Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five ideas for things to do with family and friends around the Twin Cities.
Comic Con - Minneapolis
Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4
$35 - 75
The wildly popular Comic Con convention is known to draw thousands out in New York and San Diego. Now Minnesota will play host to the event at the Minneapolis Convention Center as part of Wizard World's national Comic Con tour. Stars, vendors artists and more will set and up and make visits throughout the weekend. Special guests include "Walking Dead" stars Laurie Holden, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker, "Buffy" stars James Marsters and Nicholas Brendon, Jason David of "Power Rangers" and many more. KARE 11 Saturday will be live from Comic Con from 8 - 10 a.m. Click here for more information.
Festival of Nations
Thursday, May 1 - 4
With the theme of peace among the people, Minnesota's longest running multicultural festival will take place at St. Paul's RiverCentre. The four day Festival of Nations is your passport to ethnic foods, music, demonstrations, exhibits and dance from countries around the world. New features this year include an International Beer Experience, a naturalization ceremony, an art slam and the Duluth Peace Bell on display. Click here for more information.
Stars on Ice
Sunday, May 4 - 4 p.m.
$27 - 147
Fresh from competition on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be performing at Stars on Ice at the Xcel Energy Center. The champions will also be joined by two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, 2014 U.S. champion Gracie Gold and many others. Click here for more information.
"Sights, Sounds and Soul" exhibit
Through January 5, 2014
$11 adults-$9 seniors, college students, military-$6 children
A new photography exhibit is open at the Minnesota History Center by Charles Chamblis which captures life in North Minneapolis in the 60s, 70s and 80s. "Sights, Sounds and Soul" shows everything from family reunions to the vibrant disco scene. …. Chamblis captured life in North Minneapolis in the 60s, 70s, and 80s– shooting everything from family reunions to the nightclub disco scene. The exhibit also includes artifacts like the suits worn by Prince and Jellybean Johnson in the movie "Purple Rain." Click here for more information.
Sonny Knight & the Lakers album release party
Saturday, May 3 - 7 p.m., +18
$10 advance-$15 at the door
One of the must-see shows of the year is taking place Saturday at First Avenue when Sonny Knight & the Lakers debut their first album, "I'm Still Here." After six months of working together on shows promoting Twin Cities Funk & Soul, Sonny and Secret Stash Records founder and "in-house funky drummer" Eric Foss formed Sonny Knight & The Lakers. Get ready to sing and dance to some old-school soul with some new-school energy. The Honeydogs and Southside Desire will open the show in the mainroom. Click here for more information.