Going Out

Sara Duffy

Sara Duffy is a travel enthusiast and owner of SRD International, a luxury travel concierge business with offices in Minnesota and California.

Cindy Berset and her daughters Kelsey and Ashley are busy businesswomen. After opening their successful sports bar, The Suburban, in Excelsior, they dreamed of opening a shop that offered women’s streetwear and sneakers.

This annual summer gala was a celebration of the Zoo and Conservatory.

Rival House in downtown Saint Paul isn’t just any sports bar. In fact, it’s not really a sports bar at all, says Brian Schmechel, general manager of the DoubleTree hotel.

The 2015 St. Jude Theatre of Dreams fundraising event celebrated families and the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Guests enjoyed a premier production of The Little Mermaid.

ClearCause hosted its fourth annual Around the World benefit to further its mission to help save lives and protect American students who are studying abroad. The benefit was held in June at Carlson Towers’ Rotunda.

In July, the St. Paul RiverCentre rolled out the red carpet for the annual Starkey Foundation gala.

The Wabasha Street Caves were home to a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, the legality of liquor has changed but the music has stayed the same, thanks in part to the efforts of Beasley’s Big Band.

In July, Insight Brewing hosted Sharing America’s Marrow (SAM) with live music by Orono musician Steve Noonan. SAM is a cross-country venture working to enroll bone marrow donors in hopes of finding a match for those in need.

The Orono Foundation for Education has raised more than $4 million for Orono Public Schools since its launch. In April, supporters gathered at Wayzata Country Club for the foundation’s annual gala.

The holiday season is all about bringing people together, and for the last nine years, downtown Excelsior has done just that with their Christkindlsmarkt festival the weekend after Thanksgiving.