Friday, August 21, 2015

Weekend Happenings: August 21-23, 2015

Foo Fighters World Tour

Xcel Energy Center
199 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
Aug 22, 2015
7:00 PM
Cost:  $35/$55/$75

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are following up the release of the band’s most ambitious album with its biggest ever North American tour to date.

In the wake of Sonic Highways’ climb into the top three of charts worldwide and the announcement of the band's first ever U.S. stadium dates, Foo Fighters have now unveiled a full North American stadium/arena/amphitheater assault for summer/fall 2015. This most massive North American on the road undertaking in FF history will see Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear headline multiple historic U.S. stadiums for the first time.

Royal Blood has been confirmed to support on the July/August run of these newly added dates.

Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Eastbrook Drive, St. Paul
Aug 23, 2015
3:00 PM to Dark, Lanterns light at 8:30 PM
Cost:  $5, $3 for kids ages 3-12 and seniors

The family-friendly festival, reminiscent of Japan's annual Obon holiday, celebrates Japanese culture through food, entertainment, gardens, vendors and more.

MN Zoo Tiger Tracks 5K and Kids Run

Minnesota Zoo
13000  Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley
Aug 22, 2015
8:00 AM
Cost:  $35 for 5K participation, $20 for kids run participation

Lace-up your shoes and make tracks to the Minnesota Zoo for the annual Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run. This wild run takes place along a beautiful 5K course that weaves through the Zoo and out around the Northern Trail. Bring the whole family for a brisk morning run then stay and enjoy a day at the Zoo. Proceeds from the run will help support the Zoo’s conservation programs.

Course Description: approximately half of the 5K course will run through the zoo.
Ipods and cameras are allowed on the course.

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.

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