Fall Events

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

Opening of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

Opens on September 8th, 2018
1256 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

The new Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery is set to open its doors on September 8th. The Museum will tell the stories of African Americans in Minnesota through creative exhibitions, unique programming and exciting events. The inaugural exhibit features African American pioneers who settled in the state, and women who made their mark on Minnesota and the nation, It also highlights the impact of the "Great Migration" on Minnesota, and pays tribute to African Americans who served in WWI and other wars.

Admission is free.

Museum hours will be:
1:00-5:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
1:00-7:00pm on Thursdays
9:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays

In the words of founders and local residents Coventry Cowens and Tina Burnside, "African Americans have a long and rich history in Minnesota that needs to be told and shared with everyone. African American history is American history."

I Come From Arizona

Now - November 25th, 2018
Times Vary
Children's Theatre Company

Gabi Castillo, a bright, 14-year-old Mexican-American girl living on the South Side of Chicago, is accepted into a very different, elite high school. Through her Global Perspectives class, she learns secrets about her past and her parents, discovers her own inherited strength, and begins to understand what it means to take risks. In today’s world of immigration raids and Dreamers, fear and uncertainty, Gabi inspires a modern-day lesson in bravery, courage, and finding power in what seems like a powerless situation.

Long Scene

November 2nd, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 3rd & 4th, 2018 - 12:00pm
Casket Arts

A 3-day interactive art installation inspired by public access television. Featuring live performances by guest artists and opportunities for the public to collaborate in the production of "TV" shows. Featuring guest artists Liza Dorsey, Drew Hance, Essma Imady, Joshua McGarvey, Dustin Steuck, Aki Shibata and Peng Wu.

Art Attack 2018ar

November 2nd, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 3rd & 4th, 2018 - 12:00pm both days
Northrup King Building

Enjoy a weekend packed with the visual artworks of over 300 visual artists and the sounds of a variety of singer/songwriters and composers. Put on your walking shoes and allow plenty of time to explore the 4 floors of the Northrup King Building, talk with the artists, listen to the music and try your hand at an interactive art activity.

Centro Día de los Muertos / Festival of Corn

November 2nd, 2018 - 6:00-10:00pm 
November 3rd, 2018 - Noon-6:00pm
Centro at Popol Vuh

Centro at Popol Vuh is hosting it's first annual Día de los Muertos party! Friday will feature a DJ, special drinks, an alter, and of course, tacos! Bring something special to contribute to our first annual alter. Saturday will be a parking lot party with everything corn! If it's yellow, they'll have it. Corn cocktails, elote, tamales, a MEAT RAFFLE, and more! There will also be games and music. The Corn Fest is totally kid friendly so bring the little ones to get their face painted and eat some corn!

Bazaar & Art Fair 2018

November 3rd, 2018
9:00am-3:00pm
Prospect Park United Methodist Church

The Famous Annual PPUMC Bazaar & Art Fair is back! In addition to finding handmade arts and crafts, the event offers fair trade products for sale, gently used second hand treasures, great food too plus a bake sale too. Find over 50 artists and artisans on 3 floors!

3 Dia de Los Muertos

November 3rd, 2018
11:00am-11:00pm
Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar

Join in for their 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta! Free Sugar Skull Face Paintings by Artrageous Adventures, free chocolate abuelita for the niños, live music by Jose Torres, tarot card readings, taco sliders, tequila flights, margarita specials & more!

Concert // Dia de los Muertos

November 3rd, 2018
6:00pm-1:00am
La Doña Cerveceria

Join in for the closing Festival de las Calaveras Concert in celebration of Dia de los Muertos! Live music, spoken word, and live art exhibitions are just a few of the night's features awaiting you.

Egypt’s Sunken Cities

November 4th, 2018 - April 14th, 2019
Minneapolis Institute of Art

More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry, and delicate ceramics—and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs. Don’t miss this epic story of their discovery at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's new exhibit! Tickets on sale now.

The Book of Mormon

November 6th-18th, 2018
Times Vary
Orpheum Theatre

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

Jazz Night at BANK

jNovember 7th,14th, 21st, 28th & December 5th, 12th, 19th, 2018
4:30-7:30pm each day
BANK Restaurant

Swing in Bank to hear their Jazz Band perform LIVE every Wednesday. Great Music with special priced small plates, cocktails, wine and beer. It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing...swing on in and reserve a seat soon.

City Pages Iron Fork presented by Coldwell Banker Burnet

November 8th, 2018
7:00-10:00pm
International Market Square

City Pages Iron Fork is back for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine, and competition! This year it’s ALL ABOUT BRUNCH! Amidst the competition, event-goers can feast on an eclectic variety of cuisine from more than 25+ local restaurants and indulge in samples of featured beer, wine & liquor.

Cine Latino

November 8th-11th, 2018 
Times Vary
St. Anthony Main Theatre

Returning for a sixth year, Cine Latino is among the key showcases of Spanish-language and Portuguese-language cinema in the United States. It offers another rich tapestry of stories from across the vast cultural, social and historical landscape that is Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, taking us on a journey across geography, history, age, gender, social and political issues and the complexities of human relationships.

Crazy Rich Asians: Film Screening & Discussion

November 9th, 2018
3:30-6:30pm
Coffman Memorial Union

Join Asian-American Student Union of Minnesota (ASU) and Student Unions & Activities - University of Minnesota for a special film screening of Crazy Rich Asians, followed by a 60-minute discussion. Enjoy light refreshments while supplies last.

The Great Gatsby

November 9th-18th, 2018
Times Vary
Collide Theatrical

You are invited to join Collide as the theater brings F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ classic novel to life in an innovative theater adaptation. Join the party of the century! Dust off your flapper dress or grab your top hat, baby, and join Collide at The Ritz for a roaring good time!

2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival: Minneapolis, MN

November 10th & 11th, 2018
10:00am each day
Riverview Theater

Enjoy a celebration through film of the love between dogs, their people, and the animal welfare groups that bring them together when The NY Dog Film Festival™ comes to Minneapolis! A portion of proceeds benefit Pet Haven. The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond.

Cider House Grand Opening

November 10th, 2018
11:00am-11:00pm
Number 12 Cider

Be a part of the grand opening of the new Cider House in Minneapolis! More details to come as they are finalized. Check offocial event page for more.

A Spectrum of Blackness

November 10th, 2018
7:00-10:00pm
Pangea World Theater

The Spectrum of Blackness is a New Play Series featuring new work from Minneapolis playwrights Eshay Brantley and Ricardo Beaird. Ambiance Theatre Company is a new collective of passionate voices dedicated to nurturing unchained imaginations. They dive into folklore, science fiction, memoir, history, and community narrative in order to support a haven of creative minds often left on the margins of the theatre world.

United Noodles’ Sixth Annual Autumn Luau

November 11th, 2018
11:00am
United Noodles

Come celebrate Hawaiian culture and our awesome local Hawaiian community at our annual indoor luau! There will be live music by, a dance performance, and a delicious plate lunch!

Family Day: Exploring Egypt

November 11th, 2018
11:00am-5:00pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Explore ancient Egypt at this month’s FREE Family Day at Mia (the second Sunday of every month)! Join an archaeology excavation of the imagination inspired by “Egypt’s Sunken Cities,” and travel to the time of the pharaohs. Decode hieroglyphs and mysterious symbols, and create your own versions of ancient artifacts and treasures.

MN Christmas Market 2018 at The Hutton House

November 11th, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm
The Hutton House

The MN Christmas Market is an annual pop-up holiday shopping event that showcases homegrown brands and makers, with a charitable twist. All vendors and The Hutton House bar will donate a portion of sales from the event to three local charities, The Sheridan StoryTreeHouseand The Reel Hope Project.

Succulent Bar Make & Take Event

November 11th, 2018
2:00-6:00pm
Sociable Cider Werkssucculent

Join Minnesota’s original traveling succulent bar, Succ it up Buttercup, at Sociable Cider Werks for a succulent bar make and take event! Come any time between 2 pm to 6 pm to create your very own unique, one of a kind succulent creation. They supply hundreds of containers from vintage to modern and a whole bunch of beautiful succulents. Prices are between $18- $33 (cash or credit) depending on how many succulents you choose! Cacti are also available for an additional cost.

Soul Bowls

November 11th & December 9th, 2018
5:00pm
Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering

Soul Bowl is soul food for the urban millennial. Using unique flavors and techniques, Chef Gerard Klass presents soul food in a modern, flavorful, healthy and eye-catching way.

Candlelight Yoga and Cocktails

November 11th & December 16th, 2018
January 13th, February 17th & March 24th, 2019
7:00-8:00pm each time
Tattersall Distilling

Join Annie Hayes Wellness for Sunday night candlelight yoga in the distillery! Enjoy a 50-minute vinyasa flow in the rejuvenating space — paired with a cocktail created just for the evening. $15 includes yoga and a cocktail - just bring your mat!

