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A quick trip to the Linden Hills Farmers Market was a great Sunday activity!  To find a complete list of Minneapolis Farmers Markets click HERE

Minneapolis Events July 14-20th 2014

July 15-20th~Pedalopolis

Pedalopolis is a crowd-sourced festival of fun. 

Anyone can register a ride to be included on our calendar. In June, a printed calendar will be distributed across the Cities featuring info about all rides submitted before the deadline.

BIKEFUN! will be throwing a kickoff parade and community barbecue on the evening of Tuesday, July 15th, and a huge blow-out closing party on Saturday, July 19th. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit! Create the ride of your dreams and we’ll help you make it happen.

JULY 15-20, 2014

Tuesday July 15
5:00 - PEDALOPOLIS KICK-OFF BIKE PARADE!
6:00 - Minneapolis Mural Tour
7:30 - DharmaCore's Meditate and Destroy Meditation Bike Ride

Wednesday July 16
12:00 - 2D Cloud Bicycle Distro!
6:00 - Autostraddlers (and friends) Progressive Picnic Pedalopolis Grand Rounds Ride
7:00 - It's Your Birthday Bikeride! (Part of Pedaopolis)
7:00 - HALF THE ROAD: The Passion, Pitfalls and Power of Women's Professional Cycling

Thursday July 17
6:30 - Overlooked Parks of Saint Paul Bike Tour
6:30 - Seward Neighborhood History and Architecture Ride
7:30 - The Replacements Ride

Friday July 18
5:00 - PEDALOPOLIS Tour de Breweries!!!
7:00 - RIFF RIDE
11:00 - Secret Society of Midnight Cyclists - July PEDALOPOLIS Ride

Saturday July 19
12:00 - SPINNING STORIES II
7:00 - Bedlam to Bedlam Bike Ride & SHORT JORTS DANCE PARTY

Sunday July 20
10:30 - PEDALOPOLIS PRESENTS: Malt Shop Mayhem
11:30 - THE HANGOVER RIDE
2:00 - PEDALOPOLIS Sequin Sparkle Glitter Beach Shine Ride!!!
4:00 - Music Bingo Ride


July 16th~Pershing Park Carnival 1-4pm

3523 48th St W MinneapolisMN  55410
When many people hear the word "carnival," they think of a sunny afternoon with a variety of booths filled with games, delicious food and plenty of prizes. The Pershing Park Carnival is an exciting, activity-filled experience for both children and adults to spend the afternoon indulging in treats that are delectable to the taste buds, while participating in entertaining, hands-on activities. Tickets will be sold for activities and concessions.


July 17th ~Linden Hills Live 6-9pm

photo from Linden-hills.com

The third Thursday of the month, in June, July and August. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Enjoy an evening of food, live music and conversation with your neighbors. This event takes place at 43rd St and Upton Ave in the downtown Linden Hills area.

July 18th-26th ~Aquatennial 

Schedule of Events

 Friday, July 18
9 am – 5 pm Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey,
Canadian Pacific Plaza
10:30 am Senior Alumni Association (SAA), Senior Bowling Tournament, Memory Lanes
7 pm Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show, Mississippi River, West Bank along W. River
Rd. between Broadway & Plymouth Ave.
7:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Target Field

Saturday, July 19
10 am – 4 pm Creative City Challenge Play Day, Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza
2 pm – 8 pm Midtown Global Music Festival, Midtown Global Market
3 pm & 7 pm Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show, Mississippi River, West Bank along W. River
Rd. between Broadway & Plymouth Ave.
3 pm Key Log Rolling Invitational, Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
6:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Target Field

Sunday, July 20
10 am – 4 pm Star Tribune Beach Bash, Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Featuring the Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition, Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races,
Key Log Rolling Finals & Demos, Minneapolis Fire Department, Memorial Blood Centers
Blood Drive, Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides, and more!
1 pm – 5 pm 7th Annual Minneapolis International Sister Cities Day Celebration & Ice Cream Social,
Nicollet Island Pavilion
1:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Target Field
2 pm Historic Aquatennial Book Signing, Hennepin History Museum
3 pm & 7 pm Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show, Mississippi River, West Bank along W. River
Road between Broadway Ave. & Plymouth Ave.

