The best performing and visual arts events in Minneapolis this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Minneapolis this week, from modern dance to art classes.

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Alternative Motion Project: "8"

Tomorrow night, head to The Lab Theater. Alternative Motion Project's "8" features contemporary dance from four unique choreographers. Live music will be performed by Grand Symphonic Winds with special guest, world-renowned soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

When: Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Lab Theater, 700 N. First St.
Price: $15
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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota: Essence

If you're in the mood for ballet, mixed with modern dance, take in a performance by Twin Cities Ballet at The Cowles Center. "Essence" features "Frankenstein," "Les Femmes," and "The Firebird."

When: Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave.
Price: $19
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Get 14 Percent Off Glass Arts

Work with a professional glassblowing instructor and create your own glass paperweight at the Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts. This Groupon deal gets you 14 percent off a 90-minute session for one.

Where: 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., University
Price: $82 (14 percent discount off regular price); other deals available
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Score 43 Percent Off a Beginner Painting lass 

Explore your inner artist with a painting class for one at Mrakmur. No experience is required and supplies are provided and you'll be able to take your masterpiece home with you. This Groupon deal gets you 43 percent off the regular price.

Where: 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., Building 3, Studio 3-205, University
Price: $20 (43 percent discount off regular price)
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