Questlove DJ set
Fri., Mar. 8, 9 pm
The 2nd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life!
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.
Mar. 14 — Apr. 7
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
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