Can’t-Miss Calendar

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Sept. 12–Feb. 14

The Church Basement Ladies

The Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, You Smell Barn celebrates rural life in the 1950’s.

When: Sept. 12–Feb. 14

Where: Ames Center Black Box Theatre, Burnsville

Cost: $32 -$42

Info: ames-center.com/church-basement-ladies.html


Sept. 15–Oct. 21

Little Women

Little Women

The Jungle Theater opens its 2018-19 Season with its first-ever commission: The world premiere of Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The production coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women, “the groundbreaking novel that changed everything.”

When: Sept. 15–Oct. 21

Where: Jungle Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $40–$50

Info: jungletheater.com/littlewomen/


Sept. 20

Cantus

Cantus presents Cantus and Lorelei in Concert

Join Cantus and Lorelei for a one-night-only collaboration that brings together two of the country’s leading vocal ensembles. Building on the success of Cantus’ recent collaborative concerts with Chanticleer and Sweet Honey in the Rock, this partnership with Lorelei showcases the very best in vocal chamber music.

When: Sept. 20

Where: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul

Cost: $33–$58

Info: ordway.org


Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20

St. Paul Union Depot

Shopcicle

Shopcicle, a monthly social-hour pop-up marketplace, will take place in the Head House on the third Thursday of the month from 3:00-8:30 p.m. Union Depot Bar & Grill, the new restaurant at Union Depot, will participate by offering its Happy Hour menu through the entire event, and the restaurant’s mixologist will craft a Shopcicle specialty cocktail that will be featured during the marketplace. Guests will have the opportunity to shop an array of beautiful, unique brands, and support local makers and the event charitable partner, The Arc Minnesota, while enjoying a bite and sip at the popular restaurant.

When: Sept. 20: Emerging Products and Brands, Oct. 18: Food and Beverage Makers, Nov. 15: Women Artisans, Dec. 20: Philanthropic Craftspeople

Where: Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: shopciclemn.com


Sept. 20–22

Junk Bonanza Vintage Market Fall Show

Junk Bonanza Vintage Market Fall Show

Best-of shopping experience indoors at Canterbury Park unites purveyors and fans of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, architectural salvage and artisan-repurposed and upcycled goods for you and your home. More than 150 hand-picked vendors.

When: Sept. 20–22

Where: Canterbury Park, Shakopee

Cost: $10 admission at the door; cash and checks only. ATMs on site. $25 Early Bird bought online ($30 at door)

Info: junkbonanza.com


Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Knitting

Knitting for Good

Love to knit (or crochet, or quilt or sew)? Love a good cause? Our drop-in group will allow you to bring your creative talents to support good causes, such as hats for premature babies and welcome blankets. All skill levels are welcome, and please bring your projects to this group.

When: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Where: Shoreview Library

Cost: FREE

Info: rclreads.org


Sept. 21

Silverwood Park

Make and Mingle: North

Welcome the fall equinox with creative activities inspired by a northern theme. Make art, discover with naturalists and local artisans, enjoy food and drink, participate in outdoor activities and recreation, and celebrate the best of the season through this unique event. Ages: 21+.

When: Sept. 21

Where: Silverwood Park, St. Anthony

Cost: $15

Info: threeriversparks.org/location/silverwood-park/


Sept. 21–Oct. 13

Life Goes On

Life Goes On

A moving new musical about the power of connection, remembering and legacy. A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A heartening reminder that even though we can’t prepare for much of what life throws at us, at least we’re not alone.

When: Sept. 21–Oct. 13

Where: Art House North, 793 Armstrong Ave W, St Paul

Cost: $22–$27

Info: bucketbrigadetheater.com


Sept. 21

AARP rocks

Rock and Soul with AARP

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Steve Miller Band have been thrilling audiences for over 50 years with hit songs that have dominated radio through today. Grammy-winner India.Arie brings her neo-soul style of music that was shaped growing up with a love of all the late ’70s music, including Steve Miller Band. Net proceeds from the concert will go to benefit AARP Foundation Experience Corps.

When: Sept. 21

Where: The Armory, Minneapolis

Cost: From $30

Info: aarp.org


Sept. 21–22

RICE COUNTY PIECEMAKERS' "FALL SPLENDOR QUILT SHOW"

Rice County Piecemakers’ Fall Splendor Quilt Show

Quilt show with over 200 quilts, a quilt raffle, a small quilt auction, a bazaar, vendors, bed turning, door prizes and a lunch stand by the Church Ladies.

