Leighton's List

Week of May 18, 2022


A compilation of ideas, trends or fun things happening in the Twin Cities this week. Check back here each week to be inspired.


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Moulin Rouge! - Orpheum Theatre 5/18-6/5

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular, spectacular … welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award®-nominee Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and — above all — love. With a book by Tony Award®-winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy Award®-nominee Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

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Marino's Deli - Northeast Minneapolis Since 1985

Great stop after Art-A-Whirl. This is a Northeast Minneapolis classic. I recently bought a pan of lasagna for a friend who had a loss in her life. She raved about the freshness of the lasagna. Stop by and try their Italian sandwich. A full service deli, serving meals for dine in or take out, deli trays for all occasions, box lunches, and of course all of the food we serve has been made available for you to prepare in your home. Ralph, along with his sister Michelle and the other employees of Marino's Deli, will continue the tradition by serving you the same quality foods in the same conscientious and courteous manner in which Nana Marino began doing some 50 years ago.

Check out the Menu Here

Art-A-Whirl Weekend - May 20-22

Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country, which happens annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis the third weekend of May.

Over 1,000 NEMAA member artists, galleries, and businesses participate across all of Northeast Minneapolis at over 60 locations. Art-A-Whirl is a fantastic way to connect with artists in their own spaces, enjoy demonstrations and interactive activities, listen to live music, and enjoy local restaurants and breweries. Art-A-Whirl is free and open to the public.

More Information Here

Wood Lake Nature Center - Richfield

An oasis in our own backyard. Wood Lake has over two miles of crushed limestone walking trails, floating boardwalk, and groomed cross-country ski trails (weather-permitting). Check out their Things To Do page to find out all the fun things there is to do during your visit at Wood Lake!

More Information Here

14 Ways to Get Curb Appeal for Less Than $100

First impressions matter. Enhance your front yard so people will stop and stare at the first glance. The good thing is, it doesn't have to cost a fortune. I love the rocking chairs on the porch. It gives the home such a cozy welcoming vibe. And paint the front door. It's an easy and cost effective way to add a pop of color and draw the eye in to the front of your home.

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