Weekend Best Bets: October 4-6

Friday, October 4

Crawl Through St. Paul

WHAT: The St. Paul Art Crawl
WHERE: Galleries and businesses across St. Paul
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Missing the summer art fair season already? Transition into fall arts with the St. Paul Art Crawl. Featuring hundreds of artists and artisans scattered across the city, this weekend-long event showcases the best of the best, from painters to jewelry-makers. Learn more at stpaulartcrawl.org

Friday, October 4

Pig’s Blood, Anyone?

WHAT: Carrie The Musical
WHERE: New Century Theatre, Mpls.
WHEN: 7:30
Now that it’s October, it’s time to get in the Halloween spirit. Start the season off right with Carrie The Musical, a real-life thriller based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel. You’re sure to get chills watching this eerie production, filled with supernatural powers, revenge, and plenty of gore. Learn more at hennepintheatretrust.org

Saturday, October 5

Movies Underground

WHAT: Mpls. Underground Film Festival
WHERE: St. Anthony Main Theater, Mpls.
WHEN: 1 p.m.
Hosted by the Film Society of MSP, this festival features everything from experimental short films to music videos, created by both local and national filmmakers. Saturday’s line up includes Full Circle, a Brooklyn-based action/comedy, and Roots of Rescue, a documentary about animal cruelty and rescue in Alabama. The fest runs all weekend. Learn more at minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com

Saturday, October 5

Spell. Drink. Repeat.

WHAT: The Incredible Drinkin’ Spelling Bee
WHERE: 331 Club, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Fulfill your childhood dreams of being spelling-bee champ at Trivia Mafia’s grown-up version of the classic competition. Just one catch: each time you get a word correct, you get a drink ticket—and you’d better use it, or the audience gets cranky. Who knows, maybe booze and bees go together better than you’d think. Learn more at triviamafia.com

Sunday, October 6

Not a Sprint

WHAT: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
WHERE: Start: Metrodome, Mpls.; Finish: State Capitol, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 a.m.
It’s been called the most beautiful urban marathon in America, and it’s a great way to take advantage of a fall day. Whether you’re one of the ambitious runners (to which we say: mad props) or are just cheering on friends, the Twin Cities Marathon is a great way for Minnesotans to come together as a community. Check out our profiles of some of the runners, then go to tcmevents.org to learn more about the race.

Sunday, October 6

Bourbon, Beer, Brats

WHAT: Butcher & the Boar’s Third Annual BoarFest
WHERE: Butcher & the Boar, Mpls.
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Sausage, beer, and bourbon: an October afternoon doesn’t get much better than that—until you add six bands and free admission to the equation. Welcome to Butcher & the Boar’s Third Annual BoarFest. From Knob Creek Maple Boar Sausage to oysters, the food is sure to be delicious, and extensive beer and cocktail menus make ideal accompaniments. Learn more at butcherandtheboar.com

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