5 events worth checking out in Minneapolis this week

5 events worth checking out in Minneapolis this weekPhoto: Lana Abie/Unsplash
Published on March 11, 2020

From a fundraiser to a bar crawl, there's plenty to enjoy in Minneapolis this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Engineers Without Borders Sixth Annual Beer and Wine Fundraiser

From the event description:

Come out and support the Engineers Without Borders Minnesota Professional Chapter at our 6th Annual Beer and Wine Fundraiser! Proceeds will go to support the Peru project in providing clean water to the Chuchurras community. This fun evening will include appetizers, beer and wine tasting, a silent auction and an improv performance.

When: Friday, March 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: HGA, 420 N. Fifth St.
Admission: $5-$10
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The Special Consensus Concert WSG The Pale Ales Bluegrass Band

From the event description:

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. Their infectious sound reminds people of the past while utilizing the innovations of today.

When: Friday, March 13, 8-11:30 p.m.
Where: The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. South
Admission: $20-$22
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Gumbo Magazine Pop-Up: Minneapolis

From the event description:

Gumbo Magazine Issue 001: Black, has officially arrived, and we're making our rounds to our most supportive cities. We want to celebrate the launch of our magazine with the Minneapolis community! Join us to commemorate this exciting release with Gumbo Fam. The magazine will be on full display and available for immediate purchase. Come celebrate this moment with us, and take home a copy while they're still here. Food, drinks and music by DJ Majestek will also be available.

When: Saturday, March 14, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Fifth Element, 2411 Hennepin Ave.
Admission: Free
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Global Birding: Belize, Aruba and Panama

From the event description:

Gregg combined three countries that are not often visited together in this 2019 family trip. He and his partner Kellie spent one week in Belize, another in Aruba and then capped it off with three wildlife-filled days and nights in Panama. The presentation will be in the community room of the Walker Library in Uptown Minneapolis. There is a parking lot underneath the library - enter off Lagoon Ave. west of Hennepin - or you can find parking on the nearby streets.

When: Saturday, March 14, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave.
Admission: Free
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LepreCon St. Patrick's Crawl 

From the event description:

We're bar hopping for St. Patrick's Day weekend! There will be live entertainment, no cover charges, drink specials, professional photographers and a costume contest with cash prizes at 2020's luckiest crawl. Wear green!

When: Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.-Sunday, March 15, 2 a.m.
Where: Minneapolis, To be announced
Admission: $10-$20
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