Best Bets: March 17-21

Coming up in the Twin Cities: St. Patrick’s Day fun, lots of live music, a popular musical, and more
Animal Collective
Animal Collective

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Luck O’ the Irish

What: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Thursday, March 17; noon-1:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown St. Paul

Break out your best green gear and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the annual parade. The route will run along Fifth Street between Rice Park and Mears Park.

Post-Parade Party

What: Ballpark Hooley
When: Thursday, March 17; 12:30-4 p.m.
Where: CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St., St. Paul

To keep the St. Patty’s festivities going, Guinness will present an Irish celebration immediately after the St. Paul parade. The party at CHS Field will include live music, Irish dancers, beer specials, and more.

Indie Pop Icons

What: Clairo with Arlo Parks
When: Friday, March 18; 7 p.m.
Where: The Fillmore, 525 N. Fifth St., Minneapolis

Following the release of her sophomore album, Sling, Clairo will perform at the Fillmore in Minneapolis. Breakout alternative artist and two-time Grammy nominee Arlo Parks will open the show.

Reggae Legend

What: Stephen Marley Acoustic Soul
When: Saturday, March 19; 8 p.m.
Where: The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

Stephen Marley, the Grammy-winning reggae artist and son of Bob Marley, will return to the Cabooze in Minneapolis for an acoustic performance.

A Classical Concert

What: Kronos Quartet: Fifty for the Future
When: Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20; 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul

After an 11-year hiatus, the Kronos Quartet returns to the stage with their Fifty for the Future project, composed of 50 new works. Presented by the Walker Art Center, the group will perform two programs from the project, featuring scores by locally and internationally known composers.

Environmental Art

What: Scaffold: A Project Space Exhibition
When: Opening reception Saturday, March 19; 7-9 p.m.
Where: Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis

Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents Betsy Ruth Byers’ new exhibition, Scaffold, a multi-media and multi-sensory representation of Byers’ experiences with glaciers and issues related to climate change. The exhibition will run through May 7.

Musical Mythology

What: Hadestown
When: Various performances through Sunday, March 20
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

This Tony- and Grammy-winning musical tells two mythical love stories: that of Orpheus and Eurydice, and of King Hades and Persephone.

Comeback Tour

What: Animal Collective
When:
Monday, March 21; 8 p.m.
Where: 
First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis

After the success of their recent comeback album, Time Skiffs, experimental indie group Animal Collective will make their way to First Avenue in Minneapolis.

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