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Best Birthday Deals In and Around Minneapolis

Birthdays are a great excuse to go out and have some fun with friends. However, they can be pretty expensive if your friends aren’t exactly jumping at the chance to foot the bill. To take the pressure off everyone, we’ve found a few ways to celebrate on a budget. Here are some of the best birthday deals to take advantage of in and around Minneapolis. Click the headings for links.


Free Improv Comedy Show at Comedy Sportz

Uptown Minneapolis

If you’re a fan of improv comedy, you’ve probably already been to this Uptown spot or it’s on your shortlist of things to do. Either way, they offer free admission for those who have signed up for their birthday club.


See a concert for free at First Ave

Downtown Minneapolis

Show up to this iconic music venue on your birthday and get free admission for you and a friend, even for sold-out shows. You also get a drink ticket that’s good for a free bottle of champagne.


Free Full Service Car Wash

Downtowner Car Wash, St. Paul

Okay, so maybe this deal isn’t as exciting as a night at First Ave and free champagne, but there’s nothing stopping you from swinging over to St. Paul to redeem this $22 value car wash before heading out for the night.


Free Tickets to See Comedy At Acme Comedy Co.

Downtown Minneapolis

Laugh for free with five of your friends. During the month of your birthday, you can get up to six free tickets that are good for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night shows.


Free Round of Golf

Shamrock Golf Club, Corcoran

Sign up and enjoy a round of golf on the house at this golf course in Corcoran (just west of Maple Grove). For those who were born in the months that are less than ideal for golfing in Minnesota, the deal is redeemable for the month they open.


Other Birthday Freebies

Check out this link for a seemingly endless list of restaurants and other businesses waiting to give you something free for your birthday.


7 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Minneapolis

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching once again and everyone is busy making their plans on how they want to greet 2014.  We’ve compiled a list the best places to ring in the New Year in style, from the refined to the rocking. Click the headers for more info on each Minneapolis event.


Crystal Ball

International Market Square, Minneapolis

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this event has grown into one of the largest and longest running NYE events in the Midwest. This year’s lineup includes local headliner, Har Mar Superstar and tons of other performers and DJs. An added plus – a shuttle service running to and from downtown and uptown will help people avoid the nearly impossible task of getting a cab on NYE.


A Masked Affair

Muse Event Center, Minneapolis

Complimentary masks will be handed out to those without their own at this North Loop party. The Muse Event Center recently underwent a $4 million renovation and no expense will be spared in providing attendees with two rooms of music and world class aerialists.



Varsity Theater, Minneapolis

This Dinkytown venue is one of the best in the city and this NYE it’ll have people swaying to the American folk-rock of Los Angeles band, Dawes. Having grown wildly popular amongst listeners of The Current, this event is sure to be packed with fans and the fact that it’s also a NYE party is just icing on the cake.


Baby New Year’s Time Traveling Diaper Party #3

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis

And now for something completely different, an early-bird event for families who are looking to be home when the clock strikes midnight. Complete with a faux countdown, the show will feature comedians and is safe for all ages.


A Black & White Affair

Uptown Cafeteria, Minneapolis

Just a $5 cover gets you into this Uptown gathering. DJ Brian Poulson will provide the music and a black and white photo booth will be available to capture the memories. Contests, prizes and party favors are also promised.


Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Bash

The Tangiers, Minneapolis

Head into the New Year by traveling back in time at this roaring 1920s themed party. The swanky setting of The Tangiers restaurant will fittingly act as a speakeasy for the night to all of the flappers and bow-tied gents in attendance.


Now brush up on your “Auld Land Syne” lyrics and get ready to stay up way past your bedtime. Happy New Year!


8 Great Holiday Events Happening in the Twin Cities

Looking for a good way to unwind after you’ve finished wrapping your gifts? Haven’t started wrapping your gifts and looking for new ways to procrastinate? Read up on these 8 great holiday happenings in the Twin Cities. Click the headings for links to each event.

Macy’s Santaland

Nothing says Christmas like taking the kids to see Santa Claus and Macy’s remains the quintessential place to do it.  The trip through the magical elf village on the way to Santaland will only have the kids more excited to meet Saint Nick and share him in on the Christmas lists they’ve been drafting for the past month and half.



The Holidazzle has filled Minneapolis streets with floats, costumes and lights since 1992. Sadly, this 22nd year will be Holidazzle’s last. So to those who have never been, this will be your last chance to see Holidazzle before its finale bow Saturday night. Organizers are promising a successor though and it’ll be exciting to see what they have up their sleeves for next year.


Ugly Sweater Crawl

Four downtown Minneapolis bars will play host to the fashionably heedless looking for drink specials this Saturday night. The ugliest  best sweater will walk away with a cool $100 in cash.


Ugly Sweater Party

Looking for something a little more stationary than a crawl but still want to show off that turtle-necked atrocity you call a sweater? Well, you’re in luck. The Living Room Bar in the Foshay Tower is hosting an Ugly Sweater Party that will be a little more refined than the nearby crawl. Classy bars and ugly sweaters: two great tastes that go great together.


Winter Solstice Celebration

Celebrate winter’s longest night around a bonfire in the Enchanted Forest at the American Swedish Institute. If that doesn’t sound like a fun time, your name probably rhymes with ‘Drooge’ and you have a sibling with children (your Uncle Scrooge is what I’m getting at here). Tours of the Turnblad Mansion’s holiday exhibit will be available as well a festive dinner featuring glögg, a Swedish mulled wine. Translation? Zero bah humbugs.


Wells Fargo Winterskate

Get the skates out of the attic (and knee pads) and head to Saint Paul for some free skating at Landmark Plaza. Skate rentals are available and, for those less enthusiastic about any activity preceded by waiver signing, so is the option of heading to the warming house for hot chocolate and significantly fewer concussions.


Holiday Lights in the Park

See more than 50 holiday sculptures and animated displays in Saint Paul’s Phalen Park from the comfort of your warm car in this drive-through holiday experience.  Pro tip: hot chocolate can also be consumed in a moving car.


Holiday Flower Show

Trick your mind into thinking you’ve fast-forwarded into Spring by surrounding yourself with the sights and smells of blooming flowers at the Como Zoo Conservatory in Saint Paul.

Just don’t forget about all those gifts that still have to be wrapped.