Weekend Best Bets: October 3-October 5

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

Friday, October 3

Walk the Line

WHAT: Ring of Fire: The Life and Music of Johnny Cash

WHERE: Plymouth
Playhouse, Plymouth

5WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

If you need to get rhythm when you have the blues, this show is just the thing. After a national tour, this musical based on the country/folk of the legendary Man in Black Johnny Cash has returned to the Plymouth Playhouse. Find tickets and more info at plymouthplayhouse.com.

Brewtiful October

WHAT: Twin Cities Oktoberfest 2014
WHERE: MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.
No one does beer in October like the Germans, the whole month devoted to the best of the brews. This celebration at the State Fairgrounds will feature performances, dancing, and enough suds to keep your stein filled to the brim. For more information, visit twincitiesoktoberfest.com.

Saturday, October 4

Tropic Tunes

WHAT: Uke-Fest
WHERE: Aster Café, Mpls.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
For something a little different, check out the Twin Cities Uke-fest at Aster Café. The evening is devoted to ukulele performances by various Twin Cities strummers, all to raise money for Arc GTC, which assists disabled people and their families. Find out more at astercafe.com.

Generously Glam

WHAT: Twin Cities Fashion Expo
WHERE: Joule Event Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Featuring a “Purses & Pumps Drive” this year, this fashion show unites glamor with giving, to benefit survivors and victims of domestic violence. Includes a makeover contest, guest speakers, and a variety of showcases. Look for the details at twincitiesfashionexpo.com.

Sunday, October 5

Indie Entertainment

WHAT: Mpls Underground Film Festival
WHERE: St. Anthony Main Theatre, Mpls.
WHEN: Various showtimes
Check out the Mpls Underground Film Festival if you’re looking for the cutting edge of all things cinema. For the chance to appreciate these films before they’re cool, don’t miss the final day of showings at the historic St. Anthony Main Theatre. Check out the individual films and show times at mplsundergroundfilmfest.com.

Race Ya!

WHAT: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
WHERE: Check website for route
WHEN: 8 a.m.
Registration for this annual race is already closed, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t come out, enjoy the fall weather, and cheer on hundreds of devoted athletes as they run “the Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America.” The race is still accepting volunteers, but if spectating is more your style, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Find out more at tcmevents.org