Best Bets: March 10-15

Check out what the Twin Cities has in store this weekend: a rock and roll ballet, a wine and yoga event, a Brazilian superstar returns to Minnesota, and more
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Photo by Leo Aversa

Movie Night 

What: Screening of documentary Kinshasa Symphony
When: March 11, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Alliance Francaise, 227 Colfax Ave. N., Minneapolis

Kinshasa Symphony focuses on how one of the poorest countries in the world manages a symphony orchestra. The documentary is a celebration of music, the Congo, and the people of Kinshasa. 

A One-Man Event 

What: Penumbra Theatre’s Presentation of George Stevens Jr.’s Thurgood
When: Opens March 10, 7:30 p.m., performances through March 27
Where: Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul

Thurgood is a one-man show about the first Black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall. The play showcases Thurgood’s dedication to equality in every aspect of American life. 

A Reflective Piece 

What: Out There 2022: Big Dance Theater, The Mood Room
When: March 11-12, 8 p.m.
Where: Walker Art Center, McGuire Theatre, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The Mood Room by Guy de Cointet is a theatrical performance set in 1970s Los Angeles that deals with issues of class, privilege, and self-involvement. Through various uses of movement, film, and music, the piece explores how class and wealth changes the self. 

Let’s Go Shopping 

What: The Black Market
When: March 12, 2-7 p.m.
Where: The Lab, 767 Eustis St., St. Paul

This monthly event creates a unique shopping experience. Spend the day shopping this black-business marketplace for foods and goods while also celebrating art, history, community, and culture. 

In Need of Some R&R? 

What: Wine & Shine Yoga
When: March 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet, Hopkins

Start off the morning with a relaxing flow, followed by a curated wine tasting. Bring your own mat and a friend and kick off the weekend on the right foot! 

Another Brick in the Wall

What: Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet
When: March 12, 7:30 p.m.; March 13, 2 p.m.
Where: The Fitzgerald Theatre, 10 Exchange St. E., St. Paul

The Twin Cities Ballet is transforming Pink Floyd’s rock opera music into a captivating dance performance.

Sledding for a Cause 

What: Slumberland Furniture Bedrace for Bridging
When: March 12, 5 p.m.
Where: Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville

The contest includes four creatively dressed-up teams competing against each other through “bedracing” on Buck Hill as a fundraiser for the local housing non-profit organization Bridging.

Marisa Monte Returns 

What: Marisa Monte in concert
When: March 12, 8 p.m.
Where: State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 

Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte makes a long-awaited return to Minneapolis. The award-winning vocalist-composer’s sumptuous and adventurous take on Brazilian popular and traditional music has earned awards, including four Latin Grammys, the prestigious Tenco Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting, and seven Brazilian MTV Video Music Awards.

Heck of a Show  

What: Hadestown
When: Opens March 15, 7:30 p.m., runs through March 20
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Hadestown is a Grammy and Tony-award winning musical that re-envisions how the world could be today while combining two mythic tales to create a haunting and hopeful experience.

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