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Curling & Purling

Take your winter funk out for some afternoon fun

Ever wonder what all the fuss is about Curling?

Come try your hand at one of the oldest and most quintessential winter sports Thursday afternoons in the heart of downtown. Learn to throw a stone from local experts while you play a quick match with friends.

While you’re there, get creative with fiber artist Knitteapolis and contribute to a public yarnbombing installation. Or carve your own design in cuttlebone and see it poured in piping hot liquid bronze live on the street with the folks from Pedal to the Metal.

Whether you come to cast a stone, a stitch or a miniature bronze sculpture, you’ll be kicking your winter blues into April by celebrating what makes winter great in Minneapolis.

We’ll have hot beverages and street games for all ages. Learn to knit and carve while you warm up in the newly renovated DID Nicollet Office, then pop outside for some seriously fun curling, purling and pouring.

Invite your friends and bring your enthusiasm (experience is not required).

Local curling club hosts:
January 30 – Richfield Curling Club
February 6 – Four Seasons Curling Club
February 13 – St. Paul Curling Club
February 20 – Chaska Curling Center (with a special appearance by national champion and Olympic competitor Jeff Isaacson)

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Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

Mpls Downtown Improvement District and Hennepin Theatre Trust are pleased to present the first annual Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival – the new signature downtown art experience for residents and visitors that celebrates street art in all its forms. Join us for an inclusive, vibrant and unforgettable experience in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. For more info, visit http://mplsstreetartfest.com/

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