Free List for April 12-14, 2013

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This weekends highlights include music, art, books, and getting outdoors.

Alas, the pain of Minnesota springs.

General B and the Wiz 
The Bookcase
Friday, April 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Apparently this is folksy/psychedelic music. I have yet to figure out how that goes together except if you were at Woodstock.  However, apparently, according to The Bookcase, the folksy psychedelic sound goes well with books.  Again, I am just paraphrasing them.  It’s free live music.  Everyone’s gotta love that!


I ART Families
Minnesota Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, April 13, 2013 1:00-3:00 pm
Anne is excited to share this very unique visual art event with you!

Free 2nd Saturday:  Nano Days
The Bakken Museum
Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Joy tells us about it here. 

Brickmania Open House
Brickmania LLC
1620 Central Avenue NE, Suite 170
Saturday, April 13, 2013  10:00 am-4:00 pm
I can’t wait to tell you all about this event  that includes two LEGO train displays, military LEGO replicas, and hands-on LEGO fun.  My husband took our two boys and they had a great time.  It is a well-loved event, so my husband recommends getting there when the doors open!

Minnesota Bug Hunt
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013 10:30 am
Bruce Giebink (aka the Bug Guy) and Bill Johnson (an award-winning photographer) come together in this book.  And now they are bring the fun to us!  A fun morning filled with Real LIVE BUGS!  AAACHHHH!  There will be also lots of humor and storytelling which should be a lot of fun.  As long as I can stay away from the bugs, I think everything should be a lot of fun.

Mary Losure, Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron, Publication Party
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:00 pm
This book is recommended for those ages 10 and older.  The Red Balloon throws fabulous Publication Parties so get ready for an exciting chance to meet Mary Losure and learn about her new, non-fiction book.

Passage to China
Mall of America
Saturday, April 13-Sunday, April 14, 2013  11:00 am-5:00 pm
Engage in the Chinese culture without taking the 13 hour flight.   While at the MOA you can participate in origami, Chinese calligraphy, musical instrument making, and lion dancing.

3-in-1 Scarletta Kids Launch Party!
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:00 pm
A Book Launch party of Epic proportions.  Joy lets you know all about it!

Target Family Day:  More Real?
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday, April 14, 2013  11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Magic Show:  noon, 1, 2 pm Performed by the Amazing Hondo
  • Elvis Encounters:  Be on the lookout for the King.
  • Art-Making:  Mirror Manipulations.  The art of optical illusions.
  • Art-Making:  Reverse Readymades.  By using extraordinary materials, make ordinary objects
  • Art-Making:  Truthiness Tabloids.  Photobooth to create tabloid headlines
  • Gallery Hunt:  Art of Illusion.  Learn all about the slight of hand and explore the illusions in the collection
  • Special Exhibition: “More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness” Self guided tours from 11:00 am-4:30 pm, Guided tours at 2:00 and 3:30 pm
  • Tour: Art Since 1950 1:00 & 3:00 pm How did they answer the question “Is this Art?”

Urban Expedition:  Cameroon
Landmark Center, Courtroom 317
Sunday, April 14, 2013  Noon
Where is Cameroon?  I do believe it is on the continent of Africa where it’s warm and never winter.  I say we all rush to the Landmark Center this Sunday and bask in the African heat since our winter will never leave us!  You will get to experience the music, dance, and culture of Cameroon.

Spring Nests & Eggs

Eastman Nature Center, Elm Creek Park Reserve
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 1:00-3:00 pm
Can you build a nest without using your fingers?  Can you identify different bird eggs?  Give it a go this coming Sunday!

Free Family Fun Day–Natural Toys
Kroening Interpretive Center, North Mississippi Regional Park
Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00-3:00 pm
Joy gives the details in this post and a lot of other inspiration!

Frogs & Toads of Minnesota
Lowry Nature Center, Carver Park Reserve
Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00-2:30 pm
Join the great frog and toad hunt in the middle of Minnesota!  This should be an afternoon of a lot of free fun!





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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.


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