Twin Cities hip-hop artist Nur-D performs at the Freedom Fund Dinner at the DECC Harborside Ballroom Saturday, Feb. 10.

Shane Nelson Friday, Feb. 9, 7 pm Encore Performing Arts Center, Clqouet Lead singer of Crescent Moon makes his debut performance at the Encore following the release of “The Music Saved My Life.” He performs this poignant solo album accompanied by seasoned Northland musicians who bring the songs to life. With the Maxi Childs Trio.

Lehto & Wright Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 pm Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais Actually a trio, John Wright, Steve Lehto and Matt Jacobs, a Minnesota folk-rock/progressive rock band who first performed in 1999. From American spirituals to Irish tunes, their accomplished guitar and mandolin approach has great intensity and power.

Nur-D Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 pm DECC Harborside Ballroom Twin Cities hip-hop artist channels the soulful sounds of Bruno Mars or Childish Gambino, the powerful energy of Chance the Rapper and the pop culture punchlines of an episode of "Community," all rolled up into a show that everyone can enjoy à la The Fresh Prince. With The Gemstones.

Blue Water Big Band Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 pm AAD Shrine Big band with a big dance floor every month playing music of the ‘30s through the ‘60s such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, ‘50s crossover rock, Latin, waltzes, swing and ballads.

Northside Rambler & Friends Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. ​​Pequaywan Inn Valentine’s evening music in the woods just north of Duluth. Guitars and harmonica licks from Mark Summers and Bob Quade, plus special guests, playing folk, country and a bit of rock: Prine, Cash, Williams, Dylan and more.

Pride & Prejudice Feb. 14-18 & 22-24 Zeitgeist Teatro Laugh-out-loud adaptation for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?

Rise Feb. 15-18 Studio Four Minnesota Ballet's mixed repertory performance features contemporary works crafted by local artists and guest choreographer Jayson Douglas. Studio Four at the Duluth Depot is an intimate theater that offers a uniquely personal way to experience cutting-edge professional dance.