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Pick 3 Weekend Events July 8 – 10

Do you hear that? It’s the weekend calling your name. It’s going to be another happening weekend in these parts, with the Basilica Block Party taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Open Streets on Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis. But of course, there is so much more. Ever wanted to canoe on the […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 1 – 4

It’s the first weekend in July, and a long weekend at that! Of course, the 4th of July is Monday with Independence Day celebrations all weekend long, but there’s much more happening in the Cities, too. If you just can’t get enough Prince tributes, you are in luck. And, if you want to spend your […]

Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Have you heard about the Minneapolis Art Lending Library? It’s a local nonprofit that lets every day people to borrow original works of art – to display at their home  – for two months, free of charge. And just as their mission is to help community members experience the joys of art, they also strive to give […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 3

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 3

Since Minneapolis is the City of Lakes, you might as well take advantage of those bodies of water and get out and explore them, right? But don’t just explore them from the shore via bike, blades or foot. We think you should really get out and explore them. By boat. At Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet […]

4th of July 2016

The 4th of July is coming up fast, which means fun and fireworks! If you are wondering where to catch the nighttime aerial show this year, we’ve got the run-down for you. While most take place on Monday, July 4, please note that a couple of celebrations take place the day – and days – […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 2

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 2

Rainy days and Mondays – or any day – shouldn’t get you down, especially in the summer. But, we understand they can be a drag when you’d rather be outside. On those rainy, summer days when you just can’t be outside, you could curl up on the couch with a good book…or you could do […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events June 17 – 19

Here we are, creeping up to another weekend in Minneapolis. Of course, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday, and if you are still wondering what to do for Dear Old Dad, we have some ideas for you. We also have some ideas about how to spend your time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From all things […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 1

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 1

Most school districts around the Twin Cities wrapped up the 2015-16 school year last week and the week before, and summer break is officially a go. While Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” might have been the song of choice for your kids on that last day, they are now quite possibly singing Iggy Pop’s “I’m Bored” […]

5 Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year

The end of the school year is here. While some students in some districts are already on summer break, many school districts have their last day of school some time the week of June 6. Regardless, school is out (or almost) out for summer. How do you want to celebrate the first few days of […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events June 3-5

Welcome to the first full weekend in June! With summer starting to heat up, you can be sure there is lots happening around town. For all you classic movie buffs, be sure to head over to the Uptown Theatre to help them celebrate their 100th birthday. And Sunday marks the first of eight Open Streets […]