Here's a sampling of today's happenings. For complete entertainment listings, go to www.startribune.com.

THEATER

CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES: "Footloose: The Musical." A Chicago teen moves with his family to a small town where dancing is not allowed, and he lobbies for a senior prom. 6 p.m. $45-$76. 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525. JUNGLE THEATER: "Blithe Spirit." Classic Noël Coward comedy of a novelist's temperamental first wife coming back to haunt the man and his new wife. 7:30 p.m. $20-$35. 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-822-7063.

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BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET: 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$30. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010. FAT TUESDAY MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION: With the Southside Aces, the Brass Messengers, Patty and the Buttons, featuring Patrick Harison, the Roe Family Singers and the All City Brass Band, 6 p.m. $7. Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-6424.

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BOHLANDER ARTS: "Water - Distillations." Art inspired by water by Marcie Soderman. 3011 36th Av. S., Mpls. 612-721-6438. ROBBIN GALLERY: "Finding Nature and Balance." Oil paintings by Bob Newman. 4915 42nd Av. N., Robbinsdale. 763-537-5906.

KIDS AND FAMILY

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER: Touring and permanent exhibits telling the history of the state and its people. "Minnesota's Greatest Generation: The Depression, the War, the Boom." Hands-on and multimedia exhibits tell the story of this resilient generation. "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World." 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5-$10. 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA: Galleries include "Dinosaurs and Fossils," "the Human Body," "the Mississippi River." 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $8-$29. Omnifest 2010: through March 11. Call or check website for specific shows and times. $7-$8. 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-221-9444. www.smm.org.