BE AMAZING TWIN CITIES

April 16th,2014
2014, Contests, Kid Friendly, Things To Do

Spiderman 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening contest is here! We have 3 Family 4-Packs to giveaway between our 3 websites.

Our screening of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is April 30, 2014 at the Showplace ICON in Saint Louis Park.

So if you are interested in winning, here is what you need to do.

1. LIKE at least one if not all three of our amazing Facebook pages!

      365 Twin Cities https://www.facebook.com/365TwinCitiesMN

      365 Twin Cities Family https://www.facebook.com/365TwinCitiesFamily

     Twin Cities Moviegoers https://www.facebook.com/TwinCitiesMoviegoers

2. Email a picture of you doing SOMETHING AMAZING in the Twin Cities. Be sure the numbers 365 are in the picture somewhere!

3. Tell us what the picture is of, about, for, and why it is you being AMAZING in the Twin Cities!

All submissions must be emailed to 365TwinCities@gmail.com before the end of day 4/26/14. We will then post them on our blog/facebook page for people to vote on and see which amazing picture/story is deserving of the right to get the Family 4-Pack of tickets! Winners will be chosen on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 1:00PM

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 has been rated PG-13

SYNOPSIS
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

Spiderman 2-2

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Twin Cities with 6 Irish Venues!

March 15th,2014
2014, Contests, Festivals, Food, Indoor, Local Business, Music, Outdoor, Things To Do

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at noon at the corner of 4th Street and Sibley in downtown St. Paul. The parade will travel west on 4th to Rice Park (4th and Market). See bagpipers, heritage groups, families, business officials, and performers take over the streets of downtown and Lowertown St. Paul as 4th Street turns into a sea of green with music, dance and merriment.

 

The Local

Their doors welcome you into the old world. In contrast with reputations in the lore of the Irish, their food is high priority. Fish & Chips, the classics and more than a few ringers for the worldly eaters. The craic is good. There’s always something to watch, even when the rugby isn’t on the screen. This year for St. Patrick’s Day  they are giving away a prize package which includes reserve seating for you and 7 of your besties with a $500 gift card to party the day away!

The Local
921 Nicollett Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 904-1000
http://www.the-local.com

 

Kip’s Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant

If one night of festivities just isn’t enough, you might want to head on over to Kip’s for “The Great Irish Sleepover.” Beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 14th and going through Monday, March 17th, Kip’s has a special pre-St.Patrick’s Day celebration planned with a night of Irish music and karaoke. The are festivities scheduled each day. The best part? St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts can celebrate all night and all day and slumber safely and responsibly at the nearby Marriott. For more information on Kip’s St. Patrick’s Weekend, check out their schedule of events.

Kip’s Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant
9970 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
(952) 367-5070
http://www.kipspub.com

 

Casper & Runyon’s Shamrocks

Shamrocks has big plans for St. Patrick’s Day, boasting the biggest tent celebration around. Live Irish music is scheduled with various bands can be enjoyed throughout the day. Grab a plate of corned beef and cabbage dinner and drink green beer to your heart’s content. And don’t forget to check out (or perhaps even enter) the Leprechaun Look-A-Like-Contest! For more information on Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day festivities, check out their website.

Casper & Runyon’s Shamrocks
995 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-9925
http://www.crshamrocks.com

 

Kieran’s Irish Pub

Kieran’s has big plans for St. Patrick’s Day. A large, heated tent will keep attendees warm and toasty as live Irish music and a DJ keeps the tunes gong all day from noon until 1 am. Live bands include Tea & Sympathy with Alicia Corbett, Sweet Colleens and Broken Spoke! Don’t forget to grab some authentic Irish pub fare in between sets! For more information on Kieran’s St. Patrick’s Day music blowout, visit their website.

Kieran’s Irish Pub
601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-4499
http://www.kierans.com

 

Blarney Pub & Grill

While not officially part of the festivities, Blarney Pub & Grill is a favorite in the Dinkytown neighborhood. They’ll keep the green beer flowing and offer live music beginning at 6pm. Stop by and join in the fun.

