Weekend Best Bets: November 3–5

This weekend’s to-do list include treasures, pancakes, and a last-hurrah bike ride

Friday, November 3

One Person’s Junk: Another Person’s Treasure

What: The Duluth Junk Hunt
Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Dr., Duluth
When: 10–5 p.m.
With more than 100 booths of vintage goods, you and your friends can shop until you drop. You can also take in the farmers’ market. A portion of the $5 admission fee will be donated the Encounter Youth Center for kids in Duluth. Learn more.

Not Your Typical Art Gallery

What: Pancakes and Booze Art Show
Where: The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis
When: 8 p.m.­–2 a.m.
Late-night pancakes are always a great idea, especially while roaming through this atypical art gallery. The focus of the night is on local artists, featuring 50–150 artists who include photographers, bands, painters, and DJs. Learn more.

Saturday, November 4

One Last Nice Ride

What: Nice Ride Shutdown Eve Social Ride
Where: Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis
When: 5–8 p.m.
Celebrate the end of the Nice Ride season with a social stroll around town. Bring your own bike or rent one. At the end of the ride, there will be snacks and drinks offered. Learn more.

Shop Local

What: Nature Arts & Crafts Fair
Where: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 8737 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington
When: 10–3 p.m.
‘Tis the season to start holiday shopping. Bloomington’s 1,000-acre park reserve offers you peace as you shop local artisans’ and crafters’ jewelry, maple syrup, and more. All vendor fees will be donated to the VEAP-Bloomington Food Shelf. Learn more.

Sunday, November 5

Chai to Make It

What: Chai and the Art of Mulling
Where: Mississippi Market, 740 East 7th St., St. Paul
When: 2–5 p.m.
Discover the traditions of spiced beverages. With herbs and spices for chai, mulled wine, and apple cider, discover how to brew these drinks in time for winter. Be sure to bring a jar so you can take a blend home. Learn more.

Purple with a Purpose

What: PurpleLight with PANCAN
Where: Parkview Meeting & Event Center, Mall of America, Bloomington
When: 6–9 p.m.
Light your night purple in remembrance and hope for those with pancreatic cancer, contributing to the community support system. A name-reading ceremony will be held to honor those who have fought or are fighting pancreatic cancer. Learn more.