When: Sept. 21–22

Where: The Historic Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault

Cost: Admission: $5 Lunch: $10

Info: members.faribaultmn.org/events/details/fall-splendar-quilt-show-16167


Sept. 21–22

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag Celebrates 20 Years

The largest nyckelharpa-based group in the U.S. celebrates their 20th anniversary with a weekend of activity including a Friday bus tour to the Landmark Center in St. Paul to see the Nordic Bowed String Instruments exhibit, have lunch and then go on a guided walking tour of Swede Hollow. On Saturday, the festivities continue at American Swedish Institute with pop-up performances, a chance to try an instrument from 2-3 p.m., and a celebratory concert and reception at 3:30 p.m., included in Museum admission.

When: Sept. 21–22

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul; American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: Friday: $10.00 – advance registration required; Saturday: Free with ASI museum admission

Info: tcnyckelharpalag.org/events.html


Sept. 21–22

Ananya Dance Theater

Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds

A 90-minute dance without intermission, the work is the fifth in Ananya Dance Company’s five-year series on the theme “Work Women Do.” Shaatranga (which means “seven colors” in Bangla and is pronounced “SHA-trong-uh”) asks the question, “How do we show up for each other?” and suggests that global women who engage in world-making are refusing to be seen in only blue/indigo – the pain, sorrow, and defeat that has historically framed them. Instead, they share their multifaceted stories that express not only their pain, but their joys, laughter, and the work they do, that goes largely unrecognized, to create positive force in their communities and the world.

When: Sept. 21–22

Where: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Cost: $19-$29 (discounts for students, seniors, military, MPR, TPT, groups)

Info: theoshaughnessy.com


Through Sept. 22

Candace Barrett and Raye Birk

The Gin Game

The Gin Game is known for being a sturdy stage vehicle to showcase two veteran actors “of a certain age.” So, it goes with Twin Cities theater favorites Candace Barrett and Raye Birk who star in Sidekick Theatre’s production. A long-married pair in real life, Barrett and Birk have appeared (individually and together) in more than 150 shows over the course of 45 years. With The Gin Game, they tackle an intense two-hander about a man and a woman grappling with their twilight years.

When: Sept. 7–22

Where: The Ives Auditorium, Bloomington

Cost: $25–$36

Infosidekicktheatre.com


Sept. 22

Apples

Kitchen Capers: Apples

In this hands-on workshop, sample a variety of different apples from Minnesota and beyond and discover which apples work best in different recipes. Kitchen Capers is a new lighthearted and playful workshop series for adults that features changing seasonal ingredients. Participants will experiment with cooking techniques, flexible ingredient uses, sample a variety of dishes, and take home recipes. Workshops take place in the visitor center’s Learning Kitchen.

When: Sept. 22

Where: Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River

Cost: $30/MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/5985


Through Sept. 23

Roadside Attractions featuring artist Patty Voje

Roadside Attractions featuring artist Patty Voje

As a transplant city dweller yearning for the open spaces and nostalgic moments of a childhood spent on a farm, Patty Voje enjoys driving through the ever depleting countryside in search of rolling hills, farm animals and woodlands. Here she finds and revels in the subject matter for her lush paintings done in the alla prima style — a painterly approach that uses large brushes loaded in with paint.

When: Aug. 9–Sept. 23

Where: Artistry Theater and Visual Arts, Bloomington

Cost: FREE

Infoartistrymn.org


Through Sept. 25

Senior Exercise

St. Anthony Park Area Seniors Free Exercise Program

Enjoy fun, gentle exercises for adults, led by a qualified instructor.

When: August 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, Sept. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25

Where: Saint Anthony Park Library, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infosppl.bibliocommons.com


Sept. 27

Victorian pet

Pets in the Victorian Era

Have a drink at the Ramsey House and learn about beloved family pets in the Victorian home. Hear about Ramsey family pets and how the unbreakable bonds between pet and owner were nurtured in the late 1800s and shaped the way families think about pets today. This program is offered at 5:30 and 8:30 pm and is for age 21 and up. Admission includes two drinks, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle in the mansion.

