You may not be able to get into Prince’s Slumber Party this weekend. But don’t fret –you can still wear purple (though I don’t advise pajamas) and attend some of the fun events closer to town. Read on for this weekend’s highlights! (If you’re strictly looking for seasonal festvities, check our Halloween or fall round-ups).
2822 Lyndale Ave S ,Minneapolis
Thursday – Saturday; 7:30 pm
Sunday; 2:00 pm
Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 Students/Seniors/Groups of 10+.
(All performances are presented in Spanish with Open Captioning in English)
In collaboration with Intermedia Arts Catalyst Series, Teatro de Pueblo presents “In America We Trust,” which focuses on stories of immigrants from Central and South America who’ve encountered challenges as they come to the U.S. in pursuit of their dreams. More information from the website:
“Los Sueños de America” is based on the book of the same title by Peruvian author Eduardo González Viaña and adapted for the stage by Carlos Vargas Salgado. This play depicts the stories of five immigrants coming to America for different reasons to realize their dreams. They come for love, freedom, hope or to escape from misfortune, but all face adversity in a world that calls them illegal. The show presented by Aviñón Teatro features two actors, Nelly Pilares and Carlos Vargas and incorporates shadow puppetry and video imagery. This performance is presented in Spanish with open captioning in English.
Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatre
1625 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park
75 films in 10 days!
$10 General Admission; $20 Gala Admission
Go here to see for ticket and schedule information
2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis
Open to all; Free
Information from the website:
The many writers of the NorthSide Writers Group invite their audiences to the annual Fall Reading. Poetry, essay, short story, creative nonfiction – all part of the evening’s literary sampling.
Agreed upon subjects include memories of library experiences in childhood and sentences exploring awareness of the senses. “
6:00-6:30 pm – Gathering and food/drink
6:30-7:30 pm – The writers read their work
7:30-8:00 pm – Guest writers
8:00-8:30 pm – Open mike
8:30 on – More conversation, food and drink
3036 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
12 pm to 7 pm; Free (must be 21 to receive a wristband for alcohol)
15 food trucks will join forces at Harriet Brewing Company, along with live entertainment and locally brewed craft beer. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Cedar Cultural Center, in support of music in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
More information from the website:
“After the success of our first event in July, the Minnesota Food Truck Association (MFTA) is once again gathering its truck members for a food truck rally. On Saturday, October 19th, from 12:00pm to 7:00pm, 15 food trucks will unite for a fall feast at Harriet Brewing Company at 3036 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis MN.
The following MFTA food trucks will serve their gourmet mobile food specialties at the brewery along with live entertainment and locally brewed craft beer. The Fall Feast Food Truck Rally is a FREE event for all ages. Attendees must be 21 years of age to obtain a wristband for alcohol consumption.”
253 University Avenue West (The Old Saxon Ford Site)
1 pm – 4 pm
Call (651)789-7480 for more information.
Free kites, live music, pumpkin carving, art activities, free vegetables and more!
3010 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis
7:15pm-11pm / VIP Entry at 6:30pm
General admission advanced tickets $15 each; VIP tickets ~ $40
Go here for ticket and price information
“Come experience local avant-garde fashion and performance art while supporting local nonprofit arts organization, Patrick’s Cabaret, as we prepare for our upcoming 2014 season. Twin Cities’ designers and performers will be strutting their wildest, craziest, most innovative costumes on our unique runway – you won’t be able to see this anywhere else! Attendees are also encouraged to wear something crazy to flaunt for the cameras – wouldn’t it be fun to be mistaken for a model?! The benefit will feature a silent auction and funky fashion show, along with various live art elements and in-house DJs dropping dirty electro and house beats. Bring your dancing shoes in order to keep up.”
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
1:00 – 4:00 pm; Free
More information from the website:
The Cowles Center is hosting a free community open house on Sunday, October 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. During the three-hour-long event, visitors are invited to take a self-guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the building, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments from Mason’s Restaurant.
The day will feature “sneak-peek” performances by James Sewell Ballet, TU Dance, Zenon Dance Company, and B-Boy J-Sun. There will also be the opportunity for dance lessons in the Target Education Studio, ticket giveaways, and photo opportunities with Crumpet from Frank Theater’s production Santaland Diaries.
“We are opening all the doors of The Cowles Center and sharing this accessible entertainment and education option in our community,” said Lynn A. Von Eschen, executive director. “This event is free and for the entire family. We want everyone to feel welcome at The Cowles Center.”
1:00 pm Self–Guided Tours Begin
1:15 pm Hip Hop Demo in the Goodale Theater
1:30 pm Dance Class in the Target Education Studio
1:45 pm TU Dance in the TEK Box
2:00 pm Hip Hop Demo in the Goodale Theater
2:15 pm Dance Class in the Target Education Studio
2:30 pm James Sewell Ballet in the TEK Box
2:45 pm Hip Hop Demo in Goodale Theater
3:00 pm Dance Class in the Target Education Studio
3:15 pm Hip Hop Demo in the Goodale Theater
3:30 pm Zenon Dance Company in the TEK Box”
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