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City Pages has just released 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 museum exhibition, the best restaurant to take out-of-towners, the best bar game, the place with the best haircuts, the best place to meet single women,  the best place to shoot pool and a heck of a lot more.

Camp Fire and Stomping Ground are hosting a FREE aerial workshop. Come learn to climb and dance on the tissu (aerial fabric), improve your technique and flaunt your grace in the air! All you need to bring are some tight pants, a shirt to cover your stomach (prevents rope burn!) and your eagerness to learn. The workshop is free, however donations are always appreciated.

What a fun and adventurous  way to try something new!

Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Stomping Ground
110 N. 3rd St., #3
Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Zipp’s Spring Wine Sale is in full swing, and they’re inviting you to taste wines from over 10 vendors! They’ll also have the Gastrotruck food truck parked in the lot to fill your belly after tasting all those wines.

Saturday, April 19th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Zipp’s Liquor Store
2618 East Franklin Ave.
Free to those 21+



Inspired by a curiosity about our country’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi- award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars’ worth of good, edible food – resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism and call to action.

There will also be a post screening Q&A.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Eastside Coop
2551 Central Ave.

Save $5 off a Living Social purchase of $15 or more with code TAXDAY5.  Code expires April 15, 2014.

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Goldstar is offering discount tickets to the City Pages Beer Festival on May 31st.  Discount ticket prices range from $19.50-22 (Reg. $30).

The City Pages Beer Festival hits the streets of the Theater District for its 22nd annual edition, featuring a stellar array of imported and domestic varieties to sample, along with a bevy of live music to accompany a fun night out for you and your friends. This outdoor event also includes mechanical bull riding, food vendors, pull tabs from the St. Paul Jaycees and great people watching. This general admission offer includes all beer samples and live musical entertainment from Viva Knievel, accordionist Bill Koncar and the ever-popular Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band. A portion of proceeds from the tasting will also benefit Finnegan’s Community Fund.

May 31, 2014
Located near 10th & Hennepin


45+ local artists of 9 different genres will be the first of many to showcase at the new home of RAW:Minneapolis, The Pourhouse! Created as a 1920′s speak easy, this venue has so much character, which is perfect to host the charismatic and talented artists that will showcase at the SPECTRUM, Wednesday, April 16, 7 – 10:30 p.m.! BIGGER than any other show, we have so much art and entertainment in store for you, your head will spin! RAW Minneapolis will present a lot of fun surprises and feature new artists that are all different and unique in their own way!

The April SPECTRUM Showcase will include 45 – 50 Artists of 9 different types including a Filmmaker, various Live Musical groups, multiple fashion designers, performance artists and dancers, amazing hair and makeup artistry, plus dozens of Visual Artists and Photographers!

Thursday, April 16, 2014
7 pm- 10:30 pm
The Pourhouse
10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Ages 21+, ID Required
Tickets: $15 pre-sale online, $20 at the door

Eat local, fresh and organic at Tao Natural Foods in Uptown.  With this Groupon deal,  you can take $15 off a $30 dine-in order.  See offer for full details. This cafe gets pretty stellar reviews on Yelp!

Tao Natural Foods
2200 Hennepin Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Mother’s Day is May 11th.  Here are my top picks for budget-friendly & locally-made gifts under $50!  Click on each item image for purchase information.

Card by MichelleBrusegaard $5

Mosaic flower pot by MosaicNmorebyLisa $35

Lavender infused creamed honey, soap, lip balm and pure beeswax honeycomb candle by SweetBeeHoney $38

Leather makeup bag by RobbieMoto $48

Green aquamarine earrings by GemsByKelley $35