Our stretch of lovely fall weather continues this weekend with highs in the 60s and plenty of sunshine! This weekend’s events offer opportunities to get out and enjoy the season with puppetry and art, local Food Day fun, film, crafts and more.
Looking for seasonal fun this weekend? Check below:
- Halloween happenings: Creeps, crawls, candy and more: Halloween highlights in the Twin Cities
- Non-Halloween fall fun: Pumpkins, caramel and more; Twin Cities fall fun
The fifth annual Twin Cities Film Fest is wrapping up with a bang. This weekend’s offerings include: Fantasia Film Fest hit “Time Lapse,” from director Bradley King, “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, and Lynn Shelton’s comedy “Laggies” starring Keira Knightly and Chloe Grace Moretz, to name a few. Go here for the full festival schedule.
Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatre
1625 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park
Find ticket info here.
Artability’s annual Art Show and Sale is a celebration of the creative contributions of people with mental illnesses in the community. The show features over 100 artists and features close to 300 works of art, from landscapes and nature photography to anime and abstracts. Artists keep 80% of the sales price, with 20% going towards Artability program.
180 E Fifth Street, St Paul
Opening reception: Friday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Viewing hours: Friday, October 24: 6 – 9 pm & Saturday, October 25, 10 am -7 pm
Celebrate Food Day by viewing a free screening at the Bell Museum of Natural History. The evening includes a panel discussion at 7 pm, followed by a documentary at 7:30 pm that explores the important role of urban farming in growing cities. The event is sponsored by various student groups on campus.
325 Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Ave, Saint Paul
7 – 9:30 pm; Free
The Food Day fun continues with various organizations in Minneapolis sponsoring events to shine a spotlight on local food and encourage healthy eating. Festivities include: Food Day Forums at charter schools; a Valuing Our Individual Cultures through Engagement (VOICE) event at Park Avenue United Methodist Church (Oct. 24; 5 pm; 34th and Park Ave); Homegrown Food Expo at the Coffman Union (Oct. 24, 8 am – 5 pm; Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE); and a Local Food Resource Hubs gathering (Oct. 25; 5:30 pm; University Research and Outreach Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N).
The celebrations also include Healthy Corner Store events, with participating corner stores offering sales on fresh produce and tote bags for the first 200 customers. Participating locations are listed below. Contact Aliyah Ali at 612-673-3861 for more info.
2325 E. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Food Market
2325 E. Franklin Ave.
814 E. Franklin Ave.
Onestop Gas Station
1604 W. Broadway Ave
If you love puppetry and spectacle, you’ll Metamorphosoup, the 21st annual Halloween Extravaganza by Barebones Productions. This community-created event celebrates and honors the seasons and cycles of life through song, fire, stilting, drama, dance and of course, the magic of puppetry.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, 1313 Hidden Falls Dr. St Paul
7 pm; Tickets: $10 – 20 suggested donation
Are you into crafts and like to bike? If so, consider making Craft-tacular at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, part of your Saturday afternoon. The event is open to all levels of crafters, with volunteers on hand to help you sew and pin crafts to ease the chill during winter biking. Organizers are asking for extra projects to be donated to Grease Rag’s Winter Biking Skill Share 6 gear swap table. Please RSVP via Facebook.
1428 Washington Ave S Suite 204, Minneapolis
11 am – 3:00 pm; Free, but small donations are appreciated to cover material costs
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