Spreading KINDness Event

Haute Barre has partnered with KIND to launch a Spreading KINDness campaign.

“Over the next two weeks, we are making a special effort to focus on KINDNESS and giving. Acts of kindness, thoughts of kindness, and sharing ideas that may inspire kindness. We invite you to join us in spreading a message of kindness and compassion. And we’d like to start with something for you…and for a friend. Be KIND to yourself and your body. Attend class July 16th through July 31st. After class, we’ll have a complimentary KIND bar for you. Share it or enjoy it! Be KIND to a friend with a FREE beKIND barre class pass!”

To RSVP or for more information, please visit Haute Barre’s Facebook event page!


Twins *FREE* Shuttle Bus Every Tuesday Home Game!

Where? Shuttle bus leaves for the Target Field at 6:30 p.m. in front of Creative Kidstuff.

When? Every Tuesday home game:

The Shops at West End, Anheuser-Busch and The Minnesota Twins are partnering to provide a free shuttle to and from every Tuesday night Minnesota Twins game this season. Come early, eat and drink at any one of our amazing restaurants, and enjoy a fast, free and safe ride to and from the game! Pickup and drop off in front of Creative Kidstuff.


Creative Kidstuff Concert Series at The Shops at West End  

The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.

St. Louis Park Recreation is partnering this summer with Creative Kidstuff and The Shops at West End to bring you a variety of fun kids’ entertainment this summer. Bring a snack, blanket and your dancing shoes and enjoy some summertime tunes. Afterwards stay and check out the stores and restaurants at The Shops at West End. Performances are held in a non-covered area; we recommend bringing your shades, hat or umbrella in the event of those bright sunny mornings! In the event of inclement weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status.
*Shows vary from 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Wednesdays  10 – 11 a.m.

June 15          Old McDonald had a Banjo
June 22          Tricia & The Toonies
June 29          Ms. Catherine
July 6             Oscars Big Break by A Touch of Magic Ent.
July 13           Kid Power with Rachael
July 20           Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
July 27           Sticks and Tones
Aug. 3            Splatter Sisters
Aug. 10          The Bazillions
Aug. 17          Jack and Kitty



The Minnesota Grape Growers Association Summer Wine Festival

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Come and discover the rapidly growing MN wine industry at the second annual MN Summer Wine Festival and Market. This event takes the best parts of a wine tasting festival and combines them with the best parts of a Farmer’s market. 20 wineries and food vendors will be on hand to not only offer you tastes of great food and wine, but you can also buy bottles of wine and delightful foods right on the spot.

For more details, visit the Minnesota Grape Growers Association website!


Twin Cities Film Fest

October 19th-29th, 2016. For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit the TCFF website.


The Shops at West End brings award-winning restaurant, bar and entertainment concept to the Twin Cities

The Shops at West End is excited to announce the addition of Punch Bowl Social, a leading player in the “eatertainment” movement, to our already eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. Singled out by Nation’s Restaurant News as a Top Breakout Brand in 2015, Punch Bowl Social seamlessly blends an upscale diner-inspired menu and fun, fresh bar offerings with an old school gaming experience.  

Read more …


Cooper News

Starting in January, Vincent Francoual, the famed chef of Vincent A Restaurant, will take over as Culinary Director of Cara Irish Pubs, the company which runs Cooper Pub & Restuarant among others. “And that’s not all, they have plans to bring the legendary Vincent Burger to the various properties—that’s right we are not losing the Vincent burger! It may return as early as the spring of 2016.” Read the full story: http://mspmag.com/Blogs/Dara/December-2015/Shocker-Vincent-Francoual-Becoming-Culinary-Direct/