Rock the Cradle this Sunday

23 01 2009


Looking for something fun to do this Sunday? Grab your closest kid and go to The Current’s fourth annual Rock the Cradle event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts/Children’s Theater Company. Live performances, story time with Current DJs, Kids on the Radio, and Kids DISCO!! It is a fun and FREE event for the whole family. We’ll be there with the mini-Minne-apple.

Check out The Current website for details.


Do it Green at the Midtown Global Market

13 11 2008


Do It Green! Minnesota offers our annual Green Gifts Fair right before Thanksgiving. The event is meant to introduce Twin Cities residents to green gift options over the holidays by bringing in local green and fair trade vendors and artists to sell gifts in one place.

Saturday, November 15th at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. * 10am-5pm, Lake Street & 10th Avenue

* SHOP 65+ local retailers and artists for green, recycled, and organic gifts. 
* LEARN about green holiday decorating, wrapping, and food and party ideas, and homemade gifts. 
* EAT a local lunch at many of the restaurants at the market and sample local holiday foods with local chef demos. 
* CELEBRATE the new 2009 Do It Green! Magazine’s kick-off, attend the eco fashion show, or listen to local musicians. 
* REDUCE bring your own cloth shopping bags and reusable coffee mug for $1 coffees at Mapps Coffee & Tea in the market.

Minne-apple Launch Party

1 07 2008

Please join your friends, Kelly and Jess, the Minne-apple Real Estate Team, as we celebrate our joint venture in real estate. Join us for appetizers, beer & wine on Wednesday, July 9 in the Community Room at The Bridgewater. The invitation is open, so please feel free to invite guests. Can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Bridgewater
215 10th Avenue South, 8th floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Before the Teardown

18 06 2008

We live in a beautiful city. Architecturally speaking, we have been put on the map in the past few years with the building of the Guthrie, Central Library and the addition to the existing Walker building. With modern architecture enhancing the look (and growth) of the city, it’s important to pay tribute to the buildings that came before. In 1960, two photographers, Dwight W. Miller and Roy Swan, set out to capture images of the buildings that, quite literally, built this city. Among them, the historic Foshay.

Mill City Museum pays tribute to these historic buildings in a photo exhibit titled, Before the Teardown, which is on display at the Museum daily through Sunday, August 31.

Click on the link to read more about the exhibit.

Rainy weekend

6 06 2008

With rain in the forecast for the weekend, it’s time to find some indoor activities to occupy your time. Perhaps a visit to one of the many museums in Minneapolis is in order.

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 7th) is Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Museum and also the twentieth anniversary celebration of the Sculpture Gardens, with activities scheduled throughout the day.

And of course, the lovely (and free) Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which is always a great way to spend an afternoon.

FREE entertainment this weekend

3 06 2008

For those of you who like to have your weekend planned out early in the week, here’s another really cool event hosted by Minneapolis Mosaic (no, we are not paid by them):

From their website:

Presented by the City of Minneapolis, the sixth annual Minneapolis MOSAIC festival promises to be better than ever. Be sure to join us on opening night, Saturday, June 7, for an evening of fantastic FREE entertainment. All the action takes place from 6 – 10 pm on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis between 7th & 9th Streets.

With over 40 live entertainment acts, a visual art exhibit, ready-to-eat food from Midtown Global Market, interactive kid’s activities, and the premier of our city’s cultural diversity film, it’s a night you can’t miss!


June! Grand Old Days

1 06 2008

Nothing better than a beautiful, hot, Sunday to kick-off the month of June. And no better way to spend it than walking around Grand Avenue in Saint Paul for the 35th annual Grand Old Day celebration. Parades, art, and entertainment. And naughty food. On a stick.

We’ll see you there.