Over the years among friends and co-workers, we have gathered a reputation as always knowing what there is to do for fun around the cities on any given weekend. So in that spirit, we offer this events calendar of stuff that we’ve done before, stuff we wish to do, and stuff we will probably be trying to do if we have the time and money. For things you can do any time of the year, check out our other page – great ideas for cheap outings.
Comedy: Michelle Wolf at Acme. Saw her open for Louis C.K., and she was incredible. She’s on the Daily Show from time to time and always kills it. June 1-3.
Movie: Godfather is showing at local theaters near you. Go see it! June 3.
Art: Northern Spark. June 10-11. Starting Saturday evening and going to dawn Sunday. Northern Spark is an annual event that’s often crowded as hell but an amazing way to spend a night. This year’s locations are along the green line, so moving between spaces should be much easier than previous years.
Comedy: Tig Notaro with guest Fortune Feimster. June 22.
Dance: Metropolitan Ballet: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” June 24-25.
Dance: Momentum, New Dance Works Festival 2017. Week 1 is July 13-15. Week 2 is July 20-22. Four different performances by choreographers.
History: The Penumbra Theater has an ongoing exhibit to celebrate it’s 40 years of African American artistic expression at the Minnesota History Center through July 30. $12 for admission. Tuesdays are free from 3 to 8 p.m.
Movie: The Heights Theatre is showing Singing in the Rain, The Manchurian Candidate and Psycho in June. The Heights Theater is old school movie viewing complete with organist. $8 a ticket. Free parking.
Art: Loring Park Art Festival. July 29-30