It’s the middle of winter and we have all been hibernating as much as possible from the cold weather. Yet, it’s only about a month before the Minnesota Twins officially arrive at Spring Training on February 13 with pitchers and catchers reporting. The rest of the players report on February 17. However, if you’re looking for a baseball fix, the Twins have some events to get you ready for the upcoming season.
Be afraid, be very afraid!
Halloween isn’t the scariest day in Minnesota, in fact, it’s a candy-laden afterthought compared to the Zombie Pub Crawl. This weekend, mobs of the risen dead will swarm unfortunate bystanders and wrench weekend traffic into a state of fearful curiosity (or annoyance). By now most should know that this ever-changing and ever-expanding occurrence is an inevitable part of October’s festivities in our fair state.
Are you a baseball nut like me? Well, I have just the event just for you.
From September 16 to September 29, the Hall of Fame Tour will be at the Mall Of America. This tour combines artifacts from the Baseball Hall of Fame that is located in Cooperstown and cutting edge technology that will bring fans close to the game.
Meet David. He’s the protagonist of Le Switch, a play now having its world premiere at the Jungle Theater under the direction of Jeremy Cohen.
David is a 35 year-old gay librarian who loves long walks by the water, has a deep love for collecting rare books that he never opens and a deeper ambivalence about marriage. Everyone wants David to find someone. His best friend Zachary is getting married. His sister Sarah is already married. Even Frank, his never-married but deeply committed roommate, thinks he should get over himself and get into something serious. David asks “Don’t you want me to be happy?” The world answers: “I want you to be happy and married.”
Have you wanted to see the new U.S. Bank Stadium and all its glory? The first event isn’t for a couple months now and waiting to see the brand new facility can prove difficult. Well, even before actually attending an event there you have an opportunity to take a tour!
Are you into sampling craft beers? This weekend, you will have an opportunity to do so with 220+ beers at your finger tips.
It’s the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday April 23 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. There will be more than 80 breweries present from Minnesota and beyond with over 220 beers. Each brewery has been asked to bring a taproom-only beer and or a rare limited-release beer. Entertainment will be provided by Erik Berry from Trampled by Turtles.
Are you into gourmet foods, fine wines and specialty beers? If so, Target Field is the place to be this upcoming weekend.
On Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, it’s Minnesota Monthly’s 22nd Food and Wine experience co-sponsored by Hy-Vee. Visitors have a chance to sample gourmet foods, fine wines and specialty beers from more than 200 vendors while enjoying the view of the baseball field and the Minneapolis Skyline from the comfort of the Metropolitan Club and the Legends Club.
Finally, cold weather has arrived here in Minnesota. Also, it’s a little over a month until Spring Training starts for the Minnesota Twins. Can’t wait until then to get your baseball fix? The Twins are once again doing their two annual events later this month.
For those who love craft beer (I am amongst that group), the St. Paul Craft Beer Tour is a perfect event for you. Sure, it’s way too cold to do almost anything that requires going outside — but, almost anything does not include drinking delicious beer, especially when there are approximately 150 craft beers to chose from, and the number of samples is unlimited. Yes, unlimited.
Alternative rock band The Maine are headed to Minneapolis and you can see them for the low, low price of FREE.
The Maine are doing an entirely free tour called the “Free For All Tour” and have made Minneapolis one of their destinations.
The Tempe, Arizona-based band will be playing their fifth stop of the 13-stop tour at Mill City Nights near Target Field Sept. 3. The tour is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so there are no tickets. The Maine’s event page says 6 p.m., so get there early to secure your spot. Other stops and information is included on the band’s website.