Granada Theater: Built in 1927 and designed to mimic the feeling of watching a movie outdoors in an exotic locale such as a Spanish plaza or castle courtyard, the Granada was one of the first local cinemas designed for “talkies.” Come check out the brand-new remodel, which has converted this space into a restaurant and event venue.
Arts and Rec Uptown: Arts + Rec Uptown is an art-forward entertainment venue serving a chef-driven menu and expertly crafted cocktails. Showcasing the talent of local creatives, Arts + Rec Uptown features a playful rooftop patio, an intimate black box theater, a lively speakeasy, and an artist-designed 9-hole mini golf course. Connect, revel, and play at Arts + Rec Uptown – where better fun awaits!
The Tiny Diner: Take a guided tour and learn how Tiny Diner grows their own food and captures renewable energy while building long-term ecological success. With a focus on urban farming, renewable energy, and efficient water use methods, you can discover the beauty of a self-sustained restaurant that connects farming, food, and service.
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder: The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder has been telling the stories of the African-American community for over 85 years. Visit us to experience the rich history of this black press and appreciate the great amount of storytelling shared weekly. Tours, a photo display, old papers, and paper representatives will be on hand to share their story.
Midtown Global Market: Home to more than 45 independent restaurants and shops representing 22 countries, Midtown Global Market welcomes visitors to be immersed in a global experience with a short history presentation and self-guided tour featuring global cuisines, cultural music and dance, arts, and a family-friendly craft table.
Avalon Theater: Welcome to the Avalon Theater, home to HOBT, and an anchor on East Lake Street since 1937. A Streamline Moderne jewel box, the Avalon's interior public-facing spaces have just been refreshed with period-specific paint & carpet. The second floor, originally encased in glass, has also been restored as work and community spaces. A new roof with solar panels will be installed in the summer of 2023. A full renovation is planned for 2025-26. Enjoy period an Art Deco experience (and a one-of-a-kind Puppet Library) with a tour of the Avalon.
The Lift Garage: The Lift Garage is an auto repair shop that provides low-cost car repair for low-income Minnesotans. You will have an opportunity to see the inner workings of a shop, including what it looks like underneath a car, identify car parts, and see repair tools! Open Saturday only.
Christ Church Lutheran: Christ Church Lutheran is the most architecturally significant contemporary church in Minneapolis, designed by two internationally known 20th-century architects, father and son, Eliel and Eero Saarinen. The complex of sanctuary and education wing are considered by critics as crowning achievements of the architects' careers and essential parts of 20th-century architectural vocabulary.
Minneapolis Institute of Art: Home to more than 90,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, the Minneapolis Institute of Art inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest art collections in the country—from around the globe and from ancient to contemporary—Mia links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional art-viewing experience.
Hennepin History Museum: Located in a contributing property of the Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District, Hennepin History Museum invites you to experience the diverse history of our region. Explore the exhibits, see early photos of the building and its first owner, and enjoy hourly talks about the family who built this mansion that has become a museum.
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