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Weekend Guide For April 26-28

Your Weekend Guide for Things to do in Minneapolis: April 26-28

As we head into late spring, winging our way to summer, you might find yourself looking around and wanting to mix it up. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Or, maybe, you’d like to give back to our wonderful Twin Cities region for all the good it’s done for you in turn. This weekend, try something new: attend a gala or visit a museum!Here are some suggestions as you plot your course through spring:

 

Friday, April 26
Lyngblomsten Foundation Spring Gala at Vadnais Heights Commons
Vadnais Heights, MN

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community this April? Then this Gala is the place for you! For forty years, Lyngblomsten Community Services has work to fund supportive programs and services for those in our community who need it the most.Proceeds go to support 2nd Half, which covers The Gathering, a group respite for those suffering memory loss, socialization, health and wellness, and support groups and caregiver coaching. Events include a silent auction as well as a live auction, and more. Prices vary. Visit the event’s website for more information.

Saturday, April 27
18th Annual Marcy Arts Gala at Grain Belt Studios
Minneapolis, MN

Maybe this weekend you’d like to expand your cultural awareness. Come on down to the Grain Belt Studios for the 18th Annual Marcy Arts Gala. Including live and silent auctions of more than 200 pieces of art provided by local and national artists, music from critically acclaimed musical artist DJ Tiiiiiiip, this event will also provide food from local restaurants including Restaurant Alma and Brasa Premium Rotisserie. Libations will also be available. Tickets start at $40. For more information, visit the website.

Sunday, April 28
The Wonderful World Before Disney at the Weiseman Art Museum
Minneapolis, MN

I know what you’re thinking—a time before Disney? Impossible!But not as impossible as you might think. The Wonderful World Before Disney features a collection of and inspired by fairy-tale themed postcards from Jack Zipes, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. A prolific scholar of folk and fairy tales, his work was influential in highlighting the stories’ social and political roles in society. Come see some wonderful art and learn a thing or two!For more information, visit the exhibit’s website.

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