Weekend Best Bets: February 12-14


Shall we dance?

WHAT: Saint Paul Ballet: Four Women in Choreography
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Cowles Center
St. Paul Ballet will showcase four female choreographers in one night, with fresh work for the stage in an energized context of world premiere performance pieces. Dancers include Diane Coburn Bruning, Sally Rousse, Jamie Johnson, and Zoé Emilie Henrot. Tickets available at Saint Paul Ballet.

Wine and chocolate

WHAT: Valentine Wine & Dessert Pairing
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Valleywood Golf and Event Center
Celebrate love with an event that is just as sweet: a night of wine and dessert. The event includes a sampling of six delectable desserts and wines, each selectively paired. Commit to a night of indulgence at Eventful.com.


The cold never bothers me anyway

WHAT: Frozen Feet Night
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Elm Creek Park Reserve
A simple 5k is one thing. Throw in an on-snow nighttime winter trail, and the fun might snowball out of control. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and handmade breakfast burritos are provided. You can thaw your frozen fingers by a fire pit or in the heated tent. Participants may wear their regular shoes or opt for snowshoes. Take the plunge at Frozen Feet Night.

Experience Brazil

WHAT: Carnaval Brasileiro
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: International Market Square
Join the Twin Cities’ longest-running and most-attended annual Brazilian event in celebrating its 14th Carnaval Brasileiro. The event consists of the BrazilFest Family Matinee starting at 3 p.m., and the Carnaval Brasileiro Masquerade Ball at 9 p.m. with its host, guitarist/vocalist Robert Everest and his ten-piece group Beira Mar Brasil. For more information, visit Brazilfest.


For Those About to Rock

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Xcel Energy Center
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers AC/DC take over the Xcel Energy Center for one night only. One of the hardest rocking bands of all time, AC/DC maintains its worldwide popularity after three decades of making straight-ahead, adrenalized hits. Snag your seats at Eventful.com.


WHAT: Pericles
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Theater
On a day fixated on grand, romantic gestures, experience a date night like no other. Watch as Pericles, Prince of Tyre, sails into an epic journey sprinkled with a princess, famine, and (in typical pirate fashion) a shipwreck. Watch as an inexperienced, hotheaded boy becomes a wise man. Pericles marks the anticipated Guthrie directional debut of Artistic Director Joseph Haj. Set sail at the Guthrie Theater