Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 18-20

This weekend around the Twin Cities: 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, farmers’ market fall fest, Miranda Lambert, and more
Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Comic Circuit

What:10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival
When: October 17-19
Where: Various venues, Minneapolis

Get your giggles out at the Comedy Corner Underground, Acme Comedy Co., Sisyphus Brewing, and the Parkway Theater. Headliners with Comedy Central credits include Aparna Nancherla, Brian Posehn, Dan Cummins, Ron Funches, and more.

Beer Boom on Boom Island

What: Autumn Brew Review
When: October 19
Where: Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St. NE, Minneapolis

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is hosting its 19th annual Autumn Brew Review craft beer festival at Boom Island Park, where over 100 Minnesotan breweries and cideries will come together. They’ll also have non-alcoholic options, food, and educational beer sessions and tours.

One Phish, Two Phish

What: Trey Anastasio
When: October 19
Where: State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Phish’s main man comes for his first Twin Cities solo show.

Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars

What: Miranda Lambert
When: October 19
Where: Xcel Energy Center, 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

The country superstar revives her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour from a decade ago, with tunes from 2018 album Interstate Gospel, recorded with her supergroup Pistol Annies, to throw in, since the Annies are coming with, along with Elle King and Ashley McBryde.

Bubbly and Brunch

What: Brunch & Bloom
When: October 20
Where: Hotel Emery, 215 Fourth St. S., Minneapolis

Hotel Emery and Fleur de Lis are teaming up to bring you Brunch & Bloom, a bottomless-mimosa brunching experience where you can design your own floral masterpiece while experts guide you through the process. Make your own flower arrangement and enjoy a family-style brunch catered by Giulia at Hotel Emery.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble…

What: Wayward Theatre Company’s Macbeth
When: October 18-November 17
Where: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul

Get into the spooky Halloween mood with the Wayward Theatre Company as they perform Macbeth at the historic James J. Hill House. One of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies features elements of the supernatural: a prophecy, ghosts, and three witches up to no good. See them on opening night this Friday.

On Tap

What: Dorrance Dance
When: October 19
Where: Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

New York-based Michelle Dorrance and her company return to perform as part of this year’s Twin Cities Tap Festival. The company will perform three pieces, including the explosive 45-minute rethinking of tap, Myelination.

Up-and-Coming Upstarts

What: Yungpreneur Pop-Up Fair
When: October 20
Where: St. Paul Brewing, 688 Minnehaha Ave. E., St. Paul

A yungpreneur is “a young person who is an entrepreneur”—like Aniki Allen. The seventh-grader founded the Ice Cream Bow Ties business and is now collaborating with St. Paul Brewing to host a pop-up fair for young business owners. Support young go-getters and enjoy a beer.

Modern Movement

What: TU Dance Season Opener
When: October 18-20
Where: The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

TU Dance, a contemporary dance company, comes to the O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University. Artistic director Uri Sands translates the human experience into a blend of modern dance, classical ballet, African-based movements, and urban-vernacular choreo. Dance Magazine described it as a “performance of generosity, grace, and primal power.”

Fall with the Farmers

What: Northeast Farmers Market Fall Festival
When: October 19
Where: Northeast Farmers Market

Celebrate the arrival of fall with a fundraiser for the Northeast Farmers Market. Carve pumpkins, trick-or-treat, enjoy hot cider from Maple Leaf Orchard and delicious chili and soups from local restaurants such as Alma, Red Stag, Anchor Fish and Chips, Popul Vuh, and Eastside.

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