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Monday
Jun282010

Music in the Parks 2010 Series

At the end of the Stone Arch Bridge (on the Main Street side) is Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. At 7pm on Monday and Wednesday nights from June thru August you can enjoy a variety of live music - jazz, folk, country, big band, etc.  Visit www.minneapolisparks.org for the full list of dates, artists and genre.  It's a relaxing way to spend a few hours on a warm summer night, and the view of downtown is a wonderful bonus.  The 2010 Series kicked off on Memorial Day.  We were out for a stroll that night and walked by as the band was performing.  It was a picture-perfect scene - people of all ages sitting on blankets and folding chairs, picnic baskets, kids playing, etc.  And the music sounded great, too!

Monday
Jun282010

Dunn Bros - Your source for great beans

 

The staff at Dunn Bros' historic Freight House location (201 3rd Avenue S) not only mix up great drinks, they also know their coffee beans.  We rely on William (pictured above on the right) to keep us informed on new beans to try.  We drink a lot of coffee, and all our beans come from Dunn Bros.  The building is so cool - it's a great place to hang out with a book, the paper, to study or chat.

http://www.dunnbros.com/

 

Monday
Jun282010

Tour the Guthrie!

Even if you don't have plans to see a show, it would be a shame to pass up a chance to tour the Guthrie.  We really enjoyed the 10am Saturday morning Backstage ($10 adults). It was amazing to see how the sets are created, the costume shop, etc.  But you don't have to pay to see the Guthrie - it was built for the public's enjoyment.  A ride up the escalator will take you to the Endless Bridge, which juts out 178 feet toward the Mississippi and offers incredible views.  There are unique finds at gift shop, too.

http://www.guthrietheater.org/visit/guthrie_tours

 

Monday
Jun282010

Mill City Farmers Market - a Saturday morning must.

What a perk for Mill City residents!  There's fun and funky produce every week - like the Japanese Salad Turnip, otherwise known as "Hakurei", along with regular veggie staples.  All food groups are represented - in addition to produce, there are cheeses, meat and fish, breads and grains, coffee beans and tea, sweets, and other specialty items.  Food vendors offer a number of breakfast and lunch options that you can enjoy while sitting on the Guthrie steps - take in the the weekly entertainment or just people watch.  We have connected with some great local artist there.   

If you're lucky you'll get to see the weaver from Peru - it's a real treat to watch this talented artisan practicing his craft.

http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org/

Monday
Jun212010

Stone Arch Festival of Arts - June 19 & 20, 2010

It's been years since we visited this art festival, so we were surprised at how much it's grown.  Along with the usual jewelery, ceramics and paintings, there were a number of unique items - such as resin furniture and spun copper bonsai trees.  We ordered 3 custom size gallery wrapped pictures from Leon and Tracy of Whispering Impressions.  They do meticulous work, and the pictures turned out perfect.  We will definitely make this art festival an annual must-do.  

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