Your Weekend Best Bets: July 5-7

Friday, July 5

Best of the Brave

WHAT: Attack of the Best of The Brave New Workshop
WHERE: Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Downtown Minneapolis
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Fifty-five years is a long time, and Brave New Workshop is celebrating its anniversary with a “Best Of” show that’s sure to be one to remember. It’s a roundup of fan-favorite sketches from years past, highlighting the best comedy and satire that BNW has to offer. Learn more at

Friday, July 5

Grilling with Class

WHAT: Wines for Grillin’ and Chillin’
WHERE: Haskell’s, St. Paul
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Don’t let the Fourth of July fun end this weekend; keep your grill warm and head to Haskell’s for a wine tasting that will take you completely out of the box. Toss your beer cans aside and learn which wines pair well with grilled food, ensuring that your next BBQ will be a top-notch event. Learn more at

Saturday, July 6

Exercise for Foodies

WHAT: Heart of Minneapolis Food Tour
WHERE: Downtown Minneapolis
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
Get in your cardio and fuel your foodie passion with the Heart of Minneapolis Food Tour, a three-hour walking tour in downtown that highlights five fantastic eateries in one of the city’s most iconic areas. History buffs and gourmands alike will be pleased by the journey, which shares the history and secrets behind some of the best food in Minneapolis. Learn more at

Saturday, July 6

Trash or Treasure

WHAT: Excelsior Flea Market
WHERE: Lake Street and Water Street, Excelsior
WHEN: 9 a.m.
On the hunt for the perfect vintage jewelry or antique end table? Spend some time at the Excelsior Flea Market digging though piles of pretty things looking for just the right piece. Not only will you be able to catch some rays and sneak some lake views, you may just find a treasure.  Learn more at

Sunday, July 7

Native Art

WHAT: Transmissions: Contemporary American Indian Art 2003-2013
WHERE: Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Contemporary American Indian art is hot in the Twin Cities right now, and this exhibit is an easy way to introduce yourself to the growing movement. Featuring artwork from some of the most prominent Native American artists in the area, this exhibit is filled with unique pieces in a variety of media. Learn more at

Sunday, July 7

Take to the Stage

WHAT: Pride and Prejudice
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Based on the iconic Jane Austen novel, this stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice brings to life the classic love story of fiery Elizabeth Bennet and arrogant (but oh-so-suave) Mr. Darcy. The book was published 200 years ago, but the themes prevail today. Learn more at

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