Happy Friday, everyone. Here's some news of the week:
+ Travelers concerned with finding parking at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport may like its latest offering. eParkElite guarantees members an open parking space at the MSP airport terminal of their choice at any time. Cost: one-time $20 activation fee, $95 monthly fee, daily rate (with touchless payment system). Details and application online.
+ The Guthrie Theater announced the lineup for its 2010-2011 season on Tuesday. Among the highlights not previously announced: Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, 2009 Tony Award-winner God of Carnage, Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore and an all-new Christmas Carol directed by Joe Dowling himself (new sets, costumes and script). The Guthrie also confirmed the season kick-off performance will be the premiere of hometown gal Louise Erdrich's Master Butcher's Singing Club and officially announced Kander & Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys (coming here at the end of July) will head to Broadway following its run at the Guthrie.
+ The winner of One Man Minneapolis will be announced tomorrow at the Pantages Theatre. Twenty Twin Cities guys will compete for the title and a $5,000 donation to charity.
+ The ISES Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter's May Program celebrates Target Field. Take Me Out to the Ball Game…What’s Behind a New Ballpark? will feature Laura Day, senior VP business development with the Minnesota Twins. Guests have a chance to tour the ballpark and enjoy a baseball themed lunch. Details: Monday, May 24, at the Champions Club of Target Field (enter through Gate 14). Registration begins at 11. Cost: $35 ISES members, $40 ISES associates and $50 guests (student price available).
+ Families take note: Newbery Award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie) will be at the Children's Theatre Company on Wednesday, June 2, to support the theater. Event will feature an interview with Artistic Director Peter Brosius and autograph opportunity. Tickets available through Children's Theatre.
+ Happy 10th Anniversary, Roseville Visitors Association!