Blarney Pub & Grill
412 14th Ave SE, Mpls.
612-331-1527
blarneymn.com

 

CELEBRATE SAFELY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH MILLER LITE FREE RIDES®

Had one too many green brews? Need a sober ride home? Once again Miller Lite will be sponsoring the Free Rides program with Metro Transit and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes offering free rides beginning at 6 pm to go through the last scheduled trip. Celebrate responsibly and plan ahead: visit MillerLiteFreeRides.com to plan a safe (and free!) ride home or our article with all the information: Celebrate Safely on St. Patrick’s Day will Miller Free Rides.

 

9 Things To Do This Weekend Not Related To St. Patrick’s Day

March 15th,2014
2014, Arts, Indoor, Things To Do

Cyrano

SATURDAY AND ONGOING

CYRANO

Park Square Theatre, St. Paul * Various Days and Times March 14th – April 6th * Various $

An unabashed romance set in the 1640s, with a swashbuckling hero, a case of hidden identity, and a passionate love story. Flamboyant Cyrano is a skilled swordsman and a gifted poet, yet his unusually large nose prevents him from declaring his love for the beautiful and brainy Roxane, who is enamored of handsome Christian. Will Roxane fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry? “After all, a kiss – what is it? A wordless, whispered lover’s vow; a promise made and fulfilled at once … “

AGNES OF GOD

Bloomington Theatre and  Art Center * Various Days and Times Feb. 28th – March 23rd * Adult: $22, Senior: $20, 25 & Under: $17

Court-appointed psychiatrist Dr. Martha Livingstone is summoned to a convent and charged with assessing the sanity of a young novice nun accused of murdering her newborn. The Mother Superior determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing suspicions further. The doctor’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

 TRISTAN & YSEULT

Guthrie Theatre * February 13 – March 23, 2014 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage * Various $

Guthrie audiences will remember Kneehigh for its wildly popular and astonishingly creative production of Brief Encounter. This season marks the U.K.-based company’s triumphant return with Tristan & Yseult, the rapturously acclaimed play that first put the company on the map as masters of invention. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. What follows is a love triangle of epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. Kneehigh’s thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theater as hilarious as it is moving. In a five-star review, the U.K.’s Guardian raved, “If this show doesn’t make you fall in love with theatre, there’s no potion on Earth that can help you.”

 OTHELLO

Guthrie Theatre * March 08 – April 20, 2014 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage * Various $

For the first time on the mainstage in nearly two decades, the Guthrie presents a bold new Othello for our audiences to feast upon. This classic Shakespeare tragedy is an astonishing epic of sweeping passions and murderous ambition – a thrilling meditation on the power of love and the destructiveness of suspicion, all triggered by one of literature’s most seductively manipulative villains: Iago. Directed by Tony and Drama Desk award nominee and Obie Award winner Marion McClinton, best-known for his Broadway and regional productions of August Wilson’s plays, this devastating story examines issues of cultural diversity, race and betrayal in what promises to be a profound night of theater you won’t soon forget.

ART(IST)S ON THE VERGE 5

The Soap Factory * Various Days & Times March 8th – April 20th * Various $

Art(ists) On the Verge is an intensive, year-long, mentor-based fellowship program co-directed by Steve Dietz and Piotr Szyhalski with mentors Ta-Coumba Aiken, Christine Baeumler, Chris Larson, Abinadi Meza, Sarah Peters, and Diane Willow. Art(ists) On the Verge is a partnership with The Soap Factory. A publication of the exhibition with an essay by Susannah Schouweiler will accompany the exhibition. One of the fundamental concepts defining the mission of the Art(ists) On the Verge Fellowship is the commitment to emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture, whose practice often falls outside of and in between the traditional notions of media or disciplines. The Art(ists) On the Verge fellows are no exception. Their work at The Soap Factory engages with a broad spectrum of ideas: the history of slavery, intelligent flora, the unification of science and spirituality, machine acuity, and the postal service.

 PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Hennepin Theatre Trust at the Orpheum Theatre * Various times March 14th – March 16th * Various $

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of five Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. The most Tony-Award® nominated new American play, Entertainment Weekly calls Peter and the Starcatcher, “an absurdly funny fantastical journey.”

 TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY

Northrop Dance Series at Walker Art Center * Last day Saturday, March 15th * Various $

Brown’s uncontested legacy as a maverick, a renegade, and a pioneer of postmodern dance is celebrated with this farewell tour of works made for the stage, seen one last time in their original context. This program includes I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours, the final work of Brown’s career, which reflects her style with organic, transient movement and a minimalist set of industrial fans. Thirty years old this year, the beloved Set and Reset’s relaxed, playful choreography is accented with superb black-and-white-themed design and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg. Never seen before in Minneapolis, If you couldn’t see me is a seductively beautiful female solo. A calmly physical piece, Astral Convertible is the final piece in Brown’s athletic Valiant Series.

 1964: THE TRIBUTE

Ames Center, Burnsville PAC * Saturday March 15th * Various $

Since the early 80’s, 1964…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the best Beatles tribute on earth.  1964…The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever.  They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world.  Choosing songs from pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.

 HOPPER DRAWING: A PAINTER”S PROCESS

Walker Art Center * March 15th and 16th * Members

Walker members enjoy special access to Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process before the galleries open to the public. This major exhibition, which focuses on the interplay between Edward Hopper’s greatest oil paintings and his preparatory drawings, features more than 20 of his landmark paintings alongside sketches and studies. Stop by and join other members to explore the artist’s indelible American images and the motifs—the street, the office, the bedroom, the open road—that he would return to throughout his prolific career.

 

For family fun events this weekend be sure to check out 365 Family Things To Do in the Twin Cities : 13 Events Happening Around the Twin Cities This Weekend March 14th – 16th, 2014

CELEBRATE SAFELY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH MILLER LITE FREE RIDES®

March 14th,2014
2014, Festivals, Free Stuff, Local Business

Miller Free Rides

Whether you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in St. Paul or Minneapolis this year, Miller Lite and Metro Transit have you covered.  Miller Lite Free Rides® program wants everyone to celebrate safely so once again residents and visitors to the Twin Cities can ride any Metro Transit bus, light-rail, or Northstar commuter train from 6pm to the end of regular service on March 17th for FREE.

So, please drink like the Irish but get home responsibly by checking out this free program!

CELEBRATE SAFELY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH MILLER LITE FREE RIDES®

 Miller Lite, Metro Transit, J.J. Taylor Distributing Team Up to Provide Free Bus and Train Service in the Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (March 4, 2014) – The Original Lite Beer is once again celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Twin Cities by providing residents and visitors with the popular Miller Lite Free Rides® program.  In partnership with Metro Transit and J.J. Taylor Distributing, Miller Lite will provide Free Rides Monday, March 17 on all Metro Transit bus and light-rail routes, as well as the Northstar commuter train beginning at 6 p.m. until the end of regular service. 

 “We believe that with great beer comes great responsibility, and that begins with planning ahead for a safe ride home,” said Diane Wagner, MillerCoors responsibility commerce manager. “We’re proud to provide Miller Lite Free Rides in the Twin Cities for the 17th year, and we encourage everyone out celebrating to take advantage of this free and convenient program.”

 “We’re pleased to team up with MillerCoors again this St. Patrick’s Day to offer a popular, safe travel choice,” said Metro Transit General Manager Brian Lamb. “This enduring public-private partnership has won praise from riders and public safety organizations alike.”

 The Miller Lite Free Rides® program is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. Since the program’s inception, Miller Lite has provided more than 4 million ‘Free Rides’ in a total of 16 communities across the country, and has gained the involvement and support of local law enforcement, public safety agencies, and other community and government organizations nationwide.

 For detailed route and schedule information, call 1-800-FREE-RIDES (1-800-373-3743), text “METRO” to 90464 or visit www.MillerLiteFreeRides.com.

St. Paul Winter Carnival – January 23rd to February 2nd, 2014

January 22nd,2014
2014, Arts, Contests, Festivals, Free Stuff, Kid Friendly, Outdoor, Things To Do

#260 of 365 St. Paul Winter Carnival

It is that time of year again for a perennial favorite of the Twin Cities, the St. Paul Winter Carnival!

