City Pages has just relesased their annual Best of the Twin Cities Lists. Be sure to take a look at the following local lists next time you need to know the best bike trail, best beer list, best pet store, best place to take out of town guests, best street artist and a heck of a lot more.
Category: Everyday things to do
If the dry, frigid winter weather has you down, stop by the Como Park Conservatory! It’s open from 10am-4pm today and is free to visit (donations accepted). The warm, humid air and smell of blooms will perk you right up. Bring a book, ipod or sketch pad and spend some time basking in the change of climate.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN
Save your money for food and beverage at the The Shout House dueling pianos show by taking advantage of these specials and coupons.
DEAL ALERT #2: On Saturdays, no cover is charged between 5-7pm (pianos start at 6pm)
DEAL ALERT #3: Students can take advantage of College ID night every Friday and get in for no cover with student ID.
DEAL ALERT #4: On a Tuesday within 7 days of your birthday, come in with up to three friends and get in for no cover and receive free swag and drinks for the birthday boy/girl, drink specials for the rest of your group. Click for full details.
DEAL ALERT #5: No cover on Sundays & Thursdays from 7pm-Midnight
Dueling Pianos are two piano players/singers performing at two, face to face grand pianos in front of two large mirrors performing the classic rock ‘n roll hits from the 1950s to the present. It’s request driven by the audience and with the use of multiple teams, goes non-stop all night.
The Shout House
650 Hennepin Ave (Block E)
So Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den has been around for awhile now and yet none of my friends have ever heard of it much less been there. This saddens me as many people in this world do not have access to a zombie den hang out. Sure this bar is in the WTF middle of nowhere, north of the Minneapolis Warehouse District, but it’s easy enough to get to and parking is even free and aplenty.
Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den is a carefully thought-out bar that attracts a unique crowd. They play bad sci-fi and horror movies on the tvs and it’s a great place to go and hang out with friends (but not too large of a group since the place is the size of a shoebox). The cocktails are tasty and the beer selection is really nice, although I prefer the cocktails. Donny’s is owned by the same woman as Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge so if you have a craving for Suzi’s just pickup Donny’s “bat phone” and you’ll have a direct line to Suzi’s. It’s pricey to have Suzi’s pizza delivered but when you need it, you need it.
“Wine is fine, but whiskey’s quicker. People who have time for nursery rhymes don’t deserve my liquor.”
Climb anytime in Midwest Mountaineering’s free bouldering cave! It’s huge, contains lots of challenging bouldering problems, and is built over a padded floor.
The second Wednesday of every month is also women only evening of bouldering in the Cave. Carolyn Hansen will be on hand to answer questions and help provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere. All abilities welcome from the, “I’ve never done this before”, to those who want to set routes, and everyone in-between. Preregistration recommended – limited to 10 participants. Minimum age 15. 612–339–3433.
If you’re new to climbing, classes are also offered for $5.
If you don’t have climbing shoes, you can rent them for $3.
To save time, fill out the climbing liability waiver before you head over.
309 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
It’s October and time to explore the spooky side of the Twin Cities. Look no further than the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for some FREE ghostly fun. Explore the museum’s spooky side with this free audio tour highlighting all at the museum’s ghost stories.
Admission to the museum is free every day so what are you waiting for? Just bookmark the link to the tour on your phone, grab some headphones and head over.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
- Free open mic night on Mondays at 8pm, see calendar to verify before you head out
- Goldstar will sometimes offer tickets for $8.50 (Reg. $15)
- Free admission for you and 5 friends to a weekday show during the month of your birthday. Click here to reserve birthday tickets.
Acme Comedy Club
708 N. 1st St.
It looks like there’s a cool mini-golf course at the Science Museum! Best of all, it’s only $5 per person between 5pm and 10pm and you don’t have to purchase museum admission!
The Big Back Yard includes a nine-hole EarthScapes miniature golf course that provides a fun—and challenging—way to learn how water moves from mountains to oceans and shapes the landscape along the way. With water hazards like you’ve never seen before, this 30,000 square-foot course demonstrates that rivers and streams are alive and ever-changing!
The Science Museum of MN – Big Backyard
Como Regional Park Pool is a brand new outdoor state of the art Aquatic Facility that will open Memorial Day Weekend 2012. This new facility looks amazing!
Visit this exceptional facility located in the Como neghborhood of Saint Paul across from the Como Zoo and Conservatory. This facility features a 400 Foot Lazy River, and Aquatic Zine, and a Diving Well featuring a 1 meter diving board, two (2) diving platforms, and an Aquatic Climbing Wall. For the children there is a dedicated Children’s Activity Pool with age appropriate features and a Family Water Slide. For lap swimming and water aerobics there is a main pool with six (6) lanes that is 25 yards and also features two (2) Basketball Hoops. There are also Mens Womens and a Family Locker Room. If you’re hungry check out the concession stand for your convenience.
Grab a date and enjoy an evening out at the Weisman Art Museum. Enjoy free admission to the museum, light refreshments and a explore the romantic drama of artworks and artists in the galleries on a Love Stories Tour at 5:30 pm on Feb. 8.
DEAL ALERT: Admission is always free so head over anytime you want
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
5:30 – 8pm
Wesiman Art Museum
333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thanks to Pocket Your Dollars