First Thursdays at the Schubert Club Museum

The Schubert Club is pleased to announce special late hours in the museum on the first Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm. This will be a great opportunity for the community to experience our engaging collection of historical music and replicas, original autographed letters from notable composers and other music-themed exhibits of historic and cultural interest outside of the regular daytime hours.

Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments.

Each month Schubert Club will host a special guest(s) to demonstrate and explore the many treasures in the museum. Peek inside our historical keyboards and observe our experts as they take them apart and demonstrate all the fascinating mechanisms and how they work. Imagine being back in 1790 and sense the emotions behind an original love letter from Mozart. Or step back in time to experience the over 1000-year communal musical tradition of Balinese Gamelan.

Stop by every month for a new experience. If your daytime plans don’t allow you to visit the Schubert Club Museum, this is an awesome way to spend an evening learning, exploring, and socializing with others.

Free staged reading: ‘the bandaged place’ by Harrison David Rivers

Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free public reading of St. Paul playwright Harrison David Rivers’ new play “the bandaged place,” the final play of the 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series.

“the bandaged place”
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Harrison David Rivers
When a former lover resurfaces, re-opening a painful wound, Jonah Irby is forced to turn to his precocious daughter and his tough love grandmother for support. A brutal and lyrical play about the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward.

Director: Saheem Ali
Cast: Brandon Gill, Faye Price, Awazi Jaafaru, Bradley Hildebrandt, and James Rodriguez

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Reserve your free tickets at https://pwcenter.org/the-bandaged-place

Free staged reading: ‘the bandaged place’ by Harrison David Rivers

Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free public reading of St. Paul playwright Harrison David Rivers’ new play “the bandaged place,” the final play of the 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series.

“the bandaged place”
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Harrison David Rivers
When a former lover resurfaces, re-opening a painful wound, Jonah Irby is forced to turn to his precocious daughter and his tough love grandmother for support. A brutal and lyrical play about the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward.

Director: Saheem Ali
Cast: Brandon Gill, Faye Price, Awazi Jaafaru, Bradley Hildebrandt, and James Rodriguez

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Reserve your free tickets at https://pwcenter.org/the-bandaged-place

First Thursdays at the Schubert Club Museum

The Schubert Club is pleased to announce special late hours in the museum on the first Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm. This will be a great opportunity for the community to experience our engaging collection of historical music and replicas, original autographed letters from notable composers and other music-themed exhibits of historic and cultural interest outside of the regular daytime hours.

Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments.

Each month Schubert Club will host a special guest(s) to demonstrate and explore the many treasures in the museum. Peek inside our historical keyboards and observe our experts as they take them apart and demonstrate all the fascinating mechanisms and how they work. Imagine being back in 1790 and sense the emotions behind an original love letter from Mozart. Or step back in time to experience the over 1000-year communal musical tradition of Balinese Gamelan.

Stop by every month for a new experience. If your daytime plans don’t allow you to visit the Schubert Club Museum, this is an awesome way to spend an evening learning, exploring, and socializing with others.

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy-Queen

You probably didn’t think today was anything special when you woke up. Just another Tuesday, and, if you’re in Minnesota, a dreary, rainy one at that.

Oh, but you’re mistaken. Today is a great day. A magical day. It’s Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

That’s right: Dairy Queens around the country are giving out free cones today and accepting donations for Children Miracle Network Hospitals.

All donations collected stay in the communities in which they are raised.

Click here to find a DQ near you. And enjoy your ice cream.


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The National Park Service proves that some things in life actually are free

One of the many snowmobile trails in Voyageur National Park in northern Minnesota // Photo via Voyagaire Lodge

One of the many snowmobile trails in Voyageur National Park in northern Minnesota // Photo via Voyagaire Lodge

The National Park Service is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year by offering free admission to each of the 409 parks on 16 days in 2016. The first day is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 18.

There is one national park in Minnesota—Voyageurs—and a handful of nationally designated areas, including Grand Portage National Monument, the park along the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities, Pipestone National Monument, and Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway.

The forecast for Monday calls for sun and above-zero temps, so get out and enjoy those blue skies and sparkling snow.

[H/T National Park Service]


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Lagunitas Releasing “Fusion 15” at Grumpy’s NE this Friday

LagunitasFusion15Earlier this year, Lagunitas sponsored a homebrew contest for homebrew clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The winning home brewer, Peter Skold, was flown out to the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, CA to brew the special winning beer selected specifically for the Metro-area market.

Skold was accompanied by Dan Herman (who was randomly selected from a pool of contestants), and retailers Jeffrey Hoadley from Pizza Luce (St. Paul) and the one-and-only Mr. Pat Dwyer of Grumpy’s NE. Pizza Luce and Grumpy’s are among the top 10 retailer accounts in MN for Lagunitas.

The team worked with Lagunitas Head Brewer Jeremy Marshall to formulate a final recipe for “Fusion 15,” which now becomes the 15th beer in “Fusion” series history. “Fusion 15” was described as an “India Black Ale” to The Growler by Lagunitas Brewery Rep Sean McHugh. McHugh told us the beer gets its dark color from Midnight wheat grain and, in conjunction with torrified wheat, its creamy mouthfeel. When asked about which hops were used, Sean guessed Mosaic hops based on certain characteristic flavors he detected. He added that Lagunitas works directly with hop farmers (instead of buying all of their hops from brokers), so there is a chance that specialty hops – ones that don’t even have their own names yet – were used in “Fusion 15”. “Fusion 15” clocks in at 7.4% ABV.

The four contest winners also got to meet the legend, Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas (whose book, “So, You Want to Start a Brewery..?,” is now available at The Beer Dabbler Store and covers the story of Lagunitas Brewing Company from its inception in 1993).

To celebrate the culmination of this unique collaboration, Grumpy’s NE will host a Lagunitas “Fusion 15” release this Friday (9/2) starting at 4:20 PM (a Lagunitas party time tradition). The Happy Gnome will also release “Fusion 15” August 6th, followed by Pizza Luce – St. Paul on the 12th (conflicting events prevented Pizza Luce from releasing “Fusion 15” with Grumpy’s NE on the 2nd) .

Contact Grumpy’s NE, The Happy Gnome, and Pizza Luce – St. Paul for more information:

Grumpy’s Northeast 

2200 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN ‎

(612) 789-7429 ‎ · grumpys-bar.com

The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN
(651) 287-2018 · thehappygnome.com
1183 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN