CHS Field to Host 4th Annual Internet Cat Video Festival

walker art center - cat festival

Once again, it’s time for the annual Internet Cat Video Festival, held this year at CHS Field, the new home of the St. Paul Saints. This year’s event, hosted by the Walker Arts Center, will feature videos curated by Will Braden, who created the Henri Le Chat Noir videos and the festival’s first winner of the Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) Award.

Besides showing cat videos, the event will also feature: photo ops, art adventures and other “meowvelous” fun. Radio personality Barb Abney of Go 96 will host the event.

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The Second Annual ‘Twin Cities Donut Crawl’

TC Donut Crawl

Would you like to make a difference and eat plenty of donuts? Well, believe it or not, you can.

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Check Out ‘Record Store Day’ on April 18

Record Store Day

The eighth annual Record Store Day will be celebrated April 18 at record stores throughout the world. Don’t know what Record Store Day is? That’s why we’re here.

“Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.”

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Minnesota United Kickoff Event at MOA Sunday

Minnesota United Kick-Off event

Ready to celebrate Wednesday’s announcement that Minnesota will be getting a Major League Soccer team? Join the team at Mall of America from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday as the team prepares for the upcoming NASL season.

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Coming This Summer — 2015 Color Vibe 5K

color vibe 5k

Since the temperatures have officially hit above 40 degrees and we are finally un-thawing from winter’s grasp, I started to search for fun things to do in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area this summer. An event I have heard about time and time again is this weird phenomenon where people pay to throw colored powder at each other, while running. That’s right, the nationally recognized event, The Color Vibe 5K, is coming to the Twin Cities. Not to be confused with The Color Run, this run is held earlier in the summer and at a different location.

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Red Bull Crashed Ice This Saturday!

Full Downhill Skating Course St. Paul Red Bull Crashed Ice

Minnesota might not be the best place for the full enormity of the Winter Olympics, but we certainly have made our mark on the trendiest new sport on ice: Downhill Skating. This is the fourth year the slope of the St. Paul Cathedral has been converted into a stage for Red Bull’s freshly minted and notably successful experiment (thought to be a $20 million boost to St. Paul’s economy). With the bigscreen in place (no one spot is good for seeing the entire race), the temps below freezing and the live music ready for action, there’s no doubt the state’s capital city is the place to be this weekend.

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Remember the Beer Dabbler Come January!

Minnesota Beer Dabbler Glass

Although for some Minnesotans January can be a flurry of busyness and outdoor activities (while for others it’s the complete opposite), the 24th should absolutely take priority for the most important Midwest winter activity: drinking beer.

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Country Star Carrie Underwood Headed to 2015 State Fair

carrie underwood - 2015 minnesota state fair

2015 will be a great year at the State Fair for those who love Carrie Underwood. The country music superstar just announced she will be headed to Minnesota on Saturday, August 29th to play at the Grandstand.

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‘Pride of Minnesota’ Indoor Concert This Saturday

University of Minnesota Marching Band

The University of Minnesota Marching Band, the Pride of Minnesota, play two concerts Saturday after three years away from the University of Minnesota’s historic Northrop Auditorium.

Having the event indoors is fortunate for those who haven’t seen the band play at Gophers football games due to the cold.

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‘Sharks After Dark’ at Mall of America

sea life minnesota sharks after dark

If you like fishies and other sea creatures, in just a week, you’ll be able to see all sorts of aquatic creatures accompanied by a lot more fun.

The soon-to-be expanded Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America is hosting an event called “Sharks After Dark” on Nov. 7, starting at 9 p.m. and ending at midnight. The $35 event includes a nacho bar, drink specials and a DJ. There will also be prizes and a scavenger hunt among other activities. Given the time of day for this event, and the activities, you can surmise this isn’t really an event for kids — though you should bring your kids back during the daytime (it’s a slam dunk fun time for kids).

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