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Today & Tonight

All are invited to join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Advisory Council, and public officials at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park right now to celebrate the unveiling of the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC and the local kick off to bring Dr. King's legacy to the park. The event will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and includes the re-dedication of Freedom Form #2, a sculpture donated by New York artist Daniel LaRue Johnson that was originally dedicated to honor Dr. King in the park in 1970. The afternoon will include speakers, musical entertainment, storyteller, spoken word and refreshments. Hurry and you can still get there on time!

I went to see this concert two years ago. It was an awesome time!

Set in the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, "Mill City Live" features seven great evenings of outdoor music and tonight is the last night to see Mill City Museum. From 6 till 8 p.m. see Curtiss A & the Jerks of Fate. There is a $5 fee which includes concert and museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m. In case of rain, Mill City Live goes on indoors!

This Weekend

On August 19th & 20th, Somertown Music Festival will begin bringing glory to all listening ears! Drive on over to neighboring Wisconsin to join in on the fun. Get directions, Tickets, more information on the bands, or visit the website for general inquires and questions. The general schedule is listed below:
Thursday August 18th - Camping Opens at 4:00pm.
Friday August 19th - Gates Open at 2:00pm. Close at Midnight.
Saturday August 20th - Gates Open at 12:00pm. Close at Midnight.

This is the first weekend of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The theme? Italian Carnivale. Here's what will be going on:

3rd Annual National Bird Show
Bocce Ball Tournament
Arabian Horse Show
Bear Ceremony
Garlic Farmer and Demos
Spaghetti Eating Contest
Mask Fashion Show

For more information or tickets, call (952) 445 - 7361 or email

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