Weekend Best Bets: April 8-11

This weekend around the Twin Cities: a virtual jazz fest, a journey to Laos, expressions of nature, and more

Golf Party

What: The Masters Viewing Party
When: April 8-11
Where: Thr3 Jack, 729 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis 

Love golf? Head on over to Thr3 Jack all weekend for their special viewing of the Masters on 10 big-screen TVs. They are extending hours and have a special menu, and you can test your skills during the “longest putt contest” on their 100-foot putting green inside. 

Break Dancing Meets Ballet 

What: Rubberband
When: April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual Premiere

Join the Northrop community in viewing this online performance by choreographer Victor Quijada. Quijada combines his tri-culture upbringing from his Mexican heritage, Los Angeles lifestyle, and French-Canadian perspective into one cohesive and expressive rendition of ballet. Prepare a question to participate in the Q&A after the performance.

Jazz Fest Live

What: Twin Cities Jazz Festival
When: April 8, 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event

Join this week’s performance from the AARP Minnesota and Twin Cities Jazz Festival with  featured artist the Mac Santiago Quartet. Mac toured with a British rocker Badfinger and played for world-famous pit orchestras at the Guthrie theater and the Minnesota Opera, as well as blues legend Mojo Buford. 

In for a Spell

What: Godspell
When: April 9-10, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event

Gather around to watch the 2012 Broadway show Godspell, a musical set of parables based on the Gospel of Matthew, as performed by North Central University. Check out the virtual program to see the director’s note for a preview of the production. 

Natural Expression

What: Nature’s Way Exhibition
When: April 10-June 19, Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE, unit 395 of Northrup King Building, Minneapolis

Welcoming spring, the Kolman & Pryor Gallery is showcasing the expressions of numerous artists under the theme of nature. Peruse works from Jil Evans, a Minneapolis-based abstract artist, the work of sculpturist Kate Casanova, and more from other artists, curated by the gallery’s co-founder Patrick Pryor.

Journey to Laos

What: Urban Expedition
When: April 11, noon- 4 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event

Miss traveling? Dying to see anything that isn’t your home? Take a virtual trip via the Landmark Center’s 17th Urban Expedition to Laos from the comfort and safety of your home. The Laos expedition premieres April 11, is kid friendly, and is the final program of the season.