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WEEKEND PICKS: Grease, Gondoliers, Dinner at Eight, FOOR Folkz

Aleks Knezevich as Danny Zuko in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ production of Grease. Photo by Bernadette Pollard.

Winter windchill has returned to the Twin Cities again and darn it if there isn’t a forecast of snow on Sunday. Here are some indoor entertainments to keep you distracted and warm this weekend.

Retro Fun: Grease at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Feeling nostalgic for summer past? See Aleks Knezevich as badboy Danny Zuko in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ revival of the classic ’70s musical.

Grease opens tonight at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Chanhassen, MN and plays through October 28.

Just Dinner? Minnesota Opera’s Dinner at Eight

Come for the spastic characters and twisting series of comedic reverses, bask in the beautiful music by William Bolcom, and polish it off with a desert of stellar ensemble singing.

Dinner at Eight opens tomorrow at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN and plays through March 19.

Just Art: For FOOR Folkz

If you like art that makes you think, stop by Intermedia Arts in Uptown Minneapolis to take in the exhibition FOOR Folkz: The Invisible Bridges Across Class and Consciousness. Featuring works by artist-activists Adja Gildersleve, Anna Min, and Tina Cho.

FOOR Folkz runs through April 29 at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN. Free; donation suggested.

A Boating Fantasy: GSVLOC’s The Gondoliers

Gondoliers Giuseppe Palmieri (Ryan Johnson) and Marco Palmieri (Michael Burton) with their maybe wives Tessa (Maggie Burr) and Gianetta (Blanka Melbostad) in GSVLOC’s The Gondoliers.

If ice fishing isn’t working out for you but you’re still longing for a romantic trip on the water, try the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company’s production of The Gondoliers. A pair of Venetian water taxi hearthrobs (Michael Burton and Ryan Johnson) end up accidentally becoming kings and bigamists – or, at least one of them is. We think.

The Gondoliers opens tonight at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, MN and plays through April 2.

Twin Cities Arts Reader

The Twin Cities Arts Reader is an arts and lifestyles magazine whose coverage examines arts and selected activities in the state of Minnesota and across the country. It provides Minnesota’s largest source of in-depth, critical theatre coverage, and reaches more than 275,000 readers per year.

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