 Monday, July 21
9 am – 5 pm Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey,
Canadian Pacific Plaza
7:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians, Target Field

Tuesday, July 22
9 am – 5 pm Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey,
Canadian Pacific Plaza
10 am – 5 pm Best Days of The Bakken: Science, The Bakken Museum
12 pm – 1 pm 2025 Plan Quarterly Forum, Parklot on Hennepin Ave. next to Orpheum Theatre
1 pm – 4 pm SAA, Senior Coronation & Ballroom Dance, Ukrainian Event Center
7:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians, Target Field

 Wednesday, July 23
9 am – 5 pm Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey,
Canadian Pacific Plaza
10 am – 5 pm Best Days of The Bakken: Technology, The Bakken Museum
12 pm – 2 pm Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO), Meet the Queen of the Lakes Candidates,
Downtown Minneapolis, City Center Atrium
12:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians, Target Field
5 pm – 7:30 pm Aquatennial Pre-Parade Party, Loring Park
7:30 pm Life Time Torchlight 5k, Hennepin Ave. from Basilica of St. Mary to Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, Hennepin Ave. between Dunwoody College of
Technology & 5th  St.
Thursday, July 24
9 am – 5 pm Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey,
Canadian Pacific Plaza
10 am SAA, 500 Card Tournament, Ukrainian Event Center
10 am – 5 pm Best Days of The Bakken: Engineering, The Bakken Museum
5 pm AAO, 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Commodore’s Party, Calhoun Beach Club
7 pm Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show, Mississippi River, West Bank along W. River
Rd. between Broadway & Plymouth Ave.
7:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox, Target Field
 Friday, July 25
9 am – 5 pm Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey,
Canadian Pacific Plaza
10 am – 5 pm Best Days of The Bakken: Art, The Bakken Museum
7 pm – 9 pm AAO, Queen of the Lakes Coronation, Ted Mann Concert Hall, West Bank,
University of Minnesota
7:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox, Target Field
 Saturday, July 26
9 am – 12 pm Tour de Camden, Starting at Creekview Park
9 am – 8 pm The Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Race presented by CenterPoint Energy,
Various locations throughout Mpls
10 am – 5 pm Best Days of The Bakken: Math, The Bakken Museum
11 am – 10 pm Twin Cities Carifest, West River Parkway between Plymouth Ave. & Broadway Ave.
12 pm – 2 pm Global Smoothie Smackdown, Midtown Global Market
12 pm – 8 pm Midtown Phillips Festival, Stewart Park
12:30 pm – 6 pm Plaza Presents! A Day of Music, Marquette Plaza’s Richard & Annette Block
Cancer Survivors Park
 6 pm – 10:30 pm Target Fireworks, West River Parkway along the Mississippi River, Mpls
6:10 pm Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox, Target Field
Schedule subject to change without notice.
For more information visit Aquatennial.com
#Aquatennial


Niki Robison~brows are the new black

It was time for a brow transformation.  I had  (obviously) letting my brows fill in for months.  I found Niki Robison on instagram.  Every time she posted a new picture I was reminded that I need to make my appointment!  I finally did it.  
I have watched countless youtube videos on how to shape my brows.  How to use the pencils, brow shadows.  I have purchased tons of different products from Sephora.  It wasn't until Niki showed me exactly how to do it, that I DID IT!!  



  • Brush Them Into Place: Each morning, using a brow brush or a soft toothbrush, brush your brows into place. It will take all of two seconds and will leave them perfectly placed. 
  • Sparse brows? Fill Them In:  (We like Billion Dollar Brows ) Draw a line on the lower and upper brow.  Fill in with short Always use the brush to blend when you are done.  Blending is Key
  • Use a Highlighter: Putting a bit of highlighter right under the arch of your brow will accentuate the brow bone, leaving you looking younger and your eyes looking bigger.  Niki used Billion Dollar Brows Highlighter and brush.  Brush side and blend down.  

Upkeep

If you keep the stragglers that come in early at bay with nightly tweezing, a brow wax or threading can last a good month or more. Some people can keep the shape at home with at home waxing, as well, but we recommend just making a reoccurring monthly (more or less depending on growth) stop at the mall for a professional upkeep, especially if you let them all grow throughout the month.
There really is nothing as inexpensive in the beauty world that can make such a drastic difference in your appearance. You'll look more put together and feel beautiful each month by this simple commitment to yourself.



Here are the products Niki used on my brows:
Top:  Billion Dollar Brows Universal Pencil
Middle: Billion Dollar Brow Duo Pencil 
Bottom: Billion Dollar Brow Smudge Brush 

Make your appointment with her and tell her you heard it from L&L:

Cured & Crafted July 31st~ A Prosciutto di Parma Tasting & Craft Beer Pairing



107 3rd Ave. N. MinneapolisMN 55401 
 952-562-5620

The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma is pairing Minneapolis’ top chefs with the city’s finest craft brewers for a night of pigging out on Prosciutto di Parma and awesome beer. We call it Cured & Crafted – you can call it ‘hamazing.’

