You'd be an April Fool if you don't check out what's going on this weekend, with tributes to influential artists like Jackson Browne at Pioneer Place and Janis Joplin at the Ordway, GREAT Theatre kicks off their final show of the season with Grease at the Paramount, the unique mime/dance/puppet show of Teatro Hugo & Ines hits the stage at St. Ben's and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat hits the stage at the Orpheum. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Running on Empty: The Music of Jackson Browne

    Pioneer Place
    PPFive.com

    You can enjoy a tribute to one of the most influential American singer/songwriters ever this weekend at Pioneer Place with Running on Empty: The Music of Jackson Browne. The same all-star ensemble of Minnesotan musicians who brought tributes of The Everly Brothers and The Carpenters to St. Cloud in the past will celebrate Browne's work. With several award-winning albums and having written songs performed by The Eagles, the Jackson Five, Burce Springsteen, and more, Browne has been behind some of the most beloved songs of all time. Tickets for this show are going for $27 in advance, $30 at the door.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Thursday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, April 1st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

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    GREAT Theatre Presents: Grease

    Paramount Theatre

    GREAT Theatre closes out their 2015-2016 season with a bang, bringing their production of Grease to the Paramount Theatre. A beloved musical which spawned a beloved movie, Grease tells the tale of high school love in the 1950s. With phenomenally choreographed dances and an impeccable soundtrack, GREAT Theare's Grease will get you primed for the summer. Tickets for this show, which kicks off its three-weekend run on Friday, start at $28 with discounts available for seniors and students.

    Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Friday, April 1st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

    - Sunday, April 3rd, 2:00 p.m.

    - Friday, April 8th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 9th, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

    - Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 p.m.

    - Friday, April 15th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 16th, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

    - Sunday, April 17th, 2:00 p.m.

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    Teatro Hugo & Ines

    The College of St. Benedict

    A truly unique stage experience is going on this weekend at the Colman Black Box Theater on the campus of The College of St. Benedict as Teatro Hugo & Ines performs. A fun show for adults and children alike, Teatro Hugo and Ines have been combining mime, dance and puppetry for over 30 years. Tickets for this innovative show start at $22, with discounts available for seniors and students.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Friday, April 1st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

    Orpheum Theatre
    HennepinTheatreTrust.org

    One of the most celebrated and beloved musicals of all time hits the stage at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis this week with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning re-imagining of the biblical tale of Joseph, his 11 brothers, and his multicolor coat has been thrilling audiences for over four decades. You can get your tickets starting at $39.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Thursday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, April 1st, 8:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

    - Sunday, April 3rd, 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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    A Night With Janis Joplin

    Ordway Theater

    A tribute to the life and music of one of the '60s most influential performers comes to the Ordway Theater stage with A Night with Janis Joplin. Joplin, one of the brightest stars who burnt out too early, mesmerized crowds with her powerful and unique sound with hits like “Cry Baby" and "Piece of My Heart” until her untimely death in 1970. Tickets for this show start at $37.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Thursday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, April 1st, 8:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

    - Sunday, April 3rd, 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.