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Best Bets: Laughs, live music and more

Published 9:25am Friday, February 28, 2014

Tired of the winter freezing up your plans? Get ready for a good time this weekend with a little dancing, a lot of comedy, and a bit of music to make things better.

1. Divine dancing

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Ragamala Dance: Sacred Earth. Historic Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Head to the Paramount for an interesting dance as Ragamala hits the stage. This show combines traditional dance, music and visuals from India as an homage to Earth.

2. Musical madness

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. Riverland Theatre Department presents “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College, Austin East Campus. Tickets are $16 general admission, free for Riverland students.

Riverland Theatre is putting on “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the smash Broadway comedy about what happens when a musical theater fan gets too much of a good thing — the music he enjoys. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

3. Symphonic joy

2 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Austin Symphony Orchestra presents “Sounds of Peace,” Knowlton Auditorium, Austin High School.

The symphony orchestra is ready for a huge show featuring pianists Roberto Plano and Paola Del Negro, along with the Austin High School Choir. After the show, orchestra supporters will celebrate the season at the Hormel Historic Home with a social hour and silent auction at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person.

4. Class act

7 p.m. Monday, March 3. “Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change.” Ruby Rupner Auditorium, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Free to the public.

This one man, one act play showcases the setting and details that inspired much of the famous nature writer’s work. The play is written by and stars Jim Pfitzer and is directed by Trish Wileman.


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