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Crayfish, Little Mekong And Har Mar Superstar This Weekend

Celebrate the last official month of summer vacation

Hit Red Cow for First Thursday fun tonight.
Hit Red Cow for First Thursday fun tonight.
Katie Cannon

Thursday, August 6th

Lavender’s First Thursday

Red Cow North Loop will be hosting Lavender’s free summer social. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and samples of Ketel One cocktails and register to win fabulous prizes, including tickets to Abbacadabra at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

Friday, August 7th

No passport needed

On August 7th and 8th from 4pm-midnight, Western Avenue in St. Paul will be transformed into a Southeast Asian street market. Little Mekong Night Market will return for a second year with exciting and exotic dishes, merchandise, cultural performances and artist-led activities. The Night Market is an effort to promote The Little Mekong District of St. Paul.

Irish for a day, or three

Jameson burger anyone? Partake in Irish fare like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie and corned beef sandwiches at the country’s largest free Irish Fair at Harriet Island. There will also be tons of music, Irish dancing, cultural demonstrations and more. Did we mention the Guinness pulled pork?

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Celebrate the mud bugs with Smack Shack. Photo by Joy Summers

Saturday, August 8th

All you can eat crayfish

Smack Shack, the closest we get to an honest-to-goodness lobstah roll around these parts, is hosting an all-you-can-eat Louisiana style crayfish boil. But that’s not all. It’s also an all-you-can-drink hurricanes and beer fest. And music from Bruce McCabe, Martin Zeller and the Hardways and more! And a crawfish eating contest! Well that’s just cray cray Sorry.

Tickets are $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door.

Pizza for everyone

The 12th annual Pizza Luce Block Party will feature bands like Har Mar Superstar and Dillinger Four, along with slices of pizza, brats (even vegan ones), tons of Summit beer and Izzy’s ice cream. Calories don’t count in August, people.

Sunday, August 9th

More Har Mar

Can’t get enough Har Mar Superstar? Ease away Sunday morning’s hangover with drink and food specials at the Turf Club. They have a spiffy new kitchen and a heck of a brunch spread. The stuffed and smothered hash browns are sure to cure all your ills. Plus, there are giveaways and a Har Mar Superstar DJ set.

Party in the ‘burbs

Craft Beer and Kitchen in Woodbury celebrates their one-year anniversary with craft beer (see what they did there?), domestic tall boys, and grilled dishes. There will be a bounce house and dunk tank for the kids and live music from bands War Poets and G.B. Leighton for everyone.

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