Our picks this weekend include celebrating the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s centennial birthday and catching the last Brickmania Toyworks Open House featuring the beloved LEGO Train Room. Get the details on these and other events here, plus be sure to check our Family Fun Calendar for a complete listing of what’s going on in the Twin Cities this weekend and beyond:
Saturday, January 10
Brickmania Toyworks Open House
@ Brickmania Toyworks
1620 Central Avenue NE, Suite 170, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Hours: Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Details: This is your last chance to visit the Brickmania Toywork Open House and see the trains up and running! The Open Houses will cease after January 2015 while Brickmania works on some new projects. Head down to NE Mpls this Saturday to bid farewell to these incredible LEGO structures and take comfort knowing they will be open for special events in the future.
Free Second Saturday
@ The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Details: Take advantage of free admission every second Saturday of the month at The Bakken Museum, a space dedicated to exhibits about electricity.
Erin Soderberg’s The Quirks Launch Party
@ Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN
Details: Join the delightfully different Quirk family in The Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday! Celebrate with Minneapolis author Erin Soderberg with a scavenger hunt, cake, and more!
Sunday, January 11
Target Family Day: 100 Years
@ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Hours: 11am – 5pm
Details: Kick off the MIA’s 100th birthday year in style! Celebrate a spectacular century with music, dance, and art from every decade!
Leonardo’s Basement Open House
@ Leonardo’s Basement
4301 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55409
Hours: 1 – 3pm
Details: All ages can build, design and create together. Learn to use a variety of tools and build from your imagination.
Free Family Fun Days: Feathered Friends
@ Richardson Nature Center
8737 East Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington, MN 55438
Hours: 3 – 4pm
Details: Drop in for hands-on activities based on this week’s topic – Feathered Friends.