Best Bets: Feb. 20-26

Things to do this week: Social-ICE in Rochester, an Elon Musk satire, fashion exhibit of Black designers, ”The Prom,” and more

Children’s Story Time

What: Stories in the Park
When: Feb. 21
Where: Woodridge Park, Cottage Grove

Kids and adults are invited to this monthly inclusive free storytelling, singing, and play session every third Tuesday of the month. The event will be held outdoors when weather permits and programming is recommended for children up to age 8.

“The Prom” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Dan Norman


What: “The Prom”
When: Now through June 10
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen

This feel-good Tony-nominated performance for Best Musical and winner of Best Musical Score offers laughs, love, and plenty of sparkle complete with an abundant meal for dinner and a show in one spot.

“Smelling Elon’s Musk” at Dudley Riggs Theatre.


A Musk-See

What: “Smelling Elon’s Musk”
When: Feb. 24-May 20
Where: Dudley Riggs Theatre (formerly Brave New Workshop), 824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The gasp-inducing, eyebrow-raising Brave New Workshop troupe is back at again with this social satire about Twitter/Tesla owner Elon Musk and all the drama and damage he may cause. Opening night is Friday but performances run into May.

Cool Fun

What: Social-ICE
When: Feb. 24-25
Where: Peace Plaza, First Ave. SW. and First St. SW, Rochester

Dance among the illuminated ice sculptures while enjoying drinks from one of the themed bars at this exciting and free social event. Fam-Jam on Feb. 25 features family-friendly activities.

Doña Perón

Paula Lobo

Luminous Ballet

What: Doña Perón
When: Feb. 25
Where: Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Experience the moving story of one of Argentina’s most controversial women, Eva “Evita” Perón, in this performance by Ballet Hispánico.

Fashion Exhibit for Black History Month

What: Black History Month: MN Fashion Exhibit
When: Feb. 25
Where: State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul

The first fashion exhibition held at the MN State Capitol highlighting local Black fashion designers in the Twin Cities.

Foodie Finds

What: St. Paul Skyway Food Tour
When: Feb. 25
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Find new and local food favorites and learn more about the culinary history of the capital city at this weekly event throughout St. Paul’s skyways.

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.

Frostival Festival

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

WhatWinter 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.

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.