Weekend Best Bets: August 18–20

Your weekend to-do list for the Twin Cities

Friday, August 18

Creative Collision

What: Of Brush and Lens Exhibition
When: Noon–6 p.m.
Where: Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St. S., Northfield
Two artists combine their bodies of work in Northfield for an new exhibit showcasing painter Rachel Egeberg, whose pieces from the past two years explore movement—as she paints quickly, acting on instinct—and photographer Mike Wetteland, whose detailed shots of landscapes bring out vibrancy and color. Learn more.

Mischief at the Museum

What: Game Night! Play in the Museum
When: 6–9 p.m.
Where:  Hennepin History Museum, 2303 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis
After hours, exhibits at the History Museum close and fun begins at this third-Friday event. Enjoy classic games mixed in with news ones and compete against fellow patrons in a trivia quiz. There are prizes, so arrive with a hunger to win and an appetite for snacks. Learn more.


Saturday, August 19

Brewery Does Brunch

What: The World’s Biggest Pop-Up Brunch
When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: The Commons, 425 Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis
Deschutes Brewery brings its giant beer barrel, Woody, to Minneapolis’ new outdoor hangout. Bloody Marys and beer mimosas are paired with pork, salmon, ham, and corned beef hash. Don’t let the drinks fool you—this free-entry event is family-friendly. Catch live music by Step Rockets, an obstacle course, and prizes. Learn more.

Food on Wheels

What: St. Paul Food Truck Festival
When: Noon–10 p.m.
Where: Mears Park, 3221 5th St. E., St. Paul
More than 40 food trucks are dishing up their specialties, including pizza, pork belly, and mini donuts—all to wash down with a local craft brew. Bands and DJs jam on stage to maintain a high-energy atmosphere as you eat, drink, and play Hammer-Schlagen, a game involving nails and hammers. Learn more.


Sunday, August 20

Craft Brew Collective

What: NE Brewer’s Block Party
When: 2–9 p.m.
Where: Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis
Your one-stop shop for local brews, food, and entertainment. Pair beer—from Bauhaus Brew Labs, Insight Brewing, Sociable Cider Werks, and more—with food-truck fare including barbecue and pizza. Submerge a friend in a dunk tank and keep your eyes peeled for an appearance by the Summer Santa. Learn more.

Pig Out at Boarfest

What: Boarfest
When: 1–9 p.m.
Where: Butcher and the Boar, 1121 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
The 7th annual event is back with food, beer, bourbon, and dancing. Listen to tunes by Minnesota bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone while throwing back Surly brews and sipping on Jim Beam bourbon, partnered with Butcher and the Boar’s meat-centric menu. The show goes on rain or shine in the Beer Garden. Learn more.

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