Best Bets: Sept. 5-11

Things to do this weekend around the Twin Cities: Mystery Writers’ Convention, Cocktails at the Castle, Greek Festival

Shop Local

What: Minnetonka Farmers Market
When: Tuesdays through Sept. 27, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka

Enjoy community booths, live music, and fresh food from a wide variety of vendors at this weekly event on Tuesdays through Sept. 27.

It’s a Mystery

What: Bouchercon: World Mystery Convention
When: Sept. 8-11
Where: Hilton Hotel, 1001 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis

More than 1,000 mystery writers, readers, and bookworms will gather in Minneapolis for this convention. Meet mystery authors, purchase books, and listen to more than 120 literary panels.

Cocktails at the Castle event at the American Swedish Institute.


Swede Life

What: Cocktails at the Castle
When: Sept. 9, 7 p.m.-midnight
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis

Kick off fall with art, demos, interactives, pop-up performances, and live music at this popular party at the American Swedish Institute. This event’s theme is tied to the current ASI exhibition The Morning Dip, which celebrates the sea-bathing residents of Torekov, Sweden. In turn, the suggested party attire is bathrobes and clogs.

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

Movie Night

What: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” screening and activities
When: Sept. 9, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Enjoy trivia, photo opportunities, and treats before a free screening of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”

Car Show

What: History Cruze Car Show
When: Sept. 9, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Downtown North St. Paul along Seventh Avenue

The weekly History Cruzers Car Show in downtown North St. Paul along Seventh Avenue  between First Street and Charles Street features live music and vintage car displays.

Greek Celebration

What: Minneapolis Greek Festival
When: Sept. 9-11
Where: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S, Minneapolis

This three-day festival is full of authentic Greek food, live music, and cultural events hosted by St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church.