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Jazz Up Your Night

Continue the celebration of the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant’s 25th anniversary (officially in 2010) with music and a meal at this beloved local hot spot. Here, tunes from acclaimed and developing artists pair perfectly with the tasty dishes from chef Jack Riebel. Depending on whom you ask, the food or the music here is best. “The jazz at The Dakota is top notch, clearly. But the real show is in the kitchen,” wrote Minnesota Monthly restaurant reviewer and WCCO TV reporter Jason DeRusha. Make it a night and combine your meal and music. Continue the fun and stick around for Dakota Late Night, where the music keeps on rolling. Lineup includes: John Scofield (Feb. 4), James Hunter (Feb. 7 & 8), Kurt Elling Quartet (Feb. 9 & 10), Lucinda Williams (Feb. 20 & 21), Lizz Wright (Feb. 23) and Patty Peterson (Feb. 26).

1010 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-332-1010 or box office 612-332-5299, www.dakotacooks.com.