, hosts two Eid al-Fitr dinners featuring “elevated Middle Eastern flavors that highlight the depth of Levantine cuisine,” according to the press release. “Expect a meal filled with traditional old-world flavors comprised in modern-day dishes “—such as tuna kibbeh, cinnamon-grilled lamb kefta, and stuffed eggplant.

St. Crawl

What: St. Paul Art Crawl
When: April 12-14, 5-9 p.m.
Where: St. Paul Art Collective, 316 Broadway St., St. Paul

The St. Paul Art Collective is hosting art crawls for spring this month, starting this weekend. More than 40 galleries and group art spaces showcase the works of over 350 artists across media. There are also free dance performances and open-level workshops.

Dancers of the Oakland Ballet Company perform at the Dancing Moons Festival at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, California in 2022.

John Hefti Press

Ascendent Asian Ballet

What: ‘10,000 Dreams: A Celebration of Asian Choreography’
When: April 12-13
Where: Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

This program of Asian and Asian American choreography features The Washington Ballet, BalletMet, and Oakland Ballet Company working collaboratively to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Singaporean choreographer Choo San Goh (1948-1987), plus works by BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang—the first Asian Artistic Director for a major American ballet company, Phil Chan and Caili Quan for Oakland Ballet Company, and the Minnesota debut of choreographer Brett Ishida.

Around the Bock

What: Bock Party at Omni Brewery & Taproom
When: April 13, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Omni Brewrey & Taproom, 9462 Deerwood Lane N., Osseo

All-day live music, several new bock beers, a mixed cocktail, wine, brats, and beer poking should make this a killer bock festival.

Scaled Up

What: Minnesota Reptile Show
When: April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 2020 American Blvd. E., Bloomington

About 45 vendors are expected to show for this expo of all things creepy, crawly, and reptilian.

Geek Out

What: Geeky Craft Fair at Boom Island Brewing
When: April 14, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Boom Island Brewing Co., 5937 Baker Rd., Minnetonka

Fans converge to show off their geeky crafts at Boom Island Brewing. In the market for candles, tumblers, purses, or other handy items? More than a dozen artisans are expected to show off their nerdiest wares.