With the weekend around the corner, there's no shortage of fun things to do in the metro area. Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities and the surrounding area the next few days.

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Metro
Hit the hill this weekend as many metro ski and snowboarding areas are opening for the season. The slopes at Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard AreaAfton Alps and Hyland Hills Ski Area are open. 
Ice Castles 

Explore the frozen wonder of Ice Castles over the weekend. According to the organization that builds the creations, the New Brighton exhibit is one of six in the country. The castles include lit sculptures, frozen thrones, slides and more. 

Date: Daily 

Place: Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton

Fire & Ice: 2019 Winter Carnival Art Show 

See what local artists are up to during the Fire &Ice: 2019 Winter Carnival Art Show. According to event organizers, the artists' works depict, "the powerful forces of winter battling the hopeful promises of spring." 

Date: Runs through Feb. 23

Place: AZ Gallery, St. Paul 

Big Turn Music Fest 

Take in the music of top regional acts during the Big Turn Music Fest in Red Wing. The two-day festival includes more than 160 bands performing at 23 different venues. This year's lineup includes Mason Jennings, Charlie Parr, The Big Wu, Pieta Brown and more.

Date: Friday - Saturday

Place: Multiple venues in Red Wing

Winter Beer Dabbler

Beer fans rejoice! This weekend marks the Winter Beer Dabbler at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The event hosts more than 180 breweries and cideries. The Winter Beer Dabbler includes live music and "activities galore."

Date: Saturday

Time: 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Place: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights 


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