Thursday, June 5, 2008

What to Do This Weekend


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FRIDAY JUNE 6th

Alphabits
Pottery Barn Kids
12161 Elm Creek Boulevard
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55369
Pottery Barn Kids presents two free concerts in the store.
763.420.7338
http://www.potterybarnkids.com
Time: 10am & 11am
Cost: Free

The Mad Ripple Friday Night Hootenanny
Lake Harriet
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55410
The park board presents four songwriters in concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on the northwestern edge of the lake, as part of its annual summer entertainment series. Bench and lawn seating, and concessions, are available.
612.230.6400
http://www.minneapolisparks.org
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Free

Project Girl Exhibit: Opening Reception
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55408
Intermedia Arts hosts an opening night reception for its Project Girl exhibit of multimedia images created by girls during workshops covering a media literacy curriculum. Project Girl co-founders Kelly Park Snider and Jane Bartell are on hand, with a keynote address by Lyn Mikel, the author of Packaging Girlhood.
http://www.intermediaarts.org
Ages: 8 to 18
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Frogtown Teen Night
West Minnehaha Recreation Center
685 West Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55104
Teens meet weekly during the summer to enjoy some free time and discuss current events and hot topics, and school subjects.651.298.5823
Occurs Fridays from 6/6/08 - 8/22/08
Ages: 13 to 18
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: $2/week


SATURDAY JUNE 7th
Saint Anthony Park Library
2245 Como Avenue
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55108
39th Annual Art Fair & Book Sale
More than 100 juried artists present their work, alongside a book sale to benefit library programs, live entertainment, a kids' activity booth, food vendors, and more.
651.642.0411
http://www.sppl.org
Time: Festival 9:30am-5:30pm; Book sale 9:30am-4pm
Cost: Free

National Trails Day
French Regional Park
12605 County Road 9
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55441
Try roller-skiing, in-line skating, and Nordic walking, and see canoe, kayak, and mountain bike demos during an afternoon celebration of all of the outdoor activities that can be enjoyed on Three Rivers' 200-plus miles of trails.
763.559.6700
http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org/
Time: 12n-4pm
Cost: Free

Canoe & Kayak Demo
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
10145 Bush Lake Road
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55438
Families can try out the latest in canoe and kayak gear and designs.
763.559.6700
http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org/
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost: Free

Free First Saturday: Birthday Bash
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55403
Kick off a summer celebrating the garden's 20th anniversary with an array of live music, dance, and art-making activities. Design cherry-inspired toys, make family flags, watch a performance of Indian dance (11am), and learn African drumming (2pm).
612.375.7600
http://www.walkerart.org
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: Free

Grimm Farm Open House
Lowry Nature Center
7025 Victoria Drive
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55386
Carver Park Reserve visitors can step back in time and celebrate the historic contributions of Wendelin Grimm, who developed North America's first winter-hardy alfalfa. Families can tour the restored 1870s farmhouse and play with hoops, stilts, and marbles.
763.559.6700
Ages: 2 to 18
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free

Butterflies, Birds & Bees
Stop by any Bachman's location for product demos, recipes, and food sampling, kids' games, prize giveaways, tips for attracting butterflies to your garden, and more. The flagship store on Lyndale also offers a visit (10am-12n) from the Zoomobile on Saturday and staffers from the U's Bee Lab on Sunday.
http://www.bachmans.com
6/7/08 - 6/8/08
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free

Miniature Beach Scene
Lakeshore supplies everything kids need to make this free craft right in the store; expect the project to take 10 to 30 minutes. Parents must remain on-site. Offered at all Lakeshore locations.
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com
Ages: 3 to 10
Time: Stop in anytime between 11am-3pm
Cost: Free

Kids Build Workshops
Home Depot
On the first Saturday of each month, participating Home Depot stores offer kids a chance to learn about tool and safety, and work with tools to construct a take-home craft from a pre-fab kit. Kids also get an orange apron and badge. Check with location for exceptions.
800.553.3199
http://www.homedepot.com
Ages: 5 to 12
Time: 9am-12n
Cost: Free


SUNDAY JUNE 8th

Pops Ensemble
Como Park
1360 Lexington Parkway
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55103
Families are invited to enjoy a live performance of music in the Pavilion, as part of St. Paul's Music in the Parks program.
651.266.6400
http://www.ci.stpaul.mn.us
Time: 3pm
Cost: Free

Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band
Como Park
1360 Lexington Parkway
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55103
Families are invited to enjoy a live performance of band music in the Pavilion, as part of St. Paul's Music in the Parks program.
651.266.6400
http://www.ci.stpaul.mn.us
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

PawPals
Saint Paul Central Library
90 West Fourth Street
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55102
During a PawPals session, kids can sign up for 20-minute slots to read with specially-trained dogs (and their human companions). Register in advance by phone.
651.266.7034
http://www.sppl.org
Ages: 6 to 12
Time: Slots start at 1:30pm
Cost: Free

Family Day: Strike a Pose
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55404
Learn about body language and gestures by aping poses of Shiva, George Washington, Japanese guards, and other characters represented in the MIA's art collection. Attendees can make drawings from a live model, join sample yoga classes, and enjoy live theatrical and dance performances.
612.870.3131
http://www.artsmia.org
Time: 11am-5pm
Cost: Free


SPORTS THIS WEEKEND
Friday

St. Paul Saints vs Witchita
The minor league Saints take on the Wingnuts.
651.644.6659
http://www.saintsbaseball.com
Time: 7:05pm
Cost: $4-$12

Saturday

St. Paul Saints vs Witchita
The minor league Saints take on the Wingnuts.
651.644.6659
http://www.saintsbaseball.com
Time: 7:05pm
Cost: $4-$12

Lightning vs Outrage
Our women's pro soccer team, the Minnesota Lightning, takes on Kalamazoo.
651.917.TEAM
http://www.mnlightning.com
Time: 7:05pm


Sunday

St. Paul Saints vs Witchita
The minor league Saints take on the Wingnuts.
651.644.6659
http://www.saintsbaseball.com
Time: 1:05pm
Cost: $4-$12

Lynx vs San Antonio
Minnesota's WNBA team, the Minnesota Lynx, takes on San Antonio.
612.673.8373
http://www.wnba.com/lynx
Time: 5pm
Cost: Regular $10-$45; VIP $60-$150

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