When: Sept. 27

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $26/MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/6155


Sept. 28

Angels and Madams illustration

Angels & Madams

In 1881, residents of St. Paul’s fashionable Irvine Park neighborhood formed a committee to rid their district of vice. St. Paul’s not-so-hidden red-light district was a source of concern for residents, reformers, and city officials alike. This program uses newspaper accounts and court records to explore the secrets of the capital city. Were madams like Nina Clifford and Maggie Morse simply running businesses or, as reformers claimed, ruining lives and the soul of a city? This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.

When: Sept. 28

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/6159


Sept. 29

Northfield Poetry Festival

Northfield Poetry Festival

The 2018 Northfield Poetry Festival will include a morning poetry reading for children (elementary school age) at Content Bookstore, an afternoon poetry event at the Northfield Public Library, and an evening poetry contest and reading at Imminent Brewing.

When: Sept. 29

Where: Downtown Northfield

Cost: FREE

Infovisitingnorthfield.com


Through Sept. 29

Newsies

Newsies

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality. Content Statement: Disney’s Newsies will be enjoyed best by children age 7 and above. The production contains some minor adult language and short fight sequences similar to a PG film.

When: Through Sept. 29

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Main Stage

Cost: $51–$91

Infochanhassendt.com


Sept. 29

CARS AND CAVES FOR CHARITY SHOW

Cars and Caves for Charity Show

View some of the coolest cars from classics and muscle to antiques, street rods and exotics. Tour some mind blowing luxury man cave garages. Take your family pic by a replica Batmobile or Scooby Doo van! Free admission, charity donations encouraged.

When: Sept. 29

Where: Chanhassen Autoplex

Cost: FREE

Infochanhassenautoplex.com


Sept. 29

Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing

Sheldon Theatre Grand Re-Opening

Red Wing’s beloved Sheldon Theatre, closed from May-September 2018, opens at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 with a community procession and re-dedication ceremony featuring Don Shelby, legendary Minnesota broadcast journalist, who will serve as emcee. The free re-dedication event includes music, fanfare, vehicles from the 115-year history of the venue, refreshments and a look inside the meticulous renovation of the southeast Minnesota cultural treasure. For ticket holders, the inaugural concert by The Revolution follows at 7:30.

When: Sept. 29

Where: Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing

Cost: The ceremony is FREE; Seeing the Revolution at 7:30 is $50–$75; $150 VIP

Infosheldontheatre.org


Sept. 29–30

Stillwater Flea & Crafter's Market

Stillwater Flea and Crafter’s Market

Make a day of it in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley and check out over 100 unique vendors, local crafters, food trucks, music and more.

When: Sept. 29–30

Where: Washington County Fairgrounds, Stillwater

Cost: FREE

Infowww.rsgdevelopment.com


Sept. 7–30

Wait Until Dark
Photo by Bob Suh

Wait Until Dark

Alone, blind, and threatened by criminals in her apartment, Susan (played by Heather Burmeister) is vulnerable — but she’s no victim.

When: Sept. 7–30

Where: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis

Cost$22senior citizens (age 62+) pay $18; not valid on Saturdays.

Infotheatreintheround.org


Oct. 1–3

Joan Price

Workshops on Sex and Aging

Joan Price calls herself an advocate for ageless sexuality. She has been called other things by the media: “senior sexpert” and—her favorite—”wrinkly sex kitten.” Oct. 1: 7 Steps to Reclaiming Your Sexual Pleasure. Oct. 2: Great Sex Without Penetration. Oct. 3: How the Heck Do I Date at this Age? Sign up for one workshop or all. Events are non-explicit and non-sexual. That means that although the content includes information about sex, no sexual activity takes place. All demonstrations and other learning tools, images and props are of an educational nature.

When: Oct. 1–3

Where: Smitten Kitten, Uptown Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Infosmittenkittenonline.com


Oct. 2

Senior Stroll Como Zoo and Conservatory

Senior Stroll

Senior Strolls take place on the first Tuesday of every month from 9am-10am. This is a special time set aside for just for our 55-and-up aged friends. Each month will feature an opportunity to visit a part of the Zoo or Conservatory for a leisurely walk before the crowds as well as special activities and guests. This event is a great opportunity for Seniors to enjoy a free event that encourages being active and social with some adult learning to spice it up.

