Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are fives ideas for things to do with family and friends around the Twin Cities.
Open daily through April 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Get a major dose of cuteness and visit the Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo. The Wells Fargo Family Farm is now open until April 30 where you can check out all the baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids and bunnies. Awww! Click here for more information.
Once: A New Musical
Through April 6, various times
Once is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film telling the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, makes its Minneapolis premiere at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre. Click here for more information.
MSP International Film Festival
Through April 19, various times
For film buffs, this is like being a kid in a candy store. The MSP International Film Festival has grown into the largest film event in the region, and one of the longest running festivals in the country. More than 200 feature length and short form narrative and documentary films from 60 plus countries will be featured. Many of the films will be showing at the St. Anthony Main cinemas. Click here for more information.
Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m.
Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mason Jennings will be playing a hometown show with Iris DeMent at the State Theatre. Jennings' indie-folk album, Always Been, was released in November 2013 to great reviews. His single on the album, Just Try, was even featured in the final season of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother. Click here for more information.
North Loop Fashion Crawl
Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Feeling like some retail therapy to cure your #worstwinterever blues? Women's apparel shops in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis will be hosting a fashion crawl with stores offering sales, raffles, drinks and free parking for shoppers. Plus a grand prize of a $500 shopping spree will be up for grabs. Participating shops include: Roe Wolfe, Arrow, C'est Chic, Statement Boutique, Lolë, D.Nolo and Handsome Bicycle. Click here for more information.
Foodie pick-of-the-week: Honey and Rye Bakehouse in St. Louis Park
With the winter-like weather forecast this weekend, you might want to stock up on some hearty breads, soups and sweets to keep you in good spirits. And the cozy Honey and Rye Bakehouse in St. Louis Park will do just the trick. Click here to learn more about the two best friends who opened the popular neighborhood shop just a few months ago.