Best Bets: March 2-6

Things to do this weekend around the Twin Cities: a theatrical premiere, an Irish concert, a home and garden convention, and more
At the American Swedish Institute this weekend, expect Oskar Stenmark, a recording artist from Sweden who plays trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn
At the American Swedish Institute this weekend, expect Oskar Stenmark, a recording artist from Sweden who plays trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn

Tomas Valnoha

Time to Indulge

What: Minnesota Monthly‘s Food & Wine Experience
Where: Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis
When: March 4-6, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Sample delicious foods, wines, beers, spirits, seltzers and more from over 110 local and national partners. 

House Plants Galore  

What: Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis
When: March 2-6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

The Home and Garden Show opens the door for those seeking decoration inspiration, garden goodies, and more. With 600+ booths available, along with live demonstrations, this event will help homeowners and plant lovers make their spaces more comfortable. 

Family Fun in Rochester

What: Social Lights FAM JAM
Where: Peace Plaza, 100 First Ave. SW, Rochester
When: March 3-5; 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday

In downtown Rochester, Social Lights is creating a fun and safe environment for everyone at every age, with bright activities, photo opportunities, themed bars, nightly music, and more. 

Love Local Music

What: Best New Bands of 2021
Where: First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis
When: March 4, 7 p.m.

First Ave’s lineup of the top music acts of 2021 (after a delay) includes Durry (read our story on them here), EVV, Honeybutter, Kokou Kah, and others.

Frankenstein Reimagined

What: Monster Heart
Where: The Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis
When: March 4, 7:30-9 p.m.

The Combustible Company is re-imagining Mary Shelley’s literary classic Frankenstein. This theatrical rendition explores the ideas of love and “otherness” through song, puppets, dramatic text, and physical dynamism.  

Luck on the Dance Floor 

What: Kickin’ It Irish
Where: Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul
When: March 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Countdown to Saint Patrick’s Day with a celebration of traditional and modern Irish dance and song. Enjoy this dance spectacular with 20 world-class dancers and an international six-piece band. 

Movie Magic 

What: Kids Film Fair 2022
Where: Walker Art Center and Virtual Cinema, 725 Pineland PI, Minneapolis
When: March 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

As part of their Free First Saturday event, the Walker Art Center is holding a film festival. The event will feature creative short films from around the world for all ages.

Scandi Sounds

What: Midwinter Folk Festival 
Where: The American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis
When: March 5-6

The American Swedish Institute pulls together traditional Scandinavian folk instruments (like the nyckelharpa and the spelmanslag) for a celebration of the cold weather, featuring concerts, workshops, dance, and special guest Oskar Stenmark, a recording artist from Sweden who plays trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn.

The Haunted Creative 

What: Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
When: Through May 15 

The Minneapolis Institute of Art explores how common areas of expression are populated by ghosts in this exhibit that opened last month. Artists are seen to be coping with the ongoing presence of the paranormal and its impact on their personal and creative lives.  

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