Weekend Best Bets: September 9-11

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, September 9

Art and Architecture

WHAT: “Brick x Brick”
WHEN:  11 a.m.–6 p.m.
WHERE:  Minnesota Museum of American Art, 141 E. Fourth St., St. Paul
“Brick x Brick” is a new exhibition dedicated to illustrating and showcasing the process of building and how it affects surrounding landscapes. The diverse display of media features photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing, by more than 30 artists from around the country, including 15 from Minnesota. mmaa.org

Lakeside Country Music

WHAT: Wayzata Beach Bash
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wayzata Beach, 294 Grove Ln. E.
As part of James J. Hill Days (which was recently voted “Lake Minnetonka’s Best Festival”), enjoy a night of live music with performances by Jennifer Nettles and special guest Jerrod Niemann. General admission tickets are $45. Check out the Wayzata Beach Bash Facebook event for more info.

Saturday, September 10

Did Someone Say Chocolate?

WHAT: Renaissance Festival—Wine, Chocolate & Romance
WHEN: 10 a.m–6 p.m.
WHERE: Festival Grounds, 12364 Chestnut Blvd., Shakopee
Don’t miss out on a day of sweet romance at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, with many themed events taking place over the weekend including a chocolate festival, cupcake battle, free wine tastings, and even a best pick-up line contest. renaissancefest.com

Cheers to 30 Years

WHAT: Summit Backyard Beer Bash
WHEN: 12–8 p.m.
WHERE: Summit’s backyard, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul
Enjoy a day of live music, food, and, of course, an impressive line-up of craft beer with Summit Brewing Company as they celebrate 30 years of leading the local craft brew scene. This music line-up includes Bob Mould, Apollo Cobra, Nooky Jones, and more. Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the gate. summitbrewing.com

Sunday, September 11

Pizza Is (Almost) Always the Answer

WHAT: Pizza Week Kickoff Party with Fulton Brewing
WHEN:  2–6 p.m.
WHERE: Pig Ate My Pizza, 4154 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale
For the first time, pizza restaurants around the city will be celebrating Minneapolis Pizza Week. Be the first to grab a slice at Pig Ate My Pizza’s kickoff event with Fulton Brewing debuting its new Standard lager. For $60, indulge in all the food and drink you can consume. Check the event’s Facebook page ticket availability. 

Theater and Jane Austen Lovers Unite

WHAT: Sense and Sensibility
WHEN:  7:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis
An adaption of one of Jane Austen’s most beloved novels, Sense and Sensibility, will be gracing the Wurtele Thrust stage for the first time this weekend at the Guthrie Theater. The adaption lends a bright, bold, theatrical twist to the classic 18th-century novel and will be playing at the Guthrie through October 29th. guthrietheater.org