Have a fun-filled weekend! The Twin Cities are all about winter sports and games this week. From the St. Paul Winter Carnival to the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, there are plenty of winter sports to watch or participate in! If games aren’t your thing, we also found a variety of cool music and art events to check out. Either way, it’s a great time to stick around town!
The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships started yesterday and will take place all weekend. Games are from 8:30-4:30pm, plus food, drinks, and a family skating rink. Lake Nokomis, Jan 28th-31st. Free!
Show off your creativity at the Art Sled Rally! Bring the sled you built, a helmet, sign a waiver and you’re off! Powderhorn Park, Jan 30th, 2-4pm, free!
The St. Paul Winter Carnival is one of the biggest festivals of the year! Participate in a variety of wintry events, including parades, ice skating, races, games, beer tasting, a treasure hunt and more! Downtown St. Paul, Jan 28-Feb 7th.
The Dodge Nature Center is hosting a Frosty Fun Festival this weekend! Enjoy kick-sledding, ice bowling, show shoeing, skating, puppet theater and more. Jan 30th, 10-2pm. $5/person or $20/family.
Test your mad skills at Town Hall Brewery’s Pingpong Tournament! Jan 31st, 11am-6pm. $20 to enter, sign up today!
Want to buy or sell bike parts? You’ll find anything and everything bike related at the Twin Cities Bike Swap! National Sports Expo Center, Jan 31st, 9am-2pm, $5 admission.
It’s the last weekend to enjoy Free Admission to Arboretum!
Music and Art Events
Tonight, In the Heart of the Beast Theater is presenting a Puppet Cabaret! Live music, puppets, popcorn, booze, should be a unique night! Jan 29th, 9pm. $10 suggested donation. Recommended for 17+
This Saturday, Chris Thile is guest hosting A Prairie Home Companion, complete with a fantastic lineup: Ben Folds, Brandi Carlile, Ed Helms, Sarah Jarosz and the Punch Brothers. It’s sold out, but get rush tickets if you can! (Or see the live broadcast on prairiehome.org!) Fitzgerald Theater, Jan 30th.
This Sunday, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota is presenting the beloved Peter and the Wolf. Students K-12th grade get free admission! Hamline University, Jan 31st, 4pm. Adult tickets $15-25.
Chase away the blues at the Winter Jazz Festival! Saint Paul Hotel, Jan 31st, 2pm-9pm. Tickets $35/$30 in advance, $10 for students.
Did you know about the Art Lending Library?! Borrow local art to display for FREE.