11/16 What’s Happening this Weekend  

Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, gives us the scoop on some of the events happening this weekend.

Holiday Hangouts: American Swedish Institute  

Many families use the holidays to start traditions. We’re compiling a list of spots that will get you in the holiday spirit. Our first stop is the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

11/9 What’s Happening this Weekend  

It’s time to pull out the calendar and fill it in with fun things to check out this weekend!

The Break Room  

Everybody needs a little de-stressing at some point and now there’s a spot in the twin cities to really let loose. The Break Room is just what it sounds like. It’s a room where you get to break all sorts of things. Theresa Purcell is what she calls the Smash Lord Supreme. She’s the owner of The Break Room. Theresa says she used to love to release stress by smashing things for fun in college during finals. She’d pick up the pieces and get back to work. She’d also feel a whole lot better. Now, she’s offering that same outlet for frustrated folks. She also says it’s just fun.


George Clooney is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. He’s trading in acting for directing in this movie. Clooney says this was one of his best experiences directing. He teamed up with the Cohen Brothers for the script. He calls them “the boys”. He says they are talented, smart and funny. The movie is about a suburban neighborhood that on the outside appears to be perfect, but in reality things aren’t what they seem. The movie deals with a break in, blackmail and betrayal. Matt Damon and Julianne Moore star in the movie.

Halloween Capital of the World  

Halloween is the most anticipated holiday for the residents of Anoka. After all, it is the Halloween Capital of the World. The giant celebration for Halloween dates back to 1920. Year after year, it continued to grow. Now, people from all over the cities and beyond come to celebrate with the city.

Science Museum of Minnesota  

The Science Museum of Minnesota is always adding new exhibits and hands on activities for kids and big kids. Its newest edition is “Mazes”. It features all sorts of brightly colored challenges for all ages. There are mazes to walk through, puzzles to solve and brain teasers that will get your mind going. There are more than sixty challenges inside the exhibit.

Chateau St. Croix   Back To Top

Chateau St. Croix is family friendly. It does weddings and special events, too. The winery also has a deli on site. It includes an assortment of cheeses, custom mustard, oils, dips, wine truffles and more.

Where’s Em? Lake Elmo Inn   Back To Top

Lake Elmo Inn is a popular destination for folks from all over the cities. The Lake Elmo staple is consistently named one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities. Its list of accolades are long. It has been awarded for its food, wine, service and more.

Where's Em? St. James Hotel   Back To Top

Reporter Emily Engberg is taking us on a tour of our some of our favorite neighborhoods for fall. She's stopping at all sorts of places in a new series called "Where's Em?".

Where’s Em? Minnetonka Orchards   Back To Top

We’re starting a new series called “Where’s Em?” Emily Engberg is out and about finding some great deals at some of the best fall hot spots. Her first stop is Minnetonka Orchards in Minnetrista.

Challenge Course in Golden Valley Park   Back To Top

The city of Golden Valley has a brand new hot spot for kids and families looking for a little adventure. Schaper Park has a ninja warrior type course. It’s designed for kids thirteen and older.

9/28 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

It’s that time of the week…time to start planning for the weekend!  We have some ideas for your social calendar.

Scarecrows in the Garden   Back To Top

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is celebrating fall with all sorts of family fun. On Saturday, September 30th the Fall Harvest Festival will feature live music, face painting, pumpkin bowling, a kiddie hay maze and more. There will also be food.

Rocktober   Back To Top

The Xcel Energy Center announces a contest to that will give one lucky winner will end up with two tickets to 10 concerts plus ten $50 gift cards to use at St. Paul restaurants!  To enter, click here

SurlyFest   Back To Top

If you like a great craft beer, there is one place you need to be this weekend. Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis is celebrating 10-years at their annual SurlyFest. It's where we found Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson.

Rock of Ages Black Light Mini Golf   Back To Top

Mall of America is known as a shopping destination. After all, visitors come from all over the country to shop. But the mall offers more than just great stores. It is also full of experiences and fun for the entire family.

Best Apple Orchards   Back To Top

Minnesotan’s love their apple orchards.  We asked you what your favorites were and we narrowed down the long list to four.  Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, has his picks across the metro.

Pryes Brewing   Back To Top

Minneapolis has a new brewery. It’s called Pryes Brewing. It sits right next to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. It’s the first in the state to offer something called Feather Bowling. It’s a cross between curling and bocce ball. So, guests can have a good beer and take on an interesting and new game that uses feathers and wooden cheese wheels.

Cocktails at the Castle   Back To Top

The American Swedish Institute’s signature event “Cocktails at the Castle” is back for a special event September 15, 2017 from 7-11 p.m. The event is in the Turnblad Mansion and outdoor courtyard. The night is all about celebrating women artists while enjoying music, food and other activities. Karin Broos will be among the artists honored. She’s an acclaimed Swedish artist who is known for her paintings of women.

St. Paul Oktoberfest   Back To Top

You’ll be able to enjoy all the beer and brats you can handle at the St. Paul Oktoberfest taking place on September 15th and 16th at Schmidt Brewery. Event Director, Linda Deroode stopped by to talk about all the festivities you can take part in.

Guthrie Theater’s Romeo and Juliet   Back To Top

William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is the classic and tragic story of two star crossed lovers. The passionate story returns to the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust Stage on September 9th and runs through October 28th. It’s recommended that children be at least twelve years old to see this show.

Steve at Grand Casino Hinckley   Back To Top

Steve is live at Grand Casino Hinckley.  As soon as he heard there was something new going on, he headed straight up there.  But first, he had to hook up with Chef Mike at Grand Casino to get a tour of their new dining hall.

8/17 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, shares some ideas for filling up your calendar this weekend.

TCL Time Travels: James J. Hill House & Mill City Museum   Back To Top

Saint Paul’s Summit Avenue is full of history and that includes a massive mansion that sits atop a hill overlooking downtown. The James J. Hill House was finished in 1891. The house is thirty six thousand square feet. The house was built by powerful businessman James J. Hill. He was the man behind the Great Northern Railway.

TCL Time Travels: Charles Lindbergh House and Museum   Back To Top

Flying is something most of us have done at least once. For many of us, we don’t think twice about it, but there’s one man in particular that really changed aviation. He just so happens to be a Minnesotan.

Mall of America Yarn Exhibit   Back To Top

The Mall of America attracts countless visitors every year because of its shopping, attractions and its food. Now, there’s something else that’s getting some attention. It’s a massive and colorful yarn design that includes some one hundred colors of yarn. It’s all hanging from the mall’s ceiling.

Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental   Back To Top

This week Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson took us to Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls. She and her girls showed us how to do that water park right.

Summer Fun at Wild Mountain   Back To Top

Wild Mountain, located in Taylors Falls, is much more than a skiing destination. There's plenty of fun to have there in the summer. From a water park with a slide that runs underground to go-karts and a free-air jump, Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson checks out all the fun your family can have in one spot.

Sunday in the Park with George   Back To Top

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.