This week’s Entertainment spotlights

When a Man Loves a Diva


Every Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 18 — Nov. 10, 8 pm

The Lab Theater

700 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-7977 or 

Sanford Moore leads Dane Stauffer, Ben Bakken and Julius Collins, III in singing songs about love that made divas of the women who recorded them.

Tickets are $29.50 for general admission and $38 for V.I.P.

Next to Normal

Oct. 5 — Nov. 11 

Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 S. 4th St., Mpls., 612-338-0937 or

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama, this musical tells the story of Diana, a mother battling bipolar disorder.

Tickets are free for first-come-first-served admission by registering at the website or at the door 30 min. before a show and $20 for guaranteed admission in advance.

Under the Net

Oct. 10-20 

Homewood Studios

2400 Plymouth Ave. N., Mpls., 612-587-0230 or

Artists bring their visions of what it means to imagine a world with no malaria.

Money raised at this show will be donated to Imagine No Malaria, a national network of United Methodist churches and colleges, to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2015.

Opening reception Fri., Oct. 12, 6-9 pm

Gallery talk and reading Tues., Oct.16 at 7 pm

Gallery hours are Tues. 5-9 pm, Wed.-Fri. 1-6 pm & Sat. 1-4 pm.