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Tired of avoiding the Fairview Underpass on your bike, and wishing the walk under I-94 felt more safe and pleasant? Bring your BRIGHT ideas and help us light up the underpass with games, videos, stories, and color for one night to confront the challenges and imagine the possibilities in this mishmash of concrete, chain link and wild greenery beneath the freeway. Free and open to the public.

Activities:

Dream big with us to imagine creative uses of the space underneath the freeway! Try out a temporary bike lane demonstration, and share your unique insight, ideas, and concerns about how to make Fairview more friendly at the Friendly Streets Gallery of Images and Map Brainstorming Station.

Bring a blanket and lean back at the Walk-In Cinema featuring community videos of local music, dance, arts and garden projects on and near the Green Line, curated by Robyn Hendrix.

Whisper secret wishes and big dreams to the Water Under the Bridge Living Statue, performed by Mira Kehoe.

Chat with a friend or stranger at the “Everyone’s Silverware” banquet table to take part in the transformation of a curated collection of hand-me-down silverware into a large, story-infused installation. Presented by Adj Marshall, with special banquet lighting by Heather Cole. Final artwork unveiling at approximately 10:00pm.

Free pizza, popcorn, and s’mores around the campfire!

Play games, hula hoop, chase bubbles, and make a mask with the SPARKit trailer.

A part of the Making Fairview Friendly project, this event is presented by the Friendly Streets Initiative in collaboration with the Union Park District Council and Hamline Midway Coalition, with support from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative. Visit http://friendlystreetsinitiative.org/projects/fairview-avenue/ for more information and opportunities to get involved.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
7-11pm
Fairview Avenue between Shields and Iglehart
St. Paul

Zipp’s Fall Wine Sale is in full swing, and they’re inviting you to taste over 60 wines this Saturday!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Zipp’s Liquor Store
2618 East Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis
Free to those 21+

 

Receive 15% off a Living Social deal through October 22 with coupon code GETFESTIVE. Click here to view available daily deals.

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514 Studios
514 North 3rd Street
Minneapolis

Since 1993, BareBones Productions has presented The Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza, a community-created spectacle pageant of larger-than-life puppetry, drama, stilting, dance, fire, song, and music that honors the circle of life by celebrating its seasonal arc of death in the Fall. The myriad historical and literary thematic sources for our collaborative and original storyboards have included the Russian folktale of “Baba Yaga and her Fearsome Trials,” the idea of “Rot and Compost as Creative Forces,” and the ancient Summerian myth of “Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld.”

The pageant always includes a section where members of the audience are invited, through a public naming ceremony, to honor friends and relations who have passed on. Everyone is also offered a chance afterward to honor the dead privately with the help of artistic installations such as labyrinths and “hungry ghost” altars set up on the pageant site. After the performance, the audience joins the cast in enjoying hot food and drink served by Sisters’ Camelot, Minneapolis’ free organic food distribution collective, and raucous dancing with live music performed by local bands including Gypsy Brass-Americana party legends, the Brass Messengers.

We present the popular “Halloween Show” each year as an alternative Halloween community arts event, appropriate for all ages and without a commercial focus, that takes place in a Twin Cities urban neighborