Weekend Best Bets: March 30-April 1
Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities includes egg hunts, baby animals, soul music, bikes and beers, and more.
Friday, March 30
An Eggcellent Afternoon
What: Eastman Nature Center Eggstravaganza
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Rd., Dayton
Search the grounds of Rush Creek forest to locate hundreds of colored eggs. There will be fun games, bunnies, and a special appearance from the Easter bunny. Bring your own hard-boiled eggs to dye them, or get your face painted. Learn more.
Late-March Showers Bring May Flowers
What: Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis
For two weekends only, this expo showcases thousands of landscaping, gardening, remodeling, and decorating ideas and trends from experts around the country. Shop for the latest trends to give both the interior and exterior of your home a good spring cleaning. Learn more.
Saturday, March 31
Bikes and Brews
What: 30 Days of Biking: Kickoff Party
When: Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Surly Brewing Co., 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis
Enjoy a free beer in honor of leaving your car in the driveway next month. The 30 Days of Biking celebrate a pledge by Minneapolis and St. Paul residents to bike for the next 30 days. Surly Brewing opens up its new Upstairs Pizza spot to host an afternoon of pizza and beer. Learn more.
What: The Original Harlem Globetrotters
When: 2 and 7 p.m.
Where: Target Center, 600 N. First Ave., Minneapolis
The basketball tricksters come to Minneapolis, prepping for their 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals. They’ll shoot from the 4-point line and show off other non-traditional basketball skills. Meet with the stars after the game for picture and high five on the way out. Learn more.
Sunday, April 1
Animal Babies for Easter
What: Minnesota Zoo Farm Babies
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley
Spend Easter Sunday with cute animals at the Wells Fargo Family Farm in Apple Valley. Visit baby goats, chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, and bunnies while enjoy spring. Jell-O and hard-boiled eggs are available. The animals munch on special egg treats during the animal “egg” enrichment event. Learn more.
What: Easter Joy: Robert Robinson and Gwen Matthews
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Dunsmore Room at Crooners, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis
Put some soul in your step with Robert Robinson (a.k.a. “God’s canary”) and queen of gospel Gwen Matthews as the duo performs at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club. With roots in north Minneapolis, Robinson is a local legend, and Matthews went from singing jingles in Minneapolis to recording with Stevie Wonder. Learn more.