What are you doing this weekend? We planning to hit up the farmer’s markets (as per usual!), work on house projects, and come up with zillions of ways to use up all of that rhubarb that’s just come up! Going out and seeing the sights? Here are some ideas for you…
This weekend is the 15 Annual Flint Hills Children’s Festival at the Ordway. It’s the largest festival of its kind in the country, and it should be amazing! Indoor performances are $5, and outdoor performances and activities are free. Not to be missed! (Plus, Metro Transit is offering free rides to all festival goers!) May 30-31st, at the Ordway and surrounding parks. Check out the schedule here.
The Art Auction at MCAD is tonight! If you are looking to purchase original art, or would like to support artists, this might be the event for you. Featuring art created by MCAD alumni, faculty and staff, the annual auction benefits the MCAD scholarship fund. Go and bid, or have a great time just checking out great new art! May 29th 7:30pm, MCAD. Tickets are $150, and include complimentary valet parking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Next week is Cider Week at Town Hall Brewery! Click here for more info on all of the delicious events, including tastings, competitions and more. June 1-6th.
Love to shop vintage? Explore with other kindred spirits this Saturday at the MN Vintage Crawl. Here is hoping you will find some great finds! Tickets are $12, and get you exclusive deals, a gift, and admission to the after party! May 30th, at participating shops.
Want to combine your love of local craft beer and local art? Posters and Pints is the event for you! Held at the Uppercut Boxing Gym in NE, each ticket is $25 and gets you a take-home pint glass and as many samples as you want. Beer themed posters are all $30 each! Proceeds benefit Art Buddies, a creative mentorship program. Saturday May 30th, 6-10pm.
It’s a beautiful time of year to celebrate our 10,000 lakes! Come to the WaterFest 2015 at Lake Phalen for a variety of free water-themed events, including boating, fishing, a marching band performance, and a variety of activities! Saturday May 30th, 11am-4pm.
I tend to go to the same few restaurants every time, but there are so many hidden gems in the Twin Cities, I’m always curious if I’m missing out on something wonderful! Luckily, the folks at Heavy Table have our backs, and have made it a goal to hit up all of the restaurants on Central Avenue between Broadway and 694. Yum! Check out the series: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.
Also, did you hear? Maple Grove residents just got a new famous neighbor!
(Photo “Mississippi River Stone Arch Bridge at night” courtesy of Meet Minneapolis)