Get Out: Valentine's Open House, Home & Garden Expo And More

Not sure what to do once the work week is over? Here are some ideas.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to your rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants to explore.


Where/When: IX Center, Today, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Why Go: With over 600 retailers, learn from home experts, stroll through feature gardens and tour the custom-built model homes. You might even find inspiration for your own home or garden.

Pricing: $14 Box Office Adults; $11 Online Adult Admission; $10 Seniors 65+ (Mon.-Thurs. only); $9 Group Tickets; $5 Children 6-12 years; Free Children under 5.


Where/When: , Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy an afternoon of tours, crafts and refreshments.

Pricing: Free.


Where/When: , Friday, 6-9 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy an evening of food, fun games, swimming and crafts and more, with your family.

Pricing: Free to anyone with a family membership. $5 for all other members of the YMCA.


Where/When: , Saturday, 8 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy an evening with Noman Soul and free love fortunes by Miss Mary Ann Reiger.

Pricing: Free, does not include food or drinks.


Where/When: , Sunday, 9 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy an evening out with the sounds of Colin Dussault and The Blues Project.

Pricing: Free, food and drinks not included.

And still you want more? Check out our family-friendly refreshed every Wednesday.

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So share your goodness in our comment box below.


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