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Spinning Stories is a storytelling series that happens to take place on bikes.

Our featured storytellers ride us to their destinations and tell their stories right where they first happened.

RIDE PACE: Muppet
IDEAL RIDER: You
BRING: Snacks and Water
RIDE LENGTH: 10-15 Miles
RIDE COST: Your Saturday Afternoon

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Noon-4pm
Meet at Recovery Bike Shop
2504 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis

Bike Art MPLS

Shinola Minneapolis joins forces with ARTCRANK, the Minneapolis-born Poster Party for Bike People to bring you an evening of bike-inspired artwork, American-made goods, and guaranteed good times.

This event features:

- New posters by local artists Chuck U, Art by Erica Williams, and Adam Turman — inspired by Shinola bicycles

- Limited-edition, signed and numbered prints for $50: All proceeds benefit Full Cycle, a nonprofit bike shop serving homeless youth in Minneapolis

- Exclusive ARTCRANK retrospective, featuring posters from U.S. and European shows

Friday, September 26, 2014
5-10pm
Shinola
228 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis
Free

Saint Paul’s Bark & Rec Day featuring Midwest Animal Rescue & Service’s Wiggle Butt 5k is on Sunday, September 21 at Harriet Island. This is an outdoor event for dogs and the people who love them.

This event is a fun filled day of dog friendly events, action packed demonstrations, a wide array of vendors, an off leash area and more.

Click here for a full schedule and listing of activities.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
8am-2pm
Harriet Island
St. Paul
Free

September 27, 2104 is the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!  On this day, you can obtain free tickets to museums throughout the world.  Local participating museums include the MN History Center, American Swedish Institute and more.  Click here to find a museum near you.  Tickets are required for free admittance so be sure to request yours via this link.

Twin Cities Veg Fest features a wide variety of exhibitors, speakers, and cooking classes, and is for anyone and everyone – omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. And it’s free to attend! No matter who you are, you’ll love the third annual Twin Cities Veg Fest. Come and enjoy your fill of delicious vegan cuisine offered by our food vendors, as well as many free food samples.

Sunday, Spetember 28, 2014
10am-4pm
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis
University of Minnesota
Free!

Join the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition as we head northward along the Mississippi River and partake in root beer floats!

We’ll meet at Marshall Terrace Park at 4pm, and roll out at 4:15pm. View the route here: http://tinyurl.com/o3uxzbk

The pace will be leisurely, and the route, which is almost entirely on beautiful separated trails, is appropriate for riders of all levels. We’ll end where we started for socializing and root beer float enjoying!

Come explore a new route (or revisit an old favorite) and experience a great Minneapolis bike trail with a bunch of friendly folks.

Note: In case of rain, watch this event page for notice of day-of cancellation.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4pm
Marshall Terrace Park
2740 Marshall St. NE
NE MPLS

Buy one fall drink and receive a second for free at Starbucks.  Offer valid through September 21, 2014 from 2-6pm.

Open Streets events bring together families, neighbors and friends to mingle, recreate, dine, play and shop in their community in a safe, car-free environment. This is not a race. Participants can explore the street that is open only to foot, bicycle and skate traffic. In addition to bicycling, walking and skating, there are programmed recreational activities for all ages along the street. Some of these activities might include yoga, zumba, games and dance lessons. There will also be musical performances and classes on bike safety and repair.

Click here for a detailed map of activities.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
12pm-4pm
On University Avenue between Lexington Parkway and Marion Street in St. Paul

On September 18th, walk into Taco John’s and request a free breakfast burrito.  Offer ends at 10am.

Source: City Pages

The ASID Designer Home Furnishings Sample Sale is open to the public, interior designers and their clients. This event showcases an array of unique and enticing treasures for sale on a first come first serve basis with discounts between 50 and 80% off luxury furnishings.

Although items at this sale will not be “cheap”, it’s a great opportunity to find some quality home furnishings for a steep discount. If you’re also into this sort of thing, take note of the Room & Board outlet in Edina!

Thursday, September 18, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, September 19, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 9:00am – 2:00pm

All Five Floors of the International Market Square Building
275 Market Street
Minneapolis
Cost: Free Admission and parking