Friday, November 11
A Force to Be Reckoned With
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Penumbra Theater, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul
Set in the 1970s, Penumbra’s award-winning creative team and cast takes the audience back in time. Jitney follows the story of an African American man who owns a taxi company that is threatened by Pittsburgh city officials, all while his estranged son is fresh out of prison and ready to come home. penumbratheatre.org
A Real Standup Guy
What: Michael Malone at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
When: 9:45 p.m.
Where: 408 E. Broadway, Mall of America, Bloomington
Between his new animated series, The Good Doctor, and his many holiday themed video projects, the California-based comedian will be in Minneapolis for this weekend only. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. moa.houseofcomedy.net
Saturday, November 12
May the Best Chili Win
What: 10th annual Global Chili Cook-Off
When: Noon-2 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis
Guests can sample chili from 12 different Midtown Global Market chefs, taking their inspiration from a variety of cultures to transform the classic comfort food. Visitors can then vote on their favorite for the much coveted “People’s Choice Award.” All proceeds of the event benefit Doing Good Together, a non-profit centering on community service. exploreminnesota.com
Not Your Classic Whodunit
What: The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
When: 6 p.m.
Where: 1500 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Join in the mystery at this interactive murder mystery show. Promising no cheesy costumes or campy dialogue, the show’s performers are dressed just like audience members, making everyone a suspect. Enjoy a four-course dinner while deciphering clues and, of course, solving a murder. thedinnerdetective.com
Sunday, November 13
History in the Making
What: Eugene McCarthy & the 1968 Election
When: All day
Where: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Get a look at election history and explore Minnesota native McCarthy’s campaign through photographs, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, and his personal papers, as he faced off against Lyndon B. Johnson and Minnesotan Vice President Hubert Humphrey. mnhs.org
The Finest Food Awards in the Land
What: 6th annual Charlie Awards
When: Awards at 3:30, after party at 5 p.m.
Where: Awards at Pantages Theater, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; after party at IDS Crystal Court, 80 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis
This annual event celebrates outstanding contributions to the food and drink industry by Twin Cities restaurants, chefs, food trucks, breweries, and more. This year’s awards will he hosted by Minnesota Monthly food editors Jason DeRusha and Joy Summers, and don’t miss the MNMO after-party followed by a VIP Chefs’ Dinner. charliesexceptionale.com