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Around Town: A look at this weekend's events

Around Town: A look at this weekend's events Photo: KSTP

April 17, 2019 11:37 PM

No plans this weekend? Need to get out of the house? Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities and the surrounding area this weekend:


Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival

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Cinephiles unite! Thursday marks the kick off of the 38th Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. This year, the festival will screen more than 250 films. 

Date: Through Saturday

Place: St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis 


Minicon 54

Science fiction and fantasy your genre? Head to the DoubleTree Park Place in St. Louis Park for Minicon 54. Put on by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, the event celebrates the two genres with a variety of programming. Events include panel discussion, readings, costuming, films, gaming and more. 

Date: Friday - Sunday 

Place: DoubleTree Park Place, St. Louis Park


Minneapolis Ghost Walk

Familiar with Minneapolis urban legends? Find out the truth of those tales during the Minneapolis Ghost Walk. During the event, attendees can enjoy a mile-and-a-half walk that includes legends, ghost stories and mysteries of Minneapolis. 

Date: Friday -Saturday 

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Mill Ruins Park, Minneapolis 


Inbound BrewCo Third Anniversary Block Party 

Celebrate three years of local brews from Inbound BrewCo during the brewery's anniversary block party. Along with beer, attendees will be able to enjoy food trucks and live music. 

Date: Saturday

Time: Noon to midnight

Place: Inbound BrewCo, Minneapolis 


Fisherman's Market at Costal Seafoods

Farmers markets regularly make this list, but this week we're bringing you something new: a fisherman's market. The event at Costal Seafoods is set to introduce Twin Cities residents and Minnesotans to the fishermen and producers who provide them their seafood. Along with the opportunity to learn about sustainable seafood, attendees can enjoy food samples and live music.

Date: Saturday

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Costal Seafoods, Minneapolis 


Minneapolis Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate nature and the planet we live on during Minneapolis' Earth Day celebration at North Mississippi Regional Park. Events include programming with naturalists, self-guided nature exploration and art activities. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis 


Bee Run

Learn about the importance of pollinators and get some steps in for the day during the Bee Run at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. Put on by the Great River Coalition, the event offers a scenic run along the Mississippi River. Before the run, learn about efforts to protect pollinators and take in live music. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Place: Boom Island Park, Minneapolis 


Bee Run at Boom Island Park

Learn about the importance of pollinators and get some steps in for the day during the Bee Run at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. Put on by the Great River Coalition, the event offers a scenic run along the Mississippi River. Before the run, learn about efforts to protect pollinators and take in live music. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Place: Boom Island Park, Minneapolis 


Headfly Brewing Beer Run

Those looking to run a 5K and then cool down with a libation will want to head over to Headfly Brewing on Saturday for the Headfly Brewing Beer Run. The course starts and ends at the northeast brewery's taproom. Participants will receive free swag and a beer at the end of the run.

Date: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

Place: Headflyer Brewing, Minneapolis

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