Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are five ideas for things to do with family and friends around the Twin Cities.
Concrete and Grass: Lowertown Music Festival
Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6
Mears Park in St. Paul will play host to The Lowertown Concrete and Grass Music Festival this weekend which is a free outdoor event celebrating the opening of the performance season for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, the Ordway and the Schubert Club. Performance genres will include jazz, opera, chamber music, rock, dance, roots and world music. Click here for more information
Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. St. Kate's O'Shaughnessy
Tickets starting at $40.00
Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash and her band celebrate the release of her much anticipated new album, The River & Thread.Written with her longtime collaborator, producer, guitarist and husband John Leventhal, the album reflects journeys through the Southern states.
Summer Beer Dabbler
Saturday, September 6 from 5 - 9 p.m.
$40 advance / $50 day of event
The 6th annual Summer Beer Dabbler will take place Saturday on the field of Midway Stadium in St. Paul. The event will feature an extensive list of craft beer samples, food and live music from acts like Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Hippo Campus and more. Be sure to stick around for fireworks after the event. Click here for more information.
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Open weekends through September 28
Ticket prices vary
The Minnesota RenFest is in its 44th season and underway on the festival grounds in Shakopee. Each weekend offers a different theme for guests with this weekend being called, "Passport to Adventure." Head down to check out the new International Bazaar, Fantasy Maks Competition live entertainment, food and more. Click here for more information.
Dog Day at MIA
Sunday, September 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The fabulous Minneapolis Institute of Arts is going to the dogs. Really! Bring your pooch to MIA's Target Park for an afternoon of dogs and art. You can dress your canine to impress for an artful puppy parade. Romp, relax and howl to live music from Savannah Smith. And you can even get to the bottom of dog behavior with Bark Busters. Presented by Sidewalkdog.com