Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! With President’s Day on Monday, do you have a long weekend ahead of you? We have some ideas that might be just the ticket! Also, for those of you still making those last-minute reservations, be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day Edition of Hot Events for some fun date ideas and restaurant specials. Hope you have a good one, whether you decide to lay low with chocolate and Netflix, or go out on the town!
Saturday, celebrate Carnaval Brasileiro! Similar to Mardi Gras, this should be a blast! With a special performance in the afternoon for families, everyone can join in the fun. Saturday Feb 13th, International Market Square. Tickets $10/$15 door for the 3-6pm Brazilfest Family Afternoon Matinee, and $30/$40 door for the 9pm-2am Masquerade Ball
Maybe you’d rather stay in all weekend, instead of vying for a table. Why not try a new recipe? If you’re looking for inspiration, the Mill City Indoor Winter Market is going to be open again this Saturday! 10am-1pm, Mill City Museum
Relive your younger days with the Forever Young Love Semi-Formal at First Ave. With love songs circa TRL (think N*SYNC, Britney, Spice Girls) this dance party should be the bomb dot com. $6 or $10 for couples in advance, $8 doors.
Plus, visit First Ave on Sunday night for an all R&B Valentine’s dance night! $8 advance/$10 door, or $14/18 for couples.
For a unique Valentine’s Date, check out the Art Shanty Projects! Artists have created unique ice fishing houses, and they are all on display on White Bear Lake. It’s Youth & Family weekend this weekend, with special performances and activities for the younger crowd. Ramsey County Beach on White Bear Lake, Thru Feb 28th.
Shakespeare seems fitting for Valentine’s Day, and Park Square Theater is going all out. See the classic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet tonight or tomorrow! Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets $40/$60.
If you prefer to take your romantic gestures with royalty, pirates, and shipwrecks, check out Shakespeare’s Pericles at The Guthrie! Various performances thru February 21st. Tickets $29-74. Tickets and details here.
The Saint Paul Ballet is having a special Valentine’s weekend featuring four women choreographers. Purchase regular tickets or for an extra treat, purchase a special Valentine’s ticket for sparkling wine and dessert before/after the show. The Cowles Center, Friday-Sunday. Valentine’s tickets are only sold in pairs. Performance and ticket information here
(Brazilfest photo via Carnaval Brasileiro)