A number of big weekend events in the Twin Cities, are facing an unfavorable weather forecast, calling for a cold and wet weekend.

Here are a few tips for taking in the fun and staying dry.

Doors Open Minneapolis:

Don't want to go outside? You don't have to! There are 113 buildings across Minneapolis that are offering free (and rare) behind the scenes access this weekend. All but two of them are indoors.

Visit the observation deck of the historic Foshay Tower or see how mail is processed at the historic Minneapolis Main Post Office. Check out the Doors Open Minneapolis website for all the information.


Art-A-Whirl: https://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl/

The annual showcase of art and music in Northeast Minneapolis is spread across a wide area, but organizers say wet weather won't change too many plans.

"Most of our artists are indoors," said Anna Becker, with the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. "There are some people that are set to be outside but have locations where they can move inside if the weather gets a little inhospitable."

There are also free trolleys that will provide rides around some of the biggest attractions.

"Also, we do a free Metro Transit pass, so if people go to our website at NEMAA.org they can download a pass for each day of Art-A-Whirl," Becker said.

And if you're looking to buy art, but worried about getting it wet?

"Talk to your artist," Becker said. "Ask them if you can set up a pick up. Ask them if you can do a delivery. There are a lot of different ways you can work around this to protect your art if you're worried about it."

Braemar Golf Course:

After a two-year redesign, Braemar Golf Course in Edina is finally set to tee off for the public, rain or shine.

"Unless there's a safety issue, we won't close the golf course down," said General Manager Joe Abood. "We probably won't cancel anybody, it'll be the hardy golfers who choose to go out and brave the conditions."

Tee times for Saturday and Sunday have been full for a while, so Abood says golfers should be ready for the conditions.

"There's not a lot of room to delay anything, we just need to get them out if we can," he said. "If we can't, some of the customers are just going to have to wait until next week."