It looks like the gorgeous weather will continue this weekend, with mild temps, plenty of sun and warm fall hues. Scroll down for this weekend’s roster of events, featuring more literary and film fun, tasty food truck festivities and pumpkins! See Pumpkins, caramel and more; Twin Cities fall fun for more fall ideas.
The fifth annual Twin Cities Film Fest kicks off this week, offering 10 days of big-name releases and independent films. Some of the bigger draws include “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, and Lynn Shelton’s comedy “Laggies” starring Keira Knightly and Chloe Grace Moretz, to name a few. A ticket stub for the day’s film is good for entry into the nightly mixer where attendees, filmmakers and sponsors can talk all things cinema! Go here for the full festival schedule.
Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatre
1625 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park
Find ticket info here.
Writers in the community share their creative gifts at this annual fall reading, centered on the themes: What I Learned from My Travels, and Mindfulness. Organizers invite you to visit early to view the current show SAORI Weaving – the beauty with lack of intention, featuring a unique Japanese weaving process called SAORI.
2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis
Reading begins at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public
The Fall Food Truck Fest is back, offering gourmet mobile food, along with live entertainment and locally brewed craft beer. 18 Minnesota Food Truck Association members will be serving their best for the fall feast, held at Harriet Brewing Company.
Harriet Brewing Company
3036 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
12 pm – 7 pm
Bring the kids and and join Project Sweetie Pie and others in the community to celebrate the harvest season and urban gardening. Festivities include face painting, music, food, and a compost workshop. Springboard for the Arts’ The Really Big Table, a 25 ft. long modular table/gathering space transported via bike, will also be on hand.
In The Pumpkin Patch
3600 Plymouth Avenue N., Minneapolis
12 pm – 3 pm
More pumpkin fun presents itself at the Minneapolis Farmers Market’s annual Pumpkin Painting event! Kids in attendance get a free pumpkin that they can decorate at the market. Bruce & Gwen Smith of ” Smith Farms’ will serve as hosts for the event, teaching pumpkin painting and decorating techniques.
312 East Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis
10 am – 12 pm
6 pm Somali dinner
7-9 pm Program of Music and Dance
AABCA’s 24th Celebrating Life in Style, October 18
The African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA) invites you to the 24th Annual Celebrating Life in Style! Come out ready to dance, laugh, remember and honor survivors of breast cancer. The program includes survivor recognition, a fashion show, an after party and a gourmet dinner.
Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel
9960 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis
$25 (Cancer Fighters and Survivors); $35 (Guests); Buy your tickets here.
Speaking of farmers markets, this weekend would be a good time to visit the smaller farmers markets around town, as many will be closing for the season by the end of the month. Go here to find a Twin Cities farmers market near you.
Updated 10/15/2014 9:35 p.m.
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