Thursday, May 4
Chanhassan High School’s “The Government Inspector,” 7 p.m. at Chanhassan High School, 2200 Lyman Blvd, Chanhassan. When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate wcase of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Additional showtimes May 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. Advance tickets at chanhightheatre.com.
Friday, May 5
Titanic, 7:30 p.m. at Arts Center on 7, 18285 MN-7, Minnetonka. Minnetonka Theatre presents its spring musical, Titanic, directed by Trent Boyum. Titanic is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. This show is recommended for ages 10 and up; children under 5 will not be admitted. Additional showtimes May 6 and 7. Call 952-401-5898 or visit minnetonkatheatre.org for more information.
Saturday, May 6
Arts 4 Autism Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stages Theatre, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. Stages Theatre Company’s first annual Arts 4 Autism Day will feature a rotation of activities – a theatre art workshop, adaptive dance class, music with Minnesota Sinfonia, and hands-on art with Articulture – as well as a sensory-friendly performance of STC’s production Stone Soup at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker and Stone Soup events cost $5 per person, per event; all other activities free. Call 952-979-1111 or visit stagestheatre.org/arts-4-autism for information.
May Day on Main, Hopkins Center for the Arts is hosting its first annual May Day on Main Street Celebration. Street admission is free and features a Maypole event, sidewalk activities, food trucks, a beer garden and cash bar, live performances by Farewell Milwaukee and Sleeping Jesus, silent auction and more. Evening performance by Jefferson Starship at 7:30 p.m. Evening concert tickets available at hopkinsartscenter.com, or via phone 952-979-1111. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.
Kantorei’s “Horizons,” 7:30 p.m. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins. Directed by Axel Theimer since its inception in 1988, Kantorei is one of the premier a cappella choral ensembles in Minnesota. It’s 29th season will close with “Horizons,” a program with music from all over the world. Visit kantorei.net or call 612-217-4647 for information.
Kentucky Derby Party, 12 p.m. at Birch’s on the Lake, 1310 W Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake. Day-long event with live bluegrass, complimentary drinks and appetizers, costume contest and more. 5:20 p.m. race time; afterparty in the Brewhouse starting at 8 p.m. Visit birchsonthelake.com for information.
Sunday, May 7
Springstep Collective pop-up gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16609 Blenheim Way, Minnetonka. The Springstep Collective will be debuting new work for viewing and sale. The Collective is a diverse group of five Minnesota artists working in a variety of materials and mediums including fine ink drawing, painting, woodworking, and mixed media. Visitors can also enter to win a work of art by Collective member Melissa Moore. This event is 21+.
Thursday, May 11
“Corner Confessions” author reading, 6 to 8 p.m. at Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water St, Excelsior. Author Kiersten Hall will be presenting her newest mystery, “Corner Confessions.” Call 952-401-0932 for more information.
Saturday, May 13
Suzy Bogguss Concert, 7 p.m. social hour, 8 p.m. concert at the Hopkins Center for Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. One of the most acclaimed female country singers of the late ’80s and ’90s, Suzy Bogguss was able to balance country tradition with a contemporary mainstream sensibility, thereby satisfying both audiences and critics. Cash bar during social hour provided by Big Ten Restaurant and Bar. Visit hopkinsartscenter.com or call 952-979-1111 for tickets and information.
Chris Koza and Early Eyes, 6 p.m. at the Depot Coffeehouse, 9451 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins. Chris Koza concert featuring Early Eyes with Sophia Cruz and Nissy. Call 952-938-2204 for information.