Weekend Best Bets: June 8-10

Your Twin Cities to-do list includes touring your dream house through the Luxury Home Remodeling Tour, getting funky at Sociable Cider Werks, and much more

Friday, June 8

75 Craft Beers in One Place

What: Free Grand Opening Beer Tasting
When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Top Ten Liquors Roseville, 1611 County Rd. C W., Roseville
To celebrate its opening, Top Ten Liquors in Roseville hosts a free beer tasting. At this two-day event, sample more than 75 craft beers. Friday night’s lineup includes 2 Towns Cider, 56 Brewing, 612Brew, Ace Cider, Ballast Point, Bent Brewstillery, Clown Shows, Dogfish Head, Indeed, Lagunitas, Modist, Rush River, and Surly, just to name a few. Learn more.

Last Chance to Hear Cantus

What: Covers: A Pops Concert
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Cantus, the Twin Cities’ nationally acclaimed, all-men vocal ensemble known for covering everything from Renaissance hymns to 21st century hits, gets contemporary with new concert Covers, featuring top tunes from the ’60 to today, plus the entirety of Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumors. This is their last performance of the five-show special. Learn more.

Saturday, June 9

Tour a Life of Luxury

What: Midwest Home‘s Luxury Home Remodeling Tour
When: Noon-6 p.m.
Where: Various metro locations
Tour some of the most impressive home remodels in the region on Saturday and Sunday—from Edina to Excelsior. The average remodeling budget at these five-star abodes? $580,000. Get inspiration for your own projects, meet with custom remodelers, and find new resources for taking your house to the next level (maybe even literally). Tickets for single home visits are available at the door for only $5 per home. Learn more.

Taco Time

What: Lake Street Taco Crawl
When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Lake Street, Minneapolis
Come hungry, because Lake Street will be lined with two miles of 19-plus taco vendors, from food trucks to brick-and-mortar restaurants from the Twin Cities area, including Manny’s Tortas and Taco Taxi. It’s a cash-only event, and in case of bad weather, it will move to July 22. Salivate at the full list of vendors on the event’s Facebook page. Learn more.

Sunday, June 10

Funky Town

What: Sociable Summer Funk Fest
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis
A collaboration between Sociable Cider Werks and 89.3 The Current means this is sure to be the funkiest fest of the summer. Enjoy games, food from Reverie, Butcher Salt, and more, plus new ciders, including a shandy apple and cider cocktails. Funky tunes come by way of Nooky Jones, Astralblak (formerly ZULUZULUU), Alex Rossi, and New Sound Underground. Designated drivers get in free. Learn more.

The Streets Are Open

What: Open Streets Mpls, Lyndale
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Lyndale Ave. S. from 22nd St. W. to 54th St. W.
Bringing the community together—and outdoors—is what Open Streets is all about. The free event temporarily closes Lyndale Avenue so residents and visitors can walk, bike, play, and explore the neighborhood. All-ages activities include art making, chalking, bubble blowing, and scavenger hunting, and you’ll also find sidewalk sales, theatrical performances, roving entertainers, stationed neighborhood organizations, and live music. Learn more.

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