Out & About

ABOUT THE CALENDAR

Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured event is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Perfect for the 1-3 year old to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and a sneaky, freaky, hair-grabbing Duppy. But, with the help of some feathered friends, Ziggy learns "every little thing is gonna be alright."
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 and up
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Spamtown, USA
While five kids in Austin, Minnesota during the 1985 Hormel strike dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas.
Where: Children's Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Neighborhood Night Puppet Show
Midtown Global Market will host Heart of the Beast performances during the weekly Neighborhood Night celebrations. Come for the show and stay for the "Make-n-Take" workshop based on that day's puppet show theme. You'll leave with your own puppet creation to take home.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org/events
Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and a sneaky, freaky, hair-grabbing Duppy. But, with the help of some feathered friends, Ziggy learns "every little thing is gonna be alright."
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 and up
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Spamtown, USA
While five kids in Austin, Minnesota during the 1985 Hormel strike dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas.
Where: Children's Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Star Party
After the evening planetarium show, the evening will continue with telescopes on the rooftop observation deck. Bell Museum staff will guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired skygazers throughout history.
When: 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: Bell Museum, St. Paul
Cost: Free admission, $5 donation requested
Website: bellmuseum.umn.edu
Karaoke for All Ages
Come sing your heart out, enjoy the participatory sing-a-longs and spontaneous dance parties, cheer on other singers, and it's all ages! Hosted by the always amazing Silly Miss Tilly (pictured).
Where: Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
Cost: $2
Website: cancanwonderland.com
Family Fridays
Come to the center of Midtown Global Market for live music and fun from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Night Trains
The lights are turned down, the buildings and street lights glow warmly, setting the scene for specially lighted models of vintage passenger trains. The make-believe town of Matlin is buried in a blizzard, and throughout the Museum the layouts are adorned with miniature Christmas lights and decorations.
Where: Twin City Model Railroad Museum, St. Paul
Cost: $15 for individuals, special family rates
Website: tcmrm.org/special-events/night-trains/
Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and a sneaky, freaky, hair-grabbing Duppy. But, with the help of some feathered friends, Ziggy learns "every little thing is gonna be alright."
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 and up
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Saturday Live!
Come every Saturday in the Central Library's Youth Services department for a wide range of multicultural programs including puppetry, magic, live animals, storytelling, music, and much more. This literacy-based program selects performers for both their entertainment value and their ability to promote the joys of reading and libraries to young audiences.
Where: George Latimer Central Library, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: sppl.org
Spamtown, USA
While five kids in Austin, Minnesota during the 1985 Hormel strike dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas.
Where: Children's Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Leap Year Day Event
Find out how animals battle for survival. Learn about food chains and animal adaptations by looking at skulls, furs and live animal examples. Then take your knowledge to the trails by looking for animal signs and playing survival games.
Where: Kroening Interpretive Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/100494
Let's Hygge
Celebrating winter and all things hygge with snowshoeing, kick-sledding, s'mores, a hot chocolate bar and an art make and take table.
Where: Cedarholm Community Building, Roseville
Cost: $5/person; kids 3 and under free
Website: visitroseville.com/events/lets-hygge/