My, how time flies! We’ve had a gorgeous fall, with sustained colors and above average temps. Now here we are at the cusp of November, which brings cooler weather and the close of TC Weekend for the year. The good times will roll on, however, with seasonal/holiday events and arts coverage!
Naturally, this weekend’s roster is heavy with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos happenings, and a few other fun events sprinkled in for good measure. In the midst of all the spooky revelry this weekend – don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour (2 am on Sunday) for Daylight Savings Time!
See: Creeps, crawls, candy and more: Halloween highlights in the Twin Cities for more Halloween events!
Enjoy Halloween festivities, including dancing, puppets, drinks costumes and spooky shadows, for a worthy cause – all proceeds go towards In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre! This is a 21+ event.
Muse Event Center, 107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
9 pm; $20; Find tickets here
If you’re looking for something non-Halloween for the kids this weekend, try Family Day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The event, offered the second Saturday of every month, provides an opportunity for families to make art together, enjoy artful adventures, meeting local musicians, dancers, and storytellers, and more.
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis; Free
Three times a year, Highpoint for Printmaking invites the public to participate in an afternoon of free hands-on printmaking and creative fun to take home. The annual fall Free Ink Day is in honor of Día de los Muertos! Learn to carve and print relief blocks by hand, and print blocks carved by Highpoint artists.
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
1 – 5 pm; Free
Sweet 317’s Día de los Muertos celebration offers an evening of works from artists and performers in the Lowertown arts district, plus live music, poetry, storytelling, face painting, dancing and food. The public is encouraged to wear a piece of clothing of a departed loved one, and bringing items to place on an ofrenda.
Bedlam Theatre Lowertown, 213 East 4th St, Saint Paul (across from the Metro Transit Green Line Union Depot Station)
7 pm – 12 am
This will be Altered Esthetics 8th year commemorating Dia de los Muertos, and this year’s festivities begin at the Q.1 gallery, moving over to Logan Park at 8 pm. Revelers will enjoy cookies and other refreshments, face-painting and flower-making. The event is free and open to the public.
1224 Quincy Ave NE, Minneapolis
7 – 9 pm
Tlalnepantla Arts and the Zenteotl Project present the 2nd Annual Festival de las Calaveras Day of the Dead, a daylong multimedia Latin music and arts festival. The evening includes a community dialogue and a family ofrenda workshop from 12 to 2 pm, and is capped off by a concert featuring guest artist BOCAFOLOJA at 8 pm. RSVP via Facebook.
Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis
12 – 2 pm Workshop
8 pm Concert
El Burrito Mercardo’s celebration includes Family Day, Saturday, Nov. 1, with face painting, pan de muerto sampling, and an official ofrenda display. The festivities continue Sunday, Nov. 2, with a special dinner, music, sugar skull painting and more. Visit the Facebook page for more updates and details.
175 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul
Family Day: Satuday, 12:30 – 3 pm
Sunday Dinner: 5 pm
ColorWheel Gallery is offering a fun afternoon of sweets treats and art making based on Mexican folk art. Also enjoy works from featured artists Tammy Ortegon, Gordon Coons, Eddie Ortegon, and Eileen Espinosa, and ColorWheel’s selection of art inspired by Latin America, Día de los Muertos and Frida Kahlo.
319 W 46th Street (46th & Grand), Minneapolis
2 – 6 pm
Updated 10/30/2014 2:05 pm
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