Weekend Best Bets: October 31-November 2

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

Friday, October 31

Time Warp Again

WHAT: Rocky Horror Picture Show
WHERE: Uptown Theatre
WHEN: 11:55 p.m.
39 years ago, Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien introduced an unprecedented piece of cinema that went on to become one of the most widespread cult classics in history—one that still holds its ground today. In tradition, Uptown Theatre will again present the fabulous Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring none other than the Twin Cities’ own Transvestite Soup, now in its 36th year as the live-shadow cast for the film. For tickets and show times, head to landmarktheatres.com.

Staging Halloween

WHAT: The Secret of Gravethwait Manor
WHERE: Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
WHEN: 7 p.m.
The hair-raising mysteries that reside within haunted mansions are best explored on a night like All Hallows’ Eve. Join Iris, Troy, and Kevin, a trio of ghost hunters, on their mission to solve one Midwestern family’s woes inside the 500 year-old Gravethwait Manor. For tickets, go to bryantlakebowl.com.

Saturday, November 1

Songs from Storytellers

WHAT: The Milk Carton Kids
WHERE: Fitzgerald Theater
WHEN: 8 p.m.
This California folk duo released their first LP, Prologue, for free in 2011, and the album still serves as a constant point of reference for modern folk. Now on tour for their most recent Grammy-nominated release, The Ash & Clay, this night of phenomenal guitarists, stunning harmonies, and the accompanying vocals of singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz is sure to please. For tickets to the show, go to fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org.

Turkish Cinema

WHAT: Winter Sleep
WHERE: Walker Art Center
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Cannes’ newest Palme d’Or winner is next up in the Walker Art Center’s always-impressive selection of screenings. This 2014 Turkish drama gives the account of one family’s interpersonal struggles amidst a harsh social and political climate. Seize your rare (and, unless you’re planning a trip to Istanbul, perhaps only) opportunity to see this gripping cinematic masterpiece on the big screen. For more information, go to walkerart.org.

Sunday, November 2

Outwitting the Witch

WHAT: Hansel and Gretel
WHERE: Ordway Center
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
The Brothers Grimm’s classic Hansel and Gretel comes to life in this Minnesota Opera adaptation. Staging this dark tale of deceit, treachery, and triumph over evil, performers from the Zenon Dance Company will join vocalists to take you and your whole family through a confectionery wonderland on stage. For more information, go to mnopera.org.

Runway Bride

WHAT: UNVEILED Bridal Show
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
WHEN: Noon
If you’re prone to watching back-to-back episodes of Say Yes to the Dress on TLC, then you’re sure to love UNVEILED, the touring bridal show displaying all the world’s latest bridal trends in one day on the runways. Whether you’re prepping for a wedding of your own, need some ideas for a friend, or you’re just into that kind of thing, The Wedding Guys have all the fashion fantasies you’ve been seeking. For more information, go to unveiledweddingevent.com.

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