When: Oct. 2

Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infocomozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/


Oct. 2

Spark! Tour for People with Memory Loss: Summer on Summit

A Wedding at the Hill House

Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Each themed tour highlights three rooms in the James J. Hill House. Tours are offered the first Tuesday of every month.

When: Oct. 2

Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Cost: FREE, but registration required

Infomnhs.org/event/5085


Oct. 3

Charlie Maguire

Charlie Maguire

Come see Minnesota’s own Charlie Maguire at the Robert Trail Library. Charlie sings and writes songs about Minnesota. If it’s about the places, the weather, the work, the stories or the heroes of the last 150 years Charlie Maguire probably has a song about it. Do not miss this opportunity to see a Minnesota original.

When: Oct. 3

Where: Rosemount Library

Cost: FREE

Infowww.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries


Oct. 4

Concussion brain injury

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota Exhibit Opening Reception

Join us for an opening reception celebrating “Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota,” an exhibit that explores the effects of living with brain injury, on display Oct. 4-Nov. 29 in Cargill Hall. In March 2016, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance began the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project – a statewide community-based art project that enlisted the participation of over 1,000 individuals living with the effects of brain injury. Unmasking allowed individuals affected by brain injury to design masks that communicated their unique perspectives and altered outlooks.

When: Oct. 4

Where: Minneapolis Central Library

Cost: FREE

Infohclib.bibliocommons.com


Oct. 4–Nov. 15

Radio Gals

Radio Gals

Set in the 1920’s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with her “all-girl” orchestra, “The Hazelnuts,” as radio WGAL. What comes over the local airwaves is an array of hilarious toe-tapping songs.

When: Oct. 4–Nov. 15

Where: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Cost: $27–$36

Infomasonicheritagecenter.org


Oct. 5–6

Textile Garage Sale Pop Up

Textile Garage Sale Pop Up

The annual fall Garage Sale Pop Up is a shopping paradise for artists, crafters, church groups, guilds doing charity work, and bargain hunters. Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, and tools, creating an auditorium full of fiber finds.  These treasures are then resold at garage sale prices to you.  Donations are tax deductible, and it all benefits Textile Center’s programs.  Friday’s Preview Sale gets you first crack at the merchandise.

When: Oct. 5–6

Where: Textile Center, Minneapolis

Cost: Oct. 5: $15/$10 member in advance, $20 at the door; Oct. 6: $1

Infotextilecentermn.org/garage-sale-pop-up/


Oct. 5

Manual Cinema — “The End of TV”

The End of TV by Chicago-based Manual Cinema

Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design and live music, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveness, ingenuity and theatricality. Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s and told through a collection of original 70s R&B-inspired art pop songs, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the increasingly constant barrage of commercial images and advertising white-noise.

When: Oct. 5

Where: The O’Shaughnessy Theater, St. Paul

Cost: $5–$28

Infooshag.stkate.edu


Oct. 5–6

Lucille's Vintage Market

Lucille’s Vintage Market

Lucille’s Market showcases more than 75 curated vendors offering all things vintage, antique, refreshed, salvaged, crafted by hand and created with love.  Vendors will also be selling furniture, soft goods, clothing, jewelry, food and drink, fresh floral, fruits of the fall bounty and more.

When: Oct. 5–6

Where: Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, Columbus

Cost: $5 at the door, children 12 and under are free

Infolucillesvintagemarket.com


Oct. 5–6

Health & Fitness Expo

Health & Fitness Expo

Explore more than 100 vendors with the latest in running and fitness gear. While you’re there, learn more about the most recent equipment and nutrition tips. Bring friends and family along to enjoy this free and public event! Stock up on exclusive marathon gear at the official Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Merchandise Store including Brooks® technical gear, posters, apparel, novelty items and more! Shop early for the best selection.

When: Oct. 5–6

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre

Cost: FREE

Inforivercentre.org


Oct. 6

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Fall Flower Show Opening Day

While many Minnesota gardens are winding down for the winter season, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be in full bloom! The Fall Flower Show always features a variety of chrysanthemums.

