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Things to do this week: ’Mamma Mia!’, Red Bull Heavy Metal, Spring Flower Show, Lunar New Year Celebration, and more
“Mamma Mia”

Joan Marcus

Absolutely Fun

What: ‘Mamma Mia!’
When: Feb. 6-11
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Gather all your dancing queens and sing along to your favorite ABBA songs at this popular musical that tells the tale of a daughter searching for her father the night before her wedding.

Ryan Paul jumps off the wall at the Red Bull Heavy Metal 2023 in Detroit, Michigan, on Feb. 11, 2023.

Mark Clavin/Red Bull

Snowboard Competition

What: Red Bull Heavy Metal
When: Feb. 10
Where: Minnesota State Capitol Building, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul

Thirty of the world’s top street snowboarders will compete in a single-day exhilarating event that features a variety of unique obstacles and lines for the ultimate exhibition in technical skill and personal style. Viewing is free and open to all spectators. The event also will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Feb. 25.

Flower Power

What: Spring Flower Show
When: Feb. 8-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.

Unicorns All Around

What: Unicorn World
Feb. 10-11
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis

This traveling event offers themed activities, which include an enchanted forest, arts and crafts, story time and custom made life-sized, moving and neighing unicorns. The ticketed event is geared toward all ages and will include additional experiences such as unicorn bounce houses, rides, face painting, professional photos and a gift shop..

Midtown Global Market

Lunar New Year celebration

Lunar New Year Event

What: Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb. 10
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

As part of this free, family-friendly celebration of the Lunar New Year (Year of the Dragon), see performances by CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, Cypher Side Dancers, and Tay Phuong Lions. There will also be a martial arts demonstration, food tasting from Pham’s Rice Bowl and Intown Sushi, and a kids’ craft table and reading presented by YWCA Midtown.