Go & Do: July 19-25, 2017

Go & Do is the list of weekly recommended events.

Glensheen- History Theater- Through July 30
Back for another year this is a must- see show. I had heard great things about this, but finally saw it last week. It lived up to and surpassed my high hopes. The musical based on the real life Condon murders in Duluth, is entertaining, informative and hysterical. I wasn’t expecting it to be so funny. It has an amazing cast and they do a wonderful job with this fascinating story. Cost: $15-$62
DO: Theater, Silly


Blondie & Garbage- Mystic Lake Casino- July 21
Two great acts in one great night. I just saw Blondie her last time here and she is still rocking it and now she’s back and this time pairin up with Garbage which is sure to keep everyone out of their seats dancing. Cost: $65-$99
DO: Music


Mears Park Tour- Mears Park-
Preservation Alliance is doing a park tour of Mears which is a full and rich area of history in downtown St. Paul. Tour will cover Union Depot, CHS Field and other Lowertown hot spots. Cost: $20
DO: Tour, History


Minneapolis Aquatennial- Various Mpls locations- July 19-22
The City of Lakes annual festival to celebrate the water has been around for generations and features a wide variety of fun activities. Parade, Fireworks, Milk Carton Races, Live Music, 5K and tons more in this four day event. Cost: Many of the events are free.
DO: Family, Festival


Frank Viola Autograph Signing- Lake Monster Brewing- July 23 1:15
Ah, the 80’s, the Stache and the World Series ring. Here is an opportunity to meet and get an autograph from Twins legend Frank Viola so dig out that Wheaties box, ball, or homer hanky and head to Lake Monster for Sweet Music’s John Hancock. This is a ticketed event and the cost depending on what you want signed and how many so sign up here. Cost: $25-$75
DO: History


“The Thing” & “American Warewolf in London” Double Feature- Parkway Theater- July 21, 7-11:30pm
Here’s a chance to see two great cult classic movies as a double feature on 35mm. It will be a fun night for these two movies from the ’80’s. It is sure to make you howl. Cost: $14
DO: Film


Woodbury Puppet Wagon- Woodbury Lakes – Monday’s all summer @ 11:45am
I used to love the puppet wagon when I was a kid. The Maplewood puppet wagon was a wagon that made its way around to the parks doing different stories each week. In high school I had a couple of friends who worked on the wagon and I would go visit them and laugh at them, I mean with them as they put on different shows. If you have never been it is a great little short show for children, but enjoyable for alGo & Do is the list of weekly recommended events.


Doc’s Big Birthday Bash- Orchestra Hall- July 22 8pm
Doc Severnson, the long time band leader for the Johnny Carson Tonight Show has been playing with the MN Orchestra for decades in a variety of jazz, pop and classical concert series. The trumpet player who just celebrated his 90th birthday is doing a special birthday concert and the whole evening is geared towards Doc. Guests are encouraged to dress in their wildest Doc costumes, cutout pictures, etc and Docwill be hosting the event, telling stories and playing with the orchestra some of his favorites. Cost: $50- $125
DO: Music


Hastings Rivertown Days- Hastings- July 21-23
Rivertown Days is a city wide event, but much of the action happens right on the shores of the mighty Mississippi. Head down to Hastings for this family fun event featuring a ninja warriors course, fireworks, power boat races, live music and a craft fair. There are lots of things to keep you entertained. Cost: Most events are FREE
DO: Festival, Family, Free


River Rats Aquatennial Ski Show- W. River Road- July 20, 6:30-9:30
Although officially part of the Aquatennial, this annual event is a great thing for families to do on the river. Grab a lawn chair and head down to watch some ski antics. Maybe someone will even jump a shark. Cost: FREE
DO: Family, Free

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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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