This Week’s Entertainment Spots

RidealongwebRide Along 

Various theaters

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.




AfrobeatChicago Afrobeat Project

Sat., Jan. 11, 9 pm

• 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis

• Go to or call 612-338-8388.






TraceyAshleywebTracey Ashley

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


Aja's Web






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 for more information.



africanam-circlewebScience 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