Thursday, July 31, 2008

What to Do This Weekend

Your free movie Red Box Code for this weekend is: FUGI26


Jazz in Plymouth
Hilde Performance Center
Plymouth Boulevard near 35th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Yannie Jazz Quartet and Charange Tropical perform at the Hilde Performance Center. In the event of questionable weather, call 763.509.5200 to confirm that the performance is taking place.
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Free

Uptown Art Fair
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Uptown Art Fair, held the first weekend in August each year, features the work of more than 340 artists, food vendors, and live entertainment, as well as a Tomorrow's Stars art fair spotlighting the work of artists ages eight to 18. Booths spread out from Hennepin Avenue at Lake Street. Be warned: the fair attracts more than 300,000 visitors, so stroller navigation can be tricky! The fair is the largest of three art fairs this weekend (Loring Park and Powderhorn are the others); ride special Metro Transit buses between the fairs for free on Saturday and Sunday!
Ongoing Daily 8/1/08 - 8/3/08; check with location for exceptions.
Time: Fri 12n-8:30pm; Sat 10am-8:30pm; Sun 10am-6pm
Cost: Free

Bee Movie (PG)
Langford Park & Recreation Center
30 Langford Park
Saint Paul, MN 55108
The park screens Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie as part of the city's summer Movies in the Park series.
Ages: 5 to 18
Time: Dusk
Cost: Free

St. Paulitics Films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Saint Paul Central Library
90 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Bring lawn chairs and blankets - and bug spray! - over to the library, to watch outdoor screenings of politics-themed films in the Kellogg courtyard. This week's film is Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring Jimmy Stewart. Cancelled in the event of rain.
Ages: 10 to 18
Time: Dusk
Cost: Free

35W Bridge Collapse Memorial
Gold Medal Park
2nd Street and 11th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
An outdoor ceremony at the park concludes with a moment of silence and bell-ringing throughout the state, to honor the victims of the tragedy on the one-year anniversary of the 35W Bridge collapse. Take Metro Transit to the service for free; download a pass here.
Time: 4:30pm-6:15pm
Cost: Free

Interfaith Prayer & Memorial Service
Basilica of St. Mary
17th Street & Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
The Basilica remembers the victims of the 35W Bridge collapse on the first anniversary of that terrible event, with an interfaith service that also honors rescue workers and all of those who responded so courageously that day.
Time: 11am
Cost: Free


Powderhorn Art Fair
Powderhorn Park & Recreation Center
3400 - 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
The Powderhorn Art Fair, now in its 17th year, features the work of more than 180 artists, and a kid-friendly setting and vibe. The fair is held the same weekend as the Loring Park Art Festival and the Uptown Art Fair, and fairgoers can ride special Metro Transit buses between all three for free on Saturday and Sunday! Sunday is also Green Day at the fair, with a focus on environmental education and activities.
Ongoing Daily 8/2/08 - 8/3/08; check with location for exceptions.
Time: Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Cost: Free

Loring Park Art Festival
Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Loring Park Art Festival features about half as many artists as the Uptown Art Fair (held the same weekend), but boasts smaller crowds and a great park setting, as well as live entertainment, children's activities, and food booths. Fairgoers can ride special Metro Transit buses between the park and the fairs in Uptown and Powderhorn Park for free on Saturday and Sunday!
Ongoing Daily 8/2/08 - 8/3/08; check with location for exceptions.
Time: Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Cost: Free

Free First Saturday: Design Matters
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Learn how design innovations improve and impact lives around the world, and make eco-friendly art projects to take home during this month's Free First Saturday family event, which also includes gallery admission.
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: Free

Grimm Farm Open House
Lowry Nature Center
7025 Victoria Drive
Victoria, 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.
Ages: 2 to 18
Time: 1pm-4pm
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.
Ages: 5 to 12
Time: 9am-12n
Cost: Free


Acoustic Sunrise Concert: Wide Open Road
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
This free concert at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is part of a series presented on Sundays.
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free

Minneapolis Police Concert Band
Centennial Lakes Park
7499 France Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Edina presents a free concert at the amphitheater at the southern end of the lake.
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55425
The cast of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' upcoming production of Swing! brings jazzy dancing and jivin' tunes to the Rotunda.
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free

Remember that this Tuesday August 5th is National Night Out. Be sure to check with your neighborhood to see if they are planning any fun activities within your neighborhood. Myself and my neighbor Lisa are still busily planning our night. This year ours is including the men having riding lawn mower races! You will be seeing pictures on Wednesday! Go out meet your neighbors and have a good time.

1 comment:

Lacy said...

I tried the red box coupon in tx, and it didn't work! That's okay! Still cheaper than blockbuster!

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