OSGOOD DOGOOD BASH
The artistic cultivators over at Springboard for the Arts bring you the Second Annual Osgood Dogood bash. What began last year as a farewell event to honor longtime Springboard Arts Program Director Chris Osgood, has turned into a fabulous celebration of creativity! Take in a juried art show and sale, along with musical performances by Springboard artists, including local darling, Jeremy Messersmith. Enjoy delicious food, beverages and that warm fuzzy feeling that only comes with supporting the arts.
7:00 – 7:30pm Social
7:30 – 8:30pm Performances, Featuring Jeremy Messersmith
8:30 – 11:00pm Party & Visual Art Sale
Friday, June 26th / 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. / $35 donation
McNally Smith College of Music, 19 Exchange Street East, St. Paul
LEGO MODELS AT THE MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
In a colorful display of what I can only interpret as high-functioning obsessive-compulsive disorder, the Minnesota History Center is pleased to present this five-day-only exhibit of Lego madness! The large-scale models of both the Minnesota State Capitol and the Cathedral of St. Paul were built by LEGO® Ambassador Roy Cook. Over 120,000 plastic bricks were pieced together to create these crazy tributes to our city’s history. The models will also be on display at the Mall of American (near LEGO® Land) on July 11 and at the Minnesota State Fair Education Building, from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7.
Friday-Wednesday, June 26th-28th and June 30th-July 1st / 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.) / $8 adults, $5 children
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
THE DAKOTAH LIFE
When I was 12 or 13 years old I was forced, by my mother, into a volunteer position at the Gibbs Farm Museum. Being of a highly awkward age, I of course found this to be the height of embarrassment — especially considering I had to wear a pioneer dress every day. However, now that I’m older and wiser I recall the Gibbs Farm Museum as being such a well-maintained piece of historical property, with a thoughtful and engaging presentation of what life was like back in the olden days. This Sunday bring the whole fam to the farm for a special event that explores the seasonal migrations of the Dakotah Indians and offers fun activities such as traditional games, crafts and food. Check out the on-site bark lodge and tioti (tipi) as well as the maple sugar and wild rice camps. Educational AND fun — just don’t make your 13 year old dress up like Laura Ingalls; trust me, it’s a mistake!
Sunday June 28th / Noon to 4 p.m. / $7.50 adults, $4.50 children
Gibbs Museum, 2097 W. Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul