Best Bets: May 22-28

Things to do around the Twin Cities this week: a sunny cabaret, ”Murder on the Orient Express,” and more
Andrew May plays Hercule Poirot at the Guthrie Theater
Andrew May plays Hercule Poirot at the Guthrie Theater

Photo by Dan Norman

4 Cellists

What: Delphia Cello Quartet
Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wolf House MPLS, 3359 NE Tyler St., Minneapolis

The Bella Luna Studios host a cello quartet, featuring classical covers and original songs (“ranging from Bach to Bjork to Billie Eilish”). The cellists sing, too.


What: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Parkway Theater
Saturday, May 27, 11:30 p.m. (doors), show starts at midnight
Where: The Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

Minnesota’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast, Transvestite Soup, re-enacts the quintessential cult classic while it screens.

Mystery’s Afoot

What: Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”
Through July 2
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis

The most classic among classic whodunnits, Christie’s train-car murder mystery—whose satisfying twists and memorable characters make for “theatrical entertainment at its best,” artistic director Joseph Haj said in a press release—opened this past weekend and runs through July 2.

Musical Scales

What: Movie in the Park: “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile”
Friday, May 26, 8:45-10:45 p.m.
Where: Sand Creek Park, Coon Rapids

The family movie about a singing crocodile screens in a Coon Rapids park

Curtains Up on Summer

What: Patrick’s Cabaret: Bring on Summer!
Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m.
Where: The Foundry, 110 Fifth Ave. SE, Minneapolis

An outdoor cabaret on the deck of the Foundry (aka, the old Soap Factory) celebrates the warm weather, featuring harpist Andrea Stern, singer-songwriter Barbara Cohen, emcee Patrick Scully, and others.