Weekend Best Bets: August 19-21

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, August 19

Movie Under the Stars

What: Zootopia outdoor showing
When: 8 p.m.
Where: St. Catherine University     
Bring your own blankets and pillows for this outdoor screening of Zootopia, the hugely entertaining animated adventure film about diversity and acceptance. Admission is free and “s’mores in a bag” will be provided. Learn More

Kickin’ It at CHS Field

What: Minnesota United FC Party
When: 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Where: CHS Field
Join fellow soccer fans in celebrating Minnesota’s professional soccer history and traditions—and the fact that we’re adding plenty more in the years to come. Make sure to sign up for the free VIP registration, and look forward to many surprises. Learn More

Saturday, August 20

Emerging Minnesota Music

What: 89.3 The Current’s The Local Show’s Artists to Watch 2016
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cedar Cultural Center
Check out ten of Minnesota’s best up-and-coming artists in this showcase curated by The Local Show host and great local-music champion Andrea Swensson. This diverse lineup includes FRAEA, Ana Tuiran, Holidae and many more. Learn More

Films on a Farm

What: 2016 Square Lake Film and Music Festival
When: 2 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: 13359 Partrdige Rd. N., Stillwater
This Stillwater festival, located on a 25-acre farm, will feature many local musicians and filmmakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Musical guests include the Cactus Blossoms, Zulu Zuluu and the Blind Shake. Tickets are available online, with bike-riding guests getting a steep discount. Learn More

Sunday, August 21

Japanese Celebration at Conservatory

What: Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
When: 3-9 p.m.
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Celebrate Japanese history and culture at the Como Zoo & Conservatory with martial arts, dancing, food, and other activities. Tickets are available on site or online. Learn More

Pints and Prana

What: Yoga Pints session by The Den—Yoga and Fitness
When: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Where: Flat Earth Brewing Company
Start your relaxing afternoon with an hour-long yoga session, followed by drinks. Tickets, which are $10 and available at the door, cover the session plus one pint of Flat Earth beer. Learn more