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Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Tapestry Website
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Contra Dances: Saturday, 7:30 - 11 pm

January 19 - Caller: Robin Nelson

June 22 - Caller: David Kirchner

* All dates = Full Band unless noted:
Robin, Nick, Mike & Pierre

Beginner walk-through lesson 7:30-8pm. Live music from 8-11pm!

Admission cost Cost: $12 general / $10 members / $7 students; 8 & under free with a paying adult.

What is Contra Dance?

In a contra dance, a leader known as a Caller teaches for 30 minutes before the dance begins. During this introductory “walk-through” period, participants learn the dance by walking through the steps and formations, following the caller’s instructions.

The dance figures are similar to those of Old-time square dancing except the figures are made up of lines of leaders and followers facing each other. These dances are lively social, easy to learn, and aerobic. Although you will dance with a partner, it isn’t necessary to come with one. All dances are taught and are usually done in “long-way sets” (partners facing in long lines down the hall). Many of the regular Tapestry contra bands play Old-time music (similar to bluegrass), but the music on any given Saturday contra may reflect music traditions from New England, French Canadian, Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and modern compositions.


Minnesota Garlic Festival
McLeod County Fairgrounds,
Hutchinson, MN

Adults: $5
Kids Under 12: Free
$1 Parking per vehicle
No Pets Please

Garlic Festival Website
Festival Entertainment Page


Festival Sampler


August 10 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

LOTM Schedule Details: 11 am - 4 pm:

We'll be located "near the beer", and functioning as the "house band" this year, playing multiple sets throughout the day!

* Nick, Mike & Pierre trio.

Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games…and lots of GARLIC – all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota.


Mill City Farmers Market
704 2nd Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55401

Mill City Market Website


June 22, (Saturday), 11 am - 1 pm

* Nick, Mike & Pierre trio.

This is a great market to explore and graze... see you there..!


Maple Grove Farmers Market
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN  55369

* Market will be held in the Maple Grove Community Center parking lot.

Market Website


July 25 (Thursday), 4 - 7 pm

* Nick, Mike & Pierre trio.

Nourishing the Community since 2004

Enjoy your fresh food shopping with a wide array of vendor grown produce and specialty items as well as live entertainment and special programming for all ages.  Please join us! The Maple Grove Farmers Market is a highly anticipated tradition in the community and northwest metro area.


Private Events:

Weddings & Celebrations

Somewhere in the greater midwest... Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter bookings are in the works.


Stay tuned for newly posted dates...

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