Candlelight Experience

Concerts & Venues, Holidays

If you are looking for something unique to do, I encourage you to check out a Candlelight concert. Each concern is an intimate, sensory experience through dim-lit ambiance and classical music set in a backdrop of an iconic sanctuary. I attended the Halloween compositions in which the exceptionally talented Listeso String Quartet. They played familiar […]

October 10, 2021

The Mermaid

Concerts & Venues, Entertainment, Events, Food & Drink

If you are starting to get stir crazy hiding from the dropping temperature, I may have a way for you to fight the cabin fever. The Mermaid Entertainment and Event Center in Mounds View is the place to go. Start with a state-of-the-art 32-lane bowling center, sprinkle in a Sports Bar and Grille and add […]

January 25, 2019

Roundhouse Brewery

Concerts & Venues, Food & Drink

Located in the historic Northern Pacific Center on Brainerd’s eastside, the Roundhouse Brewery takes its name from the railroad building with a circular or semicircular shape used by railroads for servicing and storing locomotives. The taproom includes the exposed brick and historic look that is part of the Clock Tower, once headquarters to the Northern […]

March 29, 2018

St. Paul European Christmas Market

Concerts & Venues, Food & Drink

I have another event to add to your December traditions! The St Paul European Christmas Market is held on the East Plaza at Union Depot over the first two-weekends of December. The market was inspired by “Christkindlmarkt,” an outdoor holiday festival common across central European countries during the Advent season. Since the Middle Ages, this 500-year-old […]

December 14, 2017

Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant

Concerts & Venues

With a strong chill in the air, evenings out are spent indoors. I, for one, opt for musical venues and gorgeous spaces. Luckily, the Dakota is both. Established in 1985, the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant opened in  St. Paul’s Bandana Square and has since moved to downtown Minneapolis in the Nicollet Mall. The Dakota […]

November 26, 2017

Headed to Duluth: Your Must-Sees 

Antiques, Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture, Casino, Cemeteries & Graveyards, Concerts & Venues, Events, Food & Drink, Historical & Museum, Music, Parks & Geology, Retail

Hi there, Jessica here! I am headed up to Duluth, Minnesota for the weekend to bucket list and would love to see if there are places you think I need to stop! What are your favorite things to do in Duluth? Tag some of your favorites and tell me what makes that restaurant, park, mural, […]

March 4, 2017

Cheap Skate Roller Rink

Concerts & Venues, Events

When it’s bitter, frigid cold in Minnesota, it’s tough to think beyond wrapping yourself up in a quilt and hiding in the house. Let me pose an alternative, if you’re willing to brave the plummeting temperatures. Venture to a place where the glow of the pinball machine illuminates the bold colored walls. The metal lockers, […]

December 18, 2016

Les Miserable (Woodbury‬ ‎Community Theater)

Concerts & Venues

Today’s ‪#‎mnbucketlist‬ addition is the ‪Merrill Community Arts Center‬, home of the ‪Woodbury‬ ‎Community Theater‬ as it is celebrating its 40th year. It’s an extra special place because all of the members are ‪volunteers‬. Every single person is there and part of the experience because they want to and they give up time and themselves […]

June 30, 2015

Bread and Pickle

Concerts & Venues, Food & Drink

I spent last night hanging out with @Girl.Creative – walking, chatting and mingling. Since it just so happened to be at Lake Harriet, I thought, why not cross off Bread and Pickle from the #mnbucketlist. It’s is a cute little summer place right off of the lake that sits akin to the band shell that […]

June 2, 2015