Jack Pearson, award-winning Minnesota musician and storyteller, will bring his special blend of songs and stories for kids to Toddler Tuesdays. Pearson is well-known around the Upper Midwest and the West Coast for his vocal and instrumental skills on guitar, banjo and fiddle. He will share his trademark songs and stories and rumor has it that he’ll even be playing his famous amplified toy box lid.
10 a.m. – Noon
Thursday, Oct. 10
Vikings Country Live at Dick’s Last Resort
Guests can attend the live broadcast of Vikings Country each Thursday night at Dick’s Last Resort. Host Mike Mussman is joined each week by a Vikings player. Players such as Chad Greenway and John Sullivan will tackle topics from current events to pop culture and maybe even a little football. This week’s special guest is John Sullivan.
6 – 7 p.m.
Dick’s Last Resort (level 4, South)
Saturday, Oct. 12
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Guests are invited to join Autism Speaks as they walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is the organizations most single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead to the answers needed to fight the battle against autism. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. To register, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/minnesota.
7 – 10 a.m.
Cassadee Pope performance and signing
Cassadee Pope, season 3 winner of “The Voice,” will perform and sign autographs for fans. Pope’s new album, “Frame by Frame” will be available in stores and online Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil
Amaluna invites guests to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil will perform under the big top at Mall of America Sept. 26 – Oct. 20, 2013. Visit http://www.mallofamerica.com/events/feature/amaluna-by-cirque-du-soleil for full details.
Through October 20, 2013
CAMP ICE AGE
Mall of America guests will be the first to experience CAMP ICE AGE, a touring experience that features many interactive activities for kids of all ages to explore – including climbing aboard a re-creation of Captain Gutt’s ice-ship. Explorers will all enjoy games in the ICE AGE carnival, meet the costume character Sid the sloth and take a “movie walk” with highlights from the “Ice Age” film franchise. Tickets are $12 for children 4-14, and $5 for adults.