Warm weekend ahead: Cool off at these 5 Twin Cities splash pads

Warm weekend ahead: Cool off at these 5 Twin Cities splash pads

For kids, pools are out and splash pads are in.
Gilberto Alves Araujo of Johannesburg cheered during Friday night's concert by the Minnesota Orchestra at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, South Africa.
Music

Minnesota Orchestra's concert in Soweto is an ode to joy in many languages

August 17
The performance brought the crowd packed into the historic Regina Mundi Catholic Church to its feet, singing, stepping and clapping.
The 2011 female-driven comedy “Bridesmaids” was a box-office hit. From left are Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey,
Movies

Is the raunchy chick flick an endangered species?

August 17
Once a sure thing, female-driven R-rated comedies are losing their box office clout.
With a gate left open, Angus sprints for freedom.
Pets

The Puppy Chronicles: Angus gets a chance at freedom

August 17
Someone opened our side gate while we were at work, and the dogs took off at a dead run.
“Disenchantment” creator Matt Groening at his production office in Santa Monica, Calif.
TV & Media

Matt Groening goes medieval in new Netflix series

August 16
The "Simpsons" creator talks about his new fantasy series for Netflix, "Disenchantment."
A wide staircase at the new Manhattan headquarters of Delos Living, which created the Well Building Standard certification program. From standing desk
Variety

How healthy is your office? New wellness standards promote worker well-being

August 17
New wellness standards for buildings include everything from indoor air quality to snack foods.
Joseph Morales and Nik Walker play Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in the national tour of “Hamilton” coming to Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts

Daily lottery for $10 tickets to Minneapolis 'Hamilton' begins Aug. 27 — here's how to enter

August 17
Lottery of 40 tickets for each show to be drawn during Twin Cities run.
Eat & Drink

Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

August 17
Owner of Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine opening her second restaurant focusing on the traditions of her native Laos.
Movies

Mark Wahlberg's 'Mile 22' runs way off course

August 16
Review: The action-adventure loses its bearings early and often.
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