Guerilla Girls are artists and activists who expose the inequality of the art world. The Walker Art Center is including the Guerilla Girls’ 88 posters from 1985 to 2012 as a part of their “Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections” exhibition. Also, something to watch out for: From January to March of this year, Guerilla Girls’ works will pop up all around the Twin Cities.
Where The Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Hours 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost $9 with student ID
Babes in Toyland at First Avenue
Minnesota-based punk rock band Babes in Toyland is making their return to First Avenue. Although their longtime bassist Maureen Herman left the band in August, they’ve picked up local Clara Salyer to fill the void. It’ll be an energetic show with a different dynamism. Kitten Forever opens.
Where First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis
Hours 8 p.m.
Wells Fargo Winter Skate
While the end of January is giving us some survivable weather, take this opportunity to go outside and partake in winter activities. The Wells Fargo Winter Skate is a fantastic way to sharpen up your ice skating skills while enjoying the nice day outside. While in St. Paul, you can also venture over to the Science Museum. Be sure to head over to Rice Park before the skating rink closes for the season.
Where Rice Park, 109 W. Fourth St., St. Paul
Hours 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Cost Free admission, $4 skate rental
“Room” by Emma Donoghue
Before it became a highly acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film, the tale of Jack and Ma lived in the pages of Emma Donoghue’s novel, “Room.” The story is narrated by 5-year-old Jack. His point of view is innocent, refreshing and beautiful, which makes the book an incredible read. Yes, the movie is astonishing, but the book’s narration is what drives the story along. Do yourself a favor and read the book if you haven’t.
From “The Big Short” to “The Revenant,” the tail end of 2015 was the season for Oscar bait. But among these brilliant films is “Spotlight,” an awe-inspiring story about the Boston Globe’s coverage of child sex abuse cases involving the Catholic Church. Although “Spotlight” isn’t lighthearted, it portrays the uncomfortable realities and situations that the reporters faced courageously. If that doesn’t convince you, the film also captures Mark Ruffalo in the performance of his career.
Valentine’s Day reservations
In the restaurant industry, one of the busiest days of the year is Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending yours with your significant other or enjoying a night out with your best buds, make reservations. Seats book up fast in restaurants on this lovey-dovey holiday, so if you’re not proactive about it, you might not end up with one. Don’t push it off until the last minute, or you might resort to buying a reservation spot from someone who was smart enough to nab one months ago, like Dwight Schrute.