- Art in Bloom @ MIA
This is such a fun event!!! Many artists put together a floral arrangement to match a painting. This event is on Thursday to Sunday otherwise the flowers die. It is best to see it early. It is a FREE event. No tickets required. About Art in Bloom 2019 This annual celebration of floral artistry helps support Mia projects, including funding innovative children’s art education programs, bus transportation to Mia for students across Minnesota, lectures, and art for the collection. Plan your visit (and parking): Art in Bloom coincides with the final weekend of “Egypt’s Sunken Cities.” Shuttles available. Parking Off-street parking is available for a fee in Mia’s surface lots and ramp at 25th Street and Third Avenue South. Complimentary off-site parking and free shuttle service is offered Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day Saturday and Sunday at the Wells Fargo parking garage at 28th Street and Fourth Avenue South. Metro transit bus route 11 runs nearby. Bike parking available at numerous racks. Valet parking is available Thursday–Saturday at $20 per car; $5 with disability permit. No valet service on Sunday.
- American Craft Show
This event has been recommended to me. I have been told this is the best craft show that comes to Minnesota. Making this weekend a craft weekend and checking out the shows. You can buy your ticket online for $11 until April 4th. Tickets at the door are $13. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-craft-show-st-paul-april-5-7-2019-tickets-53190848259 Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country – including a juried showcase of talented emerging artists – at the American Craft Show in St. Paul. Throughout the show you’ll find shared booths featuring makers in our Hip Pop emerging artists program, a three-year track that provides a supportive, cost-effective pathway into our shows for artists just starting their career. In St. Paul, we’re excited to have 30 artists exhibiting through the program. Our Let’s Make program features a variety of local artisans who provide demonstrations, tastings, and hands-on activities for you to experience the process of making. In St. Paul, we’re excited to partner with the American Association of Woodturners, Bob Mitchell's Fly Shop, Foci – Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, Merchant Leather, Northern Clay Center, Serious Jam, Textile Center, and Urban Boatbuilders. We partner with undergraduate and graduate schools across the country to provide experiential education at our shows through our School-to-Market program, which helps students gain the practical insight and exposure to launch a successful practice after graduation. This year we welcome students from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls and University of Wisconsin–Stout.
- Spring Art Festival @ Canterbury
Hundreds of the nation's finest artists and crafters will display and sell their work at the Spring Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair! The event, which runs from April 5-7, has been voted one of the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The expo features hourly gift certificate drawings, food and drink, free parking, and lots of family fun! For more information, visit the event organizer’s website. Show Hours Friday: 11 AM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM Admission: Adults $10 Seniors $9 Children under 10 get in free *NEW! Your paid admission is good all weekend with our hand stamp* Free parking! You can buy your ticket in advance or at the door! After we walk around if people are interested we can get something to eat.
- Bar Bingo @ Stanley's
Join me at Stanley's NE Bar Room for some bar bingo. We will play around 11 games. $1 a game and $2 for cover for a total price of $12. Bring cash to play. Otherwise ATM is on site. Bar Bingo starts at 3:30. We will gather at 3 to enjoy happy hour as well. A small parking lot is attached to Stanley's. Otherwise there is a parking lot across the street near the auto body shop or street parking.
- Irish Heritage Weekend @ James J Hill House
Explore the Irish heritage of one of the most influential families of the Gilded Age on a themed tour. Mary Theresa Mehegan, the daughter of Irish immigrants, wed James Jerome Hill, a young Canadian immigrant of Scotch-Irish stock, who went on to achieve incredible success and fortune with the Great Northern Railway. Though proudly American, the Hill family retained their Irish values and culture through their love of traditional Irish music as well as women's needlepoint and lace-making. Tours will include favorite Irish songs and stories of the Hills and their servants, many of them Irish, to explore the history of Irish Americans in Minnesota. Buy Tickets through the MN historical society page. We will do the 1pm tour. http://www.mnhs.org/event/6574
- Brunch @ Book Club
http://www.bookclubrestaurant.com The California-inspired eatery is the delicious result of a partnership between Twin Cities’ restaurateur Kim Bartmann and Chef/Owner Asher Miller. Bartmann Group’s newest offering brings delicious fare to the Armatage neighborhood of Minneapolis with items such as wood-fire grilled Balinese chicken, green curry mussels, and whole fried brook trout. But don’t worry, we’ve got your burger, fries, and your grilled ribeye, too — not to mention vegetables all year long. With a contemporary vibe and a warm neighborhood feel, Book Club is open for lunch and dinner every day, and brunch on weekends. There’s also a full bar, a commitment to craft cocktails, extensive wine and beer lists, and a special section at the bar reserved for those waiting for their take-out. Check it out — you’re overdue!