Freebie of the Week
The fourth annual Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival is happening Sept 6th-7th, and while $12 gains you admission to Northeast's two-day live music, beer, and sausage fest, a commemorative stein, and your first beer on the house, you and a guest can get all that FREE, plus two good-for-anything food vouchers, AND two limited-edition Adam Turman Kielbasa Fest posters. All you have to do for a chance to win is Tweet @ThrillistMSP with your best A to this multi-part Q: 1) Which celebrity would you most like to shoot the sh*t with over Kramarczuk's sausages? 2) Why? 3) Which sausage would said celebrity likely order
Thursday, August 29th
A stop at Uptown Cafeteria from 5-7p will not only score you swell rooftop views, it'll also let you cozy up to the Leinenkugel clan, who're swinging by to unveil a new arsenal of Fall suds. Go to there
Post Leinies, pop over to the Bryant Lake Bowl, where cats from Brave New Workshop, HUGE Improv Theater, AND ComedySportz'll be putting on a joint show. Psst... all that for only $8
Friday, August 30th
Transmission's Tribute to John Hughes is Jake Rudh's annual night of unapologetic homages to the man who defined the '80s. Show starts at 8p. Score tix in advance...
Saturday, August 31st
Doug Flicker's beach house of a resto, Sandcastle, is putting Summer to bed with a day full of festivities, including live tunes, a hot dog comp, and a wiener dog race. Stuff starts at 1p and continues through Labor Day
Sunday, September 1st
Ever heard of a picnic operetta? Yeah, neither has any other normal person, but dammit if the Mixed Precipitation theater isn't putting on one called Agent Fidelio: A Picnic Operetta at Alexis Bailly Vineyard at 4p. What could this mean?!
Monday, September 2nd
It's the last day of the Minnesota State Fair, dudes, and if you haven't been yet, you've totally been missing out on Lift Bridge Brewing Co's Mini Donut Beer, served in a glass rimmed with cinnamon-sugar. Find it
Also of Consequence
Pretty sure that, no matter how many bags you own, you should run (not walk) to a computer and order Duluth Pack's latest duffle, which's constructed out of the METRODOME ROOF. Snag one
Believe it or not, the Twin Cities have a "urban community honey house", and if you think that's really the bee's knees, well, you're totally right: the place is called Beez Kneez. They even deliver their local, raw honey via bicycle