Archive - October 2013

Free First Saturday at the Walker – It’s What’s Happening This Month
Disney on Ice-Specia​l Ticket Offer from the City of St. Paul
Nokomis Urban Craft Fair – Saturday

Free First Saturday at the Walker – It’s What’s Happening This Month

Free First Saturday
Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Saturday, November 2, 2013; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It seems like the months have been going by really fast and its been awhile since we hit a Free First Saturday at the Walker.  The weekend is shaping up to be a nice one, so it may be one of our last chances to grab some sunshine in the sculpture garden.  This month’s theme is “What’s Happening”, revolving around the exhibit, Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties.  As always, gallery admission is free on the first Saturday of hte month with kid-centric activities from 10 am to 3 pm.

Performance: Saturday Morning Submarine Adventure Show, 11 am and 1 pm

I wish I would have known about this a couple months ago.  The Saturday Morning Submarine Adventure Show  just wrapped up a 10-week run at Huge Improv Theatre.   As far as I can tell, Saturday will be their last performance for awhile.  However, we are following them now, so we’ll add new performances to our calendars if they happen.  Catch this improv comedy  show — created by improviser Molly Chase and puppetmaker Andy Kraft — at 11 am and 1 pm.  Maybe your kids will get to go on stage with one of their own jokes.

Activity: HIJACK, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, Lecture Room

Dance team HIJACK will celebrate their 20-year anniversary by leading movement exercises inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s The Store—a space filled with objects he made, including sculptures of everyday items such as food, clothing, logos, and price tags.

Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder (HIJACK) “Verbal Narratives” Research in 2011 from MANCC on Vimeo.

To learn more about Claes Oldenburg before or after your visit, you can watch the video below where you describes his work in his own words:


Disney on Ice-Specia​l Ticket Offer from the City of St. Paul

Here is another share. This one is via the City of St. Paul.

– The Xcel Energy Center is making this special ticket offer available for participants and fans of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – Ticket reservations must be made by December 3, 2013 – If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Xcel Energy Center staff at 651.312.3486

To download a pdf of the flyer click here

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Nokomis Urban Craft Fair – Saturday

Yesterday I counted how many weekends we have left until Christmas.  We have EIGHT!!! That’s it.  Eight weekends to prepare for company.  Eight weekends to find the Christmas stuff that never really found a home last year (and less than that to figure out where we will fit a tree).  We also have eight weekends to shop.  Luckily, there are a lot of ways to shop locally and creatively and we’re going to try to feature some. 

I like craft fairs.  They are so much more fun than a shopping center.  I love the idea of taking my Christmas budget and spending it locally, getting something unique and having a good time while I shop.  So often the modern shopping experience is just exhausting.

Lake Nokomis Community Center invites you to start out your Christmas shopping at the Nokomis Urban Craft Fair on Saturday, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Besides more than 30 vendors, there will also be baked goods for sale and FREE COFFEE!

Below are some of my favorite offerings:

tingameArty Didact has fun games and hand knit toys.  I love the idea of turning small tins into traveling toys.  Below are two of the offerings — a tin of small toys to spur imagination or story telling (this is for the older child who doesn’t mouth everything they see) and a dice game.  Both could fit in your purse for emergency boredom situations.

Dr. Who Scarf

I absolutely adore this Dr. Who scarf from It’s only $20.00.  Honestly, I see scarves at thrift stores for five dollars and similar scarves with no design run $15 at Target.  This is an awesome deal and a perfect Secret Santa gift for the office. Geekiana is also on Etsy.

gold_gingko_ear__1__71745.1312317957.386.513These gingko leaf earrings by Larissa Loden are another $20.00 offering. She has some beautiful jewelry, including vintage map lockets and earrings in the shape of cicadas and bees.  What are the chances that someone else will get your mom cicada earrings, too?

furry monsterWho doesn’t need a furry monster coin purse?  Trigo is another artist who will be selling crafts at the fair on Saturday.  They offer a whole line of monster purses.


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