Saturday, September 10, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to fine arts, bull riding, and a 9/11 tribute ceremony.
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- Betsy Rowley
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, the one day Fridley Patch loves telling you what to do. Gone Country Weekend When: Friday, Sept. 9 & Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. Where: G.B. Leighton’s Pickle Park Why Go: Enjoy a weekend of country rock music featuring Lost Highway on Friday night and Diamondback on Saturday night. The mechanical bull will be taking riders both nights. Price: Free bull-riding! Art at Rice Creek - A Celebration of the Arts When: Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Manomin Park Why Go: Jazz up your weekend with an outdoor fine arts festival featuring highlights such as live music, art workshops and stilt walkers. Price: Free Predator-Prey Relationships When: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. Where: Springbrook Nature Center Why Go…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to the Mississippi, movies and the local music scene.
Thursday, the one day Fridley Patch loves telling you what to do. The Mississippi Project When: Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Why Go: Check out the current art exhibit featuring work from the Critical Thumb Artist Group. Price: Free Friday Night Movie When: Friday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Springbrook Nature Center Why Go: The Man Who Walks With Bears will be projected onto the big screen for family-friendly entertainment. Price: Free Big City When: Friday, July 22 at 9 p.m. Where: Shorewood Bar & Grill Why Go: Live music featuring a top 40 cover band. Inside Out When: Friday, July 22 at 9:30 p.m. Where: Povlitzki’s on 65 (8407 Plaza Blvd. NE, Spring Lake Park) Why …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to pseudo-Bono, the Man Upstairs and Mother Nature.
Thursday, the one day Fridley Patch loves telling you what to do. Art of Healing When: Friday, July 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute (480 Osborne Road NE) Why Go: Meet Peggy Thompson, the artist of the newest work being displayed in the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. Price: Free Friday Night Movie When: Friday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Springbrook Nature Center Why Go: Take the kids to see Disneynature's Earth on the big screen. Price: Free U2 Pre-Party Bash When: Friday, July 15 at 9 p.m. Where: GB Leighton’s Pickle Park Why Go: Live music from the U2 tribute band, Rattle and Hum, and special guests A Radiohead Project. The Point When: Saturday, July 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. Where: Oak Hill Baptist Church (4141 …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to community theater, treasures, rockets and bulls.
Today’s date should be telling us that spring has arrived, but it most certainly hasn't. At least Mother Nature can’t take away the weekend. Fridley Patch is here to help embrace all the festivities the community has to offer. Wizard of Oz When: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Where: Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park Why Go: Never pass up on an opportunity to fraternize with munchkins. Price: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 students; call (763) 795-5929 for tickets Beauty & the Beast When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Columbia Heights High School, 1400 49th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights Why Go: This classic fairy tale will leave you yearning for dishes that …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Fridley’s weekly events guide has five ways to punctuate your weekend.
It’s Thursday, so tomorrow must be Friday—time to stop going through the motions and live a little. Fridley Patch has just the answer. Boogie Wonderland When: Friday, April 1, at approximately 9 p.m. Where: GB Leighton’s Pickle Park Why Go: Live Music. The movie wasn’t too shabby so by law, neither can the band. Free & Easy When: Friday, April 1, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Where: Shorewood Bar & Grill Why Go: Only a fool would pass up live music from an 8 member band ensemble featuring horns, vocals and a potentially infectious dance groove. Fridley Fire Department Auxiliary Spaghetti Dinner When: Saturday, April 2, 4–7 p.m. Where: Fridley Municipal Center (Fire Station 1) Why Go: Help support your local fire fighters so they can better support you. …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to history, food and music.
It’s Thursday, and we are ignoring the fact that Spring has stood us up. Fridley Patch has found a few alternative dates for the weekend. History of Anoka County When: Saturday, March 26 from 2–3 p.m. Where: Northtown Library (711 Cty. Rd. 10 NE, Blaine) Why Go: Learn all about Anoka since its birth in 1857. Price: Free Family Table When: Saturday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Where: Fridley United Methodist Church Why Go: Enjoy a hot cooked meal served family style. Price: Free Jam Factory When: Saturday, March 26 from 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Where: Shorewood Bar & Grill Why Go: Live Music Food Allergy Awareness Walk Where: Mall of America (60 E. Broadway, Bloomington) When: Saturday, March 26 from 7–9 a.m. Why Go: Help spread the word about …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to movies, art, music and cars.
It’s Thursday and it is time to finally unwind for the weekend. Fridley Patch has found some relaxing options. Fridley City Band Where/When: Church of St. William, 6120 Fifth St. NE, Fridley, on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. Why Go: The band marks its fiftieth anniversary by performing Broadway tunes from shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story and Oklahoma with the Northeast Orchestra. Price: Free (voluntary contributions welcome) Movie Night Where/When: Regal Brooklyn Center 20 has various screenings on a daily basis Why Go: An ole fashion movie night never fails. The following films will be showing at the Regal theater this weekend; Battle: Los Angeles, Mars Needs Moms, Red Riding Hood, The Adjustment Bureau, Beastly, Rango…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Patch’s weekend entertainment guide takes you to the Minneapolis Convention Center (twice) and three Fridley locales.
It’s Thursday, the snow’s a-melting and spring is in the distant future. Mother Nature is giving winter the toe pick but it’s not quite time to roll out the in-line skates. The interim period between seasons leaves us at a loss for action, so Fridley Patch has found a few options to get you started this weekend. THE NEW TWIN CITIES WOMEN’S EXPO Where/When: Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Ave. S.) on Friday, Feb. 18 from noon–7 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Why Go: There’s live music, food, educational opportunities and wine vendors ... what more could you want? Price: A suggested $5 donation, which will be directed to a women’s shelter. UNCLE CHUNK Where/When: GB Leighton’s Pickle Park on Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 p.…