Thursday, May 21, 2015

Weekend Happenings: May 22-24, 2015

Sound Set Music Festival

Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee
May 24, 2015
Opens 11:00 AM
Cost:  $72 General Admission, $136 VIP


In 2008, Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents combined forces to produce Soundset; an outdoor Hip-Hop & Rap music oriented festival to kick off the summer season. Soundset has since become the biggest Hip-Hop & Rap music festival in the world, selling out at 30,000 attendees. Soundset not only provides over eight hours of music on four different stages, but is also host to a 150 vehicle car show, skateboard park, live graffiti and painting exhibition and much more.  Performers include Atmosphere, J. Cole, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Dessa, Big Sean and countless others.

Star Trek:  The Exhibition

Mall of America
60 E. Broadway, Bloomington
May 22-24, 2015
Fri. & Sat. 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Sun.  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost:  Adult:  $16.99, Children 5-12:  $9.99, Seniors $12.99

May has been a spectacularly geeky month in the Twin Cities, with Wizard World Comic Con, Free Comic Book Day, SpringCon, and a sci-fi burlesque night from Toil & Trouble. Now, there's a Star Trek-themed show at the Mall of America. The exhibition opened about a week ago, and features a variety of memorabilia from the television shows and movie franchises. Folks who always wanted to know what it felt like for Captain Kirk to command his ship will be able to sit in a reproduction of his U.S.S. Enterprise chair. Other items on display include models, props, costumes, sets, and other pieces covering 40 years of production. There will be fun facts and trivia, as well as kiosks exploring the very real science behind the world of Star Trek. The show is both geek- and kid-friendly. Be sure to bring a camera, as there will be plenty of photo ops for visitors as they explore. The show is located in the EMS Exhibit Center in the southeast corner of level three.

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