On Thursday, July 31, stroll through the Muse Event Center, where eight of your favorite local chefs will each serve a bespoke dish, created just for the event, featuring Prosciutto di Parma and paired with a carefully chosen craft beer:
·      Jason Bush, Boneyard
·      Beth Fischer, Wise Acre Eatery
·      Sara Master, Barbette
·      Stewart WoodmanUnion
·      Aaron Uban, Porter & Frye
·      Erick Weed, Rinata
·      Landon Schoenefeld, HauteDish
·      Bauhaus Brew Labs
·      Boom Island Brewing Co.
·      Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
·      Fulton Brewing Co.
·      Indeed Brewing Co.
·      612 Brew

ONE chef will be crowned Minneapolis’ King of Parma by an esteemed panel of judges while guests will have the chance to select a People’s Choice winner and win dinner for two.
Judges:
Michael Agnew, Author, A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland
Sue Zelickson, Local Food Writer and James Beard Award Winner
Stephanie March, Editor, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Eat+Drink
Jeremy Iggers, Executive Director, Twin Cities Media Alliance


WHY YOU'RE COMING
·      Get a FREE tattoo from our on-site tattoo artist of the Parma Crown and walk away with a whole leg of Prosciutto di Parma!
·      Vote for your favorite pairing over social media and be entered to win dinner for 2 at the winning chef’s restaurant
·      Sip unlimited craft brews and a selection of specialty craft cocktails courtesy of Norseman Distillery from two of the city's hottest mixologists; Tyler Kleinow of Marvel Bar and Johnny Michaels
·      Jason DeRusha, of WCCO-TV will be on hand to Emcee and hand out prizes all night long
·      Jake Rudh, of MPR’s the Current, will be spinning tunes all night

Regular tickets $45.000 AVAILABLE HERE!
**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**
July 31, 2014 from 7-10 PM at Muse Event Center (107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401)
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  • #curedandcraftedminneapolis

  • #curedandcraftedmpls
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Basilica Block Party July 11-12

This has been one of my favorite summer events every year.  Who doesn't like listening to music outdoors in July? Their have been a couple of years that I wasn't the biggest fan of the bands playing.  That didn't stop us!  Food Trucks, Beer, friends and music is always a winning combination!   My favorite year was when they had David Gray playing on the Main Stage.  Amazing! 

Tip:
 Dress for the weather.  Its usually SUPER hot. One year I wore a short sundress and regretted every minute.  How do you sit on a curb and eat hotdogs while covering your lady bits?  You can't ...wear a maxi dress:) Lesson learned my friends! 

Have a great time! 


MN Food Truck Fair June 29th


FREE.UPTOWN. JUNE 29TH 2014. FOOD. 
11AM-9PM.DRINKS. MUSIC. HAPPY

Where:Lake and Hennepin - 31st & Holmes

Bring your appetite! I am so excited for this event. 

$5 PAIR SHARE

EVERY PARTICIPATING FOOD TRUCK AT THE FAIR WILL HAVE A SPECIALITY DISH THAT YOU AND YOUR FRIEND CAN SHARE FOR $5. THIS WAY, YOU WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRY MULTIPLE FOOD TRUCKS ALL IN THE SAME DAY. 






4th Of July in Minneapolis



PLACES TO WATCH FIREWORKS:

 via http://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-4th-july-guide


1. Stone Arch Bridge: This is the absolute best place to see the skies. Watching fireworks on the Stone Arch Bridge is like watching history, as the bridge is a link to the rich past of Minneapolis. You’ll be right above the Mississippi River and right below the action. Get her early, though; as this is the best spot, it fills up quick.
2. Gold Medal Park: One of the most underrated spots in downtown Minneapolis, Gold Medal Park offers a more traditional viewing experience. Throw a blanket on the grass, throw a ball around and gaze up at the fireworks while you lie down and relax.
INSIDER TIP: “Bring bug spray.” -Scott
3. Mill City Museum: Watching fireworks from the Mill City Museum Observation Deck is as close to a VIP setting as you’ll get. Only 50 people get access, and you have to pay ($35), but the view is absolutely worth the cost. As an added bonus, you get admission into the museum beforehand.
INSIDER TIP: “If you’re reading this, then you need to stop what you’re doing and order tickets NOW! These tickets go very quickly and the view is sublime.” -Kristen
4. Guthrie Endless Bridge: A more unconventional place to watch fireworks, true, but it has that same VIP feel that the Mill City Museum Observation Deck has. You’ll be off the ground and closer to the action, and you’ll have a completely unobstructed view of the fireworks.
5. Restaurant Rooftops: A lot of people don’t generally think of restaurants as prime places to watch fireworks, but we say, “Why not?!” You’re up in the air, you’ll have a great view AND there are people that will serve you food and alcohol. Check out a map of some cool places here, or read this Top 10 Patio list we compiled.
6. Lake Calhoun: Parks are great, and buildings are very cool places to get closer to the fireworks. But, if you want the most authentic 4th of July “I LOVE AMERICA” experience, Lake Calhoun is where you want to be. Grill out, play some volleyball, kayak/paddle on the lake and chill on the beach while you get a great view of the downtown fireworks.
7. Commons Park - Excelsior: If you are in the west metro enjoy the only public 4th of July fireworks event on the shores of Lake Minnetonka can expereinced at Commons Park in downtown Excelsior. 
*All fireworks start at 10pm.


Parade, entertainment, fun games, prizes and lots of good food.

July 4 Celebration | 11am – 3pm | Powderhorn
Music, food and fun for the entire family

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