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Monday
Aug212017

August 21, 2017, Monday - "Music in the Park" at Nicollet Island

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Nicollet Island Park

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Sunday
Aug202017

August 20, 2017, Sunday - Railroad History Walking Tour at Mill City Museum

Times: 1:00pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street South

Railroad History Walking Tour

Beginning with the arrival of Minnesota's first rail line in 1862, Minneapolis boomed in population and flour milling, lumber production and warehousing took off. Take a guided tour of railroad landmarks, including the Stone Arch Bridge, Milwaukee Road Depot and the Minneapolis Eastern Railway engine house and trestle. Along the way, find clues to the vanishing railroad landscape and learn about the future of Twin Cities rail.

The tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

Future date: September 10

Sunday
Aug202017

August 20, 2017, Sunday - Watershed by Bike II

Time:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall Street Northeast

Watershed by Bike II

Join Saint Paul songwriter, poet and cycling advocate Ben Weaver for a short (less than 6 mile) bike ride from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) through the Holland neighborhood and back to the Mississippi River and MWMO. The group will make several stops enroute to experience this watershed area and discuss questions such as: What is a watershed? How big is your watershed? Learn how we can nurture a healthy relationship with the great Mississippi River through the daily choices we make that impact the watersheds in which we live.

Along the ride we’ll notice the path water takes through the neighborhood to the river and make a brief stop for a snack break. There will be time at the beginning and end of the ride to explore the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) campus where you’ll see raingardens and many other features designed to collect rain runoff, minimizing its ability to carry pollution to the river. Expect to hear a little music and poetry as well. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join for this event.

On the day of the ride we will meet at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO). MWMO has a parking lot should you choose to drive.

THIS EVENT WILL BE RAIN OR SHINE. If there is lightning or severe weather the event will move indoors for a mini concert and waterehd interpreptive activity onsite in the MWMO building.

This ride will be led by Ben Weaver and is sponsored by the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association with a grant from the Miississippi Watershed Management Organization. If you have specific needs or questions feel free to reach out Adelheid Koski at the Holland Neighborhood Improvemnt Association: a.koski@hnia.org.

Saturday
Aug192017

August 19, 2017, Saturday - Twin Cities Food Tours' Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

Times: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Twin Cities Food Tours' Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

The Historic Northeast Walking Food Tour takes place in the Minneapolis neighborhood known as Northeast, or Nordeast to locals! You’ll savor favorites from 6 locations including sausages also served at Twins Stadium, authentic Neaopolitan Pizza, traditional Greek desserts and gourmet cheeses, to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and some fun and interesting stories they have to share. The food sampled on the tour is included in the price of your ticket and is enough for a satisfying lunch.

Saturday
Aug192017

August 19, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 704 South 2nd Street

Today at Mill City Farmers Market: Update coming soon!

Saturday
Aug192017

August 19, 2017, Staurday - Donut Run 4.0: The Glaze Runner with Mill City Running

Time: 8 AM - 11 AM

Location: Mill City Running, 411 E Hennepin Ave

Donut Run 4.0: The Glaze Runner

It's Donut Run time again, and this time we're going hyper-local. You'll be devouring dough from four different shops without ever leaving Northeast! Do-nut worry, you'll still be getting plenty of miles in - we'll have a 6.5 & an 8.5 mile route.

The Glaze Runner route will include a Northeast institution making its Donut Run debut (Sarah Jane Bakery), a shop so new it's not even open at post time (Rebel Donut Bar), Downtown Minneapolis's newest hit (Cardigan Donuts), AND our favorite new neighbors (the award-winning Glam Doll Donuts). Once again we'll be making it super easy for you to scarf dough - each Glaze Runner $10 entry includes a ticket for one donut at each stop. Finish all four and you'll be crowned Donut Royalty - scoring you a limited-edition decal and 20% off all in-store purchases!

Tickets are now available on the via millcityrunning.com/shop/donutrun - move quickly to guarantee your spot, the Donut Run sells out every year! Tickets required for entry.

Saturday
Aug192017

August 19, 2017, Saturday - Mill Ruins Park Volunteer Habitat Restoration with the National Park Service

Looking for something fun and rewarding to do on a Saturday morning? Consider joining the National Park Service (NPS) volunteer crew for habitat restoration activities in Mill Ruins Park.

Typical NPS Mill Ruins volunteer activities include invasive species removal, occasional planting, and caring for native species that have been planted by other volunteers. 

These drop-in volunteer events will take place at Mill Ruins Park from 9am-12pm on the following Saturdays throughout the summer and fall:

August 19 - September 9 and 23 - October 14

Gloves, tools, and instruction will be provided. Volunteers bring a water bottle, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and clothes that can get dirty. Chat with a ranger or NPS volunteer crew leader, play in the dirt, and feel good knowing that your efforts are helping to improve the national park in our backyard!

Questions? Contact Ranger Erin Steinhibel at erin_steinhibel@nps.gov. Per Erin, "We are so proud of our volunteers - they even won an award from the Minneapolis Park Board last season because of all their hard work!" 

Saturday
Aug192017

August 19, 2017, Saturday - Riverfront Quest Family Walking Tour at Mill City Museum

Time: 10:30am - Noon

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd Street

Riverfront Quest Family Walking Tour

Explore the Minneapolis riverfront with a family treasure hunt. Make a quest journal from 10:30-11 am and then solve rhyming riddles, search for hidden boxes and discover the stories of Minneapolis' history along the way from 11 am to noon. The tour is designed for ages 6-11.

The 60-minute tour includes no more than one mile of moderately paced walking on uneven terrain. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

 

Saturday
Aug192017

August 19, 2017, Saturday - Free Yoga with Friends of the Mill District in Gold Medal Park

Time: 9am

Location: Gold Medal Park  

Grab your mat (or a towel) and a neighbor, and meet us by the orange sculpture! 

The sessions are free of charge and sponsored by the Friends of the Mill District. Come salute the sun and enjoy the beauty of our neighborhood with your friends and neighbors. Saturdays thru September 2nd.

Friday
Aug182017

August 18, 2017, Friday - Book Arts, Then Happy Hour Starts at MCBA

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Avenue S

Book Arts, Then Happy Hour Starts

ARLD invites you to join us for a tour of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts! We'll also learn about the other Open Book arts tenants and have time to explore the gift shop and gallery. At 6:00 we'll walk next door to Dayblock Brewing Company for drinks and dinner (not provided). Contact Phil Dudas (duda0014@umn.edu) with questions.

Pro Tip: Downtown is going to be busy that night thanks to the Justin Bieber concert, we recommend carpooling or metro transit. The 19th Avenue and Seven Corners Parking Ramps are within walking distance.

Thursday
Aug172017

August 17, 2017, Thursday - Talk of the Stacks at Central Library

Time: Doors open at 6:15:00pm; program begins at 7:00pm

Location: Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall 

Talk of the Stacks with Steve Sack

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning Star Tribune Editorial cartoonist, Steve Sack, as he launches his new book.

Steve has been the Star Tribune’s editorial cartoonist since 1981 and was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning. Sack is known for his diverse collection of cartoons, original style, and clever ideas that drive home his unmistakable point of view.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. 

Talk of the Stacks is presented by The Minneapolis Foundation and sponsored by Star Tribune.

Wednesday
Aug162017

August 16, 2017, Wednesday - Mill City Live at Mill City Museum

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd Street

August 16: Socaholix

Mill City Live returns for its 14th season with live music every Wednesday evening in August. Set in the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, "Mill City Live" features outdoor music by some of the best local artists for a unique happy hour experience. Music takes place from 6-8 pm, with food and drink for purchase.

Cost: $5 (online registration required), includes museum admission from 4 to 9 pm. This is a free event for MNHS members, but to guarentee admittance it is recommended that members make a $5 advance purchase online or by calling 651-259-3015.

Additional Dates:
Jack Brass Band, Aug 23, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salsa del Soul, Aug 30, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday
Aug162017

August 16, 2017, Wednesday - Capella Tower Indoor Market

Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Location: Capella Tower, 225 S 6th Street (in the atrium)

Markets will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Atrium every Wednesday through September. A variety of locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, honey, and baked goods will be available each week.

* Now featuring fresh-made WAFFLES! *

Many of the vendors will be cash-only so please come prepared.

Tuesday
Aug152017

August 15, 2017, Tuesday - Twin Cities River Rats

The 2017 Twin Cities River Rats shows  take place at 1628 West River Road (between the Plymouth and Broadway bridges). These are free events!

The Twin Cities Rivers Rats describe their show as an aquatic Broadway musical featuring multiple water ski acts choreographed to music and built around a theme. Facebook

Show Schedule:

6:30pm – Development show: Our members under the age of 18 and our new members get the opportunity to perform for the crowd before jumping into the “big” show.

7:00pm – The Big Show! The ski show is a 1 hour long themed-show. In between daring and beautiful acts on water, a storyline unfolds. We encourage audience participation and love applause!

8:00pm – Photos! Photo opportunities with the cast of the show, visit with the skiers, and even take a ride in our “triple-rig” boat (for a price!)

Tuesday
Aug152017

August 15, 2017, Tuesday - Music & Movie in the Park at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Father Hennepin Bluffs Park (East Bank of the Stone Arch Bridge)

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Tuesday
Aug152017

August 15, 2017, Tuesday - Mill City Farmers Market Night Market at The Commons

Time: 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: The Commons, 425 Portland Avenue S

Mill City Farmers Market Night Market

This will be an ongoing event through Tuesday, September 26. 

Pick up farm fresh, organic produce and local artisan foods for an easy weeknight meal. Prepared food vendors will be cooking up seasonal recipes all evening, so come hungry, stay, listen to live music and have a picnic supper in The Commons! More Info

PROGRAMS

At our Tuesday Night Market we will continue to offer “can do” cooking and wellness activities and live entertainment, such as:

Monday
Aug142017

August 14, 2017, Monday - "Music in the Park" at Nicollet Island

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Nicollet Island Park

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Sunday
Aug132017

August 13, 2017, Sunday - 2017 NE Minneapolis Beer Mile

2017 NE Minneapolis Beer Mile hosted by Mill City Running

Time: 11 AM - 1 PM 

Location: 21 NE University Avenue

Here's your invite to the toughest race of your life, the 3rd Annual NE Minneapolis Beer Mile.

Run, Beer, Repeat.

The race starts with each participant drinking a 12oz beer, then running a quarter mile, this is repeated 4 times until you complete a full mile.

We'll have 4 waves, starting at 11am and running every thirty minutes. The fastest Beer Miler will take home the 2016 Beer Mile Cup.

We will closely adhere to the standard Kingston Rules of the Beer Mile, including a penalty lap for 'sickness'.

Your $25 entry fee includes race t-shirt, swag bag and beer during the race. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

Sunday
Aug132017

August 13, 2017, Sunday - Cedar-Riverside Walking Tour

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Carlson School of Management, N 3rd Street Entrance, 321 19th Avenue S

Cedar-Riverside Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour of one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in Minneapolis, hearing firsthand stories from insiders along the way. For more than 150 years the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has welcomed immigrants from all over the world. On this tour, hear about the area's music and theater history, including the 1960s folk and blues scene and how in the 1960s and 1970s college students, hippies, artists and others residents came together to successfully resist urban renewal plan. Then learn about the neighborhood's thriving art scene today and about new immigrant groups, specifically Somali, who are building businesses, places of worship and social service agencies.

This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces.

Saturday
Aug122017

August 12, 2017, Saturday - Pizza Lucé Block Party 2017

Time: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Location: Pizza Lucé, 119 N 4th Street

Pizza Lucé Block Party - 2017

Join us for a day of awesome Minnesota music in the Warehouse District in Downtown Minneapolis. We'll be serving up Pizza Lucé by the slice as well as brats and locally brewed pints by Surly Brewing Company.

12pm • The Modern Era
1pm • Fanaka Nation
2pm • Static Panic
3pm • TABAH
4pm • Fury Things
5pm • Sophia Eris
6pm • HALEY
7pm • Allan Kingdom
8:30pm • Craig Finn