Best Shows To See On Valentine’s Day Weekend 2013 In Minnesota

February 11, 2013 7:00 AM

Minnesota has numerous shows and options available so you don’t end up with a table for two at the Olive Garden this Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day weekend runs from Thursday, February 14 to Sunday, February 17 this year and leaves a lot of time in between to make plans for a romantic night out. Venues around the state offer options ranging from musical acts to classical performances for an entertaining evening. Add the flowers and candy and you have a perfect evening.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night
The Guthrie Theater
818 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 377-2224

Dates: Now through Feb. 23

Largely considered the greatest masterpiece by playwright Eugene O’Neill, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” will be performed in downtown Minneapolis on Valentine’s Day weekend. This Tony Award-winning drama covers one long day in the life of a Connecticut family during the early 1900s. The Guthrie’s Wurtele Thrust Stage, where the play will be performed, combines an intimate theater experience with a large-scale production. Evening performances run daily with some afternoon shows on Saturday and Sunday.

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A Good Day to Die Hard
Various theaters

If a violent action thriller is your idea of romance, “A Good Day to Die Hard” opens in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2013. John McClane is back in the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” film series. This adventure takes place in Russia, where McClane and his son try and save the world from nuclear weapons. Maybe not the most romantic show on the agenda for Valentine’s Day, but it probably has a happy ending. Check local theaters for showtimes.

Marion Ross Performing Arts Theater
147 N. Broadway Ave.
Albert Lea, MN 56007
(507) 377-4371

Date: Feb. 16

Enhance your weekend with an operatic performance by the Metropolitan Opera. This classical Italian opera is based on a play by Victor Hugo and has been performed internationally before a wide variety of audiences. Rigoletto is a court jester who becomes the victim of a curse. Although this tale is tragic, the music is fantastic and beautiful. The production has been updated to transform the classical Italian opera to the world of Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1960s.

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Almost, Maine
The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-7555

Dates: Feb. 14 through Feb. 24

This fantastic production is actually nine short plays in one. Each story revolves around the fictional town of Almost, Maine. Themes of love and loss in a remote and small community are explored and exposed in this entertaining production. This entertaining play comes complete with romance and humor for a Valentine’s Day treat.

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Love: One Size Fits Most
The Comedy Gallery

Moe’s Supper Club
2400 Highway 10
Mounds View, MN 55112
(763) 786-1800

Dates: Feb. 15 and Feb. 16

If drama and classic theater are not up your alley, a comedic performance is available for a night out on Valentine’s weekend. Scott Hansen’s Comedy Gallery is featuring “Love: One Size Fits Most,” a stand-up performance that has been reviewed as hysterical. Scott boasts that many couples have gotten engaged at his performances. The show is performed at Moe’s Supper Club and dinner can be added onto the performance to enhance the experience.

Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on

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