Your Weekend Best Bets: June 28-30

Friday, June 28

Culinary Competition

WHAT: TPT’s Now Serving: Whisk Factor
WHERE: Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Join our very own Jason DeRusha (DeRushaEats) as he hosts this showdown between the chefs of Lucia’s, Barbette, Alma/Brasa, and Borough. Ingredients are chosen by Youth Farm, dishes are judged by fellow chefs, and guests get to taste the results. Bon apetit! Learn more at

Friday, June 28

Proud Kick-Off

WHAT: Uptown Pride Block Party
WHERE: Uptown, Minneapolis
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Kick off Pride weekend with Foxy Tann and friends on Bryant Avenue at Lake Street. An array of bands, including Southside Desire, Sick of Sarah, and Epitome No Question, add to the fun—as if you need any more reasons to celebrate this year. Learn more at

Saturday, June 29

Soothing Sounds

WHAT: 15th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival
WHERE: Mears Park, St. Paul
WHEN: 1 p.m.
Jazz lovers and jazz newbies alike are welcome at the Twin Cities’ largest jazz festival. Per usual, the event includes great atmosphere, free music, and some of the best jazz musicians around. Learn more at

Saturday, June 29

Gardens Galore

WHAT: St. Anthony Park Garden Tour
WHERE: St. Anthony Park, St. Paul
WHEN: 10 a.m.
What is the upside of all this rain? A green garden. Tour 12 gardens, varying from alley and hill gardens to water gardens, while admiring the accompanying décor. Garden-club members will be on hand to answer questions. Learn more at

Sunday, June 30

Foodie Heaven

WHAT: MN Food Truck Fair
WHERE: Uptown, Minneapolis
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Whether you already have a go-to truck or have just heard rumblings of the stellar cuisine, try something new and see what the streets have to offer. All your favorite food-truck vendors will be there; bring your appetite. Learn more at

Sunday, June 30

Neighborly Love

WHAT: Clybourne Park
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Prejudice, tragedy, and racism are no laughing matter, but Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Bruce Norris’s satiric comedy handles them all with a sharp sense of reality and wit in this moving, powerful production. Learn more at

Facebook Comments