Weekly Events: 1/29 – 2/4

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SUPER BOWL 52 is upon us: There are countless goings-on surrounding it (Nicollet Mall, so crazy) and some way, way better things to do that are more local and community-oriented.

Here are a few things to do that avoid the touristy, out-of-towner stuff:


Art –

1/30 Artist Talk with artists John Ilg, Nikki McComb and Jane Powers, Artistry MN, Bloomington, 7pm-8pm

2/1 Land Body Industry Panel Discussion, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, MPLS, 7pm-8pm

Music –

1/30 First Aid Kit, Palace Theater, downtown STP, 7pm

2/3 House Party 97: Big Weekend with DJ Jonathan Ackerman, Honey, MPLS, 9pm-2am

Get Involved –

2/2 Dress Up Like A Bird And Run Into The Glass, US Bank Stadium, MPLS, 6pm-7pm

2/1 – 2/3 Vitamin D: A pep rally for spring, Central Park, Bloomington 4pm-6pm

Sportsball –

2/1 Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Tournament sponsored by Pryes, Up-Down, MPLS, 6:30pm-9:30pm

2/1 Milwaukee Bucks @ MN Timberwolves, Target Center, MPLS, 7pm

2/2 Vegas Golden Knights @ MN Wild, Xcel Energy Center, STP, 7pm

2/3 New Orleans Pelicans @ MN Timberwolves, Target Center, MPLS, 8pm

Family –

Best Bet: All week Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Rice Park, downtown STP

2/3 Olympic Team USA Winterfest, Landmark Plaza, downtown STP, 12pm-8pm

2/3 Ledermann Boot Hockey Tourney, Wells Fargo Winter Skate STP, 7am-12pm

2/3 Bauhaus Brew Labs Pupper Bowl, Bauhaus Brewlabs NE, MPLS, 11am-5pm

Outdoors –

1/30 International Ski Jumping Competition, MPLS Ski Jumping Club, Bloomington, 6pm-10pm

2/1 Grassroots Snocross | Round 4, ERX Motor Park, Elk River, 5:30pm-9:30pm

2/2 – 2/3 Hyland Winter Fest – Featuring Nybora, Hyland Ski Area, Bloomington, 5pm

2/3 Ride to Tacos at Northern Coffeeworks, Angry Catfish, S MPLS, 6:30pm-9:30pm

2/3 Luminary Loppet: A Celebration of Winter in Minnesota, Lake of the Isles, MPLS, 6pm-10pm

Photo courtesy of Luminary Loppet, www.loppet,org

2/4 Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet, Theo Wirth Park, MPLS, 12pm-4pm

2/4 Askov Finlayson Dogsled Loppet, Theo Wirth Park, MPLS, 3pm-5pm

Food –

1/29 The Great Northern STP Chef Experience, STP Farmer’s Market, 6pm

1/31 Surly’s Ultimate Winter Feast, Surly Brewing SE MPLS, 5pm-8pm

2/4 Ride to Ribs at Northern Coffeeworks, Angry Catfish S. MPLS, 12pm-2pm

Libation Celebration –

1/30 Board Games, Bad Weather Brewing Company, STP, 6:30pm-10pm

1/30 Welcome to the North, Askov Finlayson, NOLO, 5pm-8pm

1/31 Fulton’s Taste of The North, Fulton Taproom, MPLS, 5pm-8:30pm

2/3 S.E Asian Beer Pairing, Cook, STP, 5pm-9pm

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Born and raised in the suburbs of Saint Paul, MN, Brandon has immersed himself into being a local and sustainable advocate for delicious living. Working for the best Chef’s in the Twin Cities before becoming the Residence Chef at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence and personal Chef for the Zimmern family. Foraging, eating, parenting, writing, cycling, consulting, catering and hosting pop up dinners are what his free time entails.