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Streetcar Murder Mystery and Art Car Parade: Your Weekend Best Bets

Make the most of your weekend with these sizzling summer events.

Each week, we'll bring you Best Bets to make sure your summer weekend is put to good use.

Friday, July 20, 8 p.m.

Veterans Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Dr., St Louis Park

Bring a picnic, chairs, and a group of friends for an evening of fast-paced, accessible Shakespeare. And, it's free.

Friday, July 20, 9 p.m.

Minnesota Transportation Museum, 2330 W. 42nd St., Minneapolis

It's the height of World War II. America has been attacked and paranoia runs deep. Watch what you say—you don't know who's listening and loose lips sink ships! Now there's a murder on the streetcar and you're a witness. But there's a clue...if you can break the code. Southwest High School Theatre presents.

Join local organizations Saturday, July 21, as they put on yet another summer kite festival at Augsburg Park in Richfield. Kids will receive a kite, snack and hear a story about the little flying wonders. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the park, is free and open to families and kids of all agesClick here for more information.

Saturday, July 21, 1:30 p.m.

’s sixth annual Extreme Race Day will feature three stakes races on a ten-race program, plus exhibition races by camels and ostriches.  as will track handicapper Angela Hermann.

Minnesota ArtCar + ArtBike Parade

Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m.

Lake Harriet Rose Garden, Minneapolis

Folks can enjoy quirky vehicles that slowly roll to a different drummer this Saturday. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket (or some cash for a treat from Bread & Pickle), and find whimsical modes of transportation decorated with a charming DIY esthetic. 

Anna Schier July 20, 2012 at 06:31 AM
I'm loving all the creative options this weekend -- from camel racing to murder mysteries to artcars -- looks like it's going to be a fun weekend!

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