Weekend Best Bets: March 18-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: David Lynch’s “Eraserhead,” “Rituals of Resilience” at Mia, a maple syrup tour, and more

A photo by Nigerian photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, to appear as part of "Rituals of Resilience" at Mia
A photo by Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, to appear as part of “Rituals of Resilience” at Mia

Courtesy of Mia

Lynchian Special

What: Eraserhead
When: March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis

Watch the first show of a six-part David Lynch series hosted by camp cinema destination Heights Theater along with our local cult classic purveyor Trylon Cinema. It kicks off with Eraserhead, ahe black-and-white film capturing Lynch’s surrealist style of filmmaking. Tickets for the other five showings of Lynch’s work can be bought here and will take place on April 26 and May 6, 13, 20, and 27. 


What: Rituals of Resilience
When: March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

BYOH (Bring Your Own Headphones) to Mia for an opening weekend featuring Chaka Mkali’s musical stylings alongside visual works by Black artists hailing from the U.S., Africa, and the greater African Diaspora. The visual and audio exhibit is about resilience and survival under intense pressure and runs through Feb. 27 of next year.

Classical Night In

What: Lament and Beauty
When: March 19, 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual event

Looking for a classical night in? The Minnesota Opera welcomes spring with a virtual production conducted by Minnesota Orchestra leader Osmo Vänskä. He will conduct Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and a movement by Pulitzer Prize-winner George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1. The orchestra is joined by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. 

Sappy Sojourn

What: Maple Syrup Tour and Pancake Meal
When:  March 20-21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, 54165 Audubon Dr., Sandstone

It is that time of year again to smell the maple—not roses—in the air. About 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities, you are invited to take a hands-on tour through the maple-making process, all the way from sap to Sugar Shack. After working up an appetite, enjoy a to-go pancake meal with the Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center’s award-winning syrup. 

Live From the Guild Theater 

What: Wendy Smith and the Zillionaires Concert
When: March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual event

Sit back and listen to the tunes of singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Wendy Smith with her band the Zillionaires at the Guild Theater. The 30-minute production will be virtually streamed and features bandmates Peter Nelson, Dave Drentlaw, and Mike Legvold. 

YouTube’s Gaelynn Lea + Ben de la Cour

What: Gaelynn Lea’s Sunday Sessions: Ben de la Cour
When: March 21, 2 p.m.
Where: YouTube virtual concert 

Have you checked out local folk musician and NPR’s 2016 “Tiny Desk Contest” winner Gaelynn Lea’s “Sunday Sessions” YouTube show? This weekend, she’s joined by  Nashville singer-songwriter Ben de la Cour. Lea will close out the concert.

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