Weekend Best Bets: November 14-16

What you need to see, hear, do, and experience this weekend

Friday, November 14

Stepping Through Time

WHAT: Shoebox Gallery Closing
WHERE: Robert’s Shoe Store, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
After more than 75 years of business, Robert’s Shoe Store is closing its doors, which spells an end to the popularity of its Shoebox Gallery window display. This Friday will be the final day to view the exhibition, compiled by local photographer Sean Smuda, commemorating the storied history of this iconic business. Find more information at facebook.com.


WHAT: Firkin Fridays
WHERE: Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, Mpls.
WHEN: 4 p.m.
From 4 to 7 every Friday, Grumpy’s in Northeast Minneapolis is offering Firkin Fridays, bringing in special beers from local breweries (including Indeed, Surly, Fulton, and more) for your tasting pleasure. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, Grumpy’s provides free food to pair with your brew. Get more details about Grumpy’s specials at grumpys-bar.com.

Saturday, November 15

Singing Celebration

WHAT: Mendelssohn: Saint Paul
WHERE: Ted Mann Concert Hall, Mpls.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Did you ever think that the best way to combine the holiday season with hometown pride would be a Mendelssohn oratorio? That must be why we let the Oratorio Society come up with these things. This rarely performed masterpiece pays homage to the patron saint of our capital city, while embracing the spirit of the upcoming season. Find more details and concert schedules at oratorio.org.

Princess Protest

WHERE: Illusion Theater
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
These familiar fairy-tale princesses have had just about enough—they’re taking back their stories for themselves. This comedic, irreverent musical follows the princesses as they take action against “happily ever after.” Get tickets and more information at disenchantedmusical.com.

Sunday, November 16

Come Rain, Come Shine

WHAT: LH Winter Market
WHERE: Linden Hills
WHEN: 9 a.m.
Just because the summer ended doesn’t mean that this farmers’ market is over. Every Sunday through December 21, the Linden Hills Farmer’s Market supplies an indoor food and holiday craft market so that the festivities may live on, though the weather outside may be frightful. Look for details at facebook.com.

Culinary Achievement

WHAT: The Charlie Awards
WHERE: Pantages Theatre
WHEN: 3:30 p.m.
The Charlie Awards are certain to entertain any Twin Cities foodie, beginning with a show that honors the best, brightest, and most innovative on the dining scene, followed with an afterparty and a four-course VIP meal prepared by some of Minnesota’s finest at the Marquette Hotel. Find tickets and details at charliesexceptionale.com.