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Things to do in the Twin Cities: monster trucks, live music, and more
A past competitor at Monster Jam
A past competitor at Monster Jam

Courtesy of Monster Jam

Candlelight Date Night

What: Romance: A Candlelight Cabaret
When: Various performances beginning Friday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 19
Where: Collide Theatrical Dance Company, 755 Prior Ave. N., Suite 235H, St. Paul

Love is in the air at Collide Theatrical Dance Company. Grab your Valentine and check out this candlelit cabaret performance that tells love stories through music and dance.

A ’60s Classic

What: West Side Story (1961)
When: Saturday, Feb. 12; 1 p.m.
Where: The Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

Steven Spielberg’s recent remake of West Side Story might have you wanting to revisit the classic 1961 film adaptation. Catch up with Maria, Tony, and the rest of the Sharks and Jets at the Parkway Theater’s screening of the movie.

Frosty Fun

What: Brooklyn Park Winterfest
When: Saturday, Feb. 12; 1-3 p.m.
Where: Norwood Park, 8100 Newton Ave. N., Brooklyn Park

This festival in the newly renovated Norwood Park offers winter activities aplenty, with snow art, a scavenger hunt, snow bowling, and more.

Hot Wheels

What: Monster Jam
When: Saturday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 13; show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

Catch a close-up of backflips, donuts, and wheelies at this extreme motorsports event. U.S. Bank Stadium will be jam-packed with races and competitions for world-class monster truck, ATV, and speedster drivers. 

Local Jams

What: Dessa with Mayyadda
When: Sunday, Feb. 13; 8 p.m.
Where: First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis

The critically acclaimed Minneapolis-based singer, rapper, and writer will take the First Avenue stage. She’s currently on tour for her most recent album, IDES, which dropped in December 2021. Dessa will be joined by Mayyadda, a fellow singer-songwriter from Minneapolis.

Rockin’ and Rollin’

What: The War on Drugs
When: Tuesday, Feb. 15; 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16; 8:30 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre, 17 W. Seventh Pl., St. Paul

Following the 2021 release of their latest album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the Grammy-winning rock band will head to the Twin Cities for two shows at the Palace Theater.

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