Tour de Tonka and Tanqueray: Your Weekend Best Bets

Make the most of your weekend with these sizzling summer events.

Each week, we'll bring you five Best Bets to make sure your summer weekend isn't wasted.

Glamorama 2012

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
  • Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Fashionistas will not want to miss Macy's Glamorama, one of the hottest fashion events of the summer. Celebrating its 21st year, the event takes a look at what's to come for fall with a high-energy runway show featuring looks by Bar III, Donna Karan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Sean John, and others. Guests will also enjoy musical performances by R&B artist Robin Thicke and YouTube sensations Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin. Oh, and then there's the party afterward...

  • , 6901 Lyndale Ave. S. Richfield, MN
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4

Come celebrate the 160th birthday of Richfield's first homestead, the Bartholomew House. The event is completely free and features games, music, tours of the house, treats and other hands-on activities.

, the annual Minnetonka Community Education multi-distanced bicycle ride through Lake Minnetonka communities for cyclists of all ages, promotes and celebrates healthy lifestyles, friendship, teamwork and recreation through the collaboration of cities, sponsors, local charities and hundreds of volunteers. This year's ride takes place on Saturday, Aug. 4.

There are five different routes for riders of all abilities: 16, 26, 43, 77 and 100 miles. All races begin and end at  Click here to register online.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 1:30 p.m. 
  • , Shakopee

The second annual Fillies Race for Hope, a day of horse racing and fundraising to benefit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation and Pay It Forward Fund, will feature 10 races exclusively for fillies and mares. This day of horses and hope includes four stakes races with the feature being the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Stakes. Several hundred breast cancer survivors and their families will be honored and those attending are encouraged to wear pink, don their best hat for a contest and enjoy a Lady Slipper Smash – the event’s signature cocktail.

Free Tanqueray Tasting - Stop in and try it with Tonic, orange juice or grapefruit juice.

Tanqueray Gin is crafted using high-quality grains, pure water, select juniper berries and a special recipe of botanicals then quadruple distilled, see why this is the one of the world's best-selling gins.


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