Things To Do in Minneapolis and around the Twin Cities

Find things to do in Minneapolis and around the Twin Cities. Including events from venues such as Orpheum Theater, Xcel Energy Center, Target Center and more. 

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Variety
July 3
Two kayaks provided by the Gear ReSource Outfitters waited on the shore of the Cannon River near Faribault, Minn.

Want to go paddling or tubing on a river this holiday weekend? Check the water levels

Many kayaking, canoeing and tubing outfitters are shut down because of flooding, but a few spots remain open for business.
Books
July 3
Rachel Cleveland is depicted next to her green Little Charity Book Truck.

You've heard of food trucks and flower trucks. Ever heard of a book truck? If a Chaska woman has her way, you will.

This summer, she's bringing her Little Charity Book Truck to farmers markets, coffee shops and community festivals in the Twin Cites.
Books
July 3
photo of author Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry will blow you away with Montana-set 'The Heart in Winter'

FICTION: The Irish writer's first novel set in America is a lyric heartbreaker.
Books
July 3

University of Minnesota grad's debut novel is sweeping 'A Thousand Times Before'

LOCAL FICTION: A moving novel weaves together storylines about art and love in India and Minnesota.
Variety
July 2
Mia Goth, left, and Halsey in "MaXXXine."

Review: 'MaXXXine' has trappings of '80s horror flick but lacks substance

Ti West's slasher movie is sexy and sleazy, but the context is MIA.
Taste
July 2
Fresh ripe figs from the Languedoc region of southern France.

How six months in France changed this Minnesota food writer's life

In his new memoir, Steve Hoffman shares the lessons he learned about food, wine and himself while living in a small French village with his family.
Books
July 2
photo of author Taffy Brodesser-Akner

She wrote about Taylor Swift and Don Lemon. Her 'Long Island Compromise' could be the book of summer

FICTION: A New York family endures more than its share of trials in Taffy Brodesser-Akner's satiric successor to "Fleishman Is in Trouble."
Travel
July 2
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Bison, prairie and small-town charm draw visitors to Blue Mounds and Luverne

Come for the bison herd at the state park. Stay for the bicycling, eats and nostalgia around nearby Luverne, Minn.
Variety
July 2
Miranda Lambert plays the Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater on Friday.

Critics' picks: The 10 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Variety
July 2
Morris Day & the Time perform at Taste of Minnesota on Sunday.

9 free things to do in the Twin Cities this week

Patriotic events usher in July 4th along with the Taste of Minnesota and more.
Music
July 1
The lineup card for Moondance Jam 2024 looks a lot different after Monday's unprecedented announcement.

Northern Minnesota's Moondance Jam rock fest cancels all headliners without offering refunds

Organizers blamed the "economic climate" for their cancellation of national acts such as Creed and Foghat.
Variety
July 1
Maxime, voiced by Will Ferrell, left, and Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, in "Despicable Me 4."

Review: 'Despicable Me 4′ is fun for kids and a headache for adults

Gru is charming and the Minions are peppy, but the random subplots drag out the movie.
Stage & Arts
July 1
Will Roland and China Brickey headline the Guthrie Theater's summer musical, "Little Shop of Horrors."

Review: Guthrie serves up macabre wit with summer sleeper musical 'Little Shop of Horrors'

The theater's first production of the 1982 show makes light, fun work of the bloodthirsty plant.
Music
July 1
Cellist Steven Isserlis performed at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona on Sunday.

Review: Cellist Steven Isserlis offers impressive recital at Winona's Minnesota Beethoven Festival

Pianist Connie Shih accompanied Isserlis on works by Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré and Thomas Adès.
Eat & Drink
July 1
Summit's second Sága Goddess Series variety pack features the new Sága Juicy IPA, while Fulton's Hop Kingdom pack boasts the new American IPA.

3 Minnesota breweries package new variations of popular IPA brands

Summit debuted its Sága Juicy this week, following Fulton's Hop Kingdom American IPA and Surly's expanded Mosh Pit IPAs.
Variety
July 1
Fireworks were displayed over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday July 4, 2015. The fireworks were part of the "Red, White & Boom

Fireworks return to the Minneapolis riverfront this Fourth of July

Here's what you need to know about the return of 'Red, White and Boom!' after a five-year hiatus.
Books
July 1
Guggenheim Bilbao

5 must-read crime novels offer thrills, chills and armchair globe-trotting

FICTION: No passport or bullet-proof vest is required to enjoy the latest from Flynn Berry, Juan Gomez-Jurado and Jacqueline Winspear.
Local
June 28
The ultimate guide to the best beaches in the Twin Cities and beyond

The ultimate guide to the best beaches in the Twin Cities and beyond

Whether you want to paddle, snooze, swim, splash or try out your metal detector, we have just the beach for you.
Music
June 28
Keith Urban performed Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Surprise! Keith Urban announces underplay club gig Sunday at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Urban is squeezing in the Minneapolis gig in between concert stops in Wisconsin and Chicago.
Eat & Drink
June 28
A tray with a stack of ribs piled high, shaved scallion greens on top

The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

We mixed the old with the new, from classic sandwiches and classic cocktail bars to newcomers in the food hall, pastry and farmers market scene.