1 Kyle Chandler might be the drawing card for "Bloodline," but the undisputed star of the new Netflix noir is Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn. His Danny, the black sheep of a prominent, troubled family in the Florida Keys, goes from vulnerable to venal on a dime, inducing viewers to switch loyalties about as fast. He takes over every scene he's in (and some he's not); impressive, considering the cast also includes Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard and Chloe Sevigny. Give the man an Emmy!
2 The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has promised surprises throughout its 2015 centennial celebration, and it has delivered a big one with "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter," one of only 34 surviving works by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. On loan from Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, the enigmatic oil painting is a prime example of Vermeer's intimate studies of women in contemplative moments. artsmia.org
3 Fans of "Saturday Night Live" funnywomen Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant who think they don't get nearly enough sketch time have a new option: "Notary Publix," a new webseries about two actresses playing competitive notaries. Rife with bad perms, ill-fitting '80s power suits and sanctimonious fuming, it looks like the most hilarious thing to ever happen to a profession not exactly known for laughs. aboveaverage.com.
4 Accessory-laden Iris Apfel, 93, is a living style legend for her special blend of class, brass, color and kitsch — a fitting subject for the late-great Albert Maysles' final documentary, "Iris." He follows her public life, basking in the glow of young-fashionista worship at an exhibit of her wardrobe at the Met, and her private one, revealing her touching relationship with her husband of 66 years. An interest in fashion is not required to appreciate this truly original character. 5:15 p.m. April 14 and 11:30 a.m. April 19 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. mspfilm.org
5 The question at the center of the provocative "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" at the Guthrie is: What do we carry with us when the world as we know it comes to an apocalyptic end? For the heat-packing denizens of "Mr. Burns," who still have their lives even as a nuclear holocaust has left America a depopulated wasteland, the answer is simple. They gather around a campfire and fall back on pop culture. Anne Washburn's play offers a dizzying vortex of ideas with bits of gorgeous humor. guthrietheater.org