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Todd about Town: Your to-do list around the Twin Cities this weekend includes Josh Groban, Grumpy Cat, and a political farce

1. Nature Arts & Crafts Fair

Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping (assuming you haven’t yet) and work in some exercise, consider this shop stop. Head to the Richardson Nature Center, check out local artisans’ wares, and take a stroll on the trails of the Hyland Lake Reserve. Learn more.

2. Scapin

Open Book Theatre, Minneapolis
Nov. 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, 4 p.m.
Tickets: $30

This is the opening weekend of Ten Thousand Things Theater’s 2018-2019 season—and with a bang comes a comedy about the dark side of family relationships. See what happens when a poor woman receives a bag of gold and tries to help her family and friends. Learn more.

3. Josh Groban and Idina Menzel

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
Nov. 2, 8-10 p.m.
Tickets: $52-$350

Josh Groban brings his Bridges tour to St. Paul on Friday night. Groban is joined on stage by singer Idina Menzel, best known for either her Tony Award-winning role in Wicked or, of course, “Let It Go.” Learn more.

4. Grumpy Cat Scratch Party

Mall of America, Bloomington
November 3, Noon-3 p.m.

Internet celebrity cat Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, is coming to Mall of America for selfies. Learn more.

5. The Candidate

Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
November 4, 6:30-8 p.m.
Tickets: $2 entry fee, $16 suggested donation or “pay what you can”

The Candidate comes to Can Can Wonderland—a comedy show that takes a look at our heated political climate days before the election, with the goal to encourage people to get out and vote on Tuesday. Learn more.

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