Weekend Best Bets: September 13-15

Friday, September 13

The Sale to End All Sales

WHAT: Minnehaha Academy Arena Sale
WHERE: Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena, 4200 West River Pkwy., Mpls.
WHEN: Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Don’t call this a garage sale. For 39 years, the families, neighbors, alumni, and staff of Minnehaha Academy have been filling the school’s ice arena full of their best (unwanted) stuff. Everything from books to baseball bats to dining-room sets to fine China will be there, guaranteed to be in good shape and priced to sell. Learn more at minnehahaacademy.net

Friday, September 13

Minnesota… Nice?

WHAT: Joseph Scrimshaw’s How to Swear Like a Minnesotan
WHERE: Bryant Lake Bowl, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
The popular Fringe Festival fave is back, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Comedian Scrimshaw shows off Minnesota’s risqué side with jokes and stories about growing up here, plus his spin on iconic Minnesota figures (think hipster Paul Bunyan) to create a funny hotdish of a show. Learn more at bryantlakebowl.com

Saturday, September 14

Get Your Jam On

WHAT: Electric Fetus Garage Sale and Fall Festival
WHERE: Electric Fetus, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
It’s a music-lover’s version of the ultimate sale, with thousands of discounted new and used LPs, CDs, and DVDs, plus whatever else may be in the depths of this iconic music shop’s inventory. As if the deals aren’t enough, there will be live music and treats from Glam Doll Donuts and Potter’s Pasties. On Sunday, everything is an additional 50-percent off. Sold. Learn more at electricfetus.com

Saturday, September 14

Running for Hope

WHAT: Cradle of Hope Stroller-A-Thon
WHERE: Central Park, Roseville
WHEN: 10 a.m.
The Cradle of Hope Stroller-A-Thon invites walkers, bikers, and rollerbladers (with or without strollers in tow) to come out and help raise money for the Safe Slumber program, which provides cribs for babies in need. Is there a better way to spend a gorgeous fall morning? Register and learn more at cradleofhope.org

Sunday, September 15

Stopping Traffic

WHAT: Penn Fest
WHERE: Penn Avenue between 62nd and 76th Streets, Richfield
WHEN: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Grab your walking shoes or strap on your bike helmet, because this busy stretch of Penn Avenue is closing on Sunday afternoon for a block party of epic proportions.  The street will turn into a flea market of sorts, with live music, sports, and tons of family-friendly activities. Don’t worry about traffic: just park on a side street and jump in. Learn more at penncentralofrichfield.com

Sunday, September 15

Fall into the Arts

WHAT: Fall into the Arts Festival
WHERE: Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
WHEN: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Enjoy the last warm days of the year with art, sunshine, and Centennial Lake at Edina’s 10th annual Fall into the Arts Festival. More than 200 exhibitors fill the path around the lake with everything from sculpture to photography to jewelry—something for everyone. Learn more at edinamn.gov

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