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Things to do this week: an augmented-reality art exhibition, an arts and crafts affair, Flor de Toloache, and more

Vintage Vinyl

What: Vinyl Happy Hour
When: Nov. 8
Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth

Overlooking the Lake Superior harbor, located in the newly refurnished Symphony Hall Mezzanine, come enjoy classic vinyl records with a local beer or beverage.

Johnny No Cash Band


Johnny No Cash

What: Johnny No Cash Band at the VFW
When: Nov. 8, 10 p.m.
Where: Cottage Grove VFW, 9260 E. Point Douglas Road S., Cottage Grove

Johnny No Cash, a four-piece band, will be playing at the VFW in Cottage Grove. The authentic, old-school group plays country and Western tunes sure to get everyone moving.

Marlena Myles has created an augmented reality art exhibition


Dakota Sacred Hoop Walk

What: Dakota Sacred Hoop Walk
When: Nov. 8
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

In collaboration with the Arboretum, Twin Cities digital artist and member of the Spirit Lake Dakota Tribe Marlena Myles has created an augmented-reality art exhibition. Visitors can use an app on their phone to view digital images and audio to learn more about Dakota culture and history.

Flor de Toloache


Flor de Toloache

What: Flor de Toloache
When: Nov. 9
Where: The Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Latin Grammy-winning, all-female group Flor de Toloache combines tradition and a feeling of rebellion with their innovative, stylish take on traditional Latin American music. The talented and diverse group has performed internationally and brings their transcendent energy to the Twin Cities this week.


What: Norsefest
When: Nov. 10-12
Where: Downtown Madison, Minnesota

A celebration of all things Scandinavian, this annual fair features a lutefisk-eating contest, craft and variety shows, a Scandinavian arts fair, and more.

An Arts and Crafts Affair

What: 2022 Autumn Festival, An Arts and Crafts Affair
When: Nov. 10-13
Where: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee

This weekend-long arts and crafts festival will play host to hundreds of the nation’s top artisans. Accompanying the beautiful display of crafts will be a wide array of tasty foods, refreshing beverages, and lots of fun activities.

Twin Cities Con

What: Twin Cities Con
When: Nov. 11-13
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis

A celebration of all things nerdy, Twin Cities Con will be a weekend full of TV, comic, and film culture all under one roof. Suitable for fans of all ages, Twin Cities Con will have tons of fun activities, vendors, and discussion panels.

Battle of the Pianists

What: Dueling Pianos
When: Nov. 12
Where: River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center, 11099 South Highway 61, Cottage Grove

At this event performed by Sweet Keys, upbeat, high-tempo performances help bring music to life at this evening of musical fun. The purchase of a ticket includes entrance to the event, as well as dinner.

Tasty Tour

What: St. Paul Skyway Food Tour
When: Nov. 12
Where: Union Depot, 214 4th St. E., St. Paul

Explore the best of the St. Paul culinary scene on this expansive tour of St. Paul’s robust food history. Come with an appetite for knowledge and food, as you will learn interesting tidbits of the city’s rich culture of cuisine while enjoying tasty samples.