Your Weekend Best Bets: June 21-23

Friday, June 21

Don’t Forget the Milk

WHAT:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
WHERE: The Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Based on the beloved children’s book by Laura Numeroff, this adaptation of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is certain to be a hit with kids of all ages. Keep an ear out for giggles as chaos unfolds onstage along with a story that starts with just a cookie. Learn more at

Friday, June 21

Chess Goes Life-Size

WHAT: The season finals of the Midwest Combat Chess League
WHERE: University Baptist Church, Mpls.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Head to the final rounds of the Midwest Combat Chess League’s season to check out the most exciting chess game you’ll ever see. Played out by two top teams, the lifesize chess game require brains, brawn, and strategy, creating quite the show. Learn more at

Saturday, June 22

Family Fun

WHAT: The 36th Annual Summer Festival and Burwell House Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
WHERE: Minnetonka Civic Center, Minnetonka
WHEN: 4 p.m.
With activities from a Tot Trot to an adult 8K race, face painting and fireworks, and indoor ice skating, this free festival is sure to be fun for the whole family. And don’t miss the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers on the Mainstage. Learn more at

Saturday, June 22

Sounds of Summer

WHAT: 10 Thousand Sounds
WHERE: 8th St. and Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
WHEN: 4 p.m.
“Something for everyone” doesn’t even begin to describe the lineup at City Pages’ downtown summer music festival. The single-stage event features an eclectic mix of local artists, and with food trucks at the ready, it could be a perfect summer night. Learn more at

Sunday, June 23

Jammin’ in NE

WHAT: The Northeast Food Truck Jam
WHERE: 612 Brewery parking lot, Mpls.
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Party in the 612 at the 612 as food trucks shift from downtown to up-and-coming Northeast. This event features five local food trucks, four local bands, and six local beers. We love keeping it local in Minnesota. Learn more at

Sunday, June 23

Ready for a Challenge

WHAT: The Minneapolis Challenge
WHERE: Alley Sports Tavern, Mpls.
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
If The Amazing Race intrigues you but you have no plans to take a worldwide trip, instead take a whirlwind one through Minneapolis. Taking part in what’s essentially an oversized scavenger hunt, you and your friends will race through the city, solving clues and exploring your hometown as you dash towards the finish line. Learn more at

Facebook Comments