And it is about time to remember why we stick around year after year in the cold weather.  There are some things you can get here, you can’t get any where else in the country.  It would really be hard to have an ice sculpture competition (as well as snow sculpting) without the cold temperatures to keep these masterpieces intact.

In past years we have covered the St. Paul Winter Carnival here: http://www.365twincitiesmn.com/day-260-saint-paul-winter-carnival/ and here: http://www.365twincitiesmn.com/st-paul-winter-carnival-2012/ .

As well as covering fun activities at the Carnival like the Winter Beer Dabbler and the Ice Sculptures.  

This year they have some new and fun events to check out. 

Moon Glow Parade, Thursday, January 23rd, 5 p.m.

Check out this parade as it is open to all ages and is free.  This is the official kickoff of the 128th Saint Paul Winter Carnival – the Moon Glow Parade.  Join the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce in their lobby at 5 p.m. for hot chocolate, cookies and a chance to mingle with other Winter Carnival fans.  At 6 p.m. follow hot air balloon baskets through the streets of Saint Paul to Rice Park where live music from McNally Smith College of Music will get you into a partying mood.  An ice bar will be open and will be serving Summit Beer and Cannon River wine, including the new King Boreas wine!

At Rice Park stage check out Mad Science of Minnesota

Mad Science of Minnesota will be entertaining the crowd with a performance on Saturday, January 25th at Noon at the Rice Park Stage.  After the show, Mad Science will have interactive booths available to keep people of all ages busy and other activities will be available.  The performance and activities are all part of Energy in the Park presented by Xcel Energy.

So it is time to put on the outdoor gear and join other Twin Cities goers at the St. Paul Winter Carnival starting tomorrow!

 

 

 

The American Cancer Society and Young Professionals Finding a CURE Present AN EVENING IN CASABLANCA

January 13th,2014
2014, Arts, Event for Charity, Indoor, Music, Things To Do

An Evening in Casablanca

 

The American Cancer Society and Young Professionals Finding a CURE Presents:

AN EVENING IN CASABLANCA

Join CURE for an enchanting evening of Old Hollywood Glamour set amidst the ever-shifting sands of the Sahara. This Gala event benefits the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
8pm until Midnight
The Historic Great Hall at The Depot

Tickets include entry to the event, light gourmet fare, and complimentary beer and wine.

This year’s event promises to raise the bar as guests step into an exotic realm of glamour and romance at Rick’s Café Américain. Round up all the Usual Suspects and channel your inner Bergman or Bogart. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.

Era-appropriate cocktail attire requested but not required.

Your evening’s entertainment will include a DJ, Black Jack tables, silent auction with over $30k in goods and services, wine ring toss, and an exciting Live Auction by Auction Sisters.

American Cancer Society Young Professionals Finding a CURE is the primary young professional fundraising group for the American Cancer Society in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. CURE volunteers plan and promote various philanthropic events each year, including collaborative happy hours, and networking events and fundraisers supported by partnering with the community.  These activities directly support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission of helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back against cancer.

The American Cancer Society and Young Professionals Finding a CURE

https://www.facebook.com/events/661034280595205/

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17 Weekend and Ongoing Events for Jan. 10th -12th, 2014

January 10th,2014
2014, Arts, Contests, Food, Free Stuff, Indoor, Kid Friendly, Local Business, Music, Outdoor, Things To Do, Twin Cities Attractions

Omnifest

 

FRIDAY AND ONGOING

OMNIFEST

Minnesota Science Museum * Various Days and Times * $8 adults, $7 children and seniors, 1 free per day for members

This year sees the Omnifest opens with Great White Shark, Blue Planet, Ring of Fire, Stomp’s World Beat and To the Limit. Come for the movies, but stay for the interesting exhibits at the Science Museum. Omnifest open through February 28th.

