Weekend Best Bets: August 11–13

Your weekend to-do list around the Twin Cities

Friday, August 11

Good As New

What: Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul
Gather at the fully restored State Capitol to celebrate its completion. Highlights include family-friendly events, yoga, and breakfast on the Capitol Lawn, plus tours featuring a look at the restored spaces. Learn more.

Road Trip to the Past

What: Comedy–Live Radio Show
When: 7–8:30 p.m.
Where: Lakes Area Radio Theater, 2214 Geneva Rd NE, Alexandria
Take a short road trip back in time to the 1950s at the Lakes Area Radio Theater’s re-creation of old-time radio shows Easy Aces and The Thin Man. See if you can pay attention without Game of Thrones-esque visual effects. Learn more.


Saturday, August 12

Wake Up With Yogi Beer

What: Yoga in the Taproom
When: 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Where: OMNI Brewing Co., 9462 Deerwood Lane N., Maple Grove
BYOM (bring your own mat) to OMNI Brewing Co., and they’ll provide the rest. Show up for an hour of relaxing yoga and a flight of four beers. Whether you’re a yogi, aspiring yogi, or just want to go for the beer, all skill levels are welcome. Learn more.

Head Full of Dreams, Ears Full of Music

What: Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour
When: 7 p.m.
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium
Snag last-minute tickets to see Coldplay in the band’s run of shows for its A Head Full of Dreams Tour. You know the band—they’ve maintained an ethereal rock presence since 2000. Enjoy a night of their powerful, high-energy hits. Learn more.


Sunday, August 13

The Location May Be Mia, But the Fun Isn’t MIA

What: Family Day: Funk Fest
When: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 S. 3rd Ave., Minneapolis
Get creative at this outdoor festival featuring local performers, art-making activities such as face painting, a gallery hunt, and local food. Also check out the pop-up sneak preview of the Minneapolis Photo Center’s “Prince Pre-fame” exhibitLearn more.

Luck of the Irish

What: Irish Fair of Minnesota
When: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Where:  Lake Street and Water Street, St. Paul
Celebrate Irish heritage and culture with traditional music, Irish dance, Gaelic sports, Irish dogs, and Irish cuisine. With nearly 100,000 attendees each year, this event prevails as the largest of its kind in the nation. Learn more.

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