Weekend Best Bets: October 18-20

Friday, October 18

Liquid, Very Solid Show

WHAT: Jherek Bischoff: Composed
WHERE: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Seattle pop singer Jherek Bischoff (a “phenom,” according to The New Yorker) shakes things as part of the Liquid Music series. Joined by guest vocalists and instrumentalists from Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche to Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier, and Polica’s Channy Leaneagh, this eclectic set includes musicians from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Talk about blending high and low. Learn more at thespco.org.

Friday, October 18

Lots to Explain in the Morning

WHAT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Ten Thousand Things
WHERE: Open Book, Mpls.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
This Elizabethan hallucinatory gender-bend takes place on a fuzzy night with twists orchestrated by the renowned director Michelle Hensley. Goblins, battling sexes, misplaced affections, a rude Mechanical play-within-a-play, and plenty of wit and innuendo make for a truly laugh-out-loud night. Learn more at tenthousandthings.org.

Saturday, October 19

Get In My Belly

WHAT: Fall Feast Food Truck Rally
WHERE: Harriet Brewing, Mpls.
WHEN: Noon
There’s no better way to spend a fall day than dining al fresco, and this gustatory rally, organized by the Minnesota Food Truck Association, is the perfect way to dive in. 15 trucks will converge outside Harriet Brewing to celebrate what’s great about Minnesota street food, from Andouille, oyster, and crab gumbo (from AZ Canteen) to chili (from Motley Crews); many palate-tickling others will assist your autumnal groove with the assistance of live music. Learn more at mnfoodtruckassociation.org.

Saturday, October 19

See How They Roll

WHAT: Minnesota RollerGirls Season 10 Home Opener
WHERE: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
Football season has been . . . not without its disappointments. Head out instead for the 10th season opener of the Minnesota RollerGirls. The smashing ladies will compete in a mini tournament featuring four home teams, with pre-show and halftime entertainment. There’s something for everyone: kids under 9 get in free, and there’s an after-party for grownups at Camp Bar. They’re calling this one “Conflict Resolution 101.” We hope they don’t resolve all their conflicts. Learn more at mnrollergirls.com.

Sunday, October 20

Afton and Apples, Oh, My

WHAT: Afton Apple Festival
WHERE: Afton Apple Orchard, Hastings
WHEN: 10 a.m.
If you’re looking to squeeze in some outdoor time and enjoy the vibrant vibes of this fall, journey to Afton Apple Orchard for a festival with apple-picking, pumpkin patches, and more. Check out cider-pressing and chainsaw-carving demonstrations, a corn maze, and loads of other fun fall activities that make for perfect photo ops. Learn more at aftonapple.com.

Sunday, October 20

Ghosts and Ghouls

WHAT: Real Haunted Tours
WHERE: Mounds Theatre, St. Paul
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Any place that’s nearly a century old has the potential to be riddled with ghosts, right? Psychics and ghost hunters regularly recognize the historic Mounds Theatre in St. Paul as one of the Cities’ most haunted locations—even worse than the Metrodome. Even if you think it’s a bunch of hokum, go ahead and tour the place in the dark at Halloweentime—it just may spook you. Learn more at realhauntedtours.com.

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