 

CHECKPOINT MINNESOTA CONTEST

Explore Minnesota Tourism * 10 Sites around the state * FREE * Prizes

If you have an adventuring bone in your body, you should check out the Checkpoint Minnesota Contest being sponsored by Explore Minnesota Tourism.  “We want folks to go to as many checkpoints as they can throughout the state,” says Alyssa Ebel with Explore Minnesota Tourism.  There is $40,000 worth of prizes available, including $1,000 gift packs for the first four people to hit all 10 locations. Simply register on the CheckPointMN.com website and post a picture.  Every check in is eligible for a prize.  There are three check points right in the Twin Cities: including the Midtown Greenway bike path in Minneapolis, the Hon Rose Ice Oval in Roseville and the Hyland Cross Country ski trail in Bloomington.

 

UNIVERSE OF LIGHT

Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe * Mon – Thurs 7p and 9:30p, Fri – Sat 7p and 10p, Sun 7p, FREE

For the first time, MOA guests will be brought together daily for an experience that will take visitors on an emotional journey through music and lights.  Universe of Light will underscore the unexpected and surprising characteristics of MOA, combines with the fun, playful, nature of Nickelodeon Universe.  The nine-minute interactive light show will be an ongoing attraction for mall visitors. Lights, music and smoke effects will transform the air space into a Technicolor dream that is sure to excite and engage.

 

BARBIE: THE DREAMHOUSE EXPERIENCE

Mall of America, Southeast Corner of Level 3 * Mon – Thurs Noon to 8p, Fri – Sat 10a to 10p, Sun 10a to 7p, Various prices

Featuring the world’s most famous fashion icon, this exhibition brings the iconic Barbie Dreamhouse to life for Barbie fans of all ages! Focusing on fun interactivity, the exhibition is a one-of-a-kind experience allowing visitors to become a living doll in the Barbie Dreamhouse! Become a part of the fabulous Barbie lifestyle and discover each room of her amazing Malibu Dreamhouse.  Dress up in the Barbie dream closet, be a star in the Barbie fashion show, virtually bake in the Barbie kitchen and more.

 

MN SPORTSMEN’S BOAT, CAMPING & VACATION SHOW

St. Paul Rivercenter * Fri.: Noon – 9p, Sat.: 10a – 9p, Sun.: 10a – 5p * Adults $9, Children 6-12 $2.50, 5 & under FREE

It’s a boat show! It’s a camping show! It’s an outdoor equipment show! It’s a travel show! It’s a family fun show! On Saturday and Sunday Meet Ron Schara & Raven for Kid’s Fishing School, free prizes for kids will be given out.  There will also be a Live Trout Pond where you can try to a hook a trout.

 

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES

Park Square Theatre, St. Paul * Various Days and Times through February 2nd

Rambunctious, sexy and snide…with a script that cleverly rhymes! Why would that saucy minx Celimene, surrounded by rich adoring suitors, fall for oh-so-serious Frank? And what could he possibly see in society’s leading party girl? Their battle of wits turns from hilarious tug-of-war into true love story. Tony Award-nominated David Ives fills his deliciously off-color romantic spoof with anonymous love letters, false proposals, hidden identities and characters you can’t help rooting for.

 

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Theatre in the Round * Various Days and Times through February 2nd  

Inspired by a true story, this play follows the trail of a young black con man who charms his way into the lives of a wealthy New York couple. He first appears on their doorstep wounded, saying he’s just been mugged in Central Park, and introduces himself as a friend of their children at Harvard — and the son of movie star Sidney Poitier. Intelligent, funny, at times disturbing, this comedy-drama is a compelling evening of theatre and was named by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle as Best New Play of the Year.

 

RAMSEY AFTER DARK

MN Historical Society, Alexander Ramsey House * 7pm today January 10

Secrets of Victorian life emerge from the shadows in this adult evening program series. Monthly programs explore hidden aspects of Victorian history through letters, journals, music, theatrical presentations and parlor games. From medical practices and political controversies, to superstitious beliefs and romantic encounters, discover why Victorian society was not what it appeared to be. Programs are offered the second Friday of the month.

 

PEKKA KUUSISTO PLAYS VASKS

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra * Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie * 8pm * Tickets $12-42

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra * Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul * 8pm * Tickets $12-42

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra * Tedd Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis Cedar / Riverside * 2pm * Tickets $12-42

On this program, Peteris Vasks’ Vox amoris will be performed by renowned Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, “whose rare gift is to become rather than perform the music he plays” (The Guardian). Vox amoris (“Voice of love”) is a powerfully evocative love story, told through the expressive voices of the solo violin and orchestra. The program opens with a work by one of Kuusisto’s countrymen, Finnish guitarist and composer Kalle Kalima, and closes with Haydn’s final symphony.

