Weekend Best Bets: July 26-29

Your weekend to-do list includes classic tunes, classic spirits, and classic art

Thursday, July 26

The Classic Cocktail

What: Fine Spirits Classic
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis
Top mixologists around the country showcase their best at Minnesota Monthly’s annual Fine Spirits Classic. General admission tickets to his 21-plus  event includes more than 30 exhibitors’ spirit, cocktail, beverage, and food selections. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for the same perks, complimentary valet, specialty cocktails, early admission, and more. Learn more.

Friday, July 27

Hard Rock, Harder to Miss

What: Def Leppard, Journey, and Cheap Trick
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Target Field in Minneapolis
Don’t ever stop believing. This trio of musicians descends on Target Field to take you back in time, so you can relive your hard-to-glam rock glory days. This three-in-one performance (presented by Live Nation) gives concert-goers more than ’70s-’80s nostalgia, though. It’s also a chance to catch fiery, bombastic onstage chemistry among icons. Learn more.

Friday, July 27- Saturday, July 29

Running and Revelry

What: RoVival in Roseville
When: Various times across three days
Where: Rosedale Center in Roseville
Perfect for any runner, yogi, music lover, shopper, and tag-a-long puppy, the first annual RoVival comes with plenty of happenings: a timed 5K race, a one-mile “fun run” for you and your dog, sunset and morning yoga sessions, and a block party with music, food, and beer. Pick one or register for the entire event-packed weekend. Learn more.

Saturday, July 28

Land of 10,000 Beers

What: All Pints North
When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth
”‹The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild aims to preserve the history of the state’s craft-brewing scene with annual brew fest All Pints North. On the shores of Lake Superior, dozens upon dozens of participating breweries serve unlimited two-ounce samples of their best brews. Live music, festival fare, and beer: the trifecta of a Minnesota summer. Learn more.

Saturday, July 28-Sunday, July 29

Art in the Park

What: Loring Park Art Festival
When: Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Loring Park at Oak Grove and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis
More than 25,000 art lovers—kids included—flood Loring Park to browse art in downtown Minneapolis. Stay busy at the craft booth and two food courts, with loads of food and beverage options, including Anchor Fish & Chips, Habanero Tacos, Hometown Creamery, and many more. With more than 140 artists and 10 live performances, there’s culture and entertainment for all tastes. Learn more.