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Minnesota History Center - Day of the Dead Family Day

Minnesota History Center - Day of the Dead Family Day

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NORTHROP PRESENTS CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET

NORTHROP PRESENTS CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET

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Apple Picking at the Arboretum

Apple Picking at the Arboretum

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Aqua Night Club: Thriller IX Halloween Party

Aqua Night Club: Thriller IX Halloween Party

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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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Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections
Walker Art Center
Now through Dec. 31

In 2015, the Walker celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding as a public art center dedicated to presenting and collecting the art of our times. Curated by the Walker’s executive director Olga Viso and guest curator Joan Rothfuss, the exhibition looks at 75 years of collecting at the Walker—a history distinguished not only by bold and often risk-taking choices but also acquisitions that have consistently breached the boundaries of media or disciplines. The exhibition foregrounds many of these prescient choices.

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Brave New Workshop: "Lady and the Trump"
Brave New Workshop
Now though Nov. 5

The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain – specifically what hilarious and ridiculous things will the party’s nominees say and do on the road to the White House?

No matter who the candidates are, no matter what they say, no matter who is elected, only one thing is for certain: everything WILL be satirized in our 2016 election show, “Lady and the Trump.”

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A Different Way of Seeing
American Swedish Institute
Aug. 27 through Oct. 30

A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena Cronqvist and Sven "X-et" Erixson. These and other artists paved the way for the groundswell of talent coming out of the Nordic region today. Many had studied in Paris and returned with new skills and avant-garde ideas that fired a commitment to renew Swedish art.  The exhibition is on loan from the acclaimed Sam and Ann Charters Collection of Swedish Art housed at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, with support from Julie Hohman.

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Gridiiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Minnesota Historical Center
Sept. 24 through Jan. 15

Celebrate America's gridiron history with this major traveling exhibit produced by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. See over 200 rare pro football artifacts, photos and more. Thrill to the dynasties, the pioneers and the champions through state-of-the-art audio/visual.

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The Last Firefly
Childrens Theatre Company
Sept. 27- Nov. 13

The mythical adventure of Boom, the son of Thunder, will transport you on a journey of epic proportions as he searches for his father and discovers his true self. 
Recommended for grades 3+

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Twin Cities Marathon
Twin Cities
Oct. 9

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.

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Zombie Pub Crawl
Minneapolis Bars
Oct. 15

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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Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Dracula
Northrop
Oct. 20

A mysterious foreigner, a beautiful young woman, and a treacherous journey to a secluded castle in the Transylvanian hills await in Mark Godden’s haunting adaptation of Bram Stoker’s quintessential Gothic tale, *Dracula*. Accompanied by the appropriately mysterious and foreboding music of Gustav Mahler, played by a live orchestra, this *Dracula* is the balletic spectacle that dance lovers expect from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Godden's spine-tingling choreography along with sets, costumes, and thrilling, pull-all-the-stops-out theatrical effects make this full-length fantasy a Halloween treat you cannot miss.

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The Dinner Detective
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
Oct. 29

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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Applehouse Plus
State Hwy. 5 and Rolling Acres Road
Aug. 29 - Nov. 1

Purchase apples from a changing inventory of 50 varieties throughout the season - from longtime favorites to recent University of Minnesota introductions, including Zestar!®  SweeTango® and Honeycrisp. Plus a variety of specialty food items and merchandise. Lunch Box food truck: Thurs.-Sun., outdoor dining, lawn games for the kids. Proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota's apple research program. For a daily update of available apple varieties, call the AppleHouse information hotline at 612-301-3487. Apples also for sale at the Arboretum Cafe.

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Scarecrows in the Gardens
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Sept. 16 - 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. Also after Sept. 24, view scarecrows made by participants in the Make-A-Scarecrow Saturdays at Scarecrow Village near the Trex Deck. Each garden creature is uniquely designed. Vote for your favorite scarecrows in the People’s Choice Awards. 

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Apple Tasting Weekends
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Oct. 1-2 & Oct. 8-9

Taste-test U of M research apples served by Master Gardeners and rate your favorites for flavor, size and texture to help apple scientists discover the next Honeycrisp! Apples offered at tastings are still in the testing process and as such are numbered varieties that don’t yet have a name.

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Pumpkin Palooza Display
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Oct. 7 - Oct. 31

Find displays of popular, heirloom and unusual pumpkins and squash in the Visitor Center Great Hall and on the Dahlberg Terrace in front of the Visitor Center. Both ornamental and edible categories – in colors ranging from white to purple, orange to green and more!  

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