 

MINNEAPOLIS TATTOO ARTS CONVENTION

Hyatt Regency Hotel Minneapolis * Friday 2p – 12a, Saturday 11a – 12a, Sunday 11a – 8p, $20 for day, $40 for weekend

Special guests include Jime Litwalk from Ink Master (Season 3 Runner Up), Amy Nicoletto from LA Ink, Alli Baker from Best Ink, James Vaughn from Ink Master, Kyle Dunbar from Ink Master, and Billy Decola from NY Ink.  There are also several official after parties Friday 11p – 2a at Devil’s Advocate, Saturday 11p – 2a at Seven and Sunday 8p – 12a at Market Bar-B-Que.

 

SATURDAY

SPIRIT OF AMERICAN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Mall of America, Rotunda * Saturday 8a – 8:30p,

Come for the thrill of competition against the Midwest’s most talented cheer leading and dance teams in the 11th annual cheer leading and dance championships! Over 2,000 dancers and cheerleaders will compete in the 2014 Spirit of America Championships.  Administered by the Universal Dance Association.  The competition is open to Junior High, Senior High, and College teams.

 

9TH ANNUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

New Brighton Community Center * Saturday 9:30a – 1:30p * FREE

Be Active, Live Life at this New Brighton Community Center Fitness sponsored event providing more than 40 booths of expert advice on health and fitness. Meet fitness instructors, ask questions and perform a few movements at the trial group fitness classes. Our personal trainers will be available in the fitness center to answer questions. Also available will be massage therapists, healthy foods & supplements, chiropractors and wellness leaders. Enjoy free access to the fitness center, membership discounts, wellness assessments, Eagles Nest coupons and more fun freebies. Come and experience new opportunities for your health, and it starts with New Brighton Parks and Recreation.

 

24:00:00 XTREME THEATRE SMACKDOWN

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis * One Night Only Sat. January 11th

6 new plays created in just 24 hours with some of the Twin Cities’ most bad-ass female theatre artists!  Theatrical thrills, spills, triumphs and tragedies – you witness the results – one night only!

 

Winter Frolic

MN Historical Society, NW Company Fur Port, Pine City, Sat. 12p–4p * Adults $9, Sen. & College $7, Age 6-17 $6, under 6 FREE

Play a round of Ojibwe snow snake, learn about winter travel during the fur trade or snowshoe across the site’s 1.5 miles of nature trails. Plus, toss a curling stone and learn about the game’s connection to the North West Company. If the thought of winter activities gives you a brain freeze, then head to the visitor center for a blazing fire and cup of cocoa.

 

WINTER DAYS – THIS SATURDAY WITH THE 3 RIVERS PARK SYSTEM

Winter Trails Day * Fort Snelling State Park

Leisure Lifelines: The role of Winter Recreation through History * Gooseberry Falls State Park

“Discover Winter” Snowshoe Hike * Jay Cooke State Park

I Can Fish! Ice Fishing * Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe * Lake Carlos State Park

Beginner Snowshoe Hike * Lake Maria State Park

Snowshoeing for Beginners * Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski * St. Croix State Park

Animal Tracks and Signs * Wild River State Park

Let’s Snowshoe! * William O’Brien State Park

 

SATURDAY AND ONGOING

TROPICAL TREE IN THE GREAT HALL (WITH ORCHIDS)

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Oswald Visitor Canter, January 11th the 31st, various times

A touch of the tropical rainforest in the midst of a Minnesota winter! Beautiful orchids and bromeliads are blooming to create a 20′ tree, with each plant watered by a special drip irrigation system designed by Arboretum staff. Come see a variety of beautiful flowers – 350 orchids and 175 bromeliads, including a vertical carpet of Spanish moss – that traveled from Florida and bask in thoughts of warm weather. To take in its soaring height, view the Tropical Tree from either end of the Great Hall or the balcony area. Then get up close and personal to these amazing plants and savor the unique beauty and scent of each bloom! Then walk to the Snyder Building for another tropical flower display in the Meyer-Deats Conservatory. 

