Weekend Best Bets: March 2–4

This weekend around the Twin Cities, chow down during the metro’s most delicious two days, spend a night at the theater, take on a snowmobile challenge, and check out a spectacular show on ice

Friday, March 2

Dancing in the Rain

What:  Katha Dance Theatre’s Ritusamhara: The Seasons
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
Inspired by Kalidasa’s 17th-century poetry, Ritusamhara: The Seasons rhythmically portrays the blossoming romance of a couple whose dynamic changes throughout the seasons. The six seasons of India are demonstrated through classical south Asian dance kathak, originating in northern India. Experience seasons other than the chilly Minnesota winter through the storytelling of Katha Dance Theater. Learn more. 

“Seize the Day”

What: Disney’s Newsies
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen
Disney’s popular Broadway production Newsies premieres at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres this weekend. Get transported back to the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City through addicting tunes by composer Alan Menken. Fan favorites include performances of “Seize the Day,” “Santa Fe,” and “King of New York.” Enjoy dinner while following the musical story of New York’s favorite headline hawks. Learn more.

Saturday, March 3

Video Games and Craft Beer

What: Game Informer’s 300th Issue Party
When: Noon–11 p.m.
Where: Fulton Brewery Taproom, 414 N. Sixth Ave., Minneapolis
Game Informer magazine partners with Fulton Brewery Taproom to celebrate the gaming magazine’s 300th issue with the release of the brewery’s 300 Mosaic India Pale Ale. The event will also showcase the April-edition feature, the Top 300 Games of All Time. Spend a day playing video games while drinking craft beer. Learn more.

Snowmobile Speed Demons

What: Crane Lake Challenge
When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Crane Lake, Minnesota
At the Crane Lake snowmobiling challenge, it’s not about your time, it’s about how fast you can fly across Crane Lake’s 1,000 feet of shaved ice. With more than 500 runs to watch, more than 35 classes to take, and the new drag challenge just added this year, the Crane Lake Challenge won’t disappoint. Think you can beat last year’s top speed of 177.4 mph on your snow machine? Learn more.

The Twin Cities’ Most Delicious Weekend

What: Minnesota Monthly‘s Food & Wine Experience
When: Saturday and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Where: Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis
Welcome spring with a delicious two-day event highlighting the Twin Cities’ culinary acumen. This huge bite-and-sip expo features hundreds of local and national chefs, craft brewers, and winemakers converging at Target Field. You can take in the city skyline while sampling savory eats, tasting specialty beers, and learning about wine varietals. Learn more.

Sunday, March 4

“Snowglobed” Music

What: Music Under Glass presents The Dead Pigeons
When: 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul
Would you rather enjoy winter from afar? Then Music Under Glass is the event for you. The Dead Pigeons will perform at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, their music filling the glass snow globe structure as audience members enjoy the comforts of warm summer weather. Surround yourself with the tropical elements of a beach vacation while sipping on craft beer. Learn more.

“Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

What: Disney On Ice presents Frozen
When: 1–7 p.m.
Where: Target Center, 600 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis
This Sunday is the last time to see the Disney on Ice version of its most popular franchise, Frozen. Watch Elsa, Anna, and snowman Olaf glide across the ice at Target Center. Anna attempts to save Arendelle from its infinite cold spell while trying to find her magically unstable sister, Elsa. You won’t want to “let it go.” Learn more.

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