Weekend Best Bets: June 13-June 15

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

Friday June 13

Sweet Charity

WHAT: REVOLT 2 Rock Fashion
WHERE: The Venue Minneapolis, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 p.m.
This show—a tres chic debut of cutting-edge fashion, music, and culture—is also a benefit for the Minnesota Coalition of Battered Women, Aegis Foundation, and Smart Girls Empowerment Program. It’s a combination of class with charity for an all-around good time. Find more information at aegisfoundationinc.org.

Art and Soul

WHAT: Stone Arch Bridge Festival Kickoff Concert
WHERE: S. Main St., Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Kicking off with singer/songwriter Mike Munson, a night of local live music will get you geared up for this weekend’s art festival, which will feature more than 250 visual artists and plenty of food, fun, and music. Learn about the rest of the festival at stonearchbridgefestival.com.

Saturday June 14

Here Comes the Train!

WHAT: METRO Green Line opening day
WHERE: Various locations
WHEN: 9 a.m.
Along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Union Depot Station and a full day of live music, there will be events hosted at the major stops on the new Green Line of the Light Rail. There will be free rides and plenty of opportunities to explore, so find out more at metrotransit.org.


WHAT: Northern Spark @ Walker Art Center
WHERE: Walker Art Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 9:01 p.m.
While you’re out enjoying the abundance of quirky, artsy, and magnificent late-night celebrations of the Northern Spark Festival, don’t forget to stop by the Walker, where the new exhibition Art Expanded, 1958-78 will be open for the first time and on display all night. Find out what else is going on both at the Walker and in other parts of the city at 2014.northernspark.org.

Sunday June 15

Pioneer Pints

WHAT: Gibbs Museum Ice Cream Sunday
WHERE: Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life, St. Paul
WHEN: 10 a.m.
A little bit of old fashioned ice cream goes a long way on Father’s Day. The entire family can enjoy a trip to the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life to make ice cream the way they did way back when (a time period with which Dad is likely familiar). Bonus: Dads get in free. Check it out at rchs.com.


WHAT: Deutschetage (German Days)
WHERE: Germanic-American Institute, St. Paul
WHEN: 11 a.m.
You don’t have to be German to enjoy a brat and a beer. These German-themed activities put on by the Germanic-American Institute are fun for everyone, whether it’s giving lawn bowling a try, checking out model trains, or listening to traditional folk music. Learn more at gai-mn.org.