Reporting Natalie Nyhus
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Unless you work weekends, chances are you’re working for the weekend. Leave it to us to help you get ready with a look at what’s going on. This weekend, it’s all about art, bikes and being in the community.
FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
This weekend is FLOW Northside Arts Crawl. FLOW is a non-juried, self-guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, commercial and vacant spaces over a mile and half of West Broadway. From b-boys to ballet, fine artist to artisan, FLOW showcases the great art being made every day on the Northside. This year FLOW will present nearly 350 artists and performers.
Tour de Fat
The Tour de Fat — the largest traveling bike festival — will once again meander through Minneapolis to spread the good word about the bicycle. On Saturday, enjoy a day of connecting people with bikes, beer and community, along with a parade for all to participate in. The Bike Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Loring Park. Arrive early to register, and stick around after the parade for performances by great local musicians.
Open Streets Minneapolis
Sunday is another Open Streets Minneapolis day, this time on Central Avenue Northeast from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event, which is open to everyone, was organized to give people the opportunity to enjoy biking, walking, skating, playing and using wheelchairs on their neighborhood street without the presence of motorized traffic.