Best Bets: Feb. 13-19

Things to do this week: Music festivals, Monster Jam, Winter SKOLstice, and more
Richard Thomas plays Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Julieta Cervantes

Literary Classic On Stage

What: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
When: Feb. 14-19
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” features “The Waltons” Richard Thomas as lawyer Atticus Finch and is narrated through the famous book’s three main young characters. 

A Weekend of Music

What: Big Turn Music Festival
When: Feb. 17-18
Where: Downtown Red Wing

Enjoy a weekend of live music from up-and-coming artists and fan favorites from across the Midwest. Concert locations include churches, cafes, restaurants, and outdoor venues. 

Folk Music Fun

What: Midwinter Folk Festival
When: Feb. 18
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis

This celebration includes full concerts, workshops, dance, and drop-in musical opportunities of folk music. The event culminates with a group finale everyone can participate in.

Monster Jam’s Grave Digger


Adrenaline Activity

What: Monster Jam
When: Feb. 18-19
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

World-class athletes compete with their 12,000-pound monster trucks in live-action motorsports events requiring speed and skill.

Frostival Festival

What: Frostival
When: Through Feb. 25
Where: Across Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead

Enjoy sleigh rides, cardboard sled races, winter kickball, volleyball, and disc golf, massive bouncy castles, snow sculpture competitions, and more as part of this community festival.

Embrace Winter

What: Winter Village
When: Through Feb. 26
Where: Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina

Check out this Swiss-inspired immersive winter experience featuring a wide range of food and drinks. 

ice maze 2023

Navigate Minnesota Ice Maze

What: Winter SKOLstice
When: Through Feb. 19
Where: Viking Lakes, 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan

Bring your family and friends for outdoor activities including an ice maze, trivia events, and open skating and hockey. 

Spring Flower Show

Flower Power 

What: Spring Flower Show 
When: Through Feb. 26 
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska 

With the theme Gardening With Nature, this show celebrates all the natural aspects that make springtime beautiful—insects, birds, and unique flower-cultivating habitats. Don’t miss out on gardening inspiration, or perhaps just a gander at the colorful displays.  

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.