Weekend Best Bets: July 15-17


Dandy Andy

WHAT: Andy Kindler Live Comedy
WHEN: 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Acme Comedy Club
Andy Kindler is a longtime comedian and frequent contributor and correspondent on Late Night with David Letterman. His deadpan humor has made him an Acme favorite, with many previous appearances. Listen to his past performances in Minneapolis and get tickets for his next one. acmecomedycompany.com

Booms and Brews

WHAT: Boom Days
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Boom Island Brewing, 2014 Washington Ave. N, Minneapolis
In honor of Belgian National Day, Boom Island Brewing Company is celebrating with its third year of Boom Days. Spend the whole weekend enjoying activities from a 5K run to a Belgian rapper, and try the brewery’s newest beer, Cuvée de Boom, on tap and in bottles. boomislandbrewing.com


Brew a batch

WHAT: Intro to Brewing
WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Northern Brewer, 6021 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
In a small group, learn how to brew quality beer from start to finish. From malt extract, brewing, siphoning and bottling all the way to sampling, the workshop will offer skills and sips. northernbrewer.com

Wax, wane, wade

WHAT: Canoe or kayak under a full moon
WHEN: 8:30-10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fish Lake Regional Park, 14900 Bass Lake Road, Maple Grove
Spend an evening in watery wilderness searching for animals, listening to stories, and getting to know fellow adventurers. Three Rivers Parks recommends canoes for beginners and kayaks for those who have had previous experience. threeriversparks.org/canoeing, threeriversparks.org/kayaking


Tour de Taco

WHAT: Taco Tour
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Street, starting at 10 W Lake St., Minneapolis
With so much authentic Latino food clustered on Lake Street, the area serves as the perfect host of the third annual Taco Tour. 10 restaurants will cook up their version of the taco and serve them  to eager tour goers. Get to your goodies riding in the event’s shuttles, biking, or walking, but make sure not to miss the best crawl in the Twin Cities. Register at tacotouronlakestreet.com

Walking on water

WHAT: The SkiFather Water Show
WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: 4120 Hoffman Road, White Bear Lake
As a part of MNMO’s feature on Minnesota’s long history with water skiing, the Twin Cities River Rats were an acrobatic team who displayed their ample tumbling abilities on the water. Midwest Ski Water Shows is another group similar to the Rats, using skis as a base from which to jump, lift, flip, and twirl. They present a fully costumed, narrated show just off the banks of Little Goose Lake. skiotter.com

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