When: Oct. 6

Where: Como Conservatory, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infocomozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/


Oct. 6

Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

Islam 101 Talk with Jaylani Hussein

Get to know Islam, the religion practiced by Minnesota Muslims. Test your knowledge of Islam and enjoy an in-depth exploration of the Muslim faith, the varied ways Muslims practice their beliefs, and the diversity and vibrancy of Muslim communities around the world, around the nation, and in Minnesota. This program is led by Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

When: Oct. 6

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infomnhs.org/event/6390


Oct. 6

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice.  Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums.

When: Oct. 6

Where: State Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $65–$125

Infohennepintheatretrust.org/events


Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

Minneapolis Brewery Bus Tour

Minneapolis Brewery Bus Tour

Take a guided bus tour of the historic and present-day brewing industry in Minneapolis. A Mill City Museum guide will explore brewing history and introduce guests to three local breweries that use energy-efficient processes to craft a variety of beers. Samples are included. This tour is offered in partnership with Xcel Energy and is for ages 21 and up.

When: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

Where: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Cost: $35/MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/6306


Oct. 7

sketching human form

Workshop: Sketching the Human Form

We all see and express the human form differently; there is no ‘right way’ to draw. There will be a live model, and accepting all skill levels, but space is limited to 20.

When: Oct. 7

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE, but you must make a reservation.

Infolandmarkcenter.org


Oct. 8

Hill House Chamber Players

Hill House Chamber Players Concert

Enjoy a concert by the Hill House Chamber Players performed in the intimate setting of the James J. Hill House art gallery. The 2018-2019 season’s theme, “Trio Masterworks,” is a celebration and exploration of the diverse repertoire for combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello, and clarinet. Repertoire for organ and strings will also be included to celebrate the restoration of the 1891 Hill House pipe organ.

When: Oct. 8

Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Cost: $23 adults, $12 students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6292


Oct. 12–Nov. 11

Oleanna

Oleanna

Oleanna is a seething investigation of political correctness during a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. This dramatic play was written by Pulitzer-winning playwright, David Mamet, and stars Tara Lucchino and Paul Somers.

When: Oct. 12–Nov. 11

Where: Matchbox Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for seniors and students

Infothematchboxtheater.com


Oct. 12

Victorian Superstitions

Victorian Superstitions

Superstitions were a part of Victorian society from wedding cakes and dating customs to death and mourning rituals. Explore the mysterious world of Victorian superstitions in this guided tour. Hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals and play Victorian fortune telling games in the parlor. Discover how and why superstitions captivated the Victorian imagination. This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.

When: Oct. 12

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6163


Oct. 12

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

The Australian Pink Floyd Show – Time 2018

Selling 5 million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide; played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright.

When: Oct. 12

Where: State Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $51.50 to $61.50

Info: hennepintheatretrust.org/events


Oct. 13

Twin Cities Book Festival

Twin Cities Book Festival

This day-long festival presents internationally renowned visiting authors, local literary heroes, activities for kids, plus a giant book fair which offers both a snapshot of the publishing scene and great deals on books (new and used), magazines, book art, and more. Between 6,000 and 7,000 people have attended this one-day event in recent years. 

When: Oct. 13

Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: FREE

Inforaintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/


Oct. 13–14

Red Wing Art Festival

Red Wing Art Festival

Celebrating its 52nd year, the Red Wing Arts Festival draws over 16,000 visitors to the heart of downtown Red Wing at the peak of the fall color season each October. One hundred juried artists help maintain the Festival’s reputation for quality and a diversity of artistic mediums. Along with the artist-vendors, you can enjoy musicians on the main stage, a children’s area and a variety of food trucks.

When: Oct. 13–14

Where: Red Wing Arts at the Depot, Red Wing

Cost: FREE

Inforedwingarts.org


Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8

TPT Studios

TPT Tours

You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at newly re-designed TPT Studios including the Almanac Set and our re-designed Street Space. You’ll also learn about the history of TPT and how we went from a small university TV station to one of the foremost PBS affiliates in the country! The maximum attendance for each tour is 15 guests. You are welcome to sign up individually or reserve all fifteen spots for your group.

When: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8

Where: TPT Studios, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infoeventbrite.com/e/tpt-tours-tickets-41350774279


Through Oct. 13

Beehive, the '60s Musical

Beehive, the ’60s Musical

Seven young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade look back on a host of issues, ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation, through a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era.

