MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. From a taste of spring to the rev of engines, here are some events worth checking out during your time off.

Twin Cities Auto Show

This weekend, head to the Minneapolis Convention Center for the Twin Cities Auto Show. You’ll see more than $15 million in new vehicles. Also enjoy private tours, live music, entertainment and classic cars.

Tickets are $8 for adults.

Benefit 2 Celebrate Life

Saturday night, First Avenue hosts the second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life for the American Heart Association. The My Purple Heart concert features Maya Rudolph of “Saturday Night Live” and Bridesmaids, along with Nicholas David from “The Voice” and Questlove from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Tickest are $65 for general admission.

Schell’s Dinner Arboretum

Finally after a March snow storm, we all need a dose of spring. Escape Winter at Arboretum’s Spring Expo this weekend. It features experts in gardening, home decor and personal renewal.

Bring friends and family and enjoy conversation with likeminded gardening enthusiasts. Tickets are $12 for ages 13-and-older and it’s free for those 12-and-under.


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