For the past two years, high school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. Starring Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Kevin Hart, Bruce McGill and Tika Sumpter.
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Sat., Jan. 11, 9 pm
• 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis
• Go to www.first-avenue.com or call 612-338-8388.
Daily from Jan. 14-18, 8 pm Jan. 17 and 18, 10:30 pm
Acme Comedy Co., 708 N. 1st. St., G31, Mpls.
Call 612-338-6393 or go to www.acmecomedycompany.com.
Ajha’s Web with Ray Covington
A fusion of drama and song
• Escape into another reality as the soulful vocals of Ray Covington draw you into Ajha’s Web where award-winning actor, Terry Bellamy, and a cast of talented actresses weave a tale of the tortured souls entangled there. Witness this contemporary version of old-school radio soap opera drama being told live on stage!
• Sat., Jan. 11, 5 pm
• Free admission
• Arnellia’s, 1183 W. University Ave., St. Paul
• Call 651-642-5975 or go to www.arnellias.net for more information.
Science Fusion: African Americans in Science
Sat., Jan. 18, 1-4 pm
The Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
Call 651-221-9444 or go to www.smm.org.