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The Theater of Public Policy

The Theater of Public Policy Spring Season

In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts” who can you trust to make sense of the major issues and debates? The improv comedy team at The Theater of Public Policy, of course! This spring, The Theater of Public Policy will host two candidates for governor, talk with Minneapolis’s chief of police, examine business […]

Minnesota State Capitol Reopens

Minnesota State Capitol Reopens

After a $310 million restoration project lasting more than three years, the Minnesota State Capitol will reopen to the public on January 3, 2017, and you are invited to check it out and take a tour. Guided tours run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Tour […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 11

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 11

The signs are there: the State Fair starting, the earlier sunsets, the school supplies list in the mail. Yes, the 12 Weeks of Summer are almost over, but the good news is they are not over yet. We still have Week 11 and Week 12, so let’s enjoy them! This week, we recommend seeing parts […]

Round Tower

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 10

Want to take a step back in time during Week 10 of the 12 Weeks of Summer? You can do just that at Historic Fort Snelling and learn about fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, military history from before the Civil War through World War II and much more. The fort overlooks both the Minnesota and […]

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 […]

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 10 – 12

School’s out, the temps are rising, and for all intents and purposes, summer is here (although the calendar still technically says “spring”). And so is another weekend! If it’s going to be as hot as they say it is, we thought it’d be a good idea to focus on some indoor activities this weekend. You […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Memorial Day Weekend 2016 is right around the corner which means the unofficial kick-off to summer is almost upon is. If you are looking for ways to spend the weekend, here are some ideas for you. Skyline Mini Golf – Walker Art Center What happens to the artist-designed mini golf when the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events May 13 – 15

Raise your hand if you can’t believe it’s already the middle of May! And per usual, the calendar is filled with lots of great stuff happening this weekend. It was hard to narrow it down to just three events, but we did it. And if you like ghosts, history, food, beer, giving to a good cause, […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events April 29 – May 1

It’s hard to believe we are already rounding out April and heading into May. How in the world did that happen? Anyway, lots happening this weekend, including some Prince parties and tributes. Find out the where, when and what here. In our Pick 3 Events, we have some insight into Downtown NYC in the 1970s […]