Weekend Best Bets: September 30-October 2

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, September 30

A Toast to Parks

What: Tapped and Uncorked
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr., Roseville
Support local parks and sample from 24 brewers and eight distillers at the third annual Tapped and Uncorked. Local food trucks and restaurants including Tot Boss, Anchor Fish & Chips, and Pizza Luce will be in attendance to combat empty stomachs. Enjoy live music all night provided by GB Leighton and his six-piece band, and grab some friends to try out human foosball (new this year). Tickets $35 online and at the event. pourforparks.com

Wait For It…

What: Waiting for Waiting for Godot
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Open Eye Figure Theater, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis
Along with all your favorite characters from Samuel Beckett’s absurdist Waiting for Godot, playwright Dave Hanson and director Matt Sciple showcase their take on the French classic. Boasting more action off stage than on, this rendition explores the comic side of theater and the true meaning of fame. Tickets $20 online and at the box office. loudmouthcollective.com


Saturday, October 1

She’s Got Jokes

What: Comedian Wendy Liebman
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Acme Comedy Club, 708 N. First St., Minneapolis
Late-night favorite Wendy Liebman comes to Acme Comedy Co. once again. Liebman has performed on Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime, with appearances on Carson, Fallon, Ferguson, Kimmel, Leno, and Letterman, and most recently on America’s Got Talent. Tickets are $15 in advance, $30 for dinner and the show. acmecomedycompany.com

A Little Rough Around the Edges

What: Scratch and Dent Poster Sale
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Grumpy’s Downtown, 1111 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
”‹Aesthetic Apparatus’ annual poster sale is back in conjunction with the Fleabag Flea Market at Grumpy’s Downtown. Shop a huge selection of handmade, almost-perfect concert posters and art prints, all priced at just five dollars. The event is complete with live music, BBQ, and numerous other vendors. timeout.com


Sunday, October 2

Collectors and Cocktails

What: A Different Way of Seeing Exhibition Party
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis
Celebrate and mark the “A Different Way of Seeing” exhibition with light bites, cocktails, and tunes courtesy of DJ Ingenting and the Improvestra Music Project. Student artists from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will be there to sketch you and your plus-one as you learn about Nordic art history and chat with a museum curator. Tickets are $30 for Institute members, $35 for non-members, and can be purchased online. asimn.org

All the Leaves are Brown

What: 32nd Annual Fall Colors Fine Art & Music Festival
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: North Lowell Park, 201 Water St., Stillwater
Explore what local painters, photographers, jewelers, and many other artists have created this season along the scenic St. Croix River.  This annual event attracts more than 10,000 people who come for local, high-quality products, live entertainment, food vendors, and a beer and wine tent.  The kids have their own marketplace with crafts and art activities courtesy of local businesses. This event is free for the whole family. stillwaterfallartfair.com

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