The Weekender: Seth Meyers, Insane Inflatable 5K, & Summer Fun
Seth Meyers, from NBC's Late Night show, will be performing in Minnesota this weekend. Also it's time to Run, Jump, and Slide through the Insane Inflatables 5K at Powder Ridge in Kimball. Some other highlights of this weekend are some summer concert series around the area, a Family Fun Fest out in Waite Park, and an art exhibit which will be running all summer.
It's almost time for the Insane Inflatable 5K run this Saturday, and there's still some time to sign up. There are spots still available during the 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. waves. All Access Passes are still available as well, which allows you to sign up for any wave time even if it's full. The first wave takes off at 8:45 a.m., and then every 15 minutes until 1:00 p.m. If you are just looking to watch the fun remember spectators are free. You can pick up your registration packet on Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Minnesota Kettlebell in St. Cloud.
CLICK HERE for all the information you need to participate in or watch the Insane Inflatable 5K.
- Saturday, June 6th, Starting at 8:45 a.m.
The 51st Annual Family Fun Fest in Waite Park kicks off on Sunday. This year's theme is Superheroes. There will be an Artisan Showcase and Antique Tractor Show at Riverwood Mall from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Multiple people will be displaying their artwork, crafts, and goods. Also take a look at tractors from the Greater MN Two-Cylinder Club. Live music will be provided by Lisa Deguiseppi. At 12:30 p.m. check-in will begin for the Footgolf Tournament at Angushire Golf Club. Don't know what Footgolf is, check out the video below from our series Fun Fridays. Kickoff for the event is at 1:00 p.m.
Family Fun Fest continues all next week with events happening everyday, including a Superhero Movie Marathon, and music from Eddie's Band, Whitesidewalls, Alan Godage & Sundown, and BLT Band.
CLICK HERE for a full schedule of events.
- Sunday June 7th - Sunday June 14th
An Emmy-Award winning writer, and the host of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" is coming to Minnesota this Saturday. Seth Meyers started his TV career with "Saturday Night Live". Before that he performed at ImprovOlympic, and then the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam. He toured Europe with Jill Benjamin and their show "Pick-ups and Hiccups". He is now the host of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on NBC, and lends his voice to Hulu's animated show "The Awesomes". Catch this comedian at the State Theatre this Saturday. Tickets for the show are $38.50, $47.50, and $57.50.
CLICK HERE for ticket information.
- Saturday, June 6th, 8:00 p.m.
The Big Lake Music in the Park Concert Series kicks off tonight! There is a full line up this year down in Big Lake with music every Thursday now through August. The Rockin' Hollywoods is the first band to hit the stage with their solid gold Rock & Roll style of music. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs through 8:30 p.m. Other bands this summer include Urban Myth, 2 Mile Final, Beau Lastavich with Ivy Stone, Platinum FM, Shane Martin, Outside Recess, Lady Luck, Brooke Lynn, Bob and the Beach Combers, Mitch Gorden and the Unleaded Band, Band 51, and Brat Pack Radio.
Of course other summer concert series are happening around the area. Richmond's Music in the Park will hit the stage again on June 16th with Andrew Walescha, and Summertime by George kicks off next Wednesday with Transit Authority.
CLICK HERE to find out when all of the bands at Big Lake's Music in the Park series are playing.
- Thursday, June 4th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Miscreants of Tiny Town is a series of darkly satirical fairy tale vignettes created by Alex Kuno. The artwork presents the trials and tribulations of children through various art forms including mixed media paintings on hand-carved wood pieces, drawings, sculptures, and installations. Kuno started the series in 2008 and has been expanding on it since then. He works with the longings and fears from early childhood and how it affects the grown-up understanding about real-world, large-scale cultural, economic and environmental change. The work being displayed in this exhibit is called "Crytotopographies of Malthusia: Stories of Worry and Wonder From The Miscreants of Tiny Town Miscellany". Kuno's work will be on display until September 13th. There will be an artist reception on Friday, September 11th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Kuno will present an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. The summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the exhibit.