Calendar for Weekend of September 9, 2004

“Tap Dogs Rebooted”

Tap-dancing just got that much cooler. Two female “hoofers” have joined the cast of “Tap Dogs.” This irreverent music and dance spectacular is at the Ordway for three shows only. Fred Astaire never dreamed of doing this.

u 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

345 Washington St., St. Paul

$23, student discount, (651) 224-4222

Funk at the Fred

If you’re new to the campus, here’s a little secret: The Twin Cities have a large hip-hop scene, and a good one at that. For those who have been around here a bit longer, this is old news, but the three hip-hop acts performing at this year’s annual Funk at the Fred are some of the best up-and-comers. Catch ’em while they’re hot!

7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday

Weisman Art Museum

Free, All Ages

Walker Art Center presents: Sethu (Bridge) Ragamala, Music and Dance Theater

Fifty artists from India, Indonesia and Minnesota come together to tell the Indian Epic “Ramayana,” through Ragamala music and dance.

7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Free, All Ages

Café Scientifique

In the coffeehouses and salons of the Enlightenment, learned people gathered to share their knowledge on diverse topics, from art and music to science and politics. This fall, the Bell Museum of Natural History is sponsoring a series of lectures that seek to bring science back to the tables of the coffeeshop. The first lecture is on the topic “Science and sex appeal in the Serengeti.”

6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, Kitty Cat

Klub, Dinkytown, (612) 624-9050, Free