Weekend Best Bets: September 10-13

Check out a hard seltzer tasting, goat yoga session, live outdoor music, and more
See the quilts at the American Swedish Institute’s “We Who Believe in Freedom” exhibition from the “We Are the Story” series.

Courtesy American Swedish Institute

Visual Storytelling Via Quilts

What: “We Who Believe in Freedom” Quilt Exhibition
When: Through November 1
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis

As part of the multi-site We Are the Story series, “We Who Believe in Freedom” is a quilt exhibition that offers viewers a visually compelling and honest account of the experiences and struggles that comprise Black history. The initiative is curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and organized by Women of Color Quilters Network and the Textile Center in Minneapolis, which will also house an installment. Quilts that will be on display at the American Swedish Institute include one from Joseph Mallard (otherwise known as “Sunshine Joe”) tilted “Spread Love, Defeat Hate.” (Note: September 10 is open for members only. The exhibit is open to the public beginning September 11.)

Exploring COVID-19 Through Art

What: Hippocrates Café: Reflections on the Pandemic
When: Thursday, September 10, 7 p.m.
Where: TPT

TPT’s Hippocrates Café, a show co-produced with the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Center for the Art of Medicine, is dedicated to celebrating those on the front lines of care during COVID-19. The virtual event includes music, art, animation, photography, storytelling, poetry, and dance performances, and will be followed up by a panel discussion. You can watch the preview video here. Visit the website for additional screening times.

Live Music—But at a Distance

What: Fandango Summer: Outdoor Music Series
When: Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Keg and Case Market, 928 Seventh St. W, St. Paul

The weather may be cooler, but live outdoor music events haven’t stopped yet! Head to Keg and Case Market for an evening of music, food, craft beer, and more. On Friday night listen to music from Blackfish, and on Saturday night hear tunes from Lehto & Wright.

It’s All about the Seltzer

What: Seltzerland: Minneapolis
When: Saturday, September 12
Where: Phalen Golf Course, 1615 Phalen Dr., St. Paul

For social distancing purposes, Seltzerland has moved its hard seltzer tasting event from Quincy Hall in Minneapolis to the Phalen Golf Course in St. Paul, where attendees can spend the afternoon tasting 50+ hard seltzers and munching on good food. Brands include White Claw, Natural Light, Vizzy, Basic, and more. Tickets start at $55. You can schedule your time slot and purchase tickets here.

Recharge with Goat Yoga

What: Goat Yoga at Alpha and Omega Farm
When: Sunday, September 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Alpha and Omega Farm & Gathering Place, 6714 Alpha Rd., Princeton

Princeton may be a bit of a drive, but goat yoga at Alpha and Omega Farm in Princeton will set you up for a stress-free start to the new week. Enjoy the friendliest goats while you work through your poses. Feel free to bring your own beverage and stay to enjoy the farm if you can. A light snack will be provided after the yoga session. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them here.

Plan Ahead:
Renaissance Festival on Parade

What: Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade
When: September 19 & 20, 26 & 27 and October 2-4.
Where: 12364 Chestnut Blvd., Shakopee

The traditional Minnesota Renaissance Festival we all know and love has been canceled this year. A parade/drive-thru version of the event is hands-down the next best thing. Expect games, food, costumes, and more as you wind through the fairgrounds. Each vehicle is $20 and an arrival time can be selected once you purchase tickets online.

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