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Catch a free screening of  Minnesota Made short films outdoors in the park.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Films start 15 minutes after sunset
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park

Save money on Dairy Queen Blizzards, cakes and food with printable coupons for the following Twin Cities metro area locations:

Coupons expire August 31, 2014.

This is a tad different than elementary school…  The first and third Saturdays of each month the 331 Club hosts a Drinkin’ Spelling Bee.  The $7 entry fee includes one Grain Belt Beer and the chance to win more free beers by passing a spelling round.  The next Bee is this Saturday so grab a dictionary and a beer and start practicing!


ozAn all-star ComedySportz cast will use your suggestions and take you down the Yellow Brick Road as Dorothy, Toto, and all their friends meet the Wizard!

 DEAL ALERT: Score B1G1 free tickets with code WIZ241 when you make your reservation.  Offer expires 08/30/14.
Fridays this summer
10:30 PM
Comedy Sportz
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave S
Uptown, Minneapolis
Tickets: $14 / $12 for students

Paws on Grand

Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue with Paws on Grand! Grand Avenue businesses partner with local rescue groups to pamper and celebrate four-legged friends all along the Avenue. Gather up giveaways, relax on a pet-friendly restaurant patio, learn about pet adoption, support rescue groups, and pose for the popular pet photo contest! Businesses will host sales and activities for you and your pup, and animal rescue groups will showcase adoptable pets!

Click here for an event guide.

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Grand Ave.
St. Paul

With this Groupon offer is $8 for $15 to spend at the Uptown Diner.  I’ve been here just once but I loved the food!  Listen to this, they have sweet potato tater tots at no up-charge!!

Uptown Diner
2548 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405


It was such a bummer that Northern Spark got rained out on June 14th, so the Midtown Greenway Coalition is giving it another go and will feature a few Northern Spark exhibitions that were rained out.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Kix Field
2835 Clinton Ave S

The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is back to Open Field on the Walker Art Center lawn!  This free event has gained worldwide attention BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME.  Expect for there to be a huge showing,  get there early and take advantage of public transportation.

Celebrate the third year of watching cat videos together when the Internet Cat Video Festival returns to the Walker’s Open Field. This year’s kitty rumpus features a new selection of videos programmed by Will Braden, creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos and recipient of the first Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) Award.

The evening will be hosted by Tom Weber, cat video enthusiast, veteran #catvidfest juror, and cohost of MPR’s The Daily Circuit. Live music from Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, a cash bar, food trucks, and feline-themed activities round out this festive evening.

Schedule of Events:
6 pm: Food trucks, cash bar, and activities on Open Field
7 pm: Live music by Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers
8:45 pm: Reel begins
10 pm: Program concludes

Click here for my recap from 2012.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Walker Art Center

Join the REI experts as they reveal their favorite fall hikes and help you plan an escape to cooler temperatures and fall colors on a day-hike. In this class, they will share tips and tricks on all aspects of hiking. Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go.

Class size is limited so RSVP soon if you are interested.

September 24, 2014
Bloomington REI