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Things to do this week: Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, ’Hells Canyon,’ Winter Jazz Fest, Spring Flower Show, and more

A Focus on Homes

What: Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
When: Feb. 21-25
Where: Minnesota Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis

In 1934, Minneapolis hosted the first home and garden expo, then known as the Builders Show, Home Beautiful Exposition, and Flower Show. Ninety years later, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show still inspires homeowners with ideas and advice from experts as well as hundreds of exhibits of products and services.

“Hells Canyon”

Rich Ryan

Get Spooked in Spring

When: Opens Feb. 24, through March 17
Where: Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
In Theater Mu’s world premiere of “Hells Canyon,” five friends head up to a cabin in the woods. What starts as an innocent trip turns into a horrorscape as old grudges, new betrayals, and a mysterious outside force threaten them. This fast-paced play by Keiko Green is directed by Twin Cities theater favorite Katie Bradley and stars Kaitlyn Cheng, Ryan Colbert, Becca Hart, Matt Lytle, and Gregory Yang.
Jorge Luis Pacheco

Winter Jazz Fest

Jazzed Up

What: Winter Jazz Fest
When: Feb. 24
Where: Hamm Building, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul

The historic Hamm Building in St. Paul will be home to three stages of musical entertainment for the Winter Jazz Fest. The line-up will feature artists and musical styles from around the world including Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco.

Black History Month Celebration

What: BlackOUT: Black History Month Celebration
Feb. 25
Where: Element Gym, 655 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul

The fifth annual BlackOUT: Black History Month Celebration features more than 60 local Black-owned businesses including Jones N Your Bones BBQ, Mama & Them Soul Food, Splash of Royalty Designz, and others.

Flower Power

What: Spring Flower Show
When: Through March 10
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

Immerse yourself in vibrant color, rich textures, enchanting fragrance, and lush floral vignettes while learning about the Arboretum’s gardens, history, architecture, and specialty collections. Don’t miss special events either, including the Opening Night celebration on Feb. 8 and After Hours with the Flowers Date Nights on Thursdays in February.