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Things to do this week: Food & Wine Experience, Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, Starlight Snowshoe, Mod Sun in concert, and more
Minneapolis Home + Garden Show.


Inspiration in Bloom 

What: Minneapolis Home + Garden Show 
When: March 1-5
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis 

With exhibits, shopping experiences, and local experts, inspiration abounds at this five-day mega event, catering to everyone from home improvement fanatics to curious creatives looking for tips and tricks.  

Naomi Rodgers stars as Tina Turner in the touring production.

Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

The Story of a Star 

What: “Tina-The Tina Turner Musical” 
When: March 1-12
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 

This musical pays homage to the story of one of the most celebrated rock, soul, and R&B singers of all time, narrating Tina Turner’s impressive resilience that evolved into massive success. 

Deep Dive 

What: Water Music: Chamber Concerts at MMAM 
When: March 2
Where: Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona 

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum teamed up with the Winona Symphony Orchestra to present a unique, immersive show that audiences experience visually and audibly. With the backdrop of Hitomi Hosono’s ceramics, the WSO plays pieces that nod to both the animal and the botanical world.  

Hip-Hop Takeover 

What: The Reminders 
When: March 3
: Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington St., Northfield

Husband and wife hip-hop music duo The Reminders will be performing a free, public concert and a Q&A session as part of the Rochester Civic Music Southeast Minnesota Library Tour. Don’t miss their unique blend of soulful vocals, creative rhymes, and reggae-flavored beats. 

Walk of Snow (And Glow!) 

What: Starlight Snowshoe 
When: March 3-4
Where: Saint Croix Vineyards, 6428 Manning Ave. N., Stillwater 

As part of this event, guests receive snowshoes, wine, charcuterie snacks, and can enjoy live music and roaring bonfires along a spectacularly lit snowshoe trail that traverses through the vineyards. 

Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience.



What: Minnesota Monthly’s Food & Wine Experience 
When: March 3-5
Where: Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, 2611 Nordic Way, Eagan

Our 28th annual Food & Wine Experience is tasty tour of the best local, regional, and national wines, spirits, and foods. There are more than 140 vendors to peruse and meet, offering guests a personal glimpse at the food and winemaking process.  

Once Upon a Time 

What: Storybook Princess Meet and Greet 
When: March 4
Where: Douglas County Library, 720 Filmore St., Alexandria 

Douglas County Library welcomes children of all ages to meet a magical friend and take a photo. A small craft for those waiting will be provided.  

Feeling Brainy? 

What: 80’s Comedy Movies Trivia 
When: March 4
Where: Burrito Union, 1332 E. Fourth St., Duluth 

Calling all fact hoarders and comedy lovers! Compete for a chance to win prizes … and the satisfaction of being a genius!  

Mod Sun.


Punk Sensation 

What: Mod Sun 
When: March 4
Where: First Ave., 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis

Bloomington native Derek Ryan Smith, more commonly known as Mod Sun, is a rock star to be reckoned with. Four studio albums, three EPs, and six mixtapes later, Mod Sun takes the stage again in his home state on his “God Save the Teen” tour.