Weekend Best Bets: February 27-March 1

Friday, Feb. 27

A Spoonful of Sugar

WHAT: Mary Poppins
WHERE: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
WHEN: 8 p.m.
It will be an evening of smiles and magic as Mary Poppins makes its debut at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. The iconic Disney musical has captivated audiences for generations, and with 44 major theatre awards, it’s sure to be a popp-in performance. Purchase your tickets at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Girls Just Want to Laugh

WHAT: Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women
WHERE: New Century Theatre
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Grab the girls for a night of humor and silliness as Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein tell the hilarious truth of what being female is really like. Inspired by their girlhood diary entries, the two-woman cast mixes sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and songs and videos to depict the universal female bond. For tickets and show information visit, hennepintheatretrust.org

Saturday, Feb. 28

Bring on the Beer

WHAT: 2015 Winterfest
WHERE: Union Depot
WHEN: 6 p.m.
The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild presents the 14th annual Winterfest with craft beer from 42 local breweries including Bent Paddle, Surly, Insight, Summit, and many other favorites. Enjoy hearty food, beer education, and entertainment with your favorite winter brew in hand. Transportation from The Herkimer Pub and Brewery to the Union Depot is included. Information and tickets can be found at the MN Craft Brewers Guild.

Exotic Escape

WHAT: Warm Up in the Wild
WHERE: Minnesota Zoo
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Need an escape from the winter? The Minnesota Zoo invites you to their fifth-annual Warm Up in the Wild party. This exclusive, after-hours zoo experience is packed with cocktails, snacks, exotic animals, a giant sandbox, beach games, and a sustainable seafood demo and tasting—all taking place in the hot and humid Tropics Trail. Sorry kids, this tropical beach party is for adults only. More information is available at the Minnesota Zoo.

Sunday, March 1

Sunday Fun Day

WHAT: Discover the Dinosaurs
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
WHEN: All day
Explore the mystery of our prehistoric past with a scavenger hunt guiding you through the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit. Animated scenes use sight, sound, and motion to engage the little ones. For more fun after you make your way through the exhibit, check out the other various dinosaur-themed attractions, including dinosaur rides, gem and fossil painting, mini golf, and face painting to transform youngsters into their favorite dinosaurs. Visit Discover the Dinosaurs for a complete list of attractions.

A Classic Love Story

WHAT: Romeo and Juliet
WHERE: Park Square Theatre
WHEN: 2 p.m.
There’s nothing more classic than Shakespeare’s’ greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet. A story of young love forbidden by an ancient family feud leads to a tragic series of catastrophes, reconciliation, and a bittersweet ending. It’s a story so full of emotion you can’t help but get wrapped up in the drama, love, and heartbreak. Tickets are available at Park Square Theatre.