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March 23, 2014

Editor's picks: Arts and entertainment highlights

Editor's picks

A sample of the upcoming week's arts and entertainment highlights:

MSU Theatre's 'Trust'

The Minnesota State University Department of Theatre and Dance opens its next Studio Season production, "Trust," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Andreas Theatre.

Performances continues at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The play, written by playwright Steven Dietz, is summarized thus in a press release: "A hot young musician, Cody, has recently made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. He is engaged to Becca, a publisher’s assistant; however, he is also interested in an older musician, Leah, who has become rather cynical about the business. They get tangled up with Gretchen, a dressmaker who once harbored a crush for Leah, Holly, a young bohemian who is interested in Cody, and Roy, a DJ who is interested in Holly. Who do you trust?"

Tickets are $10 regular, $9 (seniors, youth and large groups) and $8 (currents MSU students). Purchase online at MSUTheatre.com, or by calling or visiting the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the lobby of the Earley Center for Performing Arts from 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 507-389-6661.

■ Post-Holiday Extravaganza

The seventh annual Post-Holiday Extravaganza begins Friday. Hosted by Mankato non-profit Midwest Art Catalyst, the two-day festival and fundraiser boasts a robust entertainment lineup, including:

Friday: Music begins at 10 p.m. at the What's Up Lounge, including WarRooster, The Rockford Mules and Ghostwood Project;

Saturday: Bake sale, art raffle, silent auction and kids activities from noon to 5 p.m. at the Mankato Event Center (free admission); music begins at 9:30 p.m. at the What's Up Lounge and includes Choke Cherry, Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, and Old Towne Ghosts.

Admission is $6 per night or $10 for both nights (ages 21-plus only).

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