Pick 3 Weekend Events March 18 – 20


Pick 3 Weekend EventsThis weekend, we welcome spring, which begins on Sunday, March 20. But, unlike the last few weekends, it’s not going to feel very spring-like. But that’s OK. There’s still much to do in Minneapolis on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In our Pick 3 Events, we have a popular book and author event, the reunion of a favorite local band from the disco era and flowers. Check it out and enjoy!


Friday, March 18 – Meet the Minnesota Book Award Mn Book AwardsFinalist
The Loft Literary Center at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

If you like books and you like Minnesota authors, you won’t want to miss this popular event.

The finalists from each of the eight award categories will be on hand to share some excerpts from their books, followed by complimentary wine and light refreshments, book sales and signings. Get some great ideas for your reading list and meet authors.

The fun runs from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm and is free and open to the public. And if you like what you see and hear, all of the finalists’ books can be purchsed at Magers & Quinn

The winners will be announced at the Annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala on Saturday, April 16, at St. Paul’s Union Depot.


ClassAction_LRSaturday, March 19 – Class Action Reunion Show
Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Class Action, a popular Twin Cities dance band in the 1980s, has announced a reunion show happening one night only – Saturday, March 19 – at the Dakota.

In their day (1979 – 1982) Class Action was known for its breadth of material and high energy shows. It was the disco era, after all, and the band played a wide array of jazzy, funky, dance-oriented music from Earth Wind and Fire, Heatwave, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, and Bobby Caldwell, along with their original material.

Saturday’s Dakota show will feature Class Action members Patty Peterson (vocals), Ricky Peterson (keyboards and vocals), Candy Anderson Robles (vocals), Stephen Faison (vocals and percussion), Rick Cornish (guitar), Rick Houle (bass and vocals), and Glenn Swanson (drums). And the band, of course, will reprise selections from the original Class Action songbook.

Show time is 7:00 pm and  9:00 pm and tickets, which are $20 each, can be purchased here.


Sunday, March 20 – Macy’s Flower Show03112016_MacysFlowerShow
Macy’s, 700 on the Mall, 8th Floor, Minneapolis

Another sign on spring: Macy’s annual Flower Show. This year’s theme is America the Beautiful and features our country’s varied landscapes, you know, from purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain and beyond.

You will see stories told with flowers and plants that are indigenous to each of our nation’s regions to celebrate iconic destinations from sea to shining sea. Sounds pretty cool and it sounds like a perfect family event, friend event, solo event, etc.

Macy’s Flower Show is free and open to the public. It starts on Sunday, March 20 and runs through Sunday, April 3.

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