TC Weekend | Fall Harvest Fest, St Paul Art Crawl, Underground Film Fest, Hmong Resource Fair, March for Immigration Reform & more!


Ready or not, October is here and fall is officially underway! There are lots of fun happenings in or around the Twin Cities to help you enjoy the changing seasons. The events this weekend run the gamut, from fall festivals and caramel apple bike tours, to art shows and film fests. See this weekend’s round-up below: 


The 6th Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6, in Minneapolis

Hosted and sponsored by the Film Society of Minneapolis/St.Paul at the St. Anthony Main Theater, this year’s festival features a record number of over 120 films that will be shown both in the movie theater and online. Filmmakers from around the world will fly to Minneapolis to present their films. Go here to make sure you don’t miss out on the hottest underground films! 


20thAnniversary of the Saint Paul Art Crawl, Friday, October 4, to Sunday, October 6, in St. Paul

As advertised on the website:

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the festival, which has grown to include over 300 exhibiting artists displaying their work at 24 locations. During the Art Crawl artists open their studios to the public. For those artists whose studios are also their homes, this means inviting the public into their personal living spaces.

The fall Art Crawl will once again offer popular attractions that were first introduced in the spring Crawl:

• Kickoff party: There will be a kickoff party at the Minnesota Museum of American Art on Friday October 4 from 4:30 to 6 PM. Pedicabs, sponsored by the St Paul Saints, will be available to take people down to Lowertown after the party

• Parking: is vastly expanded due to the enormous new parking garage at Kellogg and Wacouta, along the river just south of Union Depot and Lowertown.”



As advertised: 
There will be spoken word and storytelling performances followed by a community discussion based on what was said, what it means, how it relates to our lives and what we can do about it.
forgetting to speak proper: poetry as dialogical force in the public sphere
Every first Friday of the month
October 4, 2013
Themes: Sturdy Healing, Love & Revolution
Featuring: Mankwe Ndosi has been working in the Twin Cities and Chicago for nearly two decades as a musicmaker, performer, educator and cultural worker focused on sound, story, and expanding the vocabulary of singing. She likes to get dirty, makes medicine from weeds and regularly heals herself by listening to and singing with human and non-human beings. Her career spans and weaves a variety of musical and performance genres including spoken word, creative music, acapella rhythm and harmonies, hip-hop, afro soul, dance, theatre, performance art, and sung prayer/ritual. She seeks to infuse creative practice back into the worlds of healing, sustainable economic development, education, and new village community building.



Hmong Resource Fair, Saturday, October 5, in Mounds View

This free event will feature more than 100 vendors, including government and employment services, a health screening, including flu shots (in limited supply), door prizes and refreshments. 




Fall Harvest Festival in Stevens Square Park, Saturday, October 5, in Minneapolis (Update: This event was cancelled due to weather)

As advertised:

 “The event is free and open to the public, and will feature Chili Cook-Off, Dog Costume Contest (with runway and all), Pet Photo Booth, lawn games, contests, and live music by Nathan Miller.Brats, hot dogs, veggie dogs, beverages, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. The contest schedule is as follows:

12:00 pm: Chili Cook-Off

1:00 pm: Hot Pepper Eating Contest

2:15 pm: Dog Costume Contest

Participants in the Chili Cook-Off, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, and Dog Costume Contest can register the day of the event, or they can secure their spots early by sending an email to Community Organizer John Louis at The contest winners will be selected by their fellow festival attendees.
The event is being sponsored by Pet Doctors Animal Clinic, The Nicollet, and Boiler Room Coffee. All proceeds benefit SSCO.”


Church of St. Peter’s Annual Fall Festival, Saturday, October 5, to Sunday, October 6, in St. Paul.

Fresh roasted pork, a slient auction, music, bingo and other fun festivities will be on hand at this two-day festival. Check the event schedule for more details.











 Taste of Northeast, October 5, in Minneapolis

As advertised:

“On this special day, the Northeast Farmers Market will be a full-fledged restaurant! We bring together the tastemakers of Northeast to one convenient location for our very own “Eat Street”. Explore the flavors of our neighborhood restaurants during this Fall event!

The Taste of Northeast will feature…

Psycho Suzie’s Motor Lounge- American taste, dressed up in tiki torches and smothered with cheese actually tastes pretty good!

Modern Café- Classic American favorites prepared with French techniques to create a contemporary twist.

Chowgirls Killer Catering- Expect something local, organic, and seasonal coming from this extraordinary kitchen!

Brasa Rotisserie- Local and organic soul food inspired by the Creole cooking traditions of the Americas and Caribbean. 

Gnocchi Me- MN ingredients cooked Italian and served at the market every Saturday!

Cooking Demo- Taste a simple and sustainable recipe created by Chef Kate Moore.

And of course, your favorite Vellee Deli Banh Mi sandwiches and burritos will be there from 9-1!  

Music by 770 Radio K

National Day of Dignity & Respect: March to Call Congress to Pass Immigration Reform, Saturday, October 5, in Minneapolis

Leaders from business, labor, education, and various immigrant and faith communities will unite for a rally to ask congress to pass immigration reform. More information from the advertisement:

“Advocates ranging from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to the AFL-CIO will gather at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis for an interfaith prayer service and march to the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza.

This march is one of over 100 events scheduled nationwide meant to pressure members of Congress to pass comprehensive reform that strengthens our economy, preserves the unity of families, and protects the rights of workers. In June, the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill which the majority of Minnesotans support. Now, the House must allow a vote on historic immigration reform.

When & Where:  Saturday, October 5th

12:30 p.m. Interfaith Prayer Service at Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis

1:00 p.m. March to Hennepin County Government Center Plaza

2:00 p.m. Rally at Hennepin County Government Center Plaza, 300 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55487”



Caramel Apple and Fall Bike Ride Along Lake Wobegon Trail, October 5 in Sauk Centre

If you like caramel apples and want to enjoy the fall colors on bike, this event is for you!

As advertisied:

Fall Bike Ride on the Lake Wobegon Trail – enjoy Caramel Apple goodies along the way and visit Whispering Oaks Winery south of Melrose, Freeport’s Oktoberfest activities and discounts at Hemker Zoo & start and end in Sauk Centre at Sinclair Lewis Park.

The winery ride is about 10 miles round trip on fairly low traffic roads with some beautiful scenery with Oak woodlots reminiscent of what the area around Freeport and Melrose looked like before the trees were cleared for farming.

Join us for a great fall ride…see the colors…sample some wine…enjoy Oktoberfest activites…see the animals at Hemker Zoo and enjoy great caramel apple treats at the rest stops.

What: Caramel Apple Bicycle Ride along the Lake Wobegon Trail

When: Saturday, Oct. 5th  Registration 8am – 10am

Where: Starting in Sauk Centre Sinclair Lewis Park Trailhead 1000 Park Dr.



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