Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 7-10

Things to do this weekend around the Twin Cities: Art on the Island, ”Frankenstein,” Columbia Heights Pride, Oktoberfests, and more
Jolene Faber/Flickr

Jolene Faber/Flickr

Bavarian by Way of Bloomington

What: Oktoberfest in Bloomington
When: Thursday, October 7, 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Cherrywood Pointe of Bloomington, 5501 American Blvd. W., Minneapolis

Celebrate one of Bavarian culture’s most famous festivals at the Oktoberfest in Bloomington, where you can take advantage of the many bratwursts and craft beers.

It’s Alive at Collide

What: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
When: October 7-24
Where: Collide Theatrical Dance Company and Academy, 755 Prior Ave. N., St Paul

Feast your eyes on Mary Shelley’s horror classic, Frankenstein, as performed by the Collide Theatrical Dance Company. Watch as the academy brings to life the magnificent tale of an odd and misunderstood character.

Twin Cities Oktoberfest

What: Twin Cities Oktoberfest
When: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 9-10
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights

Read our full write-up about the Twin Cities’ Oktoberfest here.

Art Fest in St. Paul

What: Art on the Island
When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10
Where: Warehouse 2 (aka ACVR Warehouse), 106 West Water St., St. Paul

Are you a fan of live music and art galleries? The newly remodeled fourth and fifth floors of the ACVR Warehouse are opening their doors to guests to view the work of over 25 artists. There will be several food trucks on site. 

Comedy by Vince Morris

What: Laugh Camp Comedy Club: Vince Morris
When: Friday-Saturday, October 8-9, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Camp Bar, 490 Robert St. N., St. Paul

Up-and-coming Ohio-native comedian Vince Morris takes the stage in St. Paul. 

Cars and Caffeine

What: Caffeine and Octane Minneapolis October Car Show
When: Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.
Where: AutoMotorPlex, 3600 Arrowhead Dr., Medina

Kickstart your morning with a shot of caffeine at the Caffeine and Octane Car Show. Ogle has a wide variety of cars spanning exotic, muscle, and sports cars from the larger Midwest area.

Pitching in for Afghan Families

What: Twins Winter Clothing Drive for Afghan Families
When: Saturday, October 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis

Lend a hand this weekend at Target Field, where the Team Rubicon nonprofit and the Minnesota Twins will host a donation drive for incoming Afghan families. Help build the donation piles this weekend, and the first 500 donors will receive a complimentary voucher for two tickets to a Twins home game in April or May of 2022. 

Fall Farm Outing

What: Fall on the Farm
When: Saturday, October 9, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Historic Eidem Farm, 4345 101st Ave. N., Brooklyn Park

To start or continue with fall activities, head to the Fall on the Farm event this weekend at Eidem Farm to help harvest vegetables and create crafts to take home with you. 

Pride in Columbia Heights

What: Columbia Heights Pride Festival
When: Saturday, October 9, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Sullivan Lake Park, 721 51st Ave. NE, Columbia Heights

Express yourself in a welcoming environment at the Columbia Heights Pride Festival. Take part in a lively atmosphere, with activities and food and drink booths, at Sullivan Lake Park.

Artistic Prints at Mia

What: The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions
When: Saturday, October 9
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is showcasing more than 175 pieces of original art that more than 35 artists created in collaboration with Highpoint Editions, a Minneapolis printmaker that helps produce sometimes boundary-pushing works. Read about how these collaborations come to be by clicking here.

Rollerskating in Rochester

What: Roller Disco
When: Saturday, October 9, 2-10 p.m.; Sunday, October 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Peace Plaza, First Ave. SW & First St. SW, Rochester

Throw things back to the ’70s this weekend at Roller Disco in Rochester. Join the community as downtown turns into a gigantic roller rink for the weekend, complete with party lights and tunes, where you can skate till you can’t feel your legs anymore.

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