Weekend Best Bets: July 24-July 27

What you need to see, do, hear, and experience this weekend

Thursday, July 24

We Hope You Will Enjoy the Show

WHAT: The Beatles in MN
WHERE: W Hotel Minneapolis—The Foshay, Mpls.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
Maybe you don’t have tickets to the upcoming Paul McCartney concert (or maybe you do!), but you can still feel some of that Beatles vibe at this photo exhibit detailing the shenanigans of the Fab Four on their sole Twin Cities visit, to Met Stadium, in 1965. For details, visit thebeatlesmn.com.

Friday, July 25

Silence is Golden

WHAT: 5th Anniversary Silent Film Festival
WHERE: The Trylon Microcinema, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m
If you’re going to catch a Friday-night movie, why not go old school? The silent film at the Trylon this weekend is a Western starring Buster Keaton, and it will be accompanied by a live performance of original score written by local bands The Rats and People MN. Check it out at take-up.org.

Saturday, July 26

Bicycle Races are Coming Your Way

WHAT: Tour de Fat Twin Cities
WHERE: Loring Park, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 a.m.
The traveling Tour de Fat festival will be cycling through the Twin Cities this weekend, starting with a bike parade and including a yo-yo show and a dance contest. Get ready for plenty of beer, bikes, and bemusement from the New Belgium Brewing Co. Get the details at newbelgium.com.

Sound Off

WHAT: 10 Thousand Sounds Music Festival
WHERE: Downtown Minneapolis
WHEN: 4 p.m.
One stage, six hours of live music, and 10 thousand sounds! Hosted by Barb Abney of 89.3 the Current, and with a lineup including Poliça, Frankie Teardrop, and Tree Blood, this festival is bound to live up to its name. Find out more at thecurrent.org.

Sunday, July 27

Choose Your Brews

WHAT: NE Brewer’s Block Party
WHERE: Sociable Cider Werks, Mpls.
WHEN: 2 p.m.
Twin Cities brewers are having an outdoor bash featuring entertainment from bands Bomba de Luz, Whiskey Jeff, and more. Listen to some sweet tunes, visit the food trucks (Gastrotruck, Anchor Fish & Chips, and more), and enjoy ice-cold cider and beer (think: Sociable, Fulton, Indeed, and other local favorites). Find out more at sociablecider.com.

Working the Wheel

WHAT: Minnesota Pottery Festival
WHERE: The Clay Coyote, Hutchinson
WHEN: 12 p.m.
For an artsy weekend, spin on over to the Minnesota Pottery Festival outside Hutchinson. There will be demonstrations for beginners and those looking to improve their craft, as well as a Potter’s Olympics and a kids’ tent. Pots galore!

For the dish on these dishes, visit mnpotteryfestival.com

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