Rev. Matt’s Monster Science presents Diamond’s Are a Monster’s Best Friend. Twin Cities comic superstar Lauren Anderson, along with Rev. Matt, will delve into “the monsters of gems and jewelry, and the gems and jewelry of monsters!” Enthusiasm about precious stones and weird 70s childrens’ television is guaranteed. THURS 7/6,

An Opera Theatre proves opera isn’t a drag at all—and drag can hit the high notes, too. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  When you think spectacle, storytelling, and strong identity when it comes to defining or describing arts disciplines, you may think of opera. Or you might think of drag. But

It’s not an illusion! Every second Tuesday of the month at Sisyphus Brewing and The Magic Underground host a magic open mic. All levels of amateurs, professionals, and hobbyists are welcome to come sign up and try out their newest trick. TUES 6/13, 7 PM, Free, All Ages

The drag revue POWER celebrates two years tonight at Black Hart. The evening will feature performances from The Snack of the Cities, Lala Luzious, Chandra Armani, Betty Bang, Keke Boudreux, Michelle Cassadine, and special guest Monica West. FRI 6/2, 10 PM, $7, 21+

Crude Tuesday is “an open performance platform and community gathering-space for dancing, movement, and experimentation.” Attendees can sign up to perform tonight at the Bryant Lake Bowl for a truly open stage for performances of all kinds in a safe, supportive community. Tickets are on a sliding scale and artists

Composed (ha!) of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, Accordo gathers Tuesday night at Icehouse for an abbreviated one-hour encore performance from their May 1st appearance at Westminster Hall. TUES 5/2, 7:00 PM, $26, All Ages

Several notable orgs from around the Twin Towns—Pillsbury House + Theatre, Pangea World Theater, Walker Art Center, and Danspace Project—have been collaborating to support visionary Black Dance Artist Leslie Parker in her multi-year body of work titled Call to Remember. Now, as part of the collaboration, Pillsbury House and Theatre

WORDS BY ISABELLE WATTENBERG  • • • The CANDY BOX Dance Festival, presented by ARENA DANCES, celebrates the vast diversity and imaginativeness of dance—think of it like a Whitman’s Sampler of dance. The event features a week of master classes, and performances by eight dancers representing a variety of experience