When: June 29–Oct. 13

Where: The Old Log Theater, Excelsior

Cost: $35

Infotextilecentermn.org/garage-sale-pop-up/


Oct. 15

Sally Awards

26th Annual Sally Awards

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts invites you and your guests to an evening dedicated to celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of local artists, educators, and community leaders who seek to strengthen and enrich the Minnesota stage with their commitment to the arts and arts learning. This evening is free, open to the public, and children are welcome.

When: Oct. 15

Where: Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infoordway.org


Oct. 17–18

Master of Illusion Live Performance

Master of Illusion Live Performance

It had never been done before; London, December 1920: a small-time magician stood on the stage of St. George’s Hall in front of a handful of influential booking agents. The magician, P. T. Selbit, carefully tied an assistant into a pine box, methodically sectioned the box with sheets of glass and steel, paused, and then picked up a lumbering saw and tore through the center of the box, sawing the woman in half and ensuring his fame in the process. For two nights only, the James J. Hill House will present, live, the ultimate of illusions: the Selbit Sawing. This program starts at 7, 8, and 9 pm and is suitable for ages 18 and up.

When: Oct. 17–18

Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Cost: $20 adults, $18 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6286


Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27

Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour

Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour

Join a one-hour guided tour of the restored Capitol through the shadowy rotunda, hallways, and chambers, lit with original early 1900s lighting. Visitors will encounter historical “spirits,” including a night watchman, Civil War veteran, a woman suffragist, and more, who will tell stories of the Capitol’s early history. This tour is appropriate for age 7 and up.
When: Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27

Where: Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $12 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/5457


Oct. 19

Bakken Museum

Evenings at The Bakken Museum: Fact, Fiction, Fringe

Explore rarely seen artifacts from the museum’s collections and experiment on the fringes of science. Follow the footsteps of innovators throughout history with interactive activities and presentations, and decide for yourself what is fact, fiction, or somewhere in between.

When: Oct. 19

Where: The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis

Cost: $12

Info: eventbrite.com


Oct. 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, Nov. 4

Cantus

Cantus: Alone Together

To open its 24th season, the acclaimed men’s vocal ensemble Cantus presents Alone Together, exploring the struggle to build meaningful connections in a world that has never been more connected. The highlight will be a new commission by Minnesota’s own Libby Larsen, one of the nation’s most performed living composers.

When: Oct. 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, Nov. 4

Where: Oct. 19: MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Oct. 21: Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, Oct. 25: Colonial Church of Edina, Oct. 26: Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, Oct. 27: Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Nov. 4: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

Cost: $10–$43

Info: cantussings.org


Oct. 21

Spark! Baking for Memory Loss

Spark! Baking Workshop for People with Memory Loss

Whip up a delicious treat in this baking experience tailored to all ability levels for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Mill City Museum is a member of Spark!, an alliance of cultural institutions that offer programming specifically tailored to people with memory loss.

When: Oct. 21

Where: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Cost: Free, reservation required

Info: mnhs.org/event/6311


Oct. 22–27

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will make its Minneapolis return as part of the of 2018-2019 Bank of American Broadway on Hennepin series.

When: Oct. 22–27

Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $39–$149

Infohennepintheatretrust.org


Oct. 23

Walter Mondale

An Evening with Walter Mondale – Reflections on 1968 & 2018

Join the former vice president in conversation with Professor Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, as he reflects on our country 50 years later and shares his perspective on the current social and political upheaval facing our nation and the world today.

When: Oct. 23

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: $30/MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/6379


Oct. 24

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Gangster Ghost Tour

Haven’t met a gangster you liked? Come to Landmark Center and enjoy a tour throughout the building and visit rooms where gangsters were put to trial. This is their chance for their ‘ghosts’ to tell the true story of what happened in St. Paul during the prohibition era.

When: Oct. 24

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: $10

Infolandmarkcenter.org


Oct. 25–28

Sage-ing® International 2018 Global Conference

Sage-ing® International 2018 Global Conference

Come share unique and transformative opportunities with kindred spirits as together we explore many facets of conscious aging. You will be joining elders from a wide spectrum of cultures and traditions who will inspire and unify us to create greater good for our world and rising generations.