Kitty Pryde: Queer Womxn Takeoverw

November 11th, 2018
8:00pm-2:00am
Up-Down Minneapolis

Come on down for a very special edition of Sunday Funday at Up-Down Minneapolis! Indeed Brewing and Up-Down present Kitty Pryde: Queer Womxn Takeover hosted by DJ AriAtari. Join in for a night of classic arcade games, dancing, and some rad drink specials.

Uproar Open Mic

November 12th, 2018
7:30 - 9:00pm
Du Nord Craft Spirits

An open mic for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. Celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a raised drink - no hate and discrimination allowed! With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from, you'll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not.

MCAD Art Sale 2018

November 15th & 16th, 2018 - 6:00pm both days
November 17th, 2018 - 9:00am
MCAD Gallery

Don't miss your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by Minneapolis College of Art and Design students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.

4th Annual Trip Around the Sun

November 17th, 2018
2:00-10:00pm
Insight Brewing

Zero score and four years ago they opened our brewery, and they kinda feel like celebrating. You’ll enjoy live music in an outdoor heated tent, spectacular food, henna tattooing, a deep list of taps and, of course, the annual bottle release of GRAVITY WELL, which was voted Best Beer Limited Release in April by City Pages.

Northside Holiday Crawl

November 23rd & 24th, 2018
December 7th, 8th, 9th & 16th, 2018
Times vary each day for each market
Locations vary

The Northside Holiday Crawl is an evolution of Northside Holiday Boutique pop ups and Black Friday on Broadway. Visit 8 shops on Black Friday (11/23), 9 on Small Business Saturday (11/24), and 7 other pop up shops throughout December all across North Minneapolis!

Cheers to 5 Years!

November 23rd, 2018
Noon-11:50pm
Sociable Cider Werks

Get your turkey-stuffed self out of the house to come party this Black Friday as Sociable Cider Werks throws down like it's 2013!

Holidazzle

Thursdays-Sundays, November 23rd-December 23rd, 2018
Thursdays from 5:00-9:00pm | Fridays from 5:00–10:00pm | 
Saturdays from 11:00am–10:00pm | Sundays from 11:00am–7:00pm
See full schedule
Loring Park

As downtown Minneapolis’ premier (and free to attend!) holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents and visitors for years. Enjoy food, drinks, holiday shopping and activities for all ages! A skating rink (open daily), dedicated movie nights, firework displays, interactive art installments and even Santa Claus are just a few *holidazzling* activities waiting for you.

Moustache Run 2018

November 24th, 2018
8:30am - 11:30am
Main Street SE, Minneapolis

Be a part of the 2018 Moustache Run 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and Lil' Mo Mile. It's a perfect way to work off those Thanksgiving treats!

57th Annual Marching Band Indoor Concert

November 24th, 2018 - 7:00pm
November 25th, 2018 - 2:00pm
Northrop Auditorium

Join the University of Minnesota Marching Band for performances that showcase music, tradition, and entertainment for the whole family. Fresh off their Super Bowl LII halftime show appearance, the Marching Band will perform halftime favorites and more.

Jurassic Park - In Concert

November 24th, 2018 at 8:00pm
November 25th, 2018 at 2:00pm
Orchestra Hall

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking filmmaking, this epic film is sheer movie-making magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with the Minnesota Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

North Pole Express no

November 29th - December 9th, 2019
Times Vary
Union Depot, St. Paul

Join the Friends of the 261 for the 5th Annual North Pole Express! Trips begin at Saint Paul Union Depot and feature elves, singing, dancing and a visit from Santa!

Northern Vogue Fashion Show

November 29th, 2018
6:00-11:30pm
W Minneapolis - The Foshay

For the 3rd season, by Niche and W Minneapolis - The Foshay present Northern Vogue to benefit Dress for Success - Twin Cities, a high-impact runway show celebrating excellence in Minnesota fashion. Designers that have at some point called Minnesota home will present full original Spring/Summer 2019 collections and a special student segment with 12 looks by 12 designers will be part of the show!

Jurassic Quest

November 30th - December 2nd, 2018
Friday 3:00-8:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Enjoy dinosaur rides, fossil digs, dino scooters, exhibits, tours, crafts and so much more!