Pillows + Pints: A Ski Movie Night

Use your love of beer and new found love of winter activities (thanks Winter Olympics!) to support of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy with a big bash featuring Able’s brews, gear from lots of vendors, and ski films. “Stoke Level: High”. FEB 22nd. [INFO]

Winter Beer Dabbler

The super-duper outdoor beer sampler returns to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with 160+ local, regional, and national craft breweries pouring more than 500 beers, music from deM atlaS and McNasty Brass Band, a meat & cheese showcase, and lots more. Last year sold out, btw. FEB 24th. [INFO]


Verdi’s classic sinister tale, Rigeletto kicks off at the MN Opera in mid-March and runs through the month. [INFO]

SPCO’s No Fiction Festival

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra holds a small festival of concerts at the Capri Theater, Turf Club and Saint Paul Academy that highlight true stories and personal histories through music. Performances include two exciting Liquid Music presentations, too. [INFO]

Masaki Kobayashi 

Following up on their tremendous Shaw Brothers kung-fu series (which you should all keep going to), the Trylon showcases the work of highly influential Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi with iconic films Harakiri, Samuari Rebellion, and the entire Human Condition trilogy (which we expect to sell out and will have Onigiri rice balls at concessions thanks to Ramen Kazama!). [INFO]

MN Cuban Film Festival

Tired of the cold? Warm up with the beautiful climate of Havana-ana-na and the MN Cuban Film Festival that kicks off its weekly showings at the start of March. [INFO]

Kyle Kinane

Comedy fans have seen the gravely-voiced stand-up everywhere from the late night shows to his Comedy Central special to Netflix’s Love, and Kinane’s fan base already bought up all the seats to his first show at The Cedar. Grab spots to the late show before they’re all gone. MAR 6th. [INFO]

Wolf Alice

It’s absolutely shocking that Wolf Alice in the First Ave Mainroom isn’t sold out—the UK upstarts are no less than one of the last great hopes of rock music, highlights of Coachella and Lala, and the band that does that “Sad Boy” that’s ubiquitous on local radio (although it’s their least rocking). [INFO]

Fulton Pintwood Derby

Race your own pinewood derby cars in the Fulton tap room while drinking some beers. Car kits are currently on sale and last year it sold out, so grab yours parts now and get to work on your designs. MAR 11th. [INFO]