Friday, September 16
Live from the Landmark
What: Red House Live from Landmark Center
When: Cocktails at 7 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m.
Where: Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St. W., St. Paul
Red House Records continues its concert series with three musical veterans of A Prairie Home Companion: Dean Magraw, Butch Thompson, and Prudence Johnson. The jazz and folk masters first collaborated back in 1990, and have since played together every chance they get. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. landmarkcenter.org
What: Bars and Measures
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
Join the cast of Bars and Measures for a look into the lives of two brothers, one a Christian, one a Muslim, one in jail, the other living free, both communicating their differences through music on the Jungle Theater’s cozy stage. Tickets are $45 at the door and online. jungletheater.com
Saturday, September 17
One Island, Three Stages
What: Festival Palomino
When: Doors at 12 p.m.
Where: Hall’s Island, 907 Sibley St. NE., Minneapolis
This year’s festival celebrating American roots and bluegrass features Trampled by Turtles, Houndmouth, Jake Bugg, Frightened Rabbit, and 12 other local and national artists on three stages. This outdoor concert experience includes food and art vendors. Buy tickets online from $48. festivalpalomino.com
Bugs Bunny and Breakfast
What: Tunes ‘N Toons Brunch
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Turf Club, 1601 University Ave., St. Paul
Bring the family for some classic Saturday morning cartoons, DJ’s spinning vinyl, and the Turf Club’s hearty brunch menu with a spin on old favorites such as fried French toast, Polish sausage benedict, and homemade biscuits and gravy. All ages are welcome and there is no cover charge. turfclub.net
Sunday, September 18
Going Whole Hog
What: Whole Hog Butchery Class
When: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Kitchen in the Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis
Roll up your sleeves and join master butcher Tyler Montgomery from Red Table Meats to learn how to break down a hog into a variety of cuts. Light lunch, beer, and wine will be served, and participants get to take some of the porky goodness home. Grab a friend and book online. kitcheninthemarket.com
Raise a glass
What: St. Paul Oktoberfest
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Rice Park, 109 Fourth St. W., St. Paul
Put on your lederhosen and grab a pint to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Twin Cities. Rice Park will be filled to the brim with German food vendors, local craft beer, music, dance lessons, and a carnival for kids. The event is free to the whole family. saintpauloktoberfest.org