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Questlove DJ set 

Fri., Mar. 8, 9 pm

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The 2nd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life!

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Sat., Mar. 9, 7 pm

First Avenue & 7th St. Entry

701 N. 1st Ave.,  Mpls., 612-338-8388 or first-avenue.com

With a performances by “Princess” featuring Maya Rudolph (of SNL fame) and Gretchen Lieberum, Questlove (The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), André Cymone, Dez Dickerson, Dr. Fink, Alexander O’Neal, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Nicholas David (2012 season of The Voice) and more surprise celebrity guest artists.

Spunk

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Mar. 14 — Apr. 7

Penumbra Theatre

270 North Kent St., St. Paul, 651-224-3180 or www.penumbratheatre.org

Based on the folklore collected by literary icon Zora Neale Hurston, SPUNK is a sensuous and witty journey through African American life at the dawn of the 20th century. The all-star cast features T. Mychael Rambo, Dennis W. Spears, Jevetta Steele, Austene Van, Keith

Jamal Downing and Mikell Sapp.

Laylah Ali: The Greenhead Series 

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Through May 12

Weisman Art Museum

333 E. River Pkwy., Mpls. 612-625-5000, www.weisman.umn.edu

The Greenheads Series comprises forty-three gouache
paintings by artist Laylah Ali. The Greenheads are enigmatic, round-headed beings of indeterminate sex and race who inhabit a regimented, dystopian world where odd and menacing, though sometimes strangely humorous, encounters prevail.

Gallery hours are Tues., Thurs., Fri., 10 am — 5 pm, Wed., 10 am — 8 pm, Sat., Sun.,  11 am — 5 pm. Closed Mon. Artist talk, Thurs., Mar. 7, 7-8 pm

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