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Tattoo TV Stars in Minneapolis This Weekend: Regional Weekender

Three things to do in the Twin Cities area include a chance to tinker and make Hawaiian leis, and an art exhibit about the 45th Parallel.

Credit: Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention
Credit: Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention

Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention

Tattoo artists from “Ink Master,” “LA Ink,” “Best Ink” and “NY Ink” will be at the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. The event will run from 2 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 10; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 11; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. The convention cost is $20 per day or $40 for the weekend, with children under 12 free. The Hyatt Regency is located at 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

Earl Bakken’s 90th Birthday Party for Second Saturday

The Bakken Museum will celebrate the 90th birthday of Earl Bakken, founder of Medtronic, during the free Second Saturday. “To celebrate Earl's love of tinkering, The Bakken has partnered with Hennepin County to hold a Fix-It Clinic that day in our classrooms,” according to the museum website. During the Fix-It Clinic, “residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items.” Children can look at Bakken’s books and artifacts, make Hawaiian leis (he lives in Hawaii) and participate in other projects. The party will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis.

45th Parallel Exhibition at The Phipps Center for the Arts

Forty-eight artists will exhibit their interpretation of the 45th parallel at The Phipps Center for the Arts, starting on Friday, Jan. 10. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. The exhibit will be at the Center until Feb. 9. The Phipps Center for the Arts is located at 109 Locust St., Hudson, WI.

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