Weekend Best Bets: April 22-25

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Patrick Scully back on the stage, MN Youth Poetry Slam Series, and more
"600 Highwaymen: A Thousand Ways"
“600 Highwaymen: A Thousand Ways”

Courtesy of the Walker Art Center

Bluegrass Tunes and Good Brews

What: Black River Revue at Day Block Brewing Co.
When: Friday, April 23, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Day Block Brewing Co., 1105 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

Join this Duluth-based, bluegrass-Americana band for some live tunes and good brews at Day Block Brewing Co. in Minneapolis.

Let’s Talk about Getting Old

What: Patrick Scully’s The 3rd Act by Illusion Theater
When: Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Minneapolis-based theater artist, playwright, and choreographer Patrick Scully (known for Patrick’s Cabaret, Ballets for Boats, and the Whitman-inspired Leaves of Grass – Illuminated) interviewed a selection of 30 people ages 60-plus to put together a night about confronting aging head on, because it’s not all bad! Enjoy the play and the discussion to follow, all about embracing getting older.

Youth Speak Their Truth

What: Be Heard – MN Youth Poetry Slam Series
When: Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Young poets from around Minnesota share their art and stories through spoken-word poetry. Be Heard welcomes poets ages 13-19 to perform in front of a panel of professional artists for the chance to represent Minnesotan youth at performances next year. Purchase you tickets to participate or attend.

A Not-So-Chance Encounter

What: Walker Art Center’s 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Two): An Encounter
When: April 22-May 2
Where: Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

If you miss interacting with strangers in meaningful ways, then this art experience is for you. When you purchase your ticket for A Thousand Ways: An Encounter, you’ll get the chance to come in, be a part of the performance with a stranger, and make a connection, all while socially distanced.