When/Where: 7 p.m. on Friday at
Why Go: There are only a few places where you can hear live music in Eagan, and there is only one place in Eagan where you can hear live music while enjoying fabulous wines, French pastries, and authentic French Cuisine. On Friday, Pardon My French will host WindWood—Chris Kachian on guitar and Conrad Miska on flute and saxophone.
Cost: No cover charge.
When/Where: 11 a.m. on Saturday at in Eagan.
Why Go: Meet Tate Hallaway, author of the Vampire Princess series, and do something good for your community—donate blood. A drawing will be held for autographed copies of Hallaway's latest book. Donating blood is optional; donors must be age 17 and older.
- South of the River Wedding Expo
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Nicollet Inn in Burnsville.
Why Go: Held on Sunday, the second annual South of the River Wedding Expo will feature Morgan's on Nicollet, Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment, James Ramsay Photography, Sitting Pretty and Couture Sonelle. The expo will also have a fashion show at 1:30 p.m., a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a live auction at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Participants can RSVP on Facebook for free entry.
- Make a Mug for Empty Bowls
When/Where: Studio hours at are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Why Go: Come into Color Me Mine during any studio hours now through February and have fun while helping prepare for the third Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers! Donate $5 and paint a one-of-a-kind soup mug that will be contributed to the Empty Bowls event.
Cost: $5 donation.
- Go Ice Skating In Eagan
When/Where: Nearly all of the city's rinks are open until 8 p.m., depending on the weather. For locations, click here.
Why Go: After struggling to keep its outdoor rinks frozen this year, the city has finally opened all of its outdoor rinks to the public. Check out the city's "Class A" rinks, which all have staffed shelters, hockey rinks and pleasure rinks.
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