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Todd about Town: Your Twin Cities to-do list this weekend features musical shows, spring flowers, and the Food & Wine Experience

The Spring Flower Show

Courtesy Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

1. Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

Minneapolis Convention Center

Runs through March 3

Spring will feel just around the corner as you enter the Home & Garden Show. Over 1,000 experts share ideas and advice for decorating, upkeeping, and gardening. New this year is a feisty area called the Deck Wars, where you vote for your favorite deck design. Learn more.

2. Spring Flower Show

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska

Runs through March 3, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Speaking of spring, this is your last weekend to get an early taste of it at the Arboretum. This showcase features nine countries telling their stories through floral designs and includes a large glass garden house. Learn more.

3. Josh Turner

Mystic Lake, Prior Lake

March 1, starting at 8 p.m.

Country music artist Josh Turner will be in the Mystic Lake Show Room for one night only on March 1. The multi-platinum recording artist will perform his hits, including “Long Black Train”  and “Time is Love.” Learn more.

4. Mamma Mia!

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Show runs March 1-September 28

Yet again, the Broadway and film sensation Mamma Mia! is making its way down the aisle in the Twin Cities, this time at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Learn more.

5. Pippin

Rarig Center, Minneapolis

Runs through March 10

Pippin is the musical story of a young prince searching for adventure and meaning in his life, who heads to war to prove his loyalty to his father. Learn more.

6. 25th Annual Food & Wine Experience

Target Field, Minneapolis

March 2-3, 1-5 p.m.

Stop by Target Field this weekend for Minnesota Monthly‘s annual Food & Wine Experience. You will have the chance to sample local, regional, and national wines, try terrific food from the area and taste a variety of beers and spirits. There are also many gift items for purchase as well. Learn more.