Un-dogging the Dog Days

Thanks to our great city, there's no excuse not to enjoy free entertainment outdoors this month.

Let's face it: This oppressive heat is draining our energies. But there's hope: Not only are the weather people predicting a break in the humidity and temps closer to the average for this time of year, which naturally encourage us to step once again from our AC and into the glorious Minnesota weather, but there are fun reasons to hang out in Plymouth's public spaces to boot.Yesterday, the city's parks and recreation department announced FREE “Entertainment in the Parks,” a series of mostly concerts but also a few shows and other events throughout the summer. Here's what the rest of July looks like: ·        7 p.m. July 17, Water Ski Show, Parkers Lake Stage (County Road 6 and Niagara Lane) ·        7 p.m. July 18, BBB Orchestra, Hilde Amphitheater (3450 Plymouth Blvd.) ·        7 p.m. July 22, Kavanessence, Hilde Small Stage ·        7 p.m. July 23, Dirty Shorts Brass Band, Parkers Lake Stage ·        11 a.m. July 24, Kids Koncert: Zinghoppers, Parkers Lake Stage ·        Sunset, July 24, Movie at the Hilde: Monsters Inc. ·        7 p.m. July 25, Brio Brass, Hilde Amphitheater ·        7 p.m. July 29, Monarch, Hilde Small Stage ·        7 p.m. July 30, Bethany Larson & The Bees Knees, Parkers Lake Stage ·        Sunset, July 31, Movie at the Hilde: Karate KidWe've got the great folks at Country Financial, Step By Step Montessori and Partners in Pediatrics to thank, in addition to city staff, for sponsoring the events. Learn more at plymouthmn.gov.