Go & Do: June 7-13, 2017

Go & Do is the list of weekly recommended events.


Walker Sculpture Garden Reopening- Walker Museum- June 10

After a long wait, a lot of anticipation, construction mess, and some unfavorable decisions and press, delays, the wait is over.  The sculpture garden is reopening at last.  With many of our favorite and timeless iconic pieces such as the cherry & spoon and now the giant blue cock there will be lots to ooh and aah over.  Ribbon cutting ceremony is at noon- lots going on all day.  Kate’s note:  Gallery is FREE June 1-10 as part of the reopening celebration.  Cost:  FREE

DO:  Family, Art, Free


High Bridge Station Walking Tour- Downtown St. Paul-  June 10, 10am- Noon

This walking tour brought to you by Xcel Energery will give you a street- leeltour of the city and how it was built  featuring an inside look at the High Bridge Generating Station and a walk along the river. Tour includes stairs &  2 miles of walking so plan accordingly.  Ages 10 & up.  Closed toe shoes required.  Tickets requiredCost:  $25

DO:  Tour, History



RENT-  Orpheum – June 6- June 11

The 20th anniversary tour is headed to Minneapolis this week. Come follow this New York based group of friends struggling with love, art and affording their rent.  This Tony- award winning show has great songs and a captivating storyline which is why it is so loved.  Tickets and performance times are found on their website.  Cost:  $39-$139

DO:  Theater



Bullhead Days- Waterville, MN- June 9-11

Considered one of the best small town festivals, Bullhead Days has it all.  A weird central theme, softball tournament, karaoke contest, medallion hunt, pageant, fireworks, fishing, RC demolition derby, tractor pull, euchre tourney, and off course lots and lots of bulhead.  So Head to Waterville and get your bullhead on.  Cost:  Many events are free

DO:  Family, Silly, Festival, Free



Root Beer Float Social- Lift Bridge Brewery- June 10,  3-6pm

Sebastian Joe’s ice cream and Root Beer sounds like a perfect mix to me- especially on a warm sunny day.  This is Lift Bridge’s kickoff for their rootbeer now being sold in cans.  There will also be classic cars and live music to give you some entertainment while you enjoy your float.  Cost:  Nothing listed

DO:  Family, Fun



Kangaroo Crossing- Minnesota Zoo- Running through Labor Day

MN Zoo has an exciting Australian exhibit this summer.  Kangaroo Crossing is more than just seeing the kangaroos (but that would be worth it).  There are other Australian ambassadors including emu’s and wallaby’s too.  You literally get to walk through the exhibit with them around you while learning about these silly, strong and fascinating animals.  Special Aussie foods, kids activates and more.  Head down under for your walkabout.  Cost:  Free with regular admission  ($0- $18)

DO:  Zoo, Family



Polish Heritage Party-  Urban Growler- June 7, 11am- 10pm

Urban Growler is hosting their 3rd annual Polish Day.  It is an all-day/ all-evening celebration featuring Polish foods, accordion music, folk dancing, crafts and of course…. Grodziske (A tast Polish Brew).  Cost:  Nothing mentioned- free entry I assume with food and beer extra.

DO:  Brew,  Roots, Festival



“The BLOB”- Trylon Cinema- June 9-11th, 7pm

Come see this kitchy classic movie featuring Steven (yes Steven made before he was cool enough to drop the ‘n’) McQueen on one of his earliest films about a giant gelatinous glob that overtakes the city.  Tickets hereCost:  $8

DO:  Film, Frugal



Northern Spark- In or Near the Green Line  (various locations)-  June 10th 9pm- June 11th 5:30am

Northern Spark is an all evening dusk to dawn arts festival.  Featuring a variety of artists and 70+ projects in a range of locations throughout some of the most interesting and vibrant neighborhoods between the Cities.   The art ranges from large scale public art to performance art.  It is sure to be an enlightening and entertaining night. Cost:  FREE

DO:  Art, Festival, Free



Minneapolis Ghost Walk- Mill Ruins- June 10, 7:30pm

Spooky fun of legends, history, mystery and ghost stories of Minneapolis.  Tour lasts about 90 minutes.  Wear good walking shoes.  Tickets required.  Cost:  $20

DO:  Tour, Spooky



Pixar Preview Event- Science Museum of MN- June 8, 6-10pm

The Science Museum is hosting a Social Science event for their much anticipated Science Behind Pixar exhibit.  Explore the new exhibit, listen to some music and some special presentations and programs.  This is a 21+ event.  Cost:  $20 plus museum admittance

DO:  Science, Museum, Adult



Minnesota Craft Cider Festival  – City House  -June 10, Noon-4pm

City House is hosting the Minnesota Craft Cider Festival featuring 50 different ciders.  Sip Cider and watch the river flow by.  Food is aval for purchase from Red Rier Kitched at City House.  Cost:  $30

DO:  Brew, Festival


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7 thoughts on “Go & Do: June 7-13, 2017

  1. You should do a go and do for Atlanta. Lol! Well I’m visiting MN later this year so this is helpful! I’m excited to read more go and do features. You’re creating my itinerary for me. šŸ˜‰

  2. Love this list of events. And hey, that Rent Tour, I’ve heard about the movie of this, I’m wondering if they’re the same.

    1. I haven’t seen the movie, but unlike most movies based on the Broadway show, it features several members from the original cast so it is probably pretty decent. I would still go see the show though- look at my Frugal Culture article for ideas on ticket discounts.

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