When: Oct. 25–28

Where: Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center, Chaska

Cost: Varies

Infosage-ing.org/2018siconference/


Oct. 25–27

Victorian Séance: Fact or Fiction?

Victorian Séance: Fact or Fiction?

Explore elements of a Victorian séance in this one-of-a-kind event with artist and performer Michael Callahan, as he portrays a Victorian medium, and discover some of the tools and tricks used at a 19th-century séance. The 60-minute program starts at 8, 9, 10, and 11 pm and is suitable for ages 16 and up.

When: Oct. 25–27

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $22 adults, $20 seniors, veterans/active military, college students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6194


Oct. 26

Oliver Kelley Farm

Folktales on the Farm Walking Theater

Many of our classic folktales are often rooted in agricultural tradition. Rediscover these stories, including some disturbing ones, during a special walking theater production on the grounds of the Kelley Farm. Scenes will take place at several stops along your journey throughout the farm, fields, woods, and historic house. Meet actors and animals and then tell your own stories around an outdoor bonfire. Ticket includes beer or wine tickets and light beverages and snacks. This program is for ages 21 and up. A kid-friendly production is offered Saturday. Oct. 27.

When: Oct. 26

Where: Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River

Cost: $30/MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6410


Oct. 27

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The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul (ICC) presents The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake by the famed Italian theater company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio. This is a rare opportunity to see a performance of the Sicilian Opera dei Pupi, led by master puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio, outside of Italy. An understanding of the Italian language is not required to enjoy this amazing show.

When: Oct. 27

Where: Illusion Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE (with suggested donation)

Infoillusiontheater.org


Through Oct. 28

Gudrun Sjödén — A Colourful Universe

Gudrun Sjödén — A Colourful Universe

Gudrun Sjödén, who has been called the “godmother of Swedish fashion,” is a renowned textile designer and entrepreneurial force whose boldly feminine collections are inspired by nature and Swedish folk motifs. This American Swedish Institute collaboration with Sjödén examines her career and inspirations through a visually striking exhibition that shares her original watercolors and archival constructed catalogs.

When: Through Oct. 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: $10 adults, $7 ages 62 and above, $5 children and students

Infoasimn.org


Oct. 28

Rake a Difference Day

Rake a Difference Day

Through this service initiative, volunteers are matched to adults age 55+ and individuals with disabilities who need yard raking assistance in Washington County. Last year, Community Thread organized more than 250 volunteers to rake yards for over 50 seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Washington County. Volunteer groups typically include families, scout troops, service clubs, school groups and businesses.

When: Oct. 28

Where: Throughout Washington County

Cost: FREE

Infocommunitythreadmn.org


Oct. 30

Wing Young Huie

“Chinese-ness” Book Launch with Wing Young Huie

Join a conversation with Wing Young Huie, author of Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging published by MNHS Press. Wing will share his exploration of issues around identity and his process and inspiration for the photos in the book. A companion exhibit will be on display in the Irvine Gallery, a new community space with free admission. Wing will sign books after the program.

When: Oct. 30

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/event/6385


Nov. 8–11

Cirque du Soleil's Corteo

Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed eight million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents. Corteo, which means procession in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

When: Nov. 8–11

Where: Target Center

Cost: Starting at $45

Infocirquedusoleil.com/corteo


Ongoing

Somalis + Minnesota

“Somalis + Minnesota” Exhibit

Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. A relatively recent immigrant group, arriving in large numbers following the outbreak of civil war in Somalia in 1991, they have made significant advances in a short amount of time. This new exhibit tells the story of Somali immigrants, their arrival in their newly adopted home of Minnesota, and the successes and struggles they faced.

When: Ongoing

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Infominnesotahistorycenter.org


Ongoing

Magnet Senior Center

Magnet Senior Center

Minneapolis Central Library and Westminster Presbyterian Church have joined forces to expand the hours and programming of the Magnet Senior Center, which opened last summer in response to the closing of the Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis. Individuals 50 and older of all faiths are welcome at both locations.

When/Where: 9 a.m.–noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (Heller Commons, 1200 Marquette Ave.) and 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays and Thursdays Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall)

Cost: FREE

Info: westminstermpls.org


Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. and Saturdays 1–3 p.m.

