Best Bets: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Things to do this weekend around Minnesota: Great Northern Festival and St. Paul Winter Carnival continue, Ice maze, and more

Dance-Inspired Musical

What: “Maybe”
When: Jan. 30-Feb. 12
Where: Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins

A collaboration with Escalate Theatre & Dance studio and Stages, this family-friendly dance-inspired musical shares a story about the endless potential inside everyone.

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Navigate Minnesota Ice Maze

What: Minnesota Ice Maze
When: Through Feb. 19
Where: Viking Lakes, 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan

Amaze your friends and family with this cool event. Enjoy the weekend theme nights, scavenger hunts, hot chocolate, and more. 

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Sounds Great

What: Sonder, an interactive art experience
When: Feb. 4
Where: The Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Presented by Some Great People, the work of local creatives in art, music, fashion, and food will be featured at this interactive event.

The Great Northern

WhatThe Great Northern
When: Through Feb. 5
Where: Across Minneapolis and St. Paul

Celebrate the wonder of Minnesota winters through activities, performances, live conversations, and curated menus at this 10-day event focused on creating community and inspiring action in the era of changing climate.

Let’s Play Hockey!

What:  U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
When: Through Jan. 29
Where: Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis

Thousands will gather for Minnesota’s favorite pastime. Champions do not win prizes at this annual event, but do get their names etched into the Golden Shovel.

St. Paul Winter Carnival


Frozen Family Fun

What: St. Paul Winter Carnival
When: Through Feb. 5
Where: Downtown St. Paul, Rice Park, State Fair Grounds

Visit the St. Paul Winter Carnival for dozens of free events, live music, parades, food and drink. Celebrating its 137th anniversary, this iconic event embraces winter and cold weather.

Frosted Flicks

What: Frozen River Film Festival
When: Feb. 5-12
Where: 160 Johnson St., Winona

Check out this festival of documentary films with unique perspectives on environmental issues, sustainability, adventure travel, and diverse cultures.

Ren Fest-Inspired Feast

What: Hall of Feasts themed dinner
When: Feb. 25
Where: Historic Schmidt Rathskeller, 882 Seventh St. W., St. Paul

This candle-lit Renaissance feast, with food provided by ROK Eatery, will feature live music, belly dancing, ice carving, and more. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Renaissance-themed garb.