TC Weekend is back, a sure sign of spring! We’ve selected a few choice events to help you ease into the season. From Earth Day cleanups and One Day in the Twn Cities to literary readings and art showings, there’s plenty on tap to help you get out and about this weekend!
4/25 – 6pm – 10pm
4/26 – 12pm – 8pm
4/27 – 12pm – 5pm
Enjoy the work of over a hundred local artists as they open their studios to the public for the weekend. Thousands of visitors from across the Midwest take in this bi-annual art crawl that also features free music, theater performances, art activities and more! Free rides from Metro Transit are available. Go here to download your pass.
MCAD 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition and Reception, April 25 – 27
Northrup King Building, 2nd Floor Gallery #254
1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN
Free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3
Friday, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday, Sunday, noon – 5pm
Reception: Friday, May 2, 6pm – 9pm
The 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition is the culmination of intense two-year interdisciplinary studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduating master of fine arts students. The works of 26 artists and designers of various disciplines will be on display. Go here for more details.
On April 26th, 2014 hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens will document stories and investigate 10 questions for the future of The Twin Cities as part of a city-wide, participatory media-creation event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city. In addition, local media partners will showcase the most powerful and inspiring videos created during the one-day filmmaking event. Go here for more details.
E. 36th St. & E. 44th St. at W. River Pkwy, Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis, MN
2pm – 4pm
Continue the good vibes from Earth Day by contributing to the health and vitality of the Mississippi River! Join with people from all walks of life in the river corridor neighborhoods and metro area, to help clean up the Minneapolis River Gorge. Parkway Pizza adds a tasty incentive! Preregistration is not required for this event unless you’re under 18 or in a group of 10 or more. Go here for details.
Party for the Planet at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, April 25 – 27
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory,
1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN
10am – 4pm; Free (but donations are always welcomed)
If cleanup is not your cup of tea, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is offering another fun way to celebrate Earth Day! In partnership with Xcel Energy, this family friendly event features crafts and educational programs that promise to leave you with great ideas for improving our natural habitats. Go here for details.
Various Twin Cities locations; Go here for schedule and location information.
Come on out and celebrate the love of spoken literature and community at the 2014 Cracked Walnut Festival. Meeting in coffee shops, bars, art galleries, funeral parlors and other interesting haunts around the Twin Cities, this festival is bound to please literary lovers. Free and open to the public.
On the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour of “real homes, real people, real ideas,” residents open their doors to show creative and practical ideas for home additions, kitchens, bathrooms and more. Talk directly with homeowners and find out what it’s like. At many homes, their contractors, architects, and other trades people will also be on hand to answer questions. Free! Go here for details.
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