This Week’s Spotlights

• Jumping the Broom
Various metro-area theaters
Two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash at a weekend wedding at Martha’s Vineyard.
Starring Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Laz Alonso and Paula Patton.

• Seven Ultralounge
700 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-238-7777
Sun., May 22, 5:30-9 pm: Timotha Lanae
The RED Experience CD release concert
Featuring a performance by the Ladies of Jazz
and a silent auction for Japan earthquake
relief Hosted by T. Mychael Rambo
Cost is $15 in advance for reserved seating; general admission is free. For tickets contact 612-840-3321, 651-274-2757,, or

• The Lab Theater
700 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-7977
Apr. 28 — May 21: Hot Jazz at da Funky Butt
Set in New Orleans in the late 1920s, shrouded in myth and a bit of voodoo mystery, this musical
feast for the eyes, ears and soul recounts
the legendary early days of jazz.
Featuring Rue Fiya, one of
New Orleans’ best jazz ensembles
Presented by Interact Center
for the Visual & Performing Arts
Tickets are $22 for general admission, $18 for seniors/seniors, and $15 for youth under age 16.