Wish List for February 22, 2014

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My Wish List?  I have three picks this week.  The great thing about these three picks is that they are truly family-oriented activities.  Dad will have as much fun as the two-year-old playing golf in the skyway; I would enjoy taking things apart at the Tech Fest as much as my boys would enjoy messy experiments; and the Family Variety Show has a little bit of something for everyone — not to mention that its at the Minnesota History Center and, as Gianna told us last week in her review, it is a great hands-on museum for families.

Skyway Open Boy GolferSkyway Open – Family Play Day

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Golfer check-in is located on the 1st floor of City Center at 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis
Family Weekend Golf Package
Online Ticket: Round of golf for up to 2 adults and 2 children:  $35
Walk-up: Round of golf for up to 2 adults and 2 children: $40

You can read my preview of the Skyway Open HERE.  Hopefully some of the parking issues that the City of Minneapolis has been facing due to the weather will be relieved by a couple of days of melting.  Maybe?  Otherwise, we’ve had pretty good prices parking at Macy’s lately and there are always buses and trains running into downtown.

TTech Festech Fest at the Works

Saturday, February 22, 2014; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(The Museum is open until 5:00 p.m.)
The Works, 9740 Grand Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420.
Tickets: $6 per person ($4 per member)

This celebration of National Engineers Week is The Works’ BIG event of the year.  It is also the Twin Cities’ biggest family engineering event, which sounds kind of limited, but we live in a very pro-science and engineering community.  We have the Works, the Science Museum and Bakken and lots of little Lego robot clubs and events.

The museum suggests that you “Skip the lines!” and  Preregister today to gain faster access. All preregistered guests will be entered in a drawing to win one of 10 special prizes to celebrate our 10th Annual Tech Fest. Prizes include a family membership, Museum passes, educational items from our Museum store, and more!

bigwow2013The Big Wow Family Variety Show –All About Toys!

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. (1:15 preshow)
MN History Center,345 W. Kellogg Blvd.,St. Paul, MN 55102
Tickets: $5-$15/pp, Reservations recommended
Variety shows are a fun way to present small bites of performance art to people with short attention spans (aka kids).  This show is All About Toys and includes a pre-show with mechanical sculptures and features hula hoop acrobatics, yo yo comedy, Hawaiian ukulele songs and elf stories.  The host will be Tou Ger Xiong with professor Pangea Thunderblust and the band will be Cafe Accordion Orchestra.  You can see a video of the Cafe Accordion Orchestra below:


Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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