Best Bets: May 25-29

To do this week: Cuban Film Festival, Cars and Caves, Caterwaul Fest, and more
DayTrippers Dinner Theatre Production of ‘Stag and Doe’
DayTrippers Dinner Theatre Production of “Stag and Doe”


Weekday Matinee

What: DayTrippers Dinner Theatre Production of ‘Stag and Doe’
When: Through June 9
Where: Eagles Club Ballroom, 9152 Old Cedar Ave., Bloomington

A comedic play written by Mark Crawford and directed by Bill Kenzie promises to delight audiences. Enjoy lunch or dinner and settle in to watch this entertaining production about marital mayhem as two couples prepare for their weddings.

Banksy Exhibit

What: The Art of Banksy
When: Through July 10
Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace, 1515 NE Central Ave., Minneapolis

This exhibit features iconic original works by the infamous artist, reminding viewers of Banksy’s powerful artistic impact. Displays include ‘Girl and Balloon,’ and ‘Flower Thrower,’ as well as other prints, canvasses, sculptures, and limited edition pieces.

Photo by Minnesota State Fair

Fair Favorites

What: Kickoff to Summer at the Fair
When: May 26-30
Where: State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N., Saint Paul

Missing the Minnesota State Fair? Paddle North is sponsoring a summer kickoff at the iconic State Fairgrounds, complete with favorite foods and brews from 30+ vendors, music, entertainment, and games. Come ready to jump into summer and enjoy a slice of the fair.

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Celebrating Cuban Media

What: 13th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival
When: Thursdays, 7 p.m., May 26-June 30
Where: The Main, 115 SE Main St., Minneapolis

The annual festival, hosted by the Minnesota Cuba Committee and MSP Film Society, will take place through the month of June. Six films highlighting social change, human experience, and the achievements of Cuban filmmakers will be shown, with discussions after the screenings. The film ‘El Mayor,’ will show first.

Photo by Bret Bailey

Honoring Veterans

What: Cars and Caves
When: Saturday, May 28, 8 a.m.-noon
Where: Chanhassen AutoPlex, 8150 Audubon Rd., Chanhassen

This outdoor car show features more than 400 collector, classic, and exotic cars and motorcycles. This month, the show honors veterans with a military program and highlights the charity Happy Tails Rescue and Cody’s Heroes, which aims to partner veterans and emotional support dogs.

Photo by Phil Zumsteg

Spring Blooms and Shopping

What: May Markets
May 28-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska 

Enjoy the outdoors and blooming spring flowers while shopping at the markets. Choose from the booths of up to 60 local artists and artisans, and check out the Rainflower Project art installation, also at the arboretum.

Aspiring Dancers

What: Strawberry Festival
When: Saturday, May 28, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The annual student showcase will include all levels of dance instruction within the Minnesota Dance Theatre & School. The festival will feature the classical and contemporary performances of inspiring young dancers, choreographed by company members.

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Outdoor Music Fest

What: Caterwaul 2022
Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Palmer’s Bar, 500 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis

Learning Curve Records and Seismic Wave Entertainment present a four day music fest, which will feature more than 50 bands at Palmer’s outdoor stage. The fest will be a celebration of bold, uncompromising, and innovative creativity.