Party for a cause at two of the summer's coolest music festivals
When it comes to outdoor, locally-sponsored summer music festivals, the biggies to bring people to are Walker Art Center’s Rock the Garden and The Basilica of Saint Mary’s Basilica Block Party. Rock the Garden has POS, Feist, and Father John Misty headlining, while Block Party’s lineup includes Third Eye Blind, Børns, and Cake. The festivals raise money to showcase the best in local and national music and preserve the historic Basilica, respectively.
Not your grandma’s crafting circle (though you could bring her too), Upstairs Circus offers the chance to paint, create, and hammer a custom creation. Pick a project from the menu (including Minnesota nail-and-string or distressed wood art,) order a cocktail from the bar, and snack on the free truffle popcorn in between getting your hands dirty.