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TWIN CITIES WEEKEND WANDERLUST

A rundown of what's happening in the Twin Cities this weekend

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By Kyle Smelter

You made it. You’ve traversed the not-so-frozen-tundra and found yourself in the Twin Cities. But now that you’re here, you’re probably wondering what there is to do this weekend. Spoiler alert: LOTS. And for every type of person, too. From a variety show with a sidekick of mini golf to a St. Patrick’s Day block party, here’s what the Twin Cities have on tap this weekend.

Thursday

The mini golf course at Can Can Wonderland.

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Can Can Wonderland
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get… at Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show every Thursday. For those of you who’ve started your weekend a day early—lucky you, by the way—this is a show you won’t want to miss, and probably won’t forget. We really have no idea if that’s a good or bad thing, and neither do they. The 21+ show features four acts, and the only thing that’s guaranteed is blissful randomness squished between some music and song by Can Can Wonderland’s house band and local celebrity artists. And be sure to show up early or hang out after the show for a round of mini golf on their 18-hole course designed by mini golf enthusiasts from around the world. With holes titled “Hot Tub Time Machine,” Gramma’s Living Room” and “No, that’s not my trick Michael. It’s my illusion!” we guarantee you’ve never putted your way through a course quite like this one.

Friday

Comedy Corner Underground
Every Friday night seasoned comedy veterans get on stage to throw new jokes at the wall to see what sticks, and nerve-wracked newbies sheepishly grab the mic for the first time and hope they aren’t a train wreck at Comedy Corner Underground’s open mic night. This 21+ show starts at 10:15 p.m. in the basement at The Corner Bar – Seven Corners on the University of Minnesota's campus, and is an hour and a half full of laughs, tears and sometimes awkward moments.

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves playing defense against a player of the Golden state Warriors at a game at the Target Center in the Twin Cities.

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Minnesota Timberwolves
Owooooo! Grab some tickets and head to the wolf den—otherwise known as the Target Center—when this pack of young pups led by alpha wolf Karl-Anthony Towns tries to prove to Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the league-leading Golden State Warriors who the dominant pack is on Friday, March 10.

Saturday

Luckypalooza
St. Paddy’s fans sure are lucky—pun intended—they chose to visit the Twin Cities this weekend. In honor of its Irish roots, St. Paul pulls out all the shamrocks, green beer and luck it can muster for LuckyPalooza, the holiday’s biggest party in the metro. Every year on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, two blocks of West Seventh Street are donned in their finest holiday attire for this free event that features three outdoor tent parties, extreme sport stunts sponsored by Red Bull, live music, food and drink specials, a mechanical bull and more. Stop by and get down how only St. Paul can.

Sunday

Panic! At The Disco's poster for their Death Of A Bachelor Tour.

Image courtesy of Xcel Energy Center

Panic! At the Disco
If you’re still with us when Sunday night rolls around, Panic! At The Disco with opening acts MisterWives and Saint Motel will be cranking the decibel levels and testing the Xcel Energy Center’s acoustic capabilities when they make a stop in the Twin Cities for their nationwide Death of a Bachelor Tour. Join them as they belt out hits such as “LA Devotee,” “Victorious,” “Hallelujah” and more from their fifth studio recorded album.

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