Fall Events

Welcome to fall in Minneapolis. Take a look at the annual events for September and October. For a full listing of events, please see the Event Calendar





Trapped In The Room With A Zombie
Open Now through Oct. 31

In this room escape event, up to 12 participants are locked in a room with a chained zombie. They'll have one hour to find clues and solve riddles that lead to a hidden key and freedom. To add to the challenge, every five minutes the zombie's chain gets a bit longer.

Tickets are made available one month before session dates. Private parties can be scheduled for anytime there are twelve tickets available for a regularly scheduled session date/time.  Prepare for an hour of insane fun


Star Trek

Star Trek™: The Exhibition
Mall Of America
Open Now

One of the largest collections of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. A truly impressive array of exhibits features sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from numerous Star Trek television series and Star Trek feature films. Together these components offer Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science-fiction franchise in history.


Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
Walker Art Center
Now through Jan. 4, 2015

This groundbreaking exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts from the 1960s to the present. While black performance has been largely contextualized as an extension of theater, visual artists have integrated performance into their work for more than five decades, generating an important history that has gone largely unrecognized until now.


MIA Italian Style

Italian Style 
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
October 26 - January 4

An MIA first, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the craftsmanship and entrepreneurial verve that catapulted Italy from the ashes of World War II to the style powerhouse it is today. Immerse yourself in impeccable design, rare ingenuity, and the head-turning glamour of celebrity style. Features about 100 women’s and men’s ensembles, accessories, and design objects, with all the trimmings. Bravissimo!


The Wolf of Walmart
Brave New Workshop
Fall show, now through Nov. 1

Run for your lives...to the Brave New Workshop! The BNW is celebrating its 56th year of brave, irreverent sketch comedy and satire with "The Wolf of Walmart." 


Minneapolis Greek Festival
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church

Ever wonder how to use Phyllo?  How to get that great Greek flavor?  What a Plaka is? All these questions can be answered at the Minneapolis Greek Festival. Authentic Greek music and dancing, cooking demonstrations and wine tasting await as the festival promises to bring out the inner toga-wearer in you. And remember: Gyro is pronounced "Yer-Oh."


Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association Fall Fine Arts Show
Solar Arts Building

Sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), the Fall Fine Arts Show is an exhibit of more than 140 of our members’ artwork. It’s a great opportunity to view and purchase a vast collection of painting, photography, sculpture, mixed-media art, and much more — all in one location.


Busytown the Musical

Busytown the Musical
Childrens Theatre Company
September 16 - October 26, 2014

It’s all so terrifically busy and so wonderfully witty: boogie down with Huckle Cat, Mistress Mouse and the entire population of Richard Scarry’s Busytown in a cabaret-style musical of puppets and people—and Lowly Worm pops up in his apple car too! Written by local treasure Kevin Kling, Busytown takes the delightful characters to an unexpected place: a town where hustle and bustle, madcap and a hint of mayhem means full-blown fun for everyone in the family.


Salmela Architecture | Loll Designs

Salmela Architecture | Loll Designs
American Swedish Institute
Now through Nov. 2

Sit back and enjoy a fika in the ASI Courtyard in these sustainably produced custom chairs by architect David Salmela and Loll Designs of Duluth, MN. Salmela, the award-winning architect, and the acclaimed team at Loll Designs have combined to create durable, all-weather outdoor furniture from recycled plastic. Functional or art? Grab a group of friends and decide for yourself. 



Caribou Coffee’s Arch of Hope

The Arch OF Hope
Survivors Park in downtown Minneapolis, located at Nicollet Mall.

Caribou Coffee and yarn bombing artist Eric Rieger, known as HOTTEA announce the unveiling Caribou Coffee’s Arch of Hope. The arch made of varying shades of pink yarn is designed to inspire those impacted by breast cancer as a part of the Caribou Coffee Amy’s Blend Collection. Caribou will be hosting free sampling of their coffees on these dates: October 3, 4, 6, 7, 23, 24.



The Barbie™ Dreamhouse Experience™
Mall Of America

Featuring the world’s most famous fashion icon, this exhibition brings the iconic Barbie® Dreamhouse® to life for Barbie® fans of all ages! Focusing on fun interactivity, the exhibition is a one-of-a-kind experience allowing visitors to become a living doll in the Barbie® Dreamhouse®! Become a part of the fabulous Barbie® lifestyle and discover each room of her amazing Malibu Dreamhouse™.


US Open Racquetball Championships
Target Center
Play begins Wednesday, Oct. 8 and ends Sunday, Oct. 12.

Witness racquetball’s premiere “Grand Slam”- the US OPEN Racquetball Championships. See all of the top players in the world from the IRT, WPRO and CPRT compete for the largest prize money purse in the sport.



Childrens Theatre Company
September 30 - November 16, 2014

Unflinchingly honest and unabashedly heartwarming, Seedfolks is filled with raw, inspiring stories you’ll never forget. Where all her neighbors see a rat-infested vacant lot, nine-year-old Kim sees a place to plant some precious beans—and, one by one, the people of her community sow seeds of hope amid the dirt and grit, tending dreams to full bloom. The garden flourishes through 11 narratives by award-winning novelist Paul Fleischman, all brilliantly brought to life by Ivey Award-winning actress Sonja Parks.


Twin Cities Marathon
Twin Cities

Tagged as the “Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America,” the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has a proud 32 year tradition of being one of the premier marathons in the entire nation.


Zombie Pub Crawl
Minneapolis Bars

You haven’t lived until you’ve pretended to be undead. When the sun goes down, the streets become swarmed with all sorts of zombies screaming “BRAAAAIIINNNNSSSSSSS…….BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!” The Zombie Pub Crawl is one of the coolest events all year in Minneapolis, as you wander from bar to bar in some extremely creative zombie costumes.


Amazing Mirror Maze
Mall Of America

Experience amazement as you navigate your way through this fun-filled, life-size maze of mirrors and glass. This unique attraction is a journey through the incredible! At 2,500 square feet, it is one of the largest mirror mazes in the world, with endless hallways, infinite reflections, and a new twist and turn waiting around every corner. A true mind-blowing masterpiece! Bring your family and friends in today and let the FUN BEGIN!


First & First Spyhouse Coffee Pop-Up Shop
811 Glenwood 

First & First is excited to announce a partnership with Spyhouse Coffee Roasters to host a pop-up shop at the newest development near downtown Minneapolis. The shop will provide free Spyhouse coffee from 7am to 11am Monday through Saturday, from October 13 through November 1st. 


Illusion Theatre
October 31 - November 23, 2014

DISENCHANTED! is the new musical that gives fairytales the bird! The original fairytale princesses are none too happy with the exploitation they’ve suffered in today’s films, books and merchandise. Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are “storming the castle” in order to take their lives back!


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