Weekend Best Bets: March 15-17

St. Patrick’s Day events, plus ”Cyrano,” spring at the lodge, and more this weekend around the Twin Cities
Put goop on the face of the actor playing Cyrano at the Guthrie, and you get the base for his impressive proboscis.

Courtesy Guthrie Theater/YouTube

The Truth of Homelessness

What: Stories from the Book of Harbor Light

When: 3/15, 6 p.m.

Where: 900 Hennepin, 500 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

This one-night theatrical production—open to all, with just a $20 suggested donation—tells the real stories of people who have struggled with homelessness. Hennepin Theatre Trust draws from its 2017 mural commission on the Harbor Light Shelter facade. Artist Bianca Pettis worked with people who stayed there. The production is billed as a chance for those experiencing homelessness to “speak their truths.” Learn more.

Nose Goes

What: Cyrano de Bergerac

When: 3/16-5/5, various showtimes

Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis

It’s everybody’s favorite play about a guy with a long nose who has to channel his romantic prowess through a normal-nosed stooge to woo, by proxy, the woman he’s in love with: Cyrano de Bergerac! Guthrie Theater posted a video preview of how they sculpted that famous proboscisLearn more.

Spring at the Lodge

What: Spring-A-Palooza

When: 3/16-4/28, involves various events

Where: Great Wolf Lodge, 1700 American Blvd. E., Bloomington

The Bloomington resort and water park puts on kids’ events special for spring, March through April starting this weekend: a dance party that fills the lobby with bubbles, spring-inspired crafts, and a tea party with Great Wolf’s cast of characters, like Violet the wolf. Learn more.

St. Patrick’s Day

When: 3/17

Need Patty’s Day plans? We have you covered. Click here for parades, dance, food, and drink.

Pottery Passed Down

What: Warren MacKenzie + John Reeve: Kindred Spirits 

When: Through April 4,6-9:30 p.m.

Where: Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 North Shore Dr., Wayzata

This exhibition honors two late potters whose local work helped shift the discipline toward everyday, practical beauty, especially by introducing elements of the Mingei aesthetic of Japanese folk art. Their work, that of lifelong friends, offers a glimpse into how Minnesota changed American pottery. Learn more.

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