Red Wing Rocks
What: Big Turn Music Fest
When: Feb. 21-22
Where: Various venues in Red Wing
This weekend, more than 100 local musicians spread out across 20-plus stages in Red Wing. Read about the new February happening—and other things to do in Red Wing—here.
What: Winter Beer Dabbler
When: Feb. 22, 3-6:30 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St Paul
Our most Minnesotan (read: coldest) beer festival is also the state’s biggest outdoors. Sample from 180-plus breweries and cideries, try your hand at shuffleboard, dance to live music, and catch the Soaring Sleds Snowmobile Expo, new this year.
Fast & Furry-ous
What: Midwest Corgi Fest
When: Feb. 22-23
Where: Boom Island Brewing Company, 5959 Baker Rd., Minnetonka
Did you know Minnesota has a Corgi Racing Society? This group of Corgi owners organize events, races, and now the Midwest Corgi Fest—which includes classes, contests, doggie vendors, “celebrity Corgis” (?), and more at Boom Island Brewing Company.
What: When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art
When: Feb. 23-May 24
Where: Minneapolis Institute Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
At the Minneapolis Institute of Art, see works of art—from sculpture to video—that respond to migration, immigration, and displacement, made by artists from around the world.
From the Heart
What: Deep Roots by VocalEssence
When: Feb. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Choral group VocalEssence celebrates Black History Month with spirituals, jazz, gospel, and soul performed by local singers and dancers, including two-time Billboard Gospel chart-topper Jovonta Patton, plus a world-premiere arrangement of the spiritual “Witness” by Joel Thompson.