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Fall Events

In Minneapolis, there’s always something going on! Check out our picks for the week, month and fall season.

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Nairy Baghramian: Déformation Professionnelle
Walker Art Center
Now through Feb. 4, 2018

Nairy Baghramian's works mark boundaries, transitions, and gaps in the museum, prompting us to consider form and meaning in the context of interior and exterior spaces. Drawing on a multiplicity of references—including dance, theater, design, and fashion—and producing unlikely juxtapositions in material and scale, Baghramian questions and challenges the definition of sculpture.

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Brave New Workshop

Guardians of the Fallacy: Executive Disorder
Brave New Workshop
Now though Oct. 28th

In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action entertainment. Come on down, weaponize your funny bone, and remember – misery loves comedy.

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American Swedish Institute

Sketches of Cedar Riverside by Mohamud Mumin
American Swedish Institute
Now through Oct. 29

This exhibit combines photographs, videos and recorded soundscapes in a sensory approach that conveys the rich history of Minneapolis’ West Bank. Soundscapes from this neighborhood are used to augment the multi-layered visual elements in order to unearth a deeper sense of the history of Cedar-Riverside and the meanings its inhabitants, past and present, attach to its urban landscape. This sensory approach, using both visual and non-visual materials, promises to enrich our understanding of and give texture to the human experience and interaction with the environment, in its exploration of the layered migration histories and experiences of the Cedar-Riverside and the communities that call it home today.

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MN Landscape Arboretum

Applehouse Plus
State Hwy. 5 and Rolling Acres Road
Now- early Nov. 

Select from unique and award-winning University of Minnesota apple introductions--from Beacon to SweeTango to Zestar--more than 50 varieties spanning early-to-mid-to-late-season favorites. Included is the popular Honeycrisp, the Official State Fruit of Minnesota; and First Kiss, the newest apple (extremely limited quantities this season).

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Children's Theatre Company

The Abominables
Childrens Theatre Company
Sept. 12- Oct. 15

Rink rats, hockey moms, tournament weekends and the quest to play your best – It’s tryout season in the Great State of Hockey! Mitch has always played on the A team for the Prairie Lake Blizzards – these are his guys – they've played together forever, but he's worried this could be the year he gets sent down to the B team. When a new “kid” appears at Bantam tryouts, things go from bad to worse. From the land of ice and nice comes the first Minnesota hockey musical! Will you love it? You betcha!
Best enjoyed by age 8+

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Autumn Brew Review

Autumn Brew Review
Historic Grain Belt Brewery Complex
Sept. 16

Don’t miss the 17th Annual Autumn Brew Review where you can sample unlimited beer from over 140 breweries. Get a commemorative tasting glass, bust out your moves to the live music and explore numerous local food vendors. They even offer educational sessions and tours, so you may learn a thing or two while you indulge in the glory of craft beer. 

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MN Landscape Arboretum

Scarecrows in the Gardens & Scarecrow Village 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Sept. 22 - Oct. 31

Stroll through the Dahlberg and Morgan Terraces and check out the collection of one-of-a-kind scarecrows. View creations made by Arboretum Staff and volunteers. Then head down the hill to the Sensory Garden and Ordway Picnic Shelter areas to see the Pumpkin House decorated for the season, plus many other scarecrows created by staff and visitors!

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Surly Brewing

SurlyFest 2017
Surly Minneapolis Brewery
Sept. 23

Head to Surlyfest for an excuse to drink special Surlyfest beer, partake in games and activities with fellow beer-lovers, nosh on some great food and hear some awesome live music. If you’re a United fan, you’re in luck. They will have MNUFC prematch party activities and a march over to the game afterwards. Tickets are not required but will reserve your spot at the festival.

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Minnesota Historical Center

AMVETS Post #5
Minnesota Historical Center
Sept. 23 through April. 22

These striking portraits of Mexican and Mexican-American military veterans—returned from the battlefield to live on St. Paul’s West Side—tell the stories of these individuals and their struggle to reintegrate into their communities.

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MN Landscape Arboretum

Fall Harvest Festival
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Sept. 30

Celebrate a full day of fall fun on the beautiful Arboretum grounds! The Harvest Festival will be lively with activities for the whole family in and around the Margot Picnic Shelters: Arts 'n crafts, games, an Instagram booth, Arboretum apple tastings, live music, tastings with local brewers, face painting, a corn roast sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers fall-inspired food and a marketplace featuring  local crafters and artisans.

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Red River Kitchen

Where the Wild Beers Are
Red River Kitchen
Sept. 30

Calling all adventurers! Branch out and try “weird” and interesting brews with Where the Wild Beers Are at Red River Kitchen. If you enjoy sour, wild and farmhouse style beers, this event is for you. Be prepared to get a little funky. 

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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend 2017
Twin Cities
Sept. 30- Oct. 1 

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. Family Events, 5K and 10K take place on Saturday, September 30. The 10 mile and marathon take place Sunday, October 1. 

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MN Landscape Arboretum

Harvets Hustle 5K
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Oct. 1

Is there anything more beautiful than the MN Landscape Arboretum ablaze with fall colors?  The Harvest Hustle 5K is a certified asphalt course that winds through scenic fall Arboretum landscapes, including challenging hills and prairies.

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Nordeast

Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
East Side Neighborhood Services
Oct. 7

Do some good while you’re drinking beer, why don’t you? Get a taste of the local beer scene at Nordeast Big River Brew Fest. All proceeds benefit East Side Neighborhood Service’s programs and help to strengthen the community and provide support for families. Plus, you’ll find over 200 beers, food, live music and you’ll receive a complimentary tasting mug. 

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Zombie Pup Crawl
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Oct. 7

Enter your dog for this canine costume contest or come and watch the adorable pups strut their stuff. Costumes need not be zombie-themed. Root for your favorite doggos while sipping a craft beer! 

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Zombie Pub Crawl
Minneapolis Bars
Oct. 14

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the ZPC gathers thousands upon thousands of undead souls into the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment, and all sorts of other fiendish fun. Costumes encouraged—the gorier, the better! Featuring two outdoor stages, dozens of participating bars, limited-edition “Brain Belt” beer courtesy of Schell’s Brewing, dozens of food trucks, tons of great live music, the World Brain-Eating Championships, and so much more.

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Twin Cities Film Fest
 ShowPlace ICON Theatre located at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park
Oct. 18- Oct. 28

No medium provokes discussion and evokes empathy more than film. Twin Cities Film Festival is filled with diverse voices that challenge the status quo. Head to the theatre for a different kind of night out featuring captivating perceptions bound to make you think. 

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Surly Brewing

Surly Darkness Day
Surly Minneapolis Brewery
Oct. 21

Every year, Surly Brewing releases a new Russian Imperial Stout available exclusively for those who attend Darkness Day. This smooth, decadent and velvety beer is in high demand every October due to it's limited release and growing popularity. Darkness Day is a year-long anticipation for many, and you'll find people from all over the globe looking to get a taste of the new batch. The line to purchase the beer has turned into a celebration in itself. Sip on Surly's other fantastic offerings, grab some food and be prepared to descend into the darkness! 

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New York City Ballet Moves 
Northrop
Oct. 28

It’s a rare treat when New York City Ballet dancers take the Northrop stage. This select group of performers from New York City Ballet's outstanding roster of principal dancers, soloists, corps members, and musicians, performs a stunning program of five different ballets, with four performed to live music.

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The Dinner Detective
Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Oct. 28

America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show.  Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.  Just beware.  The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect. 

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Masquerade Wine Dinner Event
St. James Hotel
Oct. 28

The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation will probably not be the last thing you hear, but it’s the right night for masking your true identity. Dress to impress, become a more sophisticated version of yourself by attending this Masquerade four-course wine dinner event. Join the fun and dress up as the designated theme for a chance to win a Victorian Getaway!

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Halloween Dip & Treat
The Melting Pot
Oct. 29

You'll be dipping for more than apples during this great Halloween event! Join us for fantastic fondue and kids in costume eat free with prizes for best costume! Make reservations now, 11:30-3pm, parking in our building.

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