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Our best of Friday: the return of “The Godfather”, Khruangbin, Beach House and a world of paper cutouts at the Swedish Institute

“The Godfather” is 50 years old
A pandemic silver lining for moviegoers: Product-starved movie theaters rescued classic titles from the home video realm and put them back on the big screen. That includes Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning gangster masterpiece, which celebrates its half-centennial with restored prints, screening in select AMC theaters starting Thursday. Both sequels have also been restored for home viewing starting next month. In other words, Coppola is giving moviegoers an offer they can’t refuse. (AMC Southdale, AMC Rosedale.)

Like Cory Wong of the Twin Cities, this trio from Houston brings back instrumental music. Khruangbin (Thai for Airplane) blends a wide range of sounds – surf rock, funk, disco, psychedelia, jazz, world music – into a cold but heady mix, with occasional vocals and cover snippets from all over the world. , from AC/DC to A Tribe called Quest. Bewigged guitarist Mark Speer dazzles with his fretwork while drummer DJ Johnson handles the rhythmic changes smoothly and bewigged bassist Laura Lee fills in the beats. Saxophonist Nubya Garcia opens. (8 p.m. March 3-4, Palace Theater, 17 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, $49.50-$75, first-avenue.com).

Paper Cut Wonders
What do Nordic and Chinese culture and tradition have in common? A large reptilian presence, otherwise known as the dragon. In the American Swedish Institute’s new “Paper Dialogues” exhibition, Danish artist Karen Bit Velje and Chinese artist Xiaoguang Qiao explore their cultural similarities through the ancient art form of paper cutting. Velje uses light and shadow to bring two-dimensional works to life while Qiao has created a 30-foot paper-cut dragon. (10am-4pm Fri-Sun, 10-8 Thurs-July 10. 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls., $6-$12, free for ages 5 and under, 612-871-4907 or asimn.org)

These eerie creatures and delicate natural paper landscapes from the American Swedish Institute serve as the backdrop for a dance piece about climate change. Arena Dances Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski focuses on breathing as a key aspect of his choreography for Rachel Clark, Dustin Haug and José A. Luis in this collaboration with composer Joshua Clausen and visual artist Kim Heidkamp. (7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, until March 19, Turnblad Mansion, American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls., $30, 612-871-4907, asimn.org)

beach house
Ethereal-voiced France native Victoria Legrand and Baltimore-based electro-pop bandmate Alex Scally have emerged from quarantine with their most ambitious album yet, “Once Twice Melody,” a vast collection of double LPs which is soothing and moving. Despite their often dark sound, the duo put on a surprisingly dynamic show with the help of drummer James Barone. Opening of Nigerian Electronic Experimenter Colloboh. (8 p.m. Saturday, Palace Theater, 17 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, $45, first-avenue.com)

Caroline Shaw
It’s going to be a great Sunday afternoon in St. Paul for classical music lovers, with sold-out concerts by pianist Kate Liu in Macalester and America’s most popular wind quintet, the Imani Winds, in St. Anthony Park. Or you can catch one of America’s hottest composers, Pulitzer-winning Caroline Shaw, who will sing and play viola in a concert of her work presented by the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. (4 p.m., Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Av., St. Paul, $15-$25, students/kids free with paying adult, 651-560-0206 or chambermusicmn.org)

carnival time
Transport yourself to the tropics during Carnival Brasileiro. The lively event celebrates Brazil’s Carnival celebration with music, food, dance and martial arts. Make your own festive mask, learn to dance salsa and take advantage of discounted promotions from local vendors and restaurants. (Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, free, Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-872-4041 or midtownglobalmarket.org)

Bettye LaVette
In the first year of the pandemic, the veteran vocal stylist was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and she released the deeply penetrating “Blackbirds,” performing tunes associated with black women, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Dinah. Washington. The raspy-voiced LaVette gives these songs her own twist of pain and sadness, but she sounds hopeful in a liberating version of The Beatles’ “Blackbird,” about a black woman who finally flies after a long struggle. . (7 p.m. Saturday, Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., $40-$60, dakotacooks.com)

“Monster Heart”
The works of Mary Shelley (“Frankenstein”), her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley (“Prometheus Unbound”) and Lord Byron (“She Walks in Beauty”) coalesce in an evening of theatre, puppetry and song that poses questions about creation, romance, and what lies within the titular, beating heart. (7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 5, Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., $28, combustiblecompany.org)

wet leg
With their ironic and offbeat hit “Chaise Longue” in the lead, this British electro-rock duo from the Isle of Wight generated a buzz that has now spread across the Atlantic. Singers Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers mix post-punk growl with the grooves and vocal interplay of B-52 on their debut album due out in April, which they’ll premiere next month at the South by Southwest conference in Texas. . Their stopover in Minnesota ended up in the main room on First Ave. (8 p.m. Thursday, First Avenue, 701 1st Av. N., Mpls., $20, first-avenue.com)

‘In person’
Just as she did last year via Zoom with her piece “Digital”, performance artist Emily Michaels King will use various media modes including device pairing, screen mirroring and video projection. But this companion piece will include a live solo performance alongside machines. (7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, March 5, Crane Theater, 2303 NE. Kennedy St., Unit 120, Mpls., $25 except pay-what-you-can Feb. 26, emilymichaelsking.com)