This weekend offers a number of colorful outdoor events, from hip-hop fests and fine arts shows, to beer fests and Open Streets. Taking place in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the events encourage you get out and savor the last official summer weekend of the year.
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The Fall Fine Arts Show is sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) and features works from over 150 artists. The Opening Reception offers the opportunity to view and purchase a diverse collage of paintings, photography, sculpture, mix-media art, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres from Create Catering, wine from Indeed Brewing, and live music from Upton Mixx. See the Facebook page for updates.
Solar Arts Building
711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This event is billed as the “largest Park(ing) Day celebration in the Twin Cities,” the second annual PARK(ing) Day, and is sponsored by Experience Southwest and the Minneapolis Government’s Great Streets program. It transforms parking spots into temporary public parks across southwest Minneapolis. The event features businesses in the areas, along with sidewalk sales, crafts, games and more. Visit the Facebook page for locations and other info.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 7th Annual Surly Fest is back, offering live music, food trucks from Natedogs, AZ Canteen, Asian Invasion, Aki’s BreadHaus, Chef Shack, and Gastrotruck, and, naturally, German style Oktoberfest beer. Beer tickets will not be available for purchase at the event. Buy your tickets here.
Surly Brewing Co.
4811 Dusharme Drive, Brooklyn Park
2 p.m. – 6:17 p.m.
$40 for 4 beer tickets, a SurlyFest stein and admittance
Come on out and enjoy the start of fall and the last Open Streets Minneapolis of the season! Taking place in north Minneapolis, the event joins with Harvest Fest to create a fun, safe environment to explore the community by foot, bike, blades, wheelchair or skateboard. Enjoy local food vendors, businesses, and play activities along Lowry Avenue, between Emerson and Vincent, free of cars and traffic.
Lowry Avenue, North Minneapolis
Follow the Facebook page for updates and info.
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ukrainian Heritage Festival is back and offering Ukrainian Food, a beer garden, carnival games, Ukrainian crafts, cultural exhibits, a silent auction and more. Special guests this year include Zorya, Ukrainian Dance Association of Thunder Bay, Canada, Cheremosh of Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Minneapolis & St. Paul, the Ukrainian Village Band and more!
301 Main Street NE, Minneapolis
Noon – 5 p.m.
Saint Paul is joining the Open Streets fun this weekend! Come out to University Avenue, between Lexington and Marion, and join with other families and community members to mingle and explore the car-free streets. Programmed recreational activities will be on hand for all ages, as well as musical performances, bike safety and repair workshops, food vendors, yoga, Zumba, dance lesson and much more! Follow the Facebook page for updates.
University Avenue between Lexington and Marion, Saint Paul
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Last but not least, Twin Cities Daily Planet invites you to fifth annual Pick of the Market Dinner, featuring Grand Cafe’s talented new chef, Andrew Kraft, sous chef Nathel Anderson, and their culinary team at the Grand Café. In addition to the three-course meal, this year’s dinner will include a silent auction, and a “meet and greet” offering an opportunity to socialize with TC Daily Planet staff and readers while sampling a variety of meats, cheeses and vegetarian items. Get your tickets while they last!
3804 Grand Ave., Minneapolis
Free Outdoor Music & Movies:
Updated 9/22/2014 1:08 a.m.
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Correction: A previous version of this story promoted an event that happened last year.