Weekend Best Bets: August 26-28

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, August 26

Stadium Inside Look

What: U.S. Bank Stadium Public Tours
When: Tours begin at 10 a.m., last tour departing at 4 p.m.
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium
It’s not too late to have a first look inside the Twin Cities stadium gem before the kickoff of the Vikings promising 2016 season. See the state-of-the-art facility that will be home to a Super Bowl (and has already seen an international soccer exhibition and a pair of concerts). Learn More

Secrets of the Past

What: Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Secrets      
When: Tours at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Where: Alexander Ramsey House
From addiction to mental illness, learn about the secret struggles of the Alexander Ramsey family, as well as those of many others living in the Victorian era. Intended for audiences 18 and over, tickets are available hereLearn More

Saturday, August 27

Backstage Pass

What: Free Open House at Guthrie Theater
When: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Guthrie Theater
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Guthrie Theater during this free, family-friendly event. Activities include a mask-making station, a mini-workshop for teens and adults, as well as self-guided tours. If you haven’t been to our home of three major stages recently, take a look inside and check out the slate of upcoming shows while you’re there. Learn More

Country Chicks

What: Dixie Chicks at the Minnesota State Fair
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
After a 10-year hiatus from touring (and causing political controversy), country music favorites the Dixie Chicks take the Grandstand stage for the first of their two performances at the Minnesota State Fair. Learn More

Sunday, August 28

Pop up Thai

What: Root to Rise Pop Up Kitchen
When: 6–10 p.m.
Where: Vintage on Selby
Try tasty, vegan Thai food and beverages from Root to Rise Kitchen, a local vegan company. For the vegetarians in your friends and family—as well as those who like to experiment with new flavors. Tickets available hereLearn More

Caffeine and Crafts

What: Five Watt Flea Market     
When: 10–4 p.m.
Where: Five Watt Coffee
Let’s make the most of the glorious outdoor weeks of late summer. Browse vintage clothing, homemade goods and more while you sip on Five Watt coffee. Vendors include Black Spoke Leather, Nordic Natural and many more. Learn More