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Photo credit: Richard Termine

Photo credit: Richard Termine

Goldstar is offering discount tickets to Evita for August 12 & 13th.  I saw this production when it was in Minneapolis earlier this year.  Click here to read my review.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the compelling true story of Eva Perón comes to vivid life through stunning showstoppers like “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Evita follows the path of the small-town peasant girl as she uses her considerable smarts and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to President Juan Perón’s side as first lady, becoming one of South America’s most powerful women. Though she was much beloved by her people as the voice of the poor, her inevitable downfall came through her unwavering ambition and a devastating illness, making her one of history’s most tragic and dramatic figures.

Red Hot Art & Music will transform Stevens Square Park into an exciting festival of local art and culture, connecting thousands of attendees with over 100 artists, more than 20 local bands and performers, local food trucks, community organizations, interactive games, and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. 

Click here for a performance schedule.

July 26-27, 2014
Stevens Square Park

Click here to see my recap from 2012

As I age, I still seek the nostalgia of being a kid.   Open Field will satisfy this desire with recess games.  Come play kick the can & dodgeball on the Open Field.  These events are open to all.

Thursday, July 24 & 31, 2014
Walker Art Center
Open Field

One of today’s Groupons is $26.50 for two Neapolitan pizzas and two glasses of wine or beer at Pizza Nea ($43 value).  Valid Sunday-Thursday only.

I love Pizza Nea – jump on this deal if you’ve never tried their amazing pizza (which typically cost about $13-15 apiece)!!

If you also love Pizza Nea, be sure to check out their date night special for Wednesdays.

Pizza Nea
306 East Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

With this daily deal, receive $30 to spend at Love From Minnesota for $15.  This offer is valid at 7 metro area stores and online (I think the Roseville store has one of the best selections).

Here are my top picks if you’re looking for a gift or something for yourself!

Watkin’s Peppermint Foot Scrub $9

Minnetonka Moccasins $37

Book $15


The annual Tour de Fat is an absolute blast!

Do you like bikes? Beer? Both? This is the event for you!

The Tour de Fat traveling bike carnival returns to the Twin Cities on Saturday, July 26th, in Loring Park. The event raises funds for local biking organizations, including the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, and Minneapolis Off-Road Cycling Advocates.

Register to bike in the popular social ride/parade through downtown Minneapolis, complete with wacky costumes and a very animated send-off. Otherwise, simply come to Loring Park for live music and performances, local food trucks, and of course New Belgium beer!

In addition to Fat Tire, Ranger, and other popular New Belgium beer varieties, the event will feature special taps from the Lips of Faith series. There will also be limited-release ales brewed in collaboration with Odell Brewing Company (Colorado) and 3 Floyds Brewing Company (Indiana).

Along with your attendance, we are in search of volunteers! All volunteers receive two drink tokens and a free t-shirt!

Join us for a great day of bikes, beer, and fundraising for local nonprofits working to make cycling even better in the Twin Cities and beyond!

Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00am-11:00am: Registration at Loring Park
11:00am-12:00pm: Parade
12:00pm-5:00pm: Revival at Loring Park

Today only, The Ordway is offering B1G1 free tickets to select performances of either Evita or Grease Sing-a-Long.  Click here for all the details on how to obtain this deal.

Evita was in Minneapolis not too long ago.  To read my review of this production, click here.

With this Groupon, receive 50% off admission for two or four people at the American Swedish Institute.  The ASI is a place to explore the castle-like Turnblad Mansion and its lavish artwork and furniture; see the August Strindberg photo exhibit; and try Nordic food & more!

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Not one to follow the pack, the cast of “The Wolf of Walmart” will show its cunning as it hunts down the humor in all areas of pop culture, politics, and everyday life, mining it all for this new collection of sketches and songs. “The Wolf of Walmart” will showcase the high-risk, high-reward approach to satire that has made BNW famous.

I’m thrilled to have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to The Wolf of Walmart for this Thursday (7:30pm) and Friday (8pm)!

There were a few glitches for previous giveaways so we’re trying a new method. If you’d like to win tickets, please use the entry forms below (please enter your full name for will call purposes!).  Winners will be notified via email and winners email address will be shared with The Brave New Workshop.  Feel free to enter once for each date, however, you can only win one pair of tickets.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win this contest, you can purchase super discounted tickets online for this Thursday or Friday for $5 with coupon code FIVER.

The Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave. S

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