Weekend Best Bets: February 19-21


Experience Chinese Cultural History

WHAT: Shen Yun
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Orpheum Theatre
”‹Shen Yun evokes the wonders of ancient Chinese culture through classical Chinese music and dance. This international phenomenon delivers an all-new production for 2016 with a live orchestra and inspiring performers. More at Hennepin Theatre Trust.

It’s a Minnesota Thing

WHAT: Lake Home & Cabin Show
WHEN: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
For the 12th year, the Lake Home & Cabin Show fosters the love affair between Minnesotans and their cabins. The show features rustic and specialty furniture, real estate, finance, sporting gear, and other custom products. The event lasts Friday through Sunday. For more information, visit Lake Home & Cabin Show.


Making a Murderer

WHAT: Murder by Murder
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Majestic Oaks Country Club
Lee Adams’ Chase Taylor is a private eye who drinks his breakfast, knows his way around a fistfight, and has left a trail of more than one shady type who would like to do him in. This is the final installment of the hilarious dinner-theater murder-mystery series, one of the most fun, inventive, and goofy nights out based on mayhem and a three-course meal. Start sleuthing at Mystery Café.


WHAT: Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis and St. Paul
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: St. Anthony Main Theatre
Join the popular Italian Film Festival as it returns for its 8th year. The festival features 10 acclaimed Italian movies never before seen in Minnesota, including a mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. The festival begins Thursday the 18th and continues through Sunday. Check out films and times at Italian Film Festival.


Cinderelly, Cinderelly

WHAT: Garden of Song Opera Presents Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: The Baroque Room
Garden of Song Opera presents a French telling of the classic Cinderella story. In hopes of expanding female performance opportunities, Garden of Song Opera strives to provide as many female roles as male roles in their shows. Learn more at Garden of Song Opera.

Cowboys and Angels

WHAT: Dustin Lynch
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Myth
Tennessee native Dustin Lynch catapulted into the country music scene in 2012 with his tune “Cowboys and Angels,” which ended the year as one of Billboard’s Top 5 Country Songs. Since then, Lynch has opened for Keith Urban and is lighting up audiences in Luke Bryan’s “Kick the Dust Up” tour. Learn more about Lynch and his show at the Myth.