Weekend Best Bets: October 10-12

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

Friday, October 10

Season Poems

WHAT: Arrivals & Departures
WHERE: Union Depot, St. Paul
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
Poets and filmmakers come together for an artistic evening, displaying four thematic shorts projected upon the façade of St. Paul’s historic railroad station. This meshing of media will feature video art interpretations of original poetry, in a theme that fits perfectly with Union Depot’s history as well as this season of autumnal changes. Keep up to date on motionpoems.com.

The Time of your Life

WHAT: Dirty Dancing
WHERE: Orpheum Theater, Mpls.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze were iconic as Baby and Johnny (respectively), and the on-screen couple wove a love story has never grown old. A cast of nearly-as- vibrant dirty dancers grooves into the Orpheum with a live performance of one of the ’80s most quintessential films. Get tickets at hennepintheatretrust.org.

Saturday, October 11

Fun-raising

WHAT: Cakewalk
WHERE: Chowgirls Killer Catering, Mpls.
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Seriously, there’s cake. But first, admire the newest line of artwork from Minneapolis-based artist Amy Rice. Hear Soo Visual Arts Center executive director Carolyn Payne and Cultivate Northeast director Heidi Andermack give their takes on art fundraising before local bakers participate in probably the first traditional-style cakewalk fundraiser in recent memory. Get the scoop at amyrice.com.

Drum Luck

WHAT: Dave Weckl with the Minnesota Orchestra
WHERE: 7:30 p.m.
WHEN: Hopkins High School, Hopkins
Modern Drummer has donned him one of the 25 best drummers of all time: Jazz percussionist Dave Weckl has performed with an array of famous musicians including Madonna, Robert Plant, and the Chick Corea Elektric Band. Here, join Weckl and the Minnesota Orchestra for a jazz-infused evening. Go to jazzmn.org for more information.

Sunday, October 12

Oh Boy!

WHAT: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival
WHERE: Target Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 1 p.m.
Attention all ye families and children at heart: Mickey Mouse and the crew are coming to town with ballads from the whole gamut of Disney movie greatness. Upwards of 25 Disney idols, from Ariel’s under-the-sea tunes to infinity and beyond with Buzz and the gang, come together on stage for a night filled with classic Disney song sing-alongs. For tickets and more information, go to targetcenter.com.

Panic Room

WHAT: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie
WHERE: Big Thrill Factory, Minnetonka
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
October is here, and Halloween is nearing. What better way to celebrate than voluntarily trapping yourself and 11 of your friends in a dark room with an attacking zombie to get you in the holiday spirit? For those who love The Walking Dead but would rather live than watch the zombie apocalypse, sign up at webconnex.com.