Your Weekend Best Bets: July 12-14

Friday, July 12

Rock the Block

WHAT: Basilica Block Party 2013
WHERE: N. 17th St., Minneapolis
WHEN: 5 p.m.
One of the biggest summer events in the Twin Cities has finally arrived. Tonight features 10 acts on three stages, including Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Matt Nathanson; tomorrow will showcase nine bands, including Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls. Learn more at

Friday, July 12


WHAT: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
WHERE: Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis
WHEN: Sunset
Love the movies but can’t bear to spend gorgeous summer evenings inside? You’re in luck: the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board hosts movies in the parks all summer long. Kick off your weekend with this old-school 1978 classic horror flick. Learn more at

Saturday, July 13

Stretch It Out

WHAT: Saturday Yoga
WHERE: Union Depot, St. Paul
WHEN: 9 a.m.
Get your stretch on at Union Depot’s free Saturday yoga classes every week this July.  The classes are a collaboration between Lululemon Athletica Grand Avenue and CorePower Yoga and Spa in Woodbury and take place in the recently-renovated historic Union Depot. Learn more at

Saturday, July 13

Sounds of the World

WHAT: Midtown Global Market Music Festival
WHERE: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
WHEN: 2 p.m.
Go global this weekend with the Midtown Global Market Music Festival. With two outdoor stages and one indoors, there will be a huge line-up of live music and dance from around the world. Bonus: sample treats from the market’s eclectic vendors. Learn more at

Sunday, July 14

Berries for Days

WHAT: Hopkins Raspberry Festival
WHERE: Main Street, Hopkins
WHEN: 9 a.m.
This weeklong festival always boasts a stellar line-up, and this year is no different. Sunday’s agenda: a bike race, tennis tournament, arts festival, and games for seniors among other fun, family-oriented events. Learn more at

Sunday, July 14

Let Them Eat Cake

WHAT: Bastille Day Block Party
WHERE: Barbette, Minneapolis
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Calling all Francophiles! Barbette is celebrating Bastille Day with an Uptown block party that just may make it into the history books. Featuring live music and street entertainment, this is the perfect way to celebrate the French holiday. Learn more at

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