Each week, we'll bring you Best Bets to make sure your summer weekend is put to good use.
This weekend, thousands of folks will head over to Loring Park in Minneapolis to celebrate LGBTQ pride and to have a good time. As usual there will be quite a variety of activities to suit the interests of any visitor, from sporting competitions, to family-friendly shows and activities, to art exhibitions to the parade Sunday morning.
8 p.m., Friday, June 22, Pantages Theater
For a public figure often labeled controversial, Dan Savage frequently comes across as the most rational person in the room. Though his internationally syndicated sex advice column, Savage Love, (carried in City Pages) might have first garnered attention as a taboo-busting forum that read like an eroticized Anne Landers, Savage's heartfelt insight and irreverent humor transformed the proudly gay author into something of a trusted authority on matters of gender roles, sexual orientation, and kinky proclivities.
Ten food trucks from around the Twin Cities will offer everything from tater tot nachos to lobster roll sandwiches at in Shakopee Saturday afternoon. The Canterbury Park Food Truck Festival will coincide with the first live horse race of the day, which starts at 1:30 p.m. Gates open at noon and admission is $5.
1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 4350 Browndale Ave., St Louis Park
Hockey for Hope presents this fun street hockey tournament, held at the house of St. Louis Park varsity hockey coach (and former Stanley Cup champion) Shjon Podein. $10 per player - bring your own stick.
In the morning on Saturday, June 23, head over to The Burwell House for an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social with an arts and crafts market, min-parade, food, ice cream and entertainment. In the evening, relax on the grounds of Minnetonka City Hall with music, a petting zoo, free pony rides, five inflatables, water wars and much more. The day ends with fireworks at 10 p.m.
In honor of Golden Valley's 125th Anniversary, a time capsule will be buried near city hall. A ceremony will take place at noon, June 24. .
What are you doing this weekend? Did we miss any great events?