Weekend Best Bets: July 7–9

Your weekend to-do list for the Twin Cities

Friday, July 7

Laugh & Drink the Night Away

What: Think Fast Comedy Show
When: 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Where: Day Block Brewing Company, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
This show presents some of the best comedians in Minneapolis as they improvise standup routines about topics given to them by their fellow comics. See what they come up with, and if it’s not funny, drink. Learn more.

De-Stress Under the Full Moon

What: Lunar Alchemy: Full Moon Deep Chill
When: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Where: Core Studio, 1828 Saint Clair Ave., St. Paul
Under the full moon, fall into a curiously deeper state of peace and balance with the guidance of instructors Heather Fisher and Amita Stark. Practice blending breath work with poses meant to restore your energy. Learn more.

Saturday, July 8

On the Block

What: Basilica Block Party
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Minneapolis
Back for its 23rd year, the Basilica Block Party brings you headliners including Walk the Moon and Gavin DeGraw for two nights of music, good weather, and fundraising for the landmark’s renovations and the church’s outreach program. Learn more. 

Ditch the Booze, Load Up On Caffeine

What: Twin Cites Caffeine Crawl
When: Route 3 // 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Route 4 // 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Route 5 // 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Route 6 // 1 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Where: Five to six coffee establishments in the Twin Cities area
Explore the local coffee scene at the best caffeinated spots in the Twin Cities. Enjoy rich, bitter, creamy drink samples, receive a crawl event goodie bag, and learn about coffee at each stop in brief presentations. Learn more.

Sunday, July 9

Celebrating Asian-Pacific Cultures

What: Dragon Festival
When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Lake Phalen, 1615 Phalen Dr. E., St. Paul
Experience colorful, traditional dances and music showcasing the performance arts of Asian-Pacific cultures. Hear the sounds of various Asian instruments, from the Chinese flute to the Taiko drums, and watch dragon boat races. Learn more.

A New Art Fair

What: Art in the Park: Art Fair
When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Elmcrest Park, 16303 Quicksilver Street NW, Ramsey
The City of Ramsey holds its first art fair. Check out local food vendors, watch artist demos, and take introductory art classes. Get raffle tickets to win an artist’s work, and vote for your favorites to win the “People’s Choice Award.” Learn more.