Category Archives: arts & culture

Festival of Nations: Foreign culture for the whole family.

Sick of the weather? Don’t just leave town, leave the country. Head on over to the Festival of Nations for an eye-opening “ooh-that’s-what-they-eat/wear/make?” experience. The kiddos can sample McNugget-free cuisine from Cambodia, China, Hungary, India, France, Pakistan, Nigeria, Thailand, Peru…; play a few … Continue reading

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Birch Bark Crafting at ASI: Make something pretty out of tree parts!

Crafting with the kids can be fun. Except when you realize the sad eventual destiny of said craft: the recycling bin. But when you’re working with material as lovely as birch bark, the craft could very well be something worth keeping. And here’s a good way to … Continue reading

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Ax-Man Surplus: A crazy-#$@! store with some crazy-#$@! sh*t.

Every time my nephew comes to visit, he insists on visiting Ax-Man. And who can blame him? It’s a pretty cool store. And what kid doesn’t like cool stuff? Ax-Man is a store that defies any description. You’ll see all sorts of kookie stuff … Continue reading

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Rock the Cradle 2014: Gather up your little groupies.

I wasn’t going to write about Rock the Cradle 2014. I mean, been there, done that. But seriously, how can I call myself a blogger of cool kid stuff in the Twin Cities and not mention it this year? Fact is … Continue reading

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Kids at the Castle at American Swedish Institute: det är kul

On select Fridays starting February 14 (tomorrow!), give the kiddos a taste of Swedish culture with some big free fun at the American Swedish Institute. More importantly, the castle. They get to play IN. A. CASTLE! Tomorrow’s Kids at the … Continue reading

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Art Shanties: Frozen fun for the whole family.

Icepocolypse. Minne-FROZE-a. The #@%! cold. Call it what you will, it’s here. And we can choose to either wrap ourselves up all burrito-like in a comfy blanket and watch the Olympics. Or, embrace the cold along with Minnesota arts and … Continue reading

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Do you realize how cool our libraries are?

My big library crush is really no secret. Let’s just start with the magic that happens when I hear about a book I’m interested in for my little guy. And how I go to the library website, search, request and … Continue reading

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