Opening: The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is back, to produce this midcareer work from the witty British musical duo. "Iolanthe" is ostensibly about a lowly born half-mortal/half-fairy who wants to marry the ward of a blue blood. The shepherd, Strephon, is thwarted in his attempts to woo the lovely Phyllis, and after a long march around Robin Hood's Barn, things resolve happily. Beneath the surface, the work lampoons the British House of Lords and the legal profession. Joseph Andrews directs the GSVLOC production with Randy Buikema as music director. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends March 20; Howard Conn Center, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.; $10-$20, 651-255-6974 or

Graydon Royce


Saturday: If you're looking to have a lot of fun while helping out a great cause, JAZBA 2016: A Bollywood-Fusion Dance is here, back after its inaugural success last year. The event features teams from around the country competing for a championship in Bollywood-Fusion dance, a mash of traditional Indian dancing with hip-hop, ballet, jazz, musical theater — you name it. Pretty much everything goes and it's all in support of the social justice organization Women in Need, based in Nagpur, India. (6 p.m. Sat., Northrop, 84 SE. Church St., $5-$25. 612-624-2345 or