Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 5-7

Your to-do list around the Twin Cities includes the Haunted Basement, a new Guthrie show, and more

Friday, October 5

Artful Frights

What: The Haunted Basement
When: Times vary
Where: Building #9, 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
This is one of the few scare attractions where you will be touched. Not only that, you might leave with unidentified liquids on your clothes after crawling through the dark and meeting one of the unsavory residents at this artist-created haunted house in Minneapolis. The scare factor (and the weird factor) is so high, you have to be 18 or older and sign a waiver. Learn more.

Our Climate’s Climax

What: Two Degrees
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis
A Midwest premiere at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio features a paleoclimatologist who takes on environmental policy in D.C. Local theater company Prime Productions makes the personal political as we watch Emma Phelps (played by Norah Long) confront a big question we’re grappling with today: how and whether the public good takes precedence over profit. It’s a play of our time, where ideals, power, sex, and personal anguish create friction. Learn more.

Twin Cities Sprint

What: Twin Cities Marathon
When: Race on Sunday, 8 a.m.; other activities vary
Where: Start in downtown Minneapolis, 631 S. Sixth St.
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Saturday, October 6

Shop Museum-Quality

What: Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair
When: Museum Hours
Where: Mia, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
It’s the 25th anniversary of this annual showcase of hundreds of museum-quality works of fine art on paper, collected by huge dealers from the U.S. and Europe. That means these artists are international and renowned—including Francisco Goya, David Hockney, and Andy Warhol. No, it’s not your casual collection of local artists hawking wares. But it is your chance to get seriously top-tier stuff. Learn more.