Thursday, August 13, 2015

Weekend Happenings: August 14-16, 2015

2015 Blues, Brews N BBQs

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth
12235 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth
Aug 15, 2015
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost:  $15, Kids 10 and under are FREE


Twin cities music, craft brews and local BBQ join together for a fourth year to build community and make a difference in the Northwest Suburbs!

This one day event is headlined by local legend, The Lamont Cranston Band, and will also feature fellow Twin Cities acts: Soultight Committee, Jacy Pelstring, and The Lisa Wenger Band.

Lamont Cranston Band: Minneapolis blues legends famous for the “Upper Mississippi Shakedown”, multiple Critics Choice and Reader’s Choice award winners for best “Best Twin Cities Blues Band” in City Page, and inductees to the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame.

SoulTight Committee: Exciting ten piece band bringing old school soul and R&B to the stage. Multiple Minnesota Music Awards nominees, 2001 “Best Cover Band” winner, and noted by Rolling Stone as "Godfathers (and Mothers!) of Soul ."

Jacy Pelstring: Performer/songwriter out of Plymouth with powerful edge-of-your-seat vocals, frontwoman stage presence, and soulful delivery beyond her years.

Lisa Wenger Band: Staple of the Minneapolis/St. Paul music scene, sweet & gritty vocals, and sets ranging from blues classics to contemporary soul and New Orleans R&B.

Kid friendly activities will be available from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. that include face painters, balloon artist, magician, and Home Depot workshop.

Craft beer and wine from 612 Brew, Insight Brewing, Third Street Brewhouse and Winehaven will be available for purchase, as well as BBQ from Mr. Pig Stuff, Chuck Wagon, and Von Hansons.


St. Paul Capitol Grounds
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155
Aug 15, 2015
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  FREE


India Association of Minnesota (IAM) invites you to IndiaFest in recognition of the growing and vibrant Indian community in Minnesota.

IndiaFest celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India. The FREE event is open to every Minnesotan, and this year, the festival is bigger and better than ever with performances by two internationally acclaimed Asian Indian dance groups based in Minnesota – Ragamala and Katha Dance Theatre - as well as delectable Indian cuisine from local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music, exhibits, cultural displays, and Indian bazaar.

Art Crawl Through The Garden

MN Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska
Aug 15 & 16, 2015
Sat:  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sun:  12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $12 Gate Admission, Kids 12 and under are FREE

Art Crawl Through the Gardens

Back for its third year, the MN Landscape Arboretum’s Art Crawl Through the Gardens is a showcase of art and nature. Instead of tent upon tent, artists are nestled amongst the Arboretum’s beautiful landscapes and gardens. Guests are encouraged to take a stroll through the beauty of nature via the Arboretum’s 3-Mile Drive (also accessible by car and the Arboretum's free, hop-on, hop-off Circulator) and enjoy handcrafted items from local artists.

Meet Shawn McCann, multi-media artist who will be creating a chalk artscape on the Dahlberg Terrace, Saturday only. He will be starting by 8 a.m. or earlier. Watch his chalk illustration come to life throughout the day.

Kids Art/Coloring Fun (Adults welcome, too!) on the Dahlberg Terrace, Saturday only, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m..