 

SUNDAY

2014 HOCKEY CITY CLASSIC

TCF Bank Stadium * Sunday 8a – 8:30p

Skate on the ice at TCF Bank Stadium before the Hockey City Classic during the Public Free Skate day!  Claim a FREE skate pass while supplies last by visiting TCF Bank Branch locations.

The University of Minnesota will host the 2014 Hockey City Classic Friday, Jan. 17 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The outdoor college hockey doubleheader will showcase the Golden Gopher women’s team vs. Minnesota State at 4:30 p.m. and men’s team vs. Ohio State at 8 p.m.

5 Reasons we want to see you at the Healthy Life Expo this weekend!

January 8th,2014
2014, Free Stuff, Indoor, Kid Friendly, Things To Do

Five reasons might seem like a small number to go with here, with so many awesome things going on at the Healthy Living Expo this weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center, but I had to narrow it down to keep you guys interested and motivated. Speaking of motivated, that brings me to reason #1.

#1 It is January … that time of year when we have all made some “resolutions” to change things in our lives. Before it gets to far gone in the year, hit up the expo for ideas, motivation and support to make this the year you actually stick to those resolutions.
#2 I can’t think of many things better than FREE. See the image to the right? You can print out this picture or print out tickets for the expo at mediamaxevents.com/vip/ for 2 free admissions.
#3 Even though the #PolarVortex is supposed to have moved on by this weekend, it is still Minnesota and we have to find as many things to do inside as we can. Perfect excuse to get out and then get right back into another building. At least the view will have changed. You might even meet some new people – I bet you didn’t realize there were so many people in Minnesota during the winter!
#4 The 1st 100 people in line will receive a FREE goodie bag containing exclusive items provided by their Health professionals! Plus, prize drawings and give-aways all day long!
#5 With 3 stages of experts, up to 200 exhibitors, FREE seminars, and demonstrations you can find new products and ideas all related to your health. There are also going to be free samples, health screenings and goodies.
Healthy Living Expo

 

 

So I hope I will see you out at the expo this weekend. Until then keep warm and try to keep up with those resolutions!

Miller Light Free Rides program on New Years Eve 2013

December 31st,2013
Things To Do

06-091-16-13-mfr_mpr-banner MILLER LITE FREE RIDES RETURN TO TWIN CITIES ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

https://www.metrotransit.org/take-miller-lite-free-rides-on-new-years-eve

For detailed route and schedule information, call 1-800-FREE-RIDES (1-800-373-3743), text “FREE RIDES” to 90464 or visit www.MillerLiteFreeRides.com.

Miller Lite is again teaming up with Metro Transit and J.J. Taylor Distributing to provide Miller Lite Free Rides a program designed to help people get home from New Year’s Eve celebrations safely. Passengers can ride for free on all Metro Transit bus routes and Metro lines on Tuesday, December 31 from 6 P.M. until the end of regular service.

“We hope when people choose to celebrate the New Year with Miller Lite they make a responsible choice to get home safely,” said Diane Wagner, responsibility commerce manager for MillerCoors. “Whether they take a Miller Lite Free Ride, call a cab, or designate a driver, we hope people will make a plan to enjoy the holiday responsibly.”

This marks the third year that Miller Lite Free Rides have been available on New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities. The 16-year partnership has provided over one million rides on St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities. The safe ride program will also be offered on New Year’s Eve in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Green Bay, Madison and Chicago. Since its inception in 1987, Miller Lite Free Rides has provided more than 3.7 million safe rides in 11 communities and has gained full support by local and state law enforcement, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

“We’re excited to partner with Miller Lite once again to offer safe rides to the residents of the Twin Cities community on New Year’s Eve,” said Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager. “Taking a ride on a Metro Transit bus or Blue Line train is a free, safe and convenient way to ring in 2014.”

Miller Lite and Metro Transit are inviting people to share their plans to #CelebrateSafe on New Year’s Eve by uploading a photo of on social media of themselves and their crew taking a Miller Lite Free Ride. Photos will be featured on the MillerCoors Facebook Page and “Behind the Beer” blog. Must follow @MillerCoors on Twitter and be 21 and over to participate.

