Weekend Best Bets: August 21-23

Friday, August 21

Comedy of Errors

What: Neil Hamburger and Tim Heidecker
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls.
Two of stand-up comedy’s biggest weirdos—Tim Heidecker of comedy duo Tim and Eric, and Gregg Turkington’s “anti-comedian” character Neil Hamburger—are teaming up for a night of deliberately cringeworthy comedy. Their offbeat material should incite many water-cooler conversations come Monday. For more info, check out Cedar Cultural Center’s website.

Revitalize Rhythm

WHAT: Rhythmically Speaking
WHERE: Bedlam Lowertown, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Explore the revitalization of jazz and rhythm-based dance in the Twin Cities. Rhythmically Speaking explores the effects of co-mingling, preserving, and pushing the limits with moves from a handful of talented choreographers including Rush Benson, Brian Evans, and Jennifer Glaws. For more information, visit Rhythmically Speaking.  

Saturday, August 22

Hit the Gym (and the Bar)

WHAT: Row Row Drink
WHERE: Boom Island Brewing Company, Mpls.
WHEN: 9 a.m.
A happy hour and fitness fanatic match made in heaven. Participants will start at Boom Island, run to Studio ME Fitness where they will complete a rowing challenge, and head back to Boom Island for live music and beer. Each participant receives a shirt and one free beer. For more information, visit Boom Island Brewing.

Chipotle’s Cultivate

WHAT: Cultivate Festival
WHERE: Loring Park, Mpls.
WHEN: 11 a.m.
The Cultivate Festival brings wholesome, sustainable (not to mention delicious) food to Loring Park. Chipotle Mexican Grill is featuring chefs including Richard Blais, and Gavin Kaysen at cooking demonstrations throughout the day. There will also be music from local artists and free Chipotle served up throughout the day. For more information, visit Chipotle Cultivate.

Sunday, August 23

Grecian Getaways

WHAT: Saint George Greek Summer Festival
WHERE: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, St. Paul
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Experience a Grecian getaway—without having to leave Minnesota. The Saint George Greek Summer Festival offers traditional Mediterranean food, music, and dancing at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. With gyros, souvlaki, lamb, flaming cheese, and Greek pastries, your taste buds with think you’ve jet set to Greece for the weekend. For more information, visit Saint George Greek Summer Festival.

Lantern Lighting

WHAT: Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
WHERE: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Obon—an important Japanese holida—is a three-day event in which ancestral spirits are believed to revisit their families. Loved ones pay their respects with offering of food and drink, and on the third day they light lanterns to guide the spirits back to their resting place. Take part in the tradition with the Lantern Lighting Festival in Como Park. Throughout the afternoon and evening there will be music, dance, crafts, and ceremonial lantern lighting. For more information, visit Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

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