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Things to do this week: Twin Cities Film Fest, Art Crawl St. Cloud, a chalk art spectacle, and more

Fall Fest

What: Fall Fest
When: Oct. 17-30
Where: Patton Park, Lake City

Patton Park in Lake City is the place to be to enjoy four weeks of fall activities including viewing fall colors from the shores of Lake Pepin.


What: Bingo! At the Muddy Cow
When: Wednesdays, Oct. 19-Dec. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Muddy Cow, 7350 Hardwood Ct. S., Cottage Grove

Join in the bingo fun every Wednesday at Muddy Cow in Cottage Grove. During the games, enjoy specials on select beverages and a chance at prizes.

Twin Cities Film Fest


Twin Cities Film Fest

What: Twin Cities Film Fest
When: Oct. 20-29
Where: ShowPlace ICON Theatres, 1625 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park

This 10-day celebration of Minnesotan-made and independent films will showcase over 70 films, covering nearly ever genre imaginable. Along with film screenings, enjoy red carpet interviews, Q&A sessions, parties, and more.

The Flavors of Fall

What: Fall Flavors Pop-up Farmers’ Market
When: Oct. 21, noon-6 p.m.
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

The St. Paul Farmers’ Market is coming to Union Depot for a fall-themed one-day event. In addition to selling many seasonal foods and beverages, the event will consist of other activities including a thematic fall photo op, coloring stations, and prizes.

Artwork on display at Art Crawl St. Cloud


Art Crawl

What: Art Crawl St. Cloud
When: Oct. 21, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown St. Cloud

Celebrate and experience the portfolios of talented Minnesotan artisans in the charming bustle of historic downtown St. Cloud.

Kiss the Tiger

Great Plains James

Crazy Broke Asians

What: Crazy Broke Asians Featuring Kiss The Tiger & More
When: Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

The Cedar, in collaboration with Theater Mu and The Current, presents Crazy Broke Asians as a celebration of Asian excellence in the Twin Cities music scene. Kiss The Tiger, Diane, Mayda, and others will perform.

Tricks and Treats at Valleyfair


Tricks and Treats

What: Tricks and Treats
When: Oct. 21-30
Where: Valleyfair, 1 Valleyfair Dr., Shakopee

Valleyfair is transforming the way it celebrates Halloween this year with the introduction of the “Tricks and Treats.” The amusement park will feature the Land of Tricks, with everything slimy, sinister, and strange including Ickyville and Spooky Spires, and the Land of Treats with Everfall and Sweet Tooth Acres festive areas.

Festival of Pumpkins

What: Great Pumpkin Festival
When: Oct. 22, 10 a.m.
Where: The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park

The Shops at West End is converted into a Halloween hot spot for this annual festival that features trick-or-treating, themed games, music, prizes, and more.

Oktoberfest Celebration

What: Oktoberfest
When: Oct. 22, noon-6 p.m.
Where: 22 Northmen Brewing Co., 6693 County Road 34 NW, Alexandria

This one-day Oktoberfest celebration raises a glass to the staple brews of the fall season. In addition to the range of seasonal lagers, the event will also play host to many traditional Oktoberfest activities: stein relays, live music, hammer-schlagen, and more.

Featured artist Shawn McCann shows off an art piece based on the film 𝘔𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘢


Let’s Chalk

What: Let’s Chalk 2022
When: Oct. 22-23
Where: Downtown Monticello, Walnut & 3rd St., Monticello

For the first time ever, the city of Monticello is hosting Let’s Chalk, a two-day street art festival with bright, bold, and even three-dimensional art created by professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts alike.