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Your Minneapolis/Eden Prairie Weekend Events Guide: January 20-22

Ryan Platzke

Wintertime is in full swing. The snow is falling, the cold is constant, but there’s no reason to have your spirits dampened this January. To take the guesswork out of your weekend to-do list, we at Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group have curated a list of the top Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas events for this weekend. So, gather your loved ones, get out of the house, and take in the sights and sounds of Minneapolis this weekend!

Betty Danger’s Country Club’s Rooftop Winter Wonderland Display
Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you to have give up your seasonal spirit. At Betty Danger’s Country Club’s Rooftop Winter Wonderland Display, you can take a sleigh ride in the sky on the Ferris wheel, or sip steaming hot chocolate or cider. While temperature may be low, spirits will be high at Betty Danger’s, where adults can enjoy a variety of spiked drinks amid the restaurant rooftop’s vibrant seasonal décor. Don’t let the weather deter you this weekend; take in all the winter wonder that Minneapolis has to offer. Open Wednesday through Sunday until January 31st, 5-9PM. 2501 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis. For more information, please
click here.

Spirit: Made here: City Center
Enjoy the local art scene with the Made Here project, which is premiering over thirty new artistic pieces to its collection, comprised of work by more than 75 Minnesota artists. From fiber art, puppets, photography, light installations, window displays, and much, much more, Spirit: Made Here will be a visually stunning and artistically engaging assortment of Minneapolis area art scene makers. Walking tours are available at 6 and 7 PM for the extra curious, but no matter your level of artistic involvement, this is one exhibition that is not to be missed. On view at 40 S. 7th St. in Minneapolis. For more information about Spirit: Made Here, please click here.

Disco Inferno: 1970s Dystopia

We mentioned Trylon Microcinema’s January 70s sci-fest in our last events guide, but we couldn’t help ourselves and give this enjoyable curation a second nod. Especially with the cold weather out there, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as hunkering down in a dark movie theater for some cinema classics. Grab your friends and some popcorn and take in a films that range from The Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Logan’s Run to Sleeper. No matter which show you catch at January’s sci-fi fest, ticket costs won’t break the bank at just $8 a piece. Show times vary, so be sure to choose a show and buy your tickets online, here for viewings at 3258 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis.

 At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this summer, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.

Your Weekend Arts Event Guide January 6th-8th

Ryan Platzke
Photo by www.bigstock.com

As 2017 begins, now is the time to shake off your winter doldrums and start the year with an eye towards the mentally engaging. Why not exercise your artistic streak with a trip into Minneapolis this weekend? Per usual, we’ve put together a manageable list of must-see exhibitions and entertainment here in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas.

Sean Smuda: Universal Capital: Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art

Why not kick of 2017 with a nod toward the cultural with an evocative free viewing of contemporary art in the heart of Minneapolis. Sean Smuda’s latest combines iconography, architecture, music, performance and more to bring Minneapolis residents a multifaceted take on hot political topics of the moment, including colonialism, capitalism, and consumerism. Don’t be daunted by the subject matter—Smuda’s work provokes and engages, creating an experience that goes far beyond performance or art object. On view through January 20th at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art at 250 3rdAve N., Minneapolis. For more information, click here.

Disco Inferno: 1970s Dystopia: Trylon Microcinema

For film lovers in the Twin Cities region, Trylon Microcinema is a favorite venue to expand your silver screen horizons. Try beating the cold weather this weekend by taking in a classic movie from the comfort of the theater. Throughout January, Trylon Microcinema is hosting a nine-film retrospective of 1970s sci-fi films, beginning with Westworld (1973) which may sound familiar if you’ve been following along with HBO’s latest TV hit based on this film. Cozy up and take in a flick for the affordable rate of just $8, making it a fun and affordable excuse to get out of the house and brush up on your cinema history. Viewings at 3258 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. For show times, tickets, and more information, click here.

Fortune: Light Grey Art Lab

On view through January 20th, Fortune is a far-sweeping, free exhibition that blends the wonders of the Chinese zodiac with stunning visuals of nature, gold, and more. Light Grey Art Lab’s specialty is in the mysterious and wide-ranging, exercising a curator’s eye as they piece together this latest and undeniably captivating experience. Since it is the Year of the Rooster heading into 2017, why not celebrate the start of a fresh new year by taking in a unique and thought-provoking artistic experience right here in Minneapolis. On view at 118 E. 26th St. in Minneapolis. For more information on Fortune at Light Grey Art Lab, please click here.

Shake off your cabin fever and get out and about in the Twin Cities this weekend. Whether you’re catching a movie or seeing a mind bending show, don’t let the winter weather deter your from enjoying all that the vibrant Minneapolis area has to offer.

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this summer, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.

Your Minneapolis Area New Year’s Eve Events Guide

Brace Helgeson

Photo by www.bigstock.comIt’s that time of year again: on the last precipice of the holiday season, peering into the new year ahead. No matter how you fared during the holidays, why not have just one last bash to celebrate 2016 and begin a new, fun-filled chapter for 2017.

Tinto Cantina
901 W Lake St., Minneapolis
For those of you looking for an upscale affair for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, try an intimate evening at Tinto Cantina, where you and close friends or family can enjoy easy access to parking, live quality music, and none of the over-the-top noise and fanfare that can often be found at bar celebrations. Instead, Tinto Cantina is curating an intimate, chic, and sophisticated party vibe, without losing any of the fun of ringing in the New Year. Enjoy a 4-course dinner by candlelight, a complementary glass of champagne, a cocktail lounge and a dancefloor. $90 buys the whole experience, or just $30 for the after party. More information can be found
here.

New Year’s Eve 80s Disco Ball at Betty Danger’s Country Club
2501 Marshall St. NE., Minneapolis
Ring in the New Year while celebrating a bygone era. There’s no dance party like an eighties dance party. Disco balls, themed costumes, drink specials, and a complimentary champagne toast right at the stroke of midnight—what more could you ask for in a dance-crazed NYE event? Tickets are just $15, which makes this night of fun an affordable one, to boot. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.

Studio 54 at the Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Touted as the premiere New Year’s Eve party in Minneapolis, Studio 54 is back to ring in 2017 with an unbeatable lineup of entertainment. Three room of music and dancing from a mix of DJs playing a wide variety of music—from funk, to old school, to Top 40—along with drink specials and a party vibe that’s rarely found outside of Times Square. Tickets are $40, but VIP tickets at $75 promise a private entrance and coat check, complimentary champagne. If you’re really springing for it, there’s an additional $65 wristband which promises unlimited drinks as you wander from dancefloor to dancefloor, hot on the heels of 2017.

Wherever you wind up ringing in the New Year, there’s bound to be a perfect party, celebration, meal or gathering that suits your interests in tastes. In the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas, there are always options for heading out on the town. From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year, and safe celebrations are you make your way through the holiday seasons. Cheers!

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this summer, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.

Your Eden Prairie and Twin Cities Thanksgiving Guide 2016

Brace Helgeson

Photo by www.bigstock.comWith November soon to be on the outs, the holiday season has officially arrived, with Thanksgiving kicking off festivities in the Twin Cities region. Once you and your loved ones have had your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie, you may find yourself with a free weekend to fill. Here are our selections for a fun-filled Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the Twin Cities region this year.

Friday, November 25
Holidazzle at Loring Park
Take advantage of one of Minneapolis’ most cherished holiday events, Holidazzle at Loring Park. Beginning on Friday and running on Thursdays and weekends through the 23rd of the December, Holidazzle is a complete holiday experience that celebrates the Minneapolis community—featuring an array of food and gift vendors, live musical performances, an outdoor skating rink, visits from Santa Claus, holiday movies, giveaways, and more. Equipped with a warming house where guests can heat up and grab a beverage, Holidazzle is a perfect way to enjoy a winter wonderland that’s dazzlingly in theme. For more information on this event, please
click here.

Saturday, November 26
Minneapolis Institute of Art
If you’re looking for a cultured afternoon outside the house, look no further than the Minneapolis Institute of Art, offering a new in-depth exhibit called, "Martin Luther: Art and Reformation,” on view until January 15. Don’t let the title of the exhibit fool you; the works on display are carefully curated and range from pictures and sculptures to gold installations and personal possessions belonging to Martin Luther himself. This exhibition is perfect for both art and history buffs, and provides an excellent venue to stretch your legs, engage your mind, and burn off some of your turkey fatigue this year. For more information on this exhibit, please click here.

Sunday, November 27
Prairie Lights
One of the most enchanting events taking place this time of year is Prairie Lights, a homegrown holiday lights show right here in Eden Prairie. Not only will visitors be dazzled by the tremendous display, but revelers can enjoy the show synchronized to music on 88.1FM, to create a full holiday experience spectacular. On Sundays, the show is open from 5:00PM to 9:30PM, at the intersection of George Moran Drive and Donegal Cove. Visitors from across the Twin Cities area are welcome to attend the visual festivities. For more information on Prairie Lights, please visit their site here.

There’s no season like the holiday season here in Eden Prairie. No matter how you spend your Thanksgiving this year, we wish you and your loved ones a very fond holiday.

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this summer, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.

Your Halloween 2016 Minneapolis and Eden Prairie Events Guide

Brace Helgeson
Photo by www.bigstock.comOne of the spookiest times of the year is upon us, and just before we head into icy winter weather, why not spend a weekend celebrating the Halloween holiday in autumn fashion?

Friday, October 28
Floating Pumpkin Patch at the Eden Prairie Community Center Pool

This family friendly event is a great way to take a dip, despite cooler weather. Join local Eden Prairie residents as they take to the Community Center pool and hunt for a pumpkin for decorating. Beginning at 6PM and concluding at 8:30, bring the whole family for an evening of fall fitness, fun, and Halloween flourishes. Cost is just $10 per child and includes a pumpkin of your choosing. The pool will remain open throughout the decorating activities, too. To register or learn more, please click here.

Saturday, October 29
Spooky Saturday at the Eden Prairie Community Center

The Eden Prairie Community Center clearly knows how to show townspeople a good time. Starting at 3PM and extending until 5, enjoy family friendly trick-or-treating, numerous arts and crafts activities, music, games, and even some lively climbing action in the Prairie Play Zone. Those in costume will be provided with a special treat, to boot. Advance tickets only run $5 per child, with a family max of $20, while at-the-door tickets will cost $6 per child. Space is limited and the event is sure to be a blast, so pre-register and get your costumes ready! Click here for more information.

Sunday, October 30
Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival

Can you really get enough pumpkins this Halloween? Take a drive into St. Paul to enjoy a festive (and free!) Sunday afternoon treat. The Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival invites families to dress up in costume and partake in a festival of arts and crafts, balloon animals, live music, and a plethora of family fun. See what Twin Cities residents are wearing this year as the it-costume of choice, and enjoy a free Sunday fest, too. For more information, please click here.

We at Helgeson Platzke wish all our Minneapolis/St. Paul and Eden Prairie neighbors a fun, safe, and spooky 2016 Halloween! No matter where or how you’re celebrating, there are few better places to enjoy fall’s favorite holiday.

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this fall, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.