No better way to melt the ice around your heart that’s built up from all the snow that hits this weekend than sampling a variety of hot dishes in the hot sun Solar Arts in Northeast. The contest includes everything from spicy hotdish to tater tot excellence to jello dishes, plus the NE Brewers will be on hand with flights of beer and swinging music. Sunday, 4 PM. $10, free with hotdish entry.Art Humes

Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave NE, MPLS; solarartsbuilding.com