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Todd about Town: Your weekend to-do list says to celebrate MLK Day, listen to Kristin Chenoweth, play hockey, and more

Hockey Day means games on Lake Bemidji

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1. MLK Weekend + “The 1968 Exhibit”

Saturday-Monday, January 19-21, noon to 3 p.m.

Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

This is the weekend to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and see the History Center’s 1968 exhibit before it closes. There will be art projects and performances honoring the life of MLK throughout the weekend. Make your own 1968 peace sign and bring it home. Learn more.

2. Hockey Day Minnesota

Thursday-Saturday, January 17-19

Lake Bemidji, Bemidji

In the State of Hockey, we have our own day devoted to the icy sport, and we’re celebrating on Lake Bemidji. There will be hockey games through the weekend, including Minnesota high school games, a college game, and a Minnesota Wild game. Learn more.

3. Kristin Chenoweth with the Minnesota Orchestra

Saturday, January 19, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Kristin Chenoweth performed to sold out crowds in 2017. Chenoweth delights audience with her comic wit and her incredible vocals. Learn more.

4. Capitol Art & Artists Tour

Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1-2:30 p.m.

Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul

Visit the Capitol to learn about the recent, intense restoration process that brought the building closer to its original appearance. Guests will also have a chance to visit the legislative chambers and other historic spots while learning the history behind the architecture. Learn more.

5. Snowshoe, Sip, and Stay

Saturday, January 19, 6-9 p.m.

The Outing Lodge at Pine Point Park, 11661 Myeron Rd. N., Stillwater

Enjoy the luminary-lit trials at Pine Point Park and an evening at the Century Outing Lodge. There’s a large bonfire, a cash bar, s’mores, and chicken pot pie. Learn more.

6. LiveWell Expo

Mall of America, Bloomington

Saturday, January 19

This one-day festival at MOA is focused on healthy living. The event includes free fitness classes and the latest in fitness apparel. Check out many vendors in the rotunda who will be providing free samples to guests. Learn more.

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