How to kill three birds with one stone

One of the vexing problems with summer here in Minnesota is that we really pack a lot into these months. If you like to try to do “it all,” this becomes an overwhelming problem. My remedy is to try for the recreational version of multitasking. In this case, you can visit one of the spots here in town, hang out with friends in a casual atmosphere, and watch a movie — all while remaining outdoors and on a reasonable budget (if desired). That’s right, I’m talking about the summertime joy of outdoor movies. The number of places that offer outdoor movies in the summer is really quite amazing, so I thought I’d try to list some of the places that we can catch them.

That’s just a starter set. Please use the comments section to add the spots I’ve missed!

5 Comments so far

  1. pas (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    Summer Music & Movies, now in its 31st year, is a partnership of the Walker Art Center (which curates the bands and films) and the Park & Rec board. A highlight of summer…

  2. Erica M (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 11:03 am

    Minneapolis Parks and Rec has a list of their outdoor concerts, plays and movies. Concerts at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minnehaha Park, and Father Hennepin Park. You mentioned the movies in Loring Park already. And some Shakespeare and improv stuff.

  3. Erica M (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

    Also, there’s a concert series at Mill City Museum.

  4. Mark (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 1:17 am

    Don’t forget those free outdoor movies in your sister city St. Paul! (Kinda puts to shame the outdoor venues in Minneapolis … ;-)

    “Summer Cinema in Saint Paul!”

  5. Erica M (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    Just found out that the Minnesota Museum of American Art has a patio night series with free music.

    Not movies, but more free entertainment.

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