The Who at Xcel Energy Center – Buy Tickets Under $40!

The Who is coming to St. Paul September 6th to play at show at Xcel Energy Center! If you order tickets now through Groupon you can snag them for under $40! To get this price you have to buy them TODAY and use coupon code SAVE at checkout, which takes an extra 20% off the list price. After today you will still be able to get them for $49.50.

Seating is 200-level, and you’ll also get one CD copy of their forthcoming album with every pair of tickets purchased. Stay tuned for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to receive the album.

The Who: Moving On!

  • Their legacy: Since forming in London, England in 1964, this pioneering band of rockers has been building an incomparable résumé that includes 100 million records sold worldwide, 27 Top 40 singles in the US and UK, and 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 rock opera Tommy. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Their current lineup: Original singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend return to the stage alongside guitarist and backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button, and drummer Zak Starkey. For the Move On! Tour, the band will also be accompanied by some of the most renowned orchestras from the US and Canada.
  • What you’ll hear: An epic, symphonic take on immortal hits from throughout The Who’s catalog, including “My Generation,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Baba O’Riley,” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
  • What’s on the horizon: In 2019, The Who plan to release their first album of new music in 13 years.



Order discount The Who at Xcel Energy Center tickets HERE.

Winter Play Day at Silverwood Park

Silverwood Park offers a huge variety of fun activities, even during the winter.  Silverwood is hosting a Winter Play Day this Monday from 11-4:30.   Almost all of the activities are free with a couple of exceptions, which is awesome for the thrifty crowd. The day is geared toward all ages so if you happen to have the day off bring the whole family.

  • Kite flying on Silver Lake
  • Snowman Making Contest
  • Free Family Concert *Roe Family Singers
  • Kite Making Activity *First 40 are free then $6 each.

Check out the full schedule of events on their FB page, as well as notice of cancellation if the weather is bad.


Minnesota Museum of American Art Free Family Day – Sunday, January 20th

Admission to the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul (aka “the M”) is always free, but this Sunday, January 20th they’re offering some extra family fun activities! Enjoy Family Day: Onward! from 1 – 4 pm.

In the future, there will be art and we’ll make it together. What will it look like? It will look like us and the worlds that emerge from our imaginations. Welcome to your new museum, your playground for creativity and connection.

Interactive Storytelling: Main Gallery
Stories for the Future: Saint Paul Public Library Story Time (English & Spanish)
2:00 p.m. (Spanish) / 3:00 p.m. (English/ASL interpreted)
All ages
Saint Paul Public Library brings their beloved Story Time to the M, with a focus on sharing stories of better futures.

Making & Community Building: Wide Open Studio
Figure: Aki Shibata & Carrie Thompson
All ages
Aki and Carrie have made hundreds of clay figures that need your care. Select a figure, decorate it, think of one thing you love about yourself and one thing that would help you love yourself more, and then add your figure to the growing community of figures on the window shelves of Wide Open Studio. Together they represent a brighter future. You’ll also find comfortable seating and a small, kid-friendly library near this activity. Feel free to relax.

Making: Securian Studio
Sharing Light: Senah Yeboah-Sampong & Witt Siasoco
Ages 6+
Inspired by alchemy, Senah & Witt invite you to make candles with them that hold your wisdom and wishes. Prompted by the themes head, heart, and hands, you’re invited to write a phrase or draw a symbol on a small, metal disc, which is then placed in a glass cup and covered with wax to form a candle. Ceremonial candle lightings and poetry offerings rooted in the activity’s themes will take place at 2, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 p.m.

Making & Demo: Sculpture Court
Together We Weave a Web for Our Wishes, with artists from Weavers Guild of Minnesota
Ages 4+
With Sheila Pepe’s Softly …. Before the Supreme Court as visual inspiration, we learn how to weave a simple web, together, with yarn and other materials. Our Weavers Guild friends will offer one-on-one support and share a little about their own artmaking and what weaving means to them.

Family Guide: The Whole Museum
Age 5+ with help from a reader/writer
Pick up an M Family Guide at the welcome desk in the Reception Hall and find yourself on an adventure through the entire museum.

If you miss this Family Day, they’re offered three times per year on the third Sunday of January, May, and September from 1 – 4 pm. Suggested donation is $5 per family or group.

ReStore Annual 50% Off Everything Sale

It’s time once again for one of our favorite sales.  The ReStore Annual 50% Off Everything Sale!   If you have plans to remodel, redo or just redecorate, you don’t want to miss this sale.  ReStore carries everything from: appliances, furniture, windows, doors, lighting, tools and much more.  A great place to find new and gently used home improvement products and building materials.

This amazing 50% off sale is one day only, January 26th from 9:00am-4:00pm.  ReStore has two locations:

2700 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis
510 County Road D. West in New Brighton

On the day of the sale, there are some special things to keep in mind, as it will be a busy day for shoppers and staff alike:

  • This is a one-day only sale, with special store hours.
  • It’s Pay and Carry Only: We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. No Checks. No product holds.
  • Parking: If it’s busy, look for one of the parking attendants, and please follow their instructions. We have limited parking space and appreciate your patience.
  • Carts: We may not have carts available for everyone. Stay near your item, or talk to a volunteers, they will have tags to mark your item while waiting for a cart.
  • No Other Coupons or Discounts: No other offers are accepted during the sale.
  • Checkout: The lines may be long- we only have 3 registers. We will have volunteers helping to tally each sale before getting to the checkout register. If there are not enough attendants, you may be asked to help tally your items. Please be patient.
  • Amazon Paint and Paint Supplies: Amazon Paint and new paint supplies will not be included or available during this sale.
  • Check out the other tips and suggestions to help you navigate the sale here.

Finally, if you have some spare time on Saturday, you can also sign up to volunteer at the sale. The ReStore locations both operate with a small staff, and since this is their largest sale of the year, they could use extra pairs of helping hands.


Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend – January 19th through 21st

This weekend, January 19 – 21, is Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend in Minnesota. Minnesota residents 16 and older fish or spear fish or free (no license required) when they accompany an angler younger than 16.

It’s highly recommended that you check ice conditions locally before heading out, and visit the DNR website for ice safety guidelines as well as ice fishing tips.

Live near Whitewater State Park? They’re having a Take a Kid Ice Fishing event on Saturday, 1/19 from 1 – 3 pm. Join the group at Half Moon Landing on the Mississippi River backwaters near Kellogg, MN for some special family time. All equipment provided. Sign up by emailing [email protected] or by calling 507.312.2308.

Free Sanctus Real Concert

With the recent cold temps you might be hunting for indoor fun.  The Free Sanctus Real Concert taking place at the Mall of America tomorrow evening (January 18) should be at the top of your list.  Taking place in the Rotunda area from 7-9, the pefect warm indoor place to be.


98.5 KTIS is happy to welcome Sanctus Real for a free winter concert at the Mall of America Rotunda on January 18! Get an up-close performance before you hear them on the big stage at Joyful Noise this summer. There will be plenty of standing room, but if you want to sit up-close and get a photo with the band, be sure to get a wristband. A limited number will be distributed beginning at 5:30.

While we are safe and warm on a cold January night inside the MOA, there are many teens who are homeless and looking for ways to stay warm.  Last December, Good in the ‘Hood provided backpacks, filled with winter survival supplies, to homeless youth. These backpacks included hand/feet warmers. John was one teen who received a backpack. Upon receiving this gift he said: “I thought I was one of the forgotten few…that nobody cared about. Thank you for helping us believe that we actually matter.”

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: The Bazillions – Saturday, January 19th

MacPhail Free Family Music Series The Bazillions

There is a great free event that is taking place on Saturday. It is indoors, so you don’t have to bundle up too much. 🙂 The MacPhail Free Family Music Series: The Bazillions takes place at 10:15 am and 11:15 am on Saturday the 19th.

No tickets are required, and the concerts are free and open to the public. This event is held at the MacPhail campus in Minneapolis; find directions and more information here.

Jam with The Bazillions, a kid-friendly indie rock band. The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities’ parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. A free, family event for music-loving families and those who want to explore music for the first time! The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after each concert, the musicians will give free sample lessons to kids and adults on the instruments featured in the concert. Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® staff will also be on site to engage families in a music-themed art project. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

Arctic Fever 2019 – January 18th through 20th

Winter has arrived and Arctic Fever 2019 is the perfect event to celebrate.  Arctic Fever takes place this weekend, January 18th – 20th, with all activities and events held around Excelsior, Tonka Bay and Shorewood. Events include a free pizza party, sledding, open skate, sleigh rides, and lots more.

Check out the full schedule on the event website.

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

Coming up on January 26th is the 18th Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival.  It takes place on the north end of the lake from noon-4.  You can choose to participate or just observe all the fun kites flying above. Back again, just for one day this year will be the Art Shanty Projects!  Mark your calendar, this is one of our favorite events!

This is a free event, no admission required.  Other fun family activities at the festival include:

  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ART Shanty Projects!
  • Snowshoeing
  • Marshmallow Roast
  • Ice Fishing
  • Plus kite viewing of all shapes and sizes

The 18th Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival will take place on the north end of Lake Harriet near the Lake Harriet Band Shell. Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet.

Minnesota Kite Society experts will demonstrate their skills maneuvering spectacular kites throughout the day, and offer their expertise to kite flying enthusiasts and to those who are new to the pastime. Bring your own kite, or buy an inexpensive one at the lake.

Tips Outdoors will teach kids ice fishing skills and safety tips. Equipment and permits for children will be provided.

Minnesota Orchestra: Free Tickets for Federal Employees

Besides getting free admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota, furloughed federal employees can also get two free tickets to select Minnesota Orchestra Classical concerts through June 2019.

Concerts included in the offer are all Classical, Symphony in 60, and Inside the Classics concerts through June 2019. Here are a few highlights:

  • Beethoven and Strauss, February 7th – 9th: Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers.
  • Stephen Hough Plays Mendelssohn, April 4th – 6th: Join the Minnesota Orchestra for world-renowned British pianist Stephen Hough’s precisely attuned and poetic translation of Mendelssohn’s opulent concerto as well as guest conductor Han-Na Chang’s dynamic handling of Beethoven’s towering Eroica symphony.
  • Verdi Requiem, May 17th – 19th: Fusing operatic drama, gorgeous solo moments and symphonic prowess, Verdi’s Requiem is a transcendent musical rollercoaster well suited to the gift of Edward Gardner, a wunderkind conductor of symphonies and operas worldwide.
  • Season Finale: Vänskä Conducts Mahler’s Tenth, June 13th – 15th: By turns turbulent, calm, and ecstatic, Mahler’s Tenth Symphony evokes both despair and hope and Osmo Vänskä skillfully teases out the extremes to revel in their emotional depth for the sweeping season finale.

Reserve your tickets by Thursday, 2/28/19 either online or by phone (612.371.5656) and use the coupon code FEDERAL. You’ll need to show a government-issued ID when you pick up your tickets at the Box Office.