Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.
Arts & Performance
In a technologically dominated era, The Body Electric explores the themes of real versus virtual through a variety of visual mediums curated by an international group of artists. Explore how digital media and visual technologies change our perceptions of our bodies and manipulate how we view the environment around us. All ages. Prices vary.
Come celebrate with us as skaters of all ages and levels, beginner to double gold, perform to party themed songs in this year's upbeat show. The always sentimental and entertaining father daughter skate will have their time in the spotlight as well! Tickets will be available for purchase beginning March 19th at the Eden Prairie Community Center. Visit edenprairiefsc.org/ice-show/ for further information.
Satirical comedy troupe The Second City, now in its 60th year, brings its show Made in America: Some Assembly Acquired to the Fitzgerald Theater. This modern adult comedy promises to poke fun at every facet of our great nation.
All Ages. $25—55. 8 p.m.
10 East Exchange St., St. Paul
Romance and comedy abound in this theatrical concert version of the classic operetta, originally adapted from a work by Voltaire. The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Chorus, accompanied by a full orchestra, present a rousing “opera for the people.”
All ages. $35—45.
Show times vary.
528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
From childhood to adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life; exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood and morality. Exploring the path of self-realization, When I Grow Up considers how we become who we are.
All ages. $10-32, 11 a.m.
6200 Colonial Way, Edina
Experience an epic journey of unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins in an on-stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel. Follow Bilbo’s magically mystical adventure over freezing mountains and frightening forests and even meet a variety of fierce creatures along the way.
All ages. Prices vary.
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls
Follow the successes and struggles of Rosemary Clooney’s jazz singing career from the 50’s to her comeback in 70’s and beyond. Minneapolis director Eric Morris promises not a typical jukebox musical and will feature many of the jazz great’s most popular songs.
Ages 6 and up. $30–$40. Times vary.
Old Log Theater
5185 Medville St., Excelsior
Experience an explosive evening of family fun at The Amazing Chemistry Show! Kids and adults alike will enjoy this entertaining production filled with fireballs, colored foam, liquid nitrogen, and glow-in-the-dark solutions.
Minnesota Ballet Theatre will present enormously popular children's ballet with imaginative productions of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Grand Pas Classique from "Paquita" Choreography M. Petipa, music by Ludvig Minkus. Today "Paquita" and "Peter and the Wolf" are cornerstones of the classical ballet repertory, and have been staged by ballet companies throughout the world.