5 things to do this weekend

Published 8:14 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1. Waffle breakfast and bake sale

Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea and Freeborn County Senior Resources will host a waffle breakfast and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Society. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds from the event will benefit seniors of Freeborn County. The breakfast will include waffles with assorted toppings, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.

Lestyne Davies plays Ottone in Handel’s “Agrippina.” – Photo by Marty Sohl/Met Opera

2. The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

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“Agrippina” by George Fredrick Handel will take the screen at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at Marion Ross Performing Art Center. The opera depicts a tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome and abounds in relevant issues and politics that continue to resonate in modern society. Tickets for “Agrippina” will be available at the box office one hour prior to the start of the opera. Adult tickets are $20, and students showing their student ID will receive a ticket courtesy of the Met Opera Committee.


3. Terry Barber Trio

Albert Lea Civic Music presents the Terry Barber Trio at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Albert Lea High School in the auditorium. Terry Barber is an internationally acclaimed countertenor known for his broad vocal and stylistic range. He has been featured on a variety of stages across the globe, from the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall to Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall. Barber also has been a soloist on recordings for major record labels alongside artists such as Madonna and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


4. A final winter weekend

Ice rinks and warming houses will remain open for a final weekend before closing for the season Sunday. Spend one more weekend on the ice before it’s time to say goodbye. Hayek warming house is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Academy, Hawthorne and Lakeview warming houses are open from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


5. Artist Soup reception

The Freeborn County Arts Initiative will host an artist reception to celebrate its first show of 2020 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The show, Artist Soup, features several local artists in a variety of mediums. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the organization’s refinished gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

About Karlee Steffanni

Karlee Steffanni is a news clerk with the Albert Lea Tribune.

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