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Things to do this week: Art With a View, a murder mystery dinner, Borough Block Party, and more

Bingo, Burritos, and Benefits

What: Bingo & Burritos
When: Sept. 28
Where: Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, 1368 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis

This date marks the beginning of Lakes & Legends Brewing Company’s weekly Bingo & Burritos event, which will be hosted by the brewery on select Wednesdays for the next few weeks. Burritos will be provided by Sonora Mexican Kitchen & Bar and all proceeds from bingo games will be donated to the non-profit organization Firefighters for Healing.

A Night of Lyrics and Laughs

What: The Comedy/Rap Beatdown
When: Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Spring Street Tavern, 355 Monroe St. NE., Minneapolis

What happens when talented local rappers come together with witty comedians under one roof? Attendees of The Comedy/Rap Beatdown will find out at this event that aims to fuse the two genres of entertainment for a unique experience.

Amyl and the Sniffers

Punk Perfection

What: Amyl and the Sniffers
When: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
Where: First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

Australian punk Amyl and the Sniffers, comprised of singer Amy Taylor, Bryce Wilson, Declan Martens, and Gus Romer, bring its high-energy, always engaging party back to the Twin Cities with a show in the mainroom.

A Different Pond


A Different Pond

What: Theater Mu Presents: A Different Pond
When: Sept. 30-Oct. 22
Where: Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Main St., Hopkins

Stages Theatre Company, in collaboration with Theater Mu, presents “A Different Pond.” The story, based on local author Bao Phi’s children’s book of the same title, tells the tale of a young Vietnamese boy and his father fishing on the shores of a Minneapolis lake, while unpacking stories of immigration, the straddling of cultures, and a family managing daily issues together.

A Historic Look at St. Paul

What: Spirits & Shady Ladies Tour
When: Sept. 30, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Wabasha Street Caves, 215 Wabasha St. S., St. Paul

This historic storytelling tour of downtown St. Paul offers a glimpse into the late 19th century and tells the stories of infamous madams, recounting the charm, beauty, and tragedy associated with the times.


Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration


Celebration of Hispanic Heritage 

What: Hispanic Heritage Day
When: Sept. 30, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Mall of America, 7104 E. Broadway, Bloomington

Bailame Dance Festival and Minnesota Latinos, along with local ethnic communities, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day at an event at the Mall of America as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Festivities include cultural performances, live music, and dance lessons.


Crowd socializing at Borough Block Party 2021


Celebration on the Block

What: Borough Block Party 2022
When: Oct. 1, 1-10 p.m.
Where: Borough, 730 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis

Tasty eats and live music is the perfect recipe for bringing the community together. Borough is once again hosting its popular block party celebration featuring food and drinks served by Borough & Parlour, and live bands all day long.


Raise a Glass

What: Ham Lake Brewfest
When: Oct. 1, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Ham Lake Lanes, MN-65 NE., Ham Lake

Sample a variety of brews from local distilleries, compete in classic yard games, and enjoy live music at the second annual Ham Lakes Brewfest. The Brewfest boasts 30 different beverages that will be on tap and uncorked for the occasion.

Who Done It?

What: The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
When: Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 1500 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

One of America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner shows is coming to Minneapolis this week. At this event, guests will be tasked with solving a challenging mystery while they are served a full dinner.


The St. Croix River provides a beautifully apt setting for viewing art



Art With a View 

What: Rivertown Fall Art Festival
When: Oct. 1-2
Where: Lowell Park, 201 Water St. N., Stillwater

Historic downtown Stillwater offers a scenic backdrop for talented artists from across the Midwest to showcase their work. The longstanding festival has attracted more than 10,000 people and plays host to upwards of 130 artisans. The event also offers a variety of food options, a beer and wine tent, and live entertainment.


Medieval architecture at the site of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival


Oktoberfest at the Renaissance Festival

What: Minnesota Renaissance Festival 
When: Oct. 1-2, final weekend
Where: Minnesota Renaissance Festival Site, 145th St. W., Shakopee

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 51st season of foods, demonstrations, an artisan marketplace, and more and ends the season this weekend with an Oktoberfest theme.