Posted by Matthew Deery on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:01 PMBy Matthew Deery / June 16, 2015Comment
As the summer kicks into high gear, many Minnesotans can't help but to think of late August. The Minnesota State Fair is the biggest event in the state every year, drawing millions from all over the state to the fairgrounds. Nothing really has to change from year to year to get folks back to the "The Great Minnesota Get-Together," but hearing about new foods, concerts and events always sweetens the pot.
This year, there are a host of free concerts. The Grandstand is always a huge draw for music fans, but for those not looking to spend money on concert tickets, there are plenty of other options at 2015's fair.
Bandshell Tonight! has plenty of great free shows; Andy Grammer, who is a rising pop star with his current hit, "Honey, I'm Good," will be the most notable name to put on...
Posted by Matthew Deery on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:55 PMBy Matthew Deery / April 14, 2015Comment
Who doesn't love beer and live music? Well, if you don't, then this event is not for you -- but if you are in the category of loving beer and music, 612 Brew Art Music and Beer Festival has got a weekend of fun for you. This event is in conjunction of the Art-A-Whirl festivities that same weekend. Oh, the best part? The event is open to the public and free to all.
On May 15th and 16th, Northeast Minneapolis will be lively with many live concerts, an open studio to check out talented local artists, and of course, beer from 612 Brewery. The brewery will be serving its five top selling beers during the event.
Friday night will play host to five bands and Saturday will showcase eight bands -- the headline acts include: Ash St. John, Nathan Miller, Loons in the Attic,...
Posted by Matthew Deery on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 3:36 PMBy Matthew Deery / March 30, 2015Comment
The Walker Art Center will play host to one of Hollywood’s biggest directors on May 5th. The Dark Knight and Inception director Christopher Nolan will be visiting Minneapolis to have an open discussion about film with Variety movie critic Scott Foundas.
The London filmmaker has a huge following, so this event is sure to be in front of a packed house. Over the past 25 years, the Walker Art Center has had many acclaimed filmmakers for their Dialogues & Film Retrospectives program. The series has hosted Clint Eastwood, The Coen Brothers, Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster and many more.
Posted by Matthew Deery on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:21 PMBy Matthew Deery / December 8, 2014Comment
In 2015, the Minnesota State Fair will be even more of a special event for those who love country music. For those who love country music superstar Carrie Underwood, the Minnesota State Fair will be a can't miss event. The absolutely stunning singer will play a concert at the fair's Grandstand on Saturday, August 29th.
Since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has gone on to a very successful music career. She has sold more than 64 million records worldwide, recorded 18 number one singles and won six Grammys. Her accomplishments in the music industry don't stop there, but let's stop the gushing and move onto the details of the concert.
Though the 2015 State Fair is still so far away, tickets for Underwood's...
Posted by Matt Barker on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:19 PMBy Matt Barker / March 14, 2013Comment
Spring hasn’t yet sprung, but the spring Parade of Homes is in full swing right now! This annual event, sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), opened on March 2 for its three-week run. It doesn’t end until March 24, so you still have two weekends left to check it out!
This year, there are 374 new Twin Cities homes on the Parade of Homes tour. That’s a 22 percent increase from last year. Homes on the tour range in price from $139,999 for a two-bedroom condo in New Brighton to just under $3 million for a luxurious home on a lake in Maple Grove.
Like to homegaze? Though there are plenty of reasonably priced Twin Cities homes for average home buyers on the Parade of Homes, the tour...
Posted by Matt Barker on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:12 AMBy Matt Barker / April 24, 2012Comment
A little over 25 years ago, some Minneapolis real estate agents and city officials concerned about suburban migration invited the public into 40 homes to promote urban living. Today, that event is held annually and is known as the Minneapolis Saint Paul Home Tour.
This year's Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour features 60 Twin Cities homes and occurs this weekend on April 28 and April 29. The unique, self-guided tour is an opportunity for people to see how homeowners have reinvented or rejuvenated older housing stock. Visitors can speak directly with homeowners about remodeling or expanding a home. Many contractors and architects will also be available to answer questions. Whether its remodeling a kitchen, gutting a bathroom or constructing an addition, this tour of “real homes, real people, real ideas” is sure to be inspirational....
Posted by Matt Barker on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 7:43 AMBy Matt Barker / February 14, 2012Comment
Looking for some creative solutions for home projects? More than 400 local and national manufacturers and retailers will be at the Minnesota Home & Patio Show. Now in its 33rd year, the event returns to the Saint Paul RiverCentre on February 16-19, 2012.
Time to replace the windows? Garden need sprucing? Want to learn about the latest landscaping trends? Find the right resources at the Home & Patio Show. This event is a great place to collect information, get ideas and be inspired for the upcoming home improvement and gardening season.
The Home and Patio Show in Saint Paul has hundreds of exhibits, featured displays, workshops and seminars covering 3 floors of the River Centre complex. Contractors, building suppliers, architects, landscaping firms and interior designers will be on hand, ready to discuss new home construction, remodeling projects, energy conservation,...
Posted by Matt Barker on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6:50 PMBy Matt Barker / November 18, 2011Comment
It is that time of year. Once again, the Midwest Home Show has made its appearance in the Twin Cities area.
The Midwest Home Show is at the Minneapolis Convention Center from November 18 through th 20. At the event, more than 200 of the Twin Cities’ best remodelers, landscapers, designers, retailers and home improvement specialists will display latest home and garden trends and products throughout its halls. Experts in each aspect home ownership, improvement, remodeling and repair will be available to answer questions.
Check out the Midwest Home Magazine website to learn more about the 2011 Midwest Home Show.
Posted by Matt Barker on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:15 PMBy Matt Barker / February 8, 20112 Comments
Though summer is still a ways off, people who are yearning for a weekend on a (thawed) lake can get a taste of the sunny season at the Lake Home & Cabin Show in Minneapolis, February 11 through 13.
At the secenth annual event, more than 250 exhibitors from across the country will be showcasing everything related to the lake home and cabin lifestyle, including the latest trends in decor, design, remodeling and landscaping. This year's special events include a live bat display by bat expert Rob Mies, an exhibit on loons, an exhibit on loons, and a Saturday appearance by actor/environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. Of course, there will also be the latest and greatest lake toys and recreational products.
The Lake Home & Cabin show will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue South in Minneapolis...