What's New in Minneapolis: Head North This Spring

Minneapolis (March 13, 2020) – While many are spring-break bound, Minneapolis proves you don't have to head south to have fun. Enjoy the upcoming spring with events, exhibits and eats found in this Meet Minneapolis leisure travel round-up.

Attractions and Event News

  • First Avenue Celebrates 50 Years The legendary First Avenue announced its golden anniversary kick-off weekend, April 2 – 5, with a series of concerts. It's one of the longest running, independently owned and operated music venues in the United States. More events and shows will be announced throughout the anniversary year at the club made famous by Prince. first-avenue.com/

  • Gavin Kaysen's Synergy Series Chef Dialogues at American Swedish Institute (ASI) The Dialogue portion of the Synergy Chef Series will be held at ASI, highlighting renowned chef's stories in an intimate conversation with audience Q&A. Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo speak on April 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Additional talks: Chefs Michael Solomonov on July 16, Thomas Keller, Sept. 24 and Missy Robbins on Dec. 3. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Dinner tickets for separate evening events with visiting chefs at Spoon & Stable, as well as the Bar & Lounge Experience, benefit the World Central Kitchen. thesynergyseries.com/

  • Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is First U.S. Museum to Present 'Safe Passage' in New Exhibit Ai Weiwei's eye-catching installation, “Safe Passage,” where thousands of refugees' lifejackets encircle the columns on the front of the museum, will draw you into Mia's marbled walls where you will want to stay to experience special exhibit, “When Home Won't Let You Stay,” through May 24, highlighting art and migration in stories of home and the difficult journey of migrants. new.artsmia.org/when-home-wont-let-you-stay-art-and-migration/

  • Sauna Village in Tangletown Neighborhood The corner of Nicollet and 47th has become the south Minneapolis neighborhood's center for wood-fired rejuvenation, ice bath chasers, connection and quite respite. A collection of varying sizes of wood-fired saunas are available for 90-minute sessions. Reservations and bathing suits required. stokeyard.com/saunavillage

  • In the Land of Prince, Murals Abound If you cannot get enough of the Purple One, or likenesses of him, Minneapolis will not disappoint. A new, 16-by-24-foot Prince mural is towerin