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Sunday in the Park with George

The Tony Award winning show, “Sunday in the Park with George”, is getting high marks from audiences in Minneapolis. The show is at the renowned Guthrie Theater. The musical is about what it takes to be an artist.

TCL In Your Town: Prescott/ How To Be On Or Near the Water Without a Boat  

Prescott, Wisconsin has a whole lot of character and part of that charm is the water. You can’t talk about this town without talking about it, but what if you don’t have a boat? No problem. There are several ways to enjoy the St. Croix and the Mississippi Rivers.TCL Reporter Emily Engberg gives us three ideas.

7/20 What’s Happening this Weekend  

We celebrate the community of Excelsior and local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, says this weekend is the perfect time to take trek out there.

TCL Time Travels: Forest History Center  

TCL Time Travels is headed to Grand Rapids. This northern town is gorgeous and full of history. The Forest History Center is where visitors of all ages get to learn about the past, present and the future of our great state’s forests. Inside the history center, you’ll get an idea of what the men in the timber business had to endure. It also takes us back to the 1900’s to a logging camp.

Navy Week 2017  

The US Navy is spending the week in the Twin Cities! Rear Admiral Frederick J. "Fritz" Roegge stopped by to tell us all about it!

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ordway  

Musical Directors have the liberty to pretty much do whatever they want when it comes to casting a show. For example in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, you would assume that King Herod would be played by a man right? Not so fast.
You can see Jesus Christ Superstar now through July 30th at the Ordway in Saint Paul. But as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out, even if you've seen this show 20 times, you may never have seen it quite like this.

USA Cup  

The city of Blaine has been taken over by soccer players from around the world!  The Schwan’s USA Cup is in full swing at the National Sports Center and reporter, Kelli Hanson, is there live!

X Games Minneapolis   Back To Top

The X Games have made their way to Minneapolis and extreme athletes and their biggest fans have taken over US Bank Stadium. The competition had been held in Austin, Texas for three years, but has made its way north. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got up close to the action and 6-stories in the air.

7/13 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, has some ideas to check out for the weekend!

TCL Time Travels: Jeffers Petroglyphs & Historic Forestville   Back To Top

Minnesota is full of great destinations for the entire family. Twin Cities Live has been teaming up with Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society all summer long to bring you to some of them.

TCL Time Travels: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post   Back To Top

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is dedicated to learning about the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The museum is hands on with different programs throughout the year. It showcases all sorts of stories and examples of life then and now. You see gorgeous, colorful outfits. You get the sights and sounds of the four seasons. The museum even welcomes classes designed to learn the native language.

Back to the 50’s   Back To Top

The Minnesota Street Rod Association is back with another year of fun at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. “Back to the 50’s”  brings in people from all over the state and beyond to check out some cool cars. We’re talking almost twelve thousand hot rods, custom and classic cars.

Plan Your Day at Valleyfair   Back To Top

There is something fun going on every single day at Valleyfair.  Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte has it all planned out for you!

“An American in Paris”   Back To Top

“An American in Paris” is at the Ordway Theater. It’s the first of the national tour. The award  winning musical takes place after World War II. It’s based on a 1951 film that won an Academy Award. The musical is about the love between an American soldier a mysterious French girl.

TCL Time Travels: North West Fur Post   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is headed back to the 1800’s. The North West Fur Post in Pine City gives visitors a chance to see what it was like to be a French voyageur and a British fur trade clerk. See what they had to endure in order to survive and thrive. There’s a museum that’s hands on and allows you to see and feel what it was like to make things out fur.

The Science Behind Pixar at the Science Museum   Back To Top

Pixar is known for its colorful and fun movies. Now, families can get the story behind how it’s all done. The Science Behind Pixar is a 12,000 square foot exhibit that shows the science, technology, engineering and math used to get the movies on screen.

Events at Mystic Lake   Back To Top

There is plenty of music at Mystic Lake Casino this summer.  Lionel Richie, Tony Bennett, Weezer, Blondie, and Santana are celebrating Mystic Lake’s 25 years this summer!  Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte has the inside scoop when you need to plan a visit to Mystic Lake.

New Club M at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel   Back To Top

Mystic Lake’s Club M is a great way for people to get all sorts of great perks and prizes,  but now it has a brand new look. The new Club M experience is a brand new three thousand square foot space. It’s counter free and wall free. Think of it like an Apple Store. The idea is to make services quick and easy for guests.

Mystic Lake Center   Back To Top

Mystic Lake is much more than just a gaming destination. It has become a hot spot for food, concerts and all sorts of events. Now, as it celebrates twenty five years, it’s about to add some other new things.

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival at the Ordway   Back To Top

Downtown Saint Paul is full of smiles and activity. The 17th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is happening June 3rd through the 4th. Ahead of it, there have been all sorts of kids coming from area schools to check out the activities.

Crayola Experience Celebrates First Birthday   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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”   Back To Top

“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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.