5 things to do this weekend

Published 9:26 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1. Live music

Rochester-based band Hair of the Dog will perform Saturday night at Bend in the Road in Manchester.

Described as having an organic, roots style of music, the band will feature a variety of covers and original music, ranging from rock ’n’ roll from The Beatles, Neil Young and Buddy Holly, to funk from Prince and Bill Withers, along with other country, blues and bluegrass songs. 

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The band is set to take the stage at 9 p.m.


2. ‘The Mousetrap’

In the mood for a murder mystery? Look no further than Albert Lea Community Theatre’s presentation of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie.

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. A full slate of suspects is present, and into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. To get to the rationale of the killer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.


3. ‘Theatre of the Mind’

Art inspired by literature is the theme behind the Freeborn County Arts Initiative’s newest group exhibition, titled “Theatre of the Mind.”

About 25 pieces spanning mediums from paint to textile to photography to sculpture and more are part of the show.

The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 224 S. Broadway in downtown Albert Lea.


4. All-Member Show

The Albert Lea Art Center’s All-Member Show continues this weekend and is a chance for members to showcase pieces they’ve created or purchased.

The show has more than 70 pieces, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, pottery, metal and wood sculptures, and paper crafting.

The Art Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 101 S. Broadway.


5. Feeling creative?

Create your own mixed media 10-by-10-inch image at a mixed media create event Sunday hosted by Kelly Gau Studio and Junktion Market.

Cost is $25, and all supplies are included. Class will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Junktion Market, 136 S. Broadway.