Weekend Best Bets: Feb. 8-10

Todd about Town: Check out a new kite festival, “The Price Is Right,” Trevor Noah, and more this weekend

Trevor Noah performs at the Xcel Energy Center Feb. 9

Courtesy Xcel Energy Center


1. Ham Lake Snowbowl​

Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ham Lake Park, 1843 153rd Ave. NE, Ham Lake

The St. Paul Winter Carnival has come and gone, and if you miss celebrating winter, Ham Lake may provide your answer this weekend—with a broomball tournament, snowmobile racing, ice fishing, snow sculpting, fat bike racing, and sledding for kids. Learn more.

2. Kites on Ice Kite Festival

On Buffalo Lake, in Buffalo

Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kites fill the sky on lake Buffalo Saturday, for the first-ever Buffalo Kite Festival. The event includes a kite-making workshop for kids, plus food trucks onsite and other family-friendly activities. Learn more.

3. Trevor Noah

Xcel Energy Center, 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

Saturday, February 9, starting at 8 p.m.

The Daily Show host, who proved his standup chops with a Netflix special, brings his Loud & Clear Tour to St. Paul Saturday night. Learn more.

4. Wayzata Chilly Open Frozen Golf Tournament

Lake Minnetonka

Friday, February 8-9

The 34th annual Chilly Open lands on Lake Minnetonka, with 39 holes and more than 1,700 golfers, who bring both hockey sticks and golf clubs. The event includes a chili cook-off, a snowga (yoga) class, dog sled rides, and snow kiting. Friday is movie night, with ice skating, too. Learn more.

5. American Heart Association Go Red Expo

Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington

Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mall of America recognizes American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women campaign with a fashion show featuring survivor models, plus student designers and service dogs. The event will also include CPR training, dancers, singers, and more. Learn more.

6. The Price Is Right Live

Mystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. NW, Prior Lake

Runs through Sunday, February 10, starting at 8 p.m.

Longest running game show The Price is Right takes the stage in the Mystic Lake Showroom, letting guests experience the excitement and maybe even leave with cash and prizes (possibly even…a brand new car!). Learn more.

7. Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation, and Camping Show

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis

Runs through Sunday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This annual show for camping on the go takes over Minneapolis with hundreds of RVs, plus equipment and accessories to prepare you for recreation in the warm season. Learn more.

8. Paw Patrol Live!: The Great Pirate Adventure

State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Runs through Sunday, February 10

For you parents with cabin-feverish kids, it’s a new adventure with the canine characters from Paw Patrol, who set sail on a pirate-themed adventure at State Theatre. Learn more.

9. Rock of Ages

Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Runs through Sunday, February 10 

Rock of Ages was nominated for five Tony Awards, bringing to life the sound of the ’80s with bands like Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake. The show celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a tour that hits up downtown Minneapolis. Learn more.

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