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Seed Library

The Growing West Side Seed Library is a depository of seeds available to the community at no cost. A grower visits the Riverview Library and “checks out” the seeds of their choice. The grower plants and tends to their garden and, if possible, saves some of the seed, then returns a portion to the library for others to use the following year.

Where: Riverview Library, St. Paul

When: Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. and Saturdays 1–3 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Info: sppl.org


Ongoing

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Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine

Examine the history and future of plant-based medicine around the world in this exhibit sponsored by Minnesota’s LeafLine Labs.

Where: The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis

When: Opening June 22

Cost: Included with museum admission of $10–$5 (free for ages 4 and younger)

Info: thebakken.org


Ongoing

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Sportsology

In this new addition to the museum’s exhibit galleries, visitors are invited to run, kick, swing and jump to explore the science of bodies in motion

When: Ongoing

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4–12 and 60 and older.

Info: smm.org


Ongoing

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Fly Over America

Go on a small-plane ride across America (and now Canada) at this movie-theater-style ride. Music and special effects — such as mist, wind, sounds and scents — make you feel like you’re truly flying through the scenes displayed before your eyes.

When: 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sundays

Where: Mall of America, Bloomington

Cost: Tickets for adults (13 and older) are $18.95 + tax and children (12 and under) are $14.95 + tax. (*Pricing subject to change)

Info: flyover-america.com


Ongoing

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Yoga at Union Depot

Get your Om on at beautiful Union Depot in downtown St. Paul.  Free classes are offered Monday nights, Tuesday midday, and Saturday mornings. All classes are offered for a variety of skill levels and are taught by the talented instructors from Studio 925.

When: Ongoing; see website for details

Where: Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: Reservations are not required for attendance. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, water, and towel if needed. uniondepot.org/events/eventcalendar/


Ongoing 

Capitol Tours 

After more than three years of restoration work, the Minnesota State Capitol reopens this month with free tours.Guides will provide an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government, and will highlight the massive restoration efforts, including murals and paintings returned to their original 1905 patterns and colors, cleaned and repaired exterior marble work and new public spaces in the basement, featuring exposed limestonefoundation walls.

When: Public guided tours — 45 minutes long — will return January 3 on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Where: Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/capitol


Ongoing

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Tours of the Cathedral of St. Paul 

The Cathedral of Saint Paul was the dream of Archbishop John Ireland, who secured the site in 1904. Situated on the highest point in St. Paul, this magnificent building welcomed waves of immigrants that flooded into Minnesota in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The building houses its own museum and gift shop and the tours are given by their knowledgeable network of volunteers.

When: Every Tuesday through Friday; 1:00 p.m.

Where: 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul 55102

Cost: FREE; though donations are gratefully received. Tours are suspended on Holy Days and civil holidays.

Info: cathedralsaintpaul.org


Ongoing

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Alexander Ramsey House Tours

Take a guided tour of Minnesota’s first territorial governor’s historic home — one of the best-preserved Victorian-era homes in the country, offering a glimpse into life in the 1870s.

When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 2

Where: St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/ramseyhouse


Ongoing

Daisy Camp

Daisy Camp

Getting divorced? Get educated and empowered with a day of lectures and question-and-answer sessions with local legal, financial, real-estate and mental-health professionals, including attorneys trained in collaborative law.

When: Ongoing

Where: 3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 550, Edina

Cost: $60 (includes refreshments and lunch); scholarships are available.

Info: See daisycamp.org for updates.


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Journey to the South Pacific

Go on epic adventure through the tropical islands of West Papua, New Guinea, to experience one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, featuring Jawi Mayor, a 13-year-old boy.

When: Through September

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $8.95 for ages 4 to 12 and 65 and older.

Info: smm.org


Ongoing

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

This event is geared toward women who are contemplating divorce, who are in the process of getting divorced or who have already filed for divorce. Explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. Discover what resources are available to help you. Talk with others experiencing similar life changes. Learn from experts who have guided others through divorce.

When: 9 a.m.–noon on the second Saturday of every month

Where: Minnetonka Community Center, Shady Oak Room, Minnetonka

Cost: $25 (Men are encouraged to attend Mondays for Men from 5 to 8 p.m. on select Mondays in St. Louis Park. Cost is $25.)

Info: secondsaturdaytwincities.com