Tonight’s the only opportunity for dance fans to catch the can’t miss showcase of African-American choreographers at Northrop. The acclaimed Alvin Ailey Dance Theater stages four different works—the Cuban-inspired Open Door, tribute to black women Cry, the Rennie Harris‘s hip-hop driven Exodus, and Ailey’s signature masterpiece, Revelations. The pieces pair the variety of dance talents with an explicit expression of humanity, making for a powerful show at one of our best dance venues. 7:30 PM. $54, $64, $74. —Leonard Mitchum

Northrop Auditorium, 84 SE Church St, MPLS, northrop.umn.edu