June 18, 2013

Summer plans 2013

the view from my office window

it's been a long, cold, snowy winter... and summer events & fun are FINALLY commencing in Minneapolis, so i figured it was time to make my list for 2013. my 2012 list was really helpful in helping me keep track of what i was interested in attending, even if i didn't end up making it to a lot of stuff. so here's to summer fun- may the temps continue to rise!

June 1-30: Romeo and Juliet in various parks

June 1: vintage sidewalk sale at Forage Modern Workshop
June 7: Ferris Bueller at Lake Harriet (full list of music & movies here)
June 9-16: family cruise to Bermuda (so we will be missing Northern Spark and the Summer Solstice performance at the Stone Arch Bridge, boo)
June 18: Celebrate NE Parade
June 19: mewithoutYou at the Triple Rock
June 22: Secret City festival in Minneapolis
June 24: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Beltrami Park
June 30: MN Food Truck Fair, Pride Parade downtown, and Chris Kluwe reading at the Loft @ 6pm

July 2: Jurassic Park at Father Hennepin Bluffs
July 3: Top Gun at Nicollet Island Amphitheater
July 4: Fireworks downtown (go early and take a picnic?)
July 8: Spaceballs at Bossen Field Park
July 11: Haley Bonar at Mears Park
July 13: Midtown Global Market Music Festival 2-8pm, River Rats water ski show 3 & 7pm
July 14: Bastille Day Block Party at Barbette (Leagues, John Mark Nelson)
July 17: Torchlight Parade at 8:30pm
July 18: Back to the Future at Pearl Park, Lights at the Sculpture Garden, 9-11:30pm
July 19: Ghostbusters at Lake Harriet
July 20: Art Car Parade around Lake Harriet, 6pm, Aquatennial fireworks at 10pm
July 25: Lights at the Sculpture Garden, 9-11:30pm
July 27-28: Red Hot Art in Stevens Square

August 1: Rogue Valley at Mears Park
August 2: John Mark Nelson (Goonies showing afterwards) at Lake Harriet Bandshell
August 3-4: Powderhorn, Uptown, and Loring Art Fairs
August 8: Dark Dark Dark at Mears Park
August 9: Adventures in Babysitting at Lake Harriet
August 11: Open Streets- Minnehaha Ave.
August 12: Cory Chisel at 7th St Entry
August 17: Grease at Windom South
August 19: Pee Wee's Big Adventure at Loring Park (with Zoo Animal)
August 21: Home Alone at Waite Park
August 22: Chastity Brown at Mears Park
August 28: MN State Fair and Internet Cat Video Festival

June 1- September 8: Artists in Storefronts (June 1 opening night) in the Whittier neighborhood
throughout August: Mill City Live at Mill City museum
through September 21: Walker Art Center is free

September 5: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at Mears Park
September 7: MN Opera (5:30) and Halloween, Alaska (8:30) at Mears Park
September 14 &15: Mill City Museum's 10th birthday- free admission all weekend, and Electric Fetus garage sale and festival 10am-5pm
September 15: free MN Orchestra concert at Lake Harriet
September 18: Iron & Wine at First Avenue

Japanese gardens at Normandale College
Monday nights: Cactus Blossoms at the Turf Club
Foshay Tower observation deck
hike the bluffs in Red Wing
Afton State Park
Franconia Sculpture Park with burgers & beer at Al's Saloon

visit the new gorillas at Como Zoo

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