Thursday, June 18, 2015

Weekend Happenings: June 19-21, 2015

MN Vikings Gridiron Gallop

Lake Nokomis
28 Av S & 52 St E
Minneapolis, MN 55417
June 21, 2015

Cost: 5k Run/Walk: $30 in advance $35 on race day Fun Run for Children (ages 10 and under): $10 in advance $15 on race day

Do something healthy with or in memory of Dad this Father's Day. Chad and Jenni Greenway will host the 6th Annual "Gridiron Gallop" 5K Run/Walk. There will be Viking player and cheerleader appearances with autograph opportunities for registered runners. Funds from this event go towards the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) youth athletic programming.

•All children Fun Run participants receive a commemorative medal
•Awards presented to 5K age division winners
•All registered participants are eligible to win awesome Viking prizes
•All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a commemorative T-shirt

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather. This includes lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media. No refunds or transfers allowed.

Rock The Garden

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls
June 20 & 21, 2015
3:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Cost:  SINGLE DAY: General Admission: $64; VIP Green Room: $100; VIP Skybox: $200. 
TWO-DAY PASS: General Admission: $112; VIP Green Room: $160; VIP Skybox: $350

Copresented by the Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current

Why Rock the Garden for one day when you can rock it for two? The Twin Cities’ favorite annual summer concert returns for two days this summer. The weekend festival blowout will showcase some of the best music from our backyards and around the world.

The 2015 lineup features 10 bands ranging from Minnesota punk legends and stars of Afrobeat to scions of rock-and-roll history.

The weekend kicks off on June 20 with buzz-worthy local rap and R&B group thestand4rd, Lucius’ luscious pop harmonies, Aussie Courtney Barnett’s jangly rock-pop, and folk stalwart Conor Oberst. Wistful Glasgow-based Belle & Sebastian will headline night one.

Day two, June 21, brings Sean Lennon leading the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s psych sound, JD McPherson’s raucous retro-rockabilly, joyful Afrobeat grooves of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, and epic return of punk pioneers Babes in Toyland. Headliner indie icons Modest Mouse will cap off the weekend.

Minneapolis Challenge

Rock Bottom Brewery
800 LaSalle Ave., Mpls
June 21, 2015
2:00 PM race start
Cost:  $55

Sunday marks the sixth season for the Minneapolis Challenge, an urban adventure race that pits teams of two people or more against each as they solve clues, strategize the best route and discover unexplored corners of the city.

You need not worry if you are not in the best shape; this race exercises your mind more than your body and is a great way to spend a Sunday (Father’s Day, no less!) with friends and family exploring our beautiful city.

Plus, once you cross the finish line, you can indulge in food and drink specials and partake in the crazy costume contest, if you wish.

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