Best Bets: Feb. 25-27

This weekend in the Twin Cities: frozen bocce ball, psychedelic dream pop, an indoor farmers market, and more
The Tempest will run Feb. 26-April 16 at the Guthrie Theater
The Tempest will run Feb. 26-April 16 at the Guthrie Theater

Courtesy of the Guthrie Theater

Farm Fresh

What: Mill City Winter Farmers Market
When: Saturday, Feb. 26; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis

If you’ve been missing the farmers market during these winter months, you’re in luck. The Mill City Farmers Market is heading inside the museum on select Saturdays, with goods from over 30 farmers and makers to browse.

A Shakespearean Romance

What: The Tempest
When: Opens Saturday, Feb. 26, various performances through Saturday, April 16
Where: The Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis

The Guthrie Theater will take on one of Shakespeare’s late romances, which is considered to be his farewell to the stage. Joe Dowling, former artistic director at the Guthrie, will return to direct this production of The Tempest. 

Psychedelic Pop

What: Beach House with Colloboh
When: Saturday, Feb. 26; 8 p.m.
Where: Palace Theater, 17 W. Seventh Pl., St. Paul

Following the recent release of their eighth studio album, Once Twice Melody, the psychedelic dream pop duo will perform at St. Paul’s Palace Theater. Beach House will be joined by electronic producer Colloboh.

‘Fires of Varanasi’

What: Ragamala Dance Company
When: Saturday, Feb. 26; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis

See the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam expertly performed in Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy’s Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim. The program explores the Hindu birth-death-rebirth continuum.

Burgers, Beer, and Bocce Ball

What: Brian’s Frozen Bocce Ball Tournament
When: Saturday, Feb. 26; starts at 8 a.m.
Where: Brian’s Bar and Grill, 219 Main St. S., Stillwater

Teams of four will put their bocce skills to the test in this annual tournament. After checking out the competition, warm up inside Brian’s with a burger and brew.

A Broadway Hit

What: Pretty Woman: The Musical
When: Various performances through Sunday, Feb. 27
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

The acclaimed Broadway show Pretty Woman: The Musical is embarking on its first national tour. Based on the 1990 film, this beloved rom-com follows the blossoming romance between a business tycoon and a woman he hires as an escort. The show will make its Minneapolis debut at the Orpheum Theatre this week.

Blooming Blossoms

What: Spring Flower Show
When: Ongoing through Sunday, Feb. 27; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska

It’s hard to think about outdoor decorating in the midst of Minnesota winter, but spring is just around the corner. The Spring Flower Show features floral vignettes built around seating arrangements, so you can get some inspiration for your outdoor living spaces while finding a momentary respite from the cold.

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