Go & Do: April 26-May 2, 2017

Go & Do is the list of weekly recommended events.


Art in Bloom- Minneapolis Institute of Arts- April 27-30

MIA’s Art in Bloom is an annual weekend of floral beauty.  These arrangements are inspired by fine art and interpret objects from MIA’s collection.  There are daily programs, daily public tours and a variety of lectures and demonstrations (some of them are ticketed so check in advance).  Cost:  FREE

DO:  Art, Free



Puppet Adventure:  Road Trip to the Stars- Silverwood Park-  April 30,  4-5pm

Local puppeteer Donny Gettinger and his pop- up puppet truck team up with Ned the Naturalist on a road- trip to see the stars.  Come learn about the stars and help Ned find his way home.  Cost:  FREE
DO:  Kids, Smart, Free


Sssdude- Nutz Donut Pop-Up Shop- LynLake Brewery-  April 29, 2-3pm

Beer and donuts- two of my favorite things.  Come check out Sssdude-Nutz donuts at a pop up at LynLake brew.   Cost:  N/A

DO:  Donut, Brew


Brews & Buses:  St. Paul Brewery Crawl-Union Depot Meet Up Spot-  April 29,  11am-6pm

Here is a great chance to visit 11 local craft breweries in St. Paul.  At each stop, you will be treated to special beer, food and merch discounts, limited -edition beers just for event participants and lots of fun activities including live music, and prizes.  There will be a variety of food trucks at select breweries.   Registration includes 2 free pints, t shirt, event passport, transportation to the breweries, and free metro transit to get you there.  For more info and to register look here.    Cost:  $55

DO:   Brew

Empty Bowls NE- Solar Arts Building-  April 30, 11am-7pm

This is a  grassroots effort to address hunger.  Local potters have provided handcrafted ceramic bowls and a fantastic lineup of local restaurants have provided all you can eat delicious soup and 100% of the profits raised will go towards NE Mpls hunger causes (Helping Hand Food Pantry, East Side Neighborhood Services Senior Food Programs, and The Sheridan Story).   There will also be a pottery lottery to help the Edison High School (Minnesota) fine arts program which is a partner in this project.   For more info and a list of partner restaurants look here.   Cost:  $20 (suggested donation)

DO:  Good, Art



The Dweebs- Famous Dave’s Uptown- April 29, 9pm-12am

The Dweebs are playing at Famous Dave’s which means everyone’s favorite tunes will be covered by this- one of the ultimate cover bands.  Put on your dancing shoes and head to Uptown for beer and BBQ and a night of rocking out.  Cost: $10 cover

DO:  Dance, Music



Farmers Market Opening Weekend- Annex- Downtown Mpls- April 29-30  6:30- 1:30 every weekend through Oct

Spring is here- the Farmer’s Markets are opening.  Mpls is featuring a new lineup of concessions vendors, new restrooms, a new layout and lots of other changes.   Head down and start getting all the produce and goodies your hearts have been waiting for all winter long.  Cost:  Free to look -purchase varies

DO:  Local, Healthy, Free


St. Paul Art Crawl- Downtown St. Paul -April 28-30

It’s the spring rendition of the Art Crawl  Lowertown and beyond will have lot of local artists work featured in a variety of buildings and studios.  Check out the website for more info on specific locations.  Head on down to Lowertown to check out some art and grab a drink and a bite at any of the fantastic restaurants in the area.  Cost:  Free

DO:  Art 


National Geographic Live! Exploring Mars-  The Fitzgerald Theater – April 27, 7-9pm

National Geographic Live is a 4 part speakers series  featuring explorers, filmmakers and phtographers in daring and unusual experiences and perspectives.  This installment features NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins- supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for rover Curiosity on Mars.  Come hear him share his enthusiasm and first-hand experiences of what we have learned about our neighboring planet.   Cost:  $15-$55

DO:  Smart, Lecture


Fairy Garden Class –Lexington Floral – April 27, 6-7pm

Plants, a mini furniture and a little fairy dust and you can have your very own fairy garden to attract fairies and some good luck- something we can all use!  Perfect for young, old and in between.  Bring a container or purchase one ahead of time on site. Class fee includes base materials, one succulent or fairy plant, and instruction.  Additional Fairy Garden accessories and ala carte plants are available to purchase (class participants get a discount on day of the class).  Cost:  $10

DO:  Green Thumb, Create, Frugal, Fun 



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Founder and Blogess at Serendipity Happens
I’m an easy going adventurer, explorer, avid music -lover, and enthusiastic photographer who loves trying new things -often the more obscure, the better.
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