Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are six ideas for things to do with family and friends around the Twin Cities.


Friday, May 16th - 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17th - noon - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18th - noon - 5:00 p.m.


The country's largest open studio art tour kicks off a three-day run on Friday in Northeast Minneapolis. Browse, buy and meet local artists. View artwork within more than 60 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses and restaurants. View Art-A-Whirl FAQ's and "How to Whirl" articles with suggestions on how to navigate the event.

Stanley's Beer and Bacon Fest

Saturday, May 17 - 2 - 10 p.m.

$40 GA/$90 VIP

Stanley's Restaurant and Bar Room will be hosting a bacon and beer extravaganza on Saturday with live music, hammerschlagen, food truck, hand-rolled cigars, build-your-own pretzel necklaces and much more. Beer and flavored bacon pairings will be available for all the bacon and craft brew connoisseurs. Click here for more information.


Friday, May 16 - 6 - 11 p.m.


In honor of the Minnesota History Center's newest exhibit, "Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis." the annual RetroRama fashion event will make a nod to the Minneapolis nightclub scene in the 70s and 80s. Attendees will see looks from local designers like ArielSimone, Max Lohrbach and Emma Berg, hear a musical performance from Cynthia Johnson (the voice of "Funkytown"), sip on cocktails and much more. Click here for more information.

Red Carpet Bingo

Saturday, May 17 - doors at 6:00 p.m., games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Minneapolis

$35 advance/$45 at the door

Park House and Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus present Bingo-a-GoGo: "Red Carpet Bingo". The event will be hosted by Miss Richfield 1981 with her friends Barbie Q, Gosh Alice Jones and Mrs. Pederson. Attire is come as you are, but attendees are welcome to come dressed for the perfect photo op on the red carpet! Groups of 8 or more will receive reserved seating. Click here for more information.

Aziz Ansari

Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17

$25 - 45

Aziz Ansari (you may know him better as Tom Haverford on NBC's "Parks and Recreation") will be making a stop in Minneapolis for his "Modern Romance" stand-up comedy tour. The critically acclaimed comic added an additional show on Sunday due to high demand. Click here for more information.

Star Trek Exhibit - Mall of America

Friday, May 16 - September 2

Adults $16.99/ children (5-12) $9.99/ seniors $12.99

You can boldly go where few have ever gone before. The Mall of America is hosting STAR TREK - an interactive exhibit which features the largest collection of authentic Star Trek memorabilia ever to go on display. Go aboard the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, sit in the captain's chair, see the actual props and costumes used in the TV series' and films and more. Click here for more information.

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