Looking for some romantic tunes to get you and your loved one in the Valentine’s mood? Head to the Arboretum and see Debbie Duncan and her band perform a series of romantic jazz ballads. Reservations are recommended for this sultry concert, which is sure to fill up fast and have you tapping your toes. 952.443.1400.
Arts & Performance
The Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour is a delightful way to celebrate Spring!! 11 artists in the Lake of Minnetonka area; Deephaven, Excelsior, and Minnetonka "open" their studios for exhibit and sales. These talented artists, along with their guest artists show an extraordinary variety of innovative,unique, and inspired artworks including ceramics, jewelry, fiber, basketry, wood, sculpture, 2D and 3D mixed media and original fine art paintings that are pastels, botanical, contemporary, and abstract.
Romantic comedies are not strictly for the movies. Set in the city of Almost, the city’s couples begin to fall in love in humorous and unexpected ways. Almost, Maine is a wintry comedic tale, directed by Kent Knutson. Check website for ticket prices and show times; dinner is available for an additional charge. 952.474.5951.
In celebration and recognition of Martin Luther King Jr., concert pianist Leon Bates’ performance features works by African American composers. Bates has performed both solo and with symphonies around the world. Enjoy the pre-concert talk and social hour with free appetizers and a cash bar before the concert begins. 952.979.1111.
This showcase features local high school talent in short and sweet performances. In this competition, judges evaluate plays from schools across the district and score on quality. Watch your high school’s superstars at their finest. 763.745.6600.
The Mitten, a classic children’s tale by Jan Brett, highlights curiosity, a chilly winter and a game of finders keepers. When Nicki drops his mitten in the snow, several animals soon take up residence and quickly expand the mitten’s capabilities. Stages Theatre Company created a ballet–inspired stage version of the book years ago and is bringing it back for the theater’s 30th season. Check the website for show times. 952.979.1111.
A heartwarming tale of family tradition and hard work, Fiddler on the Roof showcases the story of Tevye, a poor milkman. He must choose between tradition and his daughters’ happiness. Discounts available for students and seniors. Dinner and lunch seating begins two hours prior to show time. Tuesday–Saturday evenings, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinee, 1 p.m. Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m. 952.934.1500.
Ready to showcase your talents to a welcoming audience? Show off your vocal skills, comedic chops or poetic nature every Tuesday night at the Depot. Sample treats and enjoy fresh java while listening to the stylings of fellow artists. The Depot also offers live music every Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Free. 6–10 p.m. 952.938.2204.
Popular Twin Cities artist G.B. Leighton performs some of his classic tunes at the Mainstreet Bar and Grill. Leighton has rocked the music circuit for more than 15 years with a style some compare to Bruce Springsteen. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and pizza along with some rocking good music. 952.938.2400.