Minnesota

 Beadwork Show at MIA

Through Aug 18/MINNEAPOLIS – Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, this first major exhibition of artwork by Native women honors the achievements of over 115 artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. Their triumphs — from pottery, textiles, and painting, to photographic portraits, to a gleaming El Camino — display astonishing innovation and technical mastery. The New York Times calls this exhibition “much-anticipated” and ArtForum says it’s “groundbreaking.” Minneapolis Institute of Art. 612-870-3000

Running Aces

June 22-23/COLUMBUS  – Find Your True North Weekend at Running Aces
In addition to live horse racing on Saturday, there will be a True North MN T-Shirt giveaway, live music and beer and drink specials. On both days,take part in the #OnlyinMN Instagram Photo Contest and have your photo taken with the #OnlyinMN Monument. Share your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #OnlyinMN and tag @RunAces for the chance to win $500 cash and a Running Aces Gift Pack. Must be 18+ to enter. Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. 651-925-4600

Grandma’s Marathon

June 22, Duluth – Since the initial race in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown larger than just a 26.2 mile race along the scenic North Shore of Minnesota. This is a time for runners of all calibers to come together and celebrate the vigor of the human spirit. Runners and visitors will enjoy lots of weekend festivities including the free Essentia Health & Fitness Expo, virtual racecourse tours, Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Whipper Snapper Races for kids, demonstrations of the Lightspeed Lift, live entertainment under the Big Top Tent in Canal Park and the Awards Ceremony.

Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore

June 22, Two Harbors – Meet Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society and two live falcons to learn more about these amazing birds. Fallon has worked on peregrine falcon research in Minnesota for nearly 30 years and has many stories to share and information about protecting these animals. Split Rock Lighthouse. 218-226-6372