Friday, July 24, 2015

Weekend Happenings: July 24-26, 2015

Lincoln:  The Constitution And The Civil War

Historic Fort Snelling
Hyws 5 & 55, St. Paul
July 21-26, 2015
Tues-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm Sun: 12 - 5 pm
Cost:  Free

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" is a travelling exhibit that illuminates how President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and constitutional vision steered the nation through its most turbulent years and into a future that forever changed America. The exhibit explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war: the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

The exhibit is organized into six main exhibit areas: “Secession Winter,” “Oath of Office,” “Crisis of Secession,” “Crisis of Slavery,” “Crisis of Civil Liberties,” and “Lincoln’s Legacy: The Gettysburg Address in His Time and Ours.”

This exhibition is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group.

The traveling panel show of "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" was developed by the National Constitution Center, in collaboration with the American Library Association.

The traveling exhibition is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tour de Fat

Loring Park, Mpls
July 25, 2015
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost:  $10, reduced prices with donations

Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering through Minneapolis spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle. This is the biggest, most enjoyable TRAVELING BIKE FESTIVAL that we know of. And entrance is FREE!

What is the Tour de Fat you ask? It's a day of connecting people with bikes, beer, and community, while having a good ol' time. And everyone is welcome! This is a family-friendly event that involves costumes, bikes, and a parade that you (and your bike) can participate in!

The Bike Parade begins at 10 a.m. from Loring Park, but be there early to register. And be sure to stick around after the parade for performances by great local musicians.

Proceeds from Tour de Fat benefit Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Midtown Greenway Coalition and Minnesota Off-Road Cycling Advocates.

Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester & the Creative Mind

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls
June 21-August 30, 2015
Fri:  10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sat:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost:  Free


Engineer, inventor, scientist, artist: Leonardo da Vinci embodies the ideal of an innovative mind who uses his vast intellect, powers of observation, and boundless curiosity to explore the world around him. This rare exhibition presents one of Leonardo’s original notebooks, a vital tool in his creative process, and examines how his renaissance thinking is shared by some of today’s most visionary artists, engineers, and designers.

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