Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
What: Herradura Tequila Dinner
When: May 4, 6-9 p.m.
Where: ninetwentyfive, 925 Lake St. East, Wayzata
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a tasting of Herradura Tequila alongside a five-course meal specially prepared by ninetwentyfive’s executive chef.
What: First Friday Art Walk
When: First Friday of each month through December, 4-7 p.m.
Where: MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW First Ave., Grand Rapids
Stroll through downtown Grand Rapids while enjoying art, live music, and activities from local businesses and organizations. Also, keep an eye out for each Art Walk’s unique theme.
It’s All An Illusion
What: Museum of Illusions grand opening at MOA
When: May 5
Where: Second floor, north, Mall of America, 281 Central Parkway, Bloomington
Did your mind play tricks on you or did you really see that room turn upside down, spinning 3-D printed sculpture change shapes, and infinity room of mirrors reflect back at you? This permanent exhibit, with operations around the world, opens at the Mall of America on Friday. Grab some friends and your camera for Instagram-worthy photos and mind-bending activities. Learn the science behind the illusions or challenge your brain with the games on display.
Margaritas and More
What: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
When: May 5, 4-11 p.m.
Where: 7165 E. Point Douglas Rd. S., Cottage Grove
Raise a glass and dance! Las Margaritas’ Cinco de Mayo celebration will include food, a live Mariachi band, and, of course, plenty of margaritas.
Ride and Vibe
What: Fulton Gran Fondo
When: May 6
Where: 2540 NE Second St., Minneapolis
This event celebrates the three B’s: bikes, bands, and beers. The “Gran” ride is 100 miles, but there is also a 45- to 50-mile “Medio” Fondo ride. Non-bikers are free to join the block party at 1 p.m., where there will be food trucks, drinks, and music.
Who Let the Dogs Out?
What: Dog Day in the Ravine
When: May 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Ravine Regional Park, 9653 Keats Ave. S., Cottage Grove
Dog lovers unite! Bring your furry friend to check out local pet supply vendors, enter to win prizes, or even adopt with the Animal Ark rescue center.
Off to the Races
What: The Annual Kentucky Derby Party
When: May 6, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Schram Vineyards, 8785 Airport Rd., Waconia
This event will feature live music, food trucks, wine tasting, and even a themed costume contest—the perfect additions to viewing the race.
Ring in Spring
What: Bud Break 5K
When: May 7, 8 a.m.-noon
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska
Stretch your legs and enjoy the 40,000-plus beautiful blooms in the Arboretum gardens in this low-stakes 5K. Additionally, all racers will receive a 15% discount at the Gift & Garden store.
What: Sip + Plant
When: May 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Round Lake Vineyards & Winery, 30124 MN-264, Round Lake
Pick and choose from a variety of plants to pot while enjoying drinks and food from the Tasting Room.
What: Spring Into Uptown
When: May 7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Hennepin Ave., between 31st and Lake St., Minneapolis
Taste, listen, and experience the diverse community of Uptown at this block party that includes a variety of traditional performances, food, and art.