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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s Thursday, which means the weekend is nearly upon us. With that in mind, Jason Matheson shared a few of his picks for this weekend’s best entertainment bets.

Lewis Black at State Theatre
Lewis Black is in town on Friday night at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis with his latest show: “The Rant Is Due.” If you haven’t seen Lewis before on “The Daily Show” or any of his Comedy Central specials, you should know he’s a topical comedian and he likes to yell … a lot … with a few bad words here and there. He actually jokes he uses some of those words as commas. The show is this Friday at 8. Tickets start at around $40.

The Copper Hen
The Copper Hen Cakery, a fabulous new restaurant with just a great name, is now open on Eat Street in Minneapolis. A husband and wife opened this charming farm-to-table restaurant and bakery. They have everything from a savory meat pie to delicious scones and they cater. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday (they don’t do Mondays, and for that we’re a little jealous).

‘Steel Magnolias’ at Old Log Theater
Here’s a great option for Mother’s Day. “Steel Magnolias” is now playing at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior. If you loved the 1989 movie with Sally Field and Dolly Parton, you’ll love the stage version as well. Why? Because Robert Harling, who wrote the play, also wrote the film’s screenplay. The emotional beats are fantastically identical. The show is playing through May 17. Show times vary, and tickets start at $24.

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