Walker Art Center
Help is on the way for one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Minneapolis, where Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue come together near the Walker Art Center.
Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;
Fests are still playing out. Fantastic new works of art are still in theaters. (If you haven’t caught “Stranger by the Lake” yet and you’re open-minded, clear a spot on your calendar.) And the screenings just keep coming! It’s enough to make your head spin.
Now that the long Oscar season nightmare is finally over, it’s time to sing “Auld Lang Syne” and enjoy the best of what’s playing locally. And let me tell you, the floodgates are open, first and foremost not one but two foreign film festivals.
Get your culture on this spring with some of the best museum exhibits in Minnesota.
Stray along the road less traveled and check out this week’s best bets among limited release and repertory screenings.
It’s the week of Valentine’s, but I’m not sure if love is in this frigid, arctic air. While there’s certainly no lack of romantic films slated to play in the Twin Cities, there’s no real surplus of them either. And that’s cool with me.
Attention, fans of cat videos. The Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to the Walker Art Center this summer. The Minneapolis museum is bringing the festival back as a free community event at Open Field, the Walker’s summer gathering place, on Aug. 14.
Sweet talk the grandparents or shell out some bucks for a babysitter and enjoy a Valentine’s evening out.
Much like the cat who came back the very next day, the phenomenally popular Internet Cat Video Festival will be making its return to the hill behind the Walker Art Center this summer. Doesn’t that just make you purr?
Here are nine enormous opportunities for Minnesota moms or dads to meet one another.
Just as there are people who love tuning into Super Bowl just to see what outlandish ways Dorito’s and Budweiser are going to advertise their products, there are many in the Twin Cities who annually look forward to trekking out to the Walker to pay for the privilege of watching commercials for an hour and a half.
Fans of mini golf will be happy to hear it will return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next summer. The Walker Art Center plans to have a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesota artists. The museum is looking for 10 new designs, and they will accept submissions until Jan. 10. Artists will only have to submit designs, but will not be obligated to build or maintain the holes.
The Walker Art Center says mini golf will return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next summer. This time, the museum plans to have a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesota artists.
I’ve been informed that many if not all of the screenings of “12 Years a Slave” at the Uptown Theatre were sold out this weekend, so I guess the first thing that should be on your movie checklist for the coming week would be that, if you weren’t among the lucky ones to snag a ticket.