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Things to do this week include Union Depot farmer’s market, wine tasting, and Easter brunch

Local Music 

What: Spring Music Festival 
When: April 1-7 
Where: Huntington Bank Rotunda in the Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington 

Celebrate Minnesota’s music scene with live performances from local musicians, including some school groups around Minnesota.   

Can Can Wonderland


Spring Break Staycation 

What: Can Can Wonderland 
When: Extended hours through April 8 
Where: 755 Prior Ave N., St. Paul 

For a playful way to fill the day, Can Can has extended spring break hours this week. Enjoy arcade games, an 18-hole mini golf course, and concessions catered to children and adults alike.

Union Depot Farmer’s Market


Farm to Table 

What: Farmer’s Market  
When: Every first Wednesday through October 
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul 

Starting this week, the Union Depot Farmer’s Market will open, jam-packed with fresh produce, fresh meals from local vendors, and raffle-style games!  

April Pink Moon.


Moonlight Hike 

What: April Pink Full Moon Hike 
When: April 6, 7:30-10 p.m. 
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska 

This month’s full moon is known as the “Pink Moon” for the pink moss phlox that typically begins to bloom in April in other parts of the country. Although, in Minnesota, it blooms in May. Still, don’t miss out on a chance to enjoy this self-guided three-quarter mile hike, complete with pink up lights illuminating the way.  

Just For Laughs 

What: “The Play That Goes Wrong” 
When: April 6-8, 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Ave. N., Faribault 

The Merlin Players will have audiences cracking up at this absurd comedy that explores the outcome of a community play had everything gone awry.  

Schram Vineyards in Waconia


Hoppy Tasting!

What: Waconia Wine Hop 
When: April 8
Where: Schram Vineyards, 8785 Airport Road, Waconia 

Hop from winery to winery and taste select wines and foods on this Easter weekend special wine tour.  

Easter Festivities 

What: Easter Party 
When: April 8 
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis 

This free, family event promises Easter bags, treats, and plenty of games. Lucky attendees may even get a glimpse (and a photo or two) of the Easter Bunny.  

Brunch Season 

What: Easter Brunch 
When: April 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Where: River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center, 10900 E. Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove 

River Oaks Golf Course & Event Center’s annual Easter Brunch is serving up tasty eats for the whole family. Don’t miss out on French toast, prime rib, and favorite breakfast delicacies. For other brunch options, see Jason DeRusha’s list of brunch spots.

Kate Linggi is an editorial intern who will be a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Northfield but is from San Diego, California. She is planning on majoring in English. In her free time, you can find her at a concert, auditioning for a play, or spending all her money at a local coffee shop.