Weekend Best Bets: July 31-August 2

Friday, July 31

River Valley Vintage

WHAT: St. Croix River Valley Vintage Fair
WHERE: St. Croix Valley, Stillwater
WHEN: All Day
Eight vintage shops located in Stillwater, Hudson, and Afton are participating in the St. Croix River Valley Vintage Fair. Grab a vintage crawl passport (available at any of the participating stores) and get shopping. Scour for thrifted finds at shops including My Sister’s Cottage, Farmhouse Inspired, and Le Garage Girls. For more information, visit Discover Stillwater.

Pups on Parade

WHAT: Northeast Dog Parade
WHERE: Northeast Minneapolis Riverfront District
WHEN: 5 p.m.
Pack up the family pup and head to St. Anthony Main for the Northeast Dog Parade. The evening includes a flea market with canine catered vendors, a parade through East Hennepin and the 3rd Ave. Bridge, and a visit to Bone Adventure’s Boom Boom store for treats—dogs are guests of honor, costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit Northeast River District.

Saturday, August 1

Crayfish Party

WHAT: Kräftskiva! 2015
WHERE: The Bachelor Farmer, Mpls.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
A Twin Cities take on a classic Louisiana crayfish boil, Kräftskiva is an annual summer party hosted by Askov Finlayson, The Bachelor Farmer, and Marvel Bar. The event entails much more than just seafood—there will also be performances by Poliça, Ra Ra Riot, and Rogue Valley. All proceeds benefit the Mississippi River Fund. For more information, visit Askov Finlayson.

Celebrate Life

WHAT: HazelFest
WHERE: Hazelden Campus, Center City
WHEN: 11 a.m.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundations helps provide treatment and recovery for those suffering from addictions, and its HazelFest Music & Recovery Community Festival showcases local musicians and 12-step-recovery speakers. Local artists playing throughout the day include Caroline Smith, Astronautalis, Haley Bonar, and more. For more information, visit Hazelden.

Sunday, August 2

Concerts at the Cabooze

WHAT: Brandi Carlile with Iron & Wine and Anderson East
WHERE: Cabooze Plaza, Mpls.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
American alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is playing at the Cabooze Plaza on Sunday evening. Her fifth studio album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, was released this past March, and she’ll be joined at the West Bank music club by special guests Iron & Wine and Anderson East. For more information, visit the Cabooze.

Dixieland Jazz

WHAT: Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band
WHERE: State Theatre, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Iconic actor, writer, and film director Woody Allen is taking the stage with his swingy New Orleans Jazz Band. The Dixieland-style jazz band has been performing for more than thirty-five years from New York to Turkey. Their set list includes tunes, hymns, spirituals, marches, blues, and rags all with New Orleans flair. For more information, visit the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

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