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Crayola Experience Celebrates First Birthday  

Crayola at Mall of America is one on Thursday, May 25th!  To celebrate, its holding five days of activities, deals and giveaways.

TCL Time Travels: Oliver Kelley Farm  

Twin Cities Live has teamed up with Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society for a series called “TCL Time Travels”. We’re taking you around our state to show you some of the things you and your family can do for a day trip or a weekend getaway. As we explore the area, we find stories that involve history, interactive activities and course some fun.

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge  

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge was started back in 1898. Today, it’s still family owned and operated. In fact, it’s Jack Ruttger that has been a part of the resort for sixty five years. Although, he’d argue that he was born and raised at Ruttger’s. So, in that case, he says it’s more like eighty seven years.

TCL Time Travels: MN State Capitol & History Center  

Twin Cities Live has teamed up with Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society for a series called “TCL Time Travels”. We’re taking you around our state to show you some of the things you and your family can do for a day trip or a weekend getaway. As we explore the area, we find stories that involve history, interactive activities and course some fun.

“A Year With Frog and Toad”  

“A Year With Frog and Toad” is back on stage where it all began, at Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis. The show is based on the 1970’s book series written by Arnold Lobel and brings to life the tales of a pair of amphibian best friends through the seasons. It debuted in Minneapolis in 2002, went on to Broadway where it was nominated for several Tony Awards and then made its way onto stages across the country. Elizabeth visits the set to get a behind the scenes tour and brings the biggest Frog and Toad fan she knows: her 2 year old daughter Bernadette. And in honor of the show’s special return to Minneapolis, the author’s daughter, Adrianne Lobel sits down with Elizabeth to share how a moment in her childhood inspired the beloved book series and why the stories are timeless.  

TCL In Your Town: Your Time Arts and Craft Retreat  

TCL In Your Town is back and this time we’re in a community that sits just 40-miles northwest of Minneapolis, the beautiful, Buffalo. Take a tour of the city and you’ll spot something that we think is pretty hard to miss -- 23 life-sized Buffalo statues.

Game Night Hot Spots  

Game nights aren’t anything new, but where you go to enjoy the games is getting even better. There are all sorts of fun places that have opened up in the cities. TCL Reporter Emily Engberg checks out three that she says are worth trying.

4/20 What's Happening This Weekend   Back To Top

Minnesotans are uniting to remember a music icon who left too soon. TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares ways to honor Prince in the Twin Cities.

4/13 What's Happening This Weekend   Back To Top

TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares picks for what's happening this weekend!

Best Date Night Deals in Minneapolis   Back To Top

A 2016 study found that one person will spend over $20,000 on dating before finding a partner. Whether you're married or dating, the average cost for one date is more than $43 a person. In a quest to save you cash, TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares three date night deals at restaurants in Minneapolis.

4/6 What's Happening This Weekend   Back To Top

TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares his finds for What's Happening This Weekend!

“West Side Story” at the Ordway   Back To Top

It’s the modern day “Romeo and Juliet”. “West Side Story” takes place in New York city in the 1950’s. Two people who fall in love find themselves caught between rival gangs. Drama ensues as they try to survive hate and violence.

Como Zoo and Conservatory   Back To Top

For the 13th year, KSTP is teaming up with Como Zoo to help raise money to help the animals and plants at Como. When you sponsor an animal or garden, you’re helping with animal care and habitat enhancements.

3/31 Movie Trip   Back To Top

Paul McGuire Grimes is here with his review of a cartoon turn live action film and the Harry Potter prequel you can watch at home.

3/30 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

TCL’s Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares his picks for what’s happening this weekend!

Crayola Experience   Back To Top

National Crayon Day is Friday, March 31st.  In anticipation of the big day, Elizabeth is live at the Crayola Experience at Mall of America.  The Crayola Experience isn’t just for kids.  Steve & Elizabeth crashed the last Crayola After Dark event and turned it into a friendly competition. Click here for more information on the next Crayola After Dark event. 

Em’s Adventures: Live at Metropolis in Eau Claire, Wisconsin   Back To Top

If anyone loves a good day of fun and adventure, it’s TCL Reporter Emily Engberg. One of her fav spots just so happens to be an easy drive from the cities.

3/24 Movie Trip   Back To Top

Paul recommends two movies you can check out in theaters and an Oscar nominated home release you can’t miss. For more reviews visit Paul’s website. You can listen to Paul on the Colleen and Bradley Show, On myTalk 107.1 every Friday.

“Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men” at Plymouth Playhouse   Back To Top

“The Church Basement Ladies” are a hit with audiences. “Rise Up, O Men” sixth in its series. The brand new musical is a comedy featuring the men of the church and the ladies who serve them. What ensues is entertaining and fun.

Kid Connection: “HOME”   Back To Top

On Thursdays we bring you stories about kids in your communities waiting to find a family. These kids have moved from place to place, in foster and group care.

3/9 What’s Happening this Weekend Back To Top

Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte has his picks for what’s happening this weekend.

The Alpine Factory   Back To Top

Winter, spring, summer or fall you can still ski in the Twin Cities. There’s a new spot in Arden Hills that helps skiers work on their skills all year long. No snow needed.

3/3 TCL's Movie Trip   Back To Top

Paul McGuire Grimes from Paul's Trip to the Movies reviews "Logan", Hugh Jackman's last movie as his Wolverine character. Plus reviews of "Table 19" starring Anna Kendrick and "Nocturnal Animals" starring Amy Adams.

Disney on Ice: Dream Big   Back To Top

Disney on Ice is back at the Target Center. Disney on Ice: Dream Big is about Disney’s leading ladies. It features eight princesses including Ariel, Belle and Cinderella. The show has colorful costumes, props and even has special effects. During the one performance, there’s fire on the ice.

3/2 What's Happening This Weekend   Back To Top

TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares his picks for What's Happening This Weekend!

Fat Tuesday at Bistro La Roux   Back To Top

No need to go to New Orleans to celebrate, there’s a spot here in the Twin Cities that’s ready to bring Mardi Gras to you. Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines is ready for Fat Tuesday! The restaurant celebrates with traditional food and a big party for its customers.

"The King and I" Performance   Back To Top

"The King and I" first hit the stage in 1951 and won the Tony for Best Musical. Then the movie version took five Academy Awards and the revivals in 1996 and 2015 won top Tony Awards. Now the tour is in town and playing at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday, March 5th, 2017. Click here for ticket information.

Stages Theatre Special Announcement   Back To Top

For over three decades, Stages Theatre Company in downtown Hopkins has brought classic children’s books and movies to life on stage in downtown Hopkins. And TCL is honored to exclusively unveil their 2017-2018 season! TCL’s Mike Marcotte stopped by the Hopkins Center for the Arts to get the scoop.

King Lear at the Guthrie Theater   Back To Top

Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is back at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis for the first time in more than two decades. This production is full of talented folks who are both on and off stage. That includes Costume Design Assistant, Lisa Jones.

Insider's Guide to the Food & Wine Experience   Back To Top

Over 100 wines will freely pour during Minnesota Monthly's 23rd annual Food and Wine Experience at Target Field on March 4 and 5. Food critic Joy Summers stopped by to pair the best foods from Twin Cities restaurants with beers and wines from around Minnesota and the world. Plus, get her insider advice if you're looking to purchase tickets.