Celebrate the rich visual storytelling of Open Eye Theatre by attending their annual gala, the Open Eye Ball. Hosted in the fairytale splendor of the Bakken museum, attendees can sip, nosh, and gaze at the views from the museum’s green rainwater garden rooftop. The museum grounds are open for wandering

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,

Get ready for “an unexpected storybook musical” at the Guthrie with Into The Woods. Bringing together classic fairytale characters Cinderella, Jack (the beanstalk guy), and Little Red Riding Hood, the musical adventure shows us “what happens after “happily ever after.” With music from Stephen Sondheim, Into The Woods runs through

Triple threat Billy Porter presents his first pop music concert celebrating the full span of his life, which includes Tony Award-winning Broadway performances, a Grammy-winning TV role, and a solo music career. Porter is most recently known for his role in Pose, playing a sort of fairy godmother-like master of

Transcendence Cabaret, the brainchild of artist, speaking coach, and mental health advocate Eun Bee Yes, performs monthly burlesque and drag shows with all-nonbinary and trans artist casts. Their programming changes monthly to celebrate different cultures and communities, and this month they are highlighting artists with AAPI roots. The May performance

The AAPI Generations conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of Theater Mu and Asian American Theater as a whole. Over the course of the weekend, there will be artist talks, exhibits, the annual New Eyes play-reading festival, workshops, and more. FRI 5/19, 7 PM, sliding scale tickets, All Ages

Can hell become a site of liberation and trans love? Open Flame Theatre made an opera to find out.   WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN Walken Schweigert and Katie Burgess go way back, first meeting in 2004 when they were both worker-owners of the The Spokes Pizza Collective out of the Seward

Wayward Theater Co. brings back their popular storytelling series “Mixtape: True Tales Told” tonight at the Bryant Lake Bowl. The theme this time is Vacation, which promises “sun, leisure and the ever-present existential crisis.” In addition to five stories, there will be music and live painting during the show! THURS

Written by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers, Matt & Ben follows a young Matt Damon and Ben Affleck back to 1993 when the script for Good Will Hunting magically appears and the two struggling actors have to figure out what to do. Is the script cursed? Is it their ticket

Each year, the MN Fringe Festival takes a cult classic, breaks it down into five parts and then assigns each to a different theater company to perform in sequence without knowing what the other troupes will perform. Back to the Future was chosen this year to be interpreted by the