Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are six ideas for things to do with family and friends around the Twin Cities.
Through Sunday, June 1
$49 - 109
Broadway's musical comedy hit "Sister Act" runs through Sunday at the Orpheum Theatre and will have you singing and dancing in your seat. The show features original music from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier - a show business diva who witnesses a crime and hides undercover in a convent. Deloris helps her new sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Click here for more information.
MPR's Top Coast Festival
Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1
$35 - 150
Stimulate your mind at MPR's Top Coast Festival featuring speakers in politics, pop culture, food, music, health care and more. Leaders scheduled to speak include Russell Simmons, Aneesh Chopra, Melanie Warner, Dessa and more along with MPR radio personalities. The three-day event is "a celebration of real-world solutions forged in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.' Click here for more information.
Open Street Neighborhood Event
Saturday, May 31 is the first event for Open Streets MPLS
During Open Streets events, organizers close down major roadways to car traffic. Instead, they encourage people to bike, blade or walk in the "open street." The free, family-fun events encourage outdoor activity and build community. The first event on Saturday takes place along Humboldt Avenue through the heart of north Minneapolis.
As an added feature, Health Fair 11 in the "Q"mmunity will be providing free health check during all Open Streets events this summer. (Free cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and BMI checks). This Saturday, the "Q"mobile will be parked at the intersection of Humboldt and Lowry Avenues. Click here for more information.
Saturday, May 31, 4 - 10 p.m.
It's a celebration of bikes and art! The annual ARTCRANK takes place Saturday in Northeast's Shelter Studios and will feature handmade, bike-inspired posters by Twin Cities artists. Posters are limited edition, signed and numbered, and are available for $50 each. Food and beer will be on hand for attendees. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.
City Pages Beer Festival
Saturday, May 31, 5 - 9 p.m.
$30 - 55
Beer aficionados won't want to miss one of the longest running festivals in the Midwest on Saturday. The City Pages Beer Festival takes place Saturday in downtown Minneapolis with a variety of beers ready to sample, food vendors, live music, mechanical bull rides, hammerschlagen and more. Click here for more information.
Grand Old Day
Sunday, June 1
$7 - 9
Grand Old Day, also known as "St. Paul's first rite of summer," takes place Sunday on Grand Avenue. The day starts with a parade down Dale Street at 9:30 a.m. followed by plenty of live music, beer gardens, over 150 food vendors and much more. Click here for more information.