Weekend Best Bets: February 6-8

What you need to see, do, hear, and experience this weekend.

Friday, Feb. 6

Wine Down

WHAT: Winter Wine Fest Presented by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel Minneapolis
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Step in from the cold and warm up with the best from 30 local wineries. Pair your favorites with artisan food samples while you enjoy live entertainment from Twin Cities trumpet player Jeff Carver. Tickets and directions can be found at MGGA.

The Nose of Deception

WHAT: Calvin Berger
WHERE: New Century Theatre
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac, Calvin Berger is a hilarious story of love and insecurity among four high-school seniors. Enthralled by Rosanna, but hindered by his nose, Calvin only wishes to declare his love. Determined to get closer to Rosanna, Calvin finds a way through the new kid, Matt—the boy who Rosanna just happens to have her eye on. Then everything unravels. Purchase tickets at the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Saturday, Feb. 7


WHAT: The Big WAM Bash
WHERE: Weisman Art Museum
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Fill your night with art, music and fine beverages in support of the WAM Learning Lab and preview the exhibit Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art. Savory food and refreshing drinks will be compliments of D’Amico & Sons and Big Top Liquors. Featured artists at this year’s event include Tom Marioni, Ana Prvacki, and Sam Gould of Red76. For tickets and information visit the Weisman Art Museum.

Soulfully Funky

WHAT: Tower of Power
WHERE: Dakota Jazz club
WHEN: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tower of Power brings the “San Francisco Sound” to Minneapolis. Since 1968, the legendary outfit has released 19 albums showcasing their unique soulful, funky horn-laden sound. While this band might be more than 40 years old, half of the current line-up are founding members. Don’t miss your chance to see them perform live at the Dakota Jazz Club.

Sunday, Feb. 8

Walking in a Winter Walkerland

WHAT: Winter Walkerland
WHERE: Walker Art Center
WHEN: 11 a.m- 5 p.m.
Celebrate the Walker’s 75th anniversary with a weekend of community events for the whole family. Explore the new exhibition, 75 Gifts for 75 Years, with free gallery admission, and make sure to dress warm as you head outside to enjoy some ice-skating in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. When you’re ready for a break, warm up your fingers and toes at the specialty hot cocoa bar in the Garden Café. Visit the Walker Art Center for more information.

A Journey to Freedom

WHAT: Home on the Mornin’ Train
WHERE: Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
WHEN: 2:00 p.m.
Home on the Morinin’ Train intertwines two stories of courage and faith. In examining the unrelenting search for freedom that unites us, underground railroads become the path for survival for a Jewish girl in WWII Germany and a young runaway slave in the South during the early 1800’s. For tickets and show times visit the Youth Performance Co.