Best Bets: March 25-27

A bar takeover by a renowned chef, a cornhole charity tournament, and more are happening in the Twin Cities area
Anna Meredith performs at the Parkway on Friday
Anna Meredith performs at the Parkway on Friday

Photo by Gem Harris


What: An Evening of Rare Teas and Incense 
When: March 25, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Northeast Tea House, 224 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Have a relaxing evening with the Northeast Tea House. Take part in the Japanese art of Kōdō with teas, snacks, and smokeless incense.  

Compose Yourself

What: Anna Meredith
When: March 25, 7 p.m. (doors open)
Where: Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

“One of the most innovative voices in British music,” according to Pitchfork, experimental composer and producer Anna Meredith stops by the Parkway, bringing a full band.

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus 

What: Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus’ Spring Concert: When I Rise 
When: March 25, 7:30 p.m.; March 26, 9 p.m.
Where: Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park 

The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus is rising like the phoenix with their When I Rise concert. It includes new commissions from composers like Steve Milloy, Timothy Takack, Jake Runestad, Dr. Gerald Gurss, and Alan Shorter to celebrate the group’s choral art and music.

There’s Always Time for a Cocktail 

What: Pop-Up Bar Takeover with James Beard Finalist Chef Yia Vang 
When: March 26, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Hewing Hotel, 300 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis 

James Beard finalist chef Yia Vang, of Union Hmong Kitchen (and, soon, Vinai), gets behind the bar at the Hewing Hotel with a cocktail menu featuring six specialty drinks that contain some of his favorite ingredients. Lemongrass, kulantro, galangal, Thai chilis, passion fruit, and guava will create a delicious umami experience. 

Women in STEM 

What: Discovery Days: Women in Science 
When: March 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave., Minneapolis

The Bakken Museum is creating a family-friendly atmosphere for everyone to learn more about women in science. The event features learning stations, make-and-take activities, and discussions with Minnesotan women in STEM. 

Cornhole for Charity 

What: NSC Play Battle of the Bags 
When: March 26, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine 

The National Sports Center is hosting an indoor cornhole tournament to raise funds for youth sporting equipment. 

Saxophone for the Stars

What: Mindi Abair
When: March 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Mindi Abair, a two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and vocalist, will be performing at the Nicollet Mall. Abair’s career includes collaborations with artists like Aerosmith, the Backstreet Boys, Booker T. Jones, and others. 

A Spooky Stroll in Saint Paul 

What: Haunted Walking Tour of Downtown St. Paul 
When: March 27, 1-2:15 p.m.
Where: 380 St. Peter Street, Saint Paul

Learn more about St. Paul’s haunting history on a guided tour throughout the city. The 75-minute tour will include ghostly tales through various buildings and skyways.

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