Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekend Happenings: April 24-26, 2015

Savor Minnesota

Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN 55379
April 25, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
Cost:  Admission is $45 at the door, $40 in advance (tax not included) if purchased online or in person at Northern Vineyards Winery in Stillwater.

Enjoy the best in Minnesota wine, food and beer at Savor Minnesota!

The sixth-annual Savor Minnesota, sponsored by Minnesota Grown, Minnesota Farm Winery Association and Total Wine & More, is the only event offering a one-stop opportunity to sample the best wine, beer and food from local producers.

Admission includes a four-hour tasting featuring wines from nearly 20 Minnesota vineyards, nibbles from more than 20 food producers – including everything from cheese to chocolate – and beer from several local breweries.

Ticket holders receive a wine glass, reusable shopping bag and booklet of the event with a list of the items available for sampling, space to take notes on each exhibitor and more than $100 in discounts from participating exhibitors. Attendees will also be able to purchase up to six bottles of wine from Minnesota wineries as they exit the show area.

Tickets are limited to the first 1,200 people. All attendees must be at least 21.

Great Amazing Race

Kenwood Park, 2101 Franklin Ave., Mpls
April 26, 2015
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Team Entry Fee: $48.00 Early / $60.00 Race Day (walk-ups are accepted)

Photo: Great Amazing Race Facebook page
Source:  Great Amazing Race Facebook Page

If you are looking for a family-friendly event that allows you to be active and support a good cause, you should check out the Great Amazing Race. Modeled after the popular reality show, The Amazing Race, this great amazing race teams two people together to race around a 1-mile course, peppered with up to eight challenges the teams must complete.

The team that completes the course in the fastest amount of time will win the Great Amazing Race. It should be noted that the team members should be able to communicate well with each other, be willing to get a bit dirty, and be ready for a fun challenge.

Your team can have two adults, one adult and one child, or two kids (children in Pre-K and Kindergarten must race with an adult). The race starts at 3:00 pm, with waves going every 10 minutes, starting with kid teams, followed by kid/adult teams, then adult teams. Registration is $60 per team, and if you bring two pairs of used sneakers or running shoes, a monetary donation will be made to pediatric cancer research via the Max Cure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks program.

St. Paul Spring Art Crawl

Lowertown St. Paul
April 24-26, 2015
Fri:  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat:  12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sun:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:  Free


Join hundreds of artists as they open their studios and galleries for the 24th year of the St Paul Art Crawl. Held every year the last weekend of April in the spring and the second weekend of October in the fall.

Recognized for its tremendous success, the Saint Paul Art Crawl has become a model arts event that is emulated in cities across the country. To the artists and residents of Saint Paul, the event means much more, though. The Art Crawl has evolved from a fun weekend art event, to a framework for creating and fostering important, interdependent relationships between the arts community and the city itself. The Collective and its member artists receive a tremendous amount of support from residents, businesses and local government in order to stage an event of this magnitude, and in return, they’ve given Saint Paul a close-knit, vibrant and energetic art community that actively contributes to the greater Twin Cities culture.

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