For detailed route and schedule information, call 1-800-FREE-RIDES (1-800-373-3743), text “FREE RIDES” to 90464 or visit www.MillerLiteFreeRides.com.

WHAT: Miller Lite Free Rides
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – 6:00 P.M. until the end of regular service
WHERE: Metro Transit bus routes and Metro lines throughout the Twin Cities

New Year’s Eve 2013!

December 30th,2013
2013, Festivals, Food, Indoor, Local Business, Music, Outdoor, Things To Do

Crystal Ball

Once again it is time to party like it’s … well like it is the end of the year!

The Twin Cities offers so many venues for celebrating New Year’s Eve it is hard to know where to begin. Do you want low-key or party central? Dinner and a show or dancing until the wee hours? DO you want to ring in the new year with laughter? or do you need family friendly entertainment?

Well let’s get started (this will in no way be a complete list, just a sampling of what the Twin Cities has to offer):

Why not try a one stop shop for restaurants open on NYE along with which one are offering specials at opentable.com.

10th Anniversary of the Crystal Ball at International Market Square

New Year’s Eve Bash at Buck Hill Skiing

Louie Anderson at Burnsville Performing Arts Center

Pete Lee at Acme Comedy Club

2014 New Year’s Eve Party at SEVEN

New Year’s Eve Danceteria at First Avenue

NYE Celebration at the Artist’s Quarter St. Paul

Hipshaker NYE Dance Party at Kitty Cat Klub

NYE’s Candlelight Walk at Ft. Snelling State Park

IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park – Lake Phalen, St. Paul (Through January 1st)

Ice Skating at Wells Fargo Winter Skate or The Depot Ice Skating Rink

Check out a more complete list of family fun events at: http://www.365twincitiesfamily.com/family-fun-for-new-years-eve-2013/

If you have any suggestions that we haven’t mentioned here, please feel free to leave your suggestion in the comments! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

And please always remember from our friends at Miller Lite:

MILLER LITE FREE RIDES RETURN TO TWIN CITIES ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

CHICAGO (December 5, 2013) –Miller Lite is again teaming up with Metro Transit and J.J. Taylor Distributing to provide Miller Lite Free Rides a program designed to help people get home from New Year’s Eve celebrations safely. Passengers can ride for free on all Metro Transit bus routes and Metro lines on Tuesday, December 31 from 6 P.M. until the end of regular service.

“We hope when people choose to celebrate the New Year with Miller Lite they make a responsible choice to get home safely,” said Diane Wagner, responsibility commerce manager for MillerCoors. “Whether they take a Miller Lite Free Ride, call a cab, or designate a driver, we hope people will make a plan to enjoy the holiday responsibly.”

This marks the third year that Miller Lite Free Rides have been available on New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities. The 16-year partnership has provided over one million rides on St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities. The safe ride program will also be offered on New Year’s Eve in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Green Bay, Madison and Chicago. Since its inception in 1987, Miller Lite Free Rides has provided more than 3.7 million safe rides in 11 communities and has gained full support by local and state law enforcement, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

“We’re excited to partner with Miller Lite once again to offer safe rides to the residents of the Twin Cities community on New Year’s Eve,” said Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager. “Taking a ride on a Metro Transit bus or Blue Line train is a free, safe and convenient way to ring in 2014.”

Miller Lite and Metro Transit are inviting people to share their plans to #CelebrateSafe on New Year’s Eve by uploading a photo of on social media of themselves and their crew taking a Miller Lite Free Ride. Photos will be featured on the MillerCoors Facebook Page and “Behind the Beer” blog. Must follow @MillerCoors on Twitter and be 21 and over to participate.

WHAT: Miller Lite Free Rides

WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 6:00 P.M. until the end of regular service

WHERE: Metro Transit bus routes and Metro lines throughout the Twin Cities

For detailed route and schedule information, call 1-800-FREE-RIDES (1-800-373-3743), text “FREE RIDES” to 90464 or visit www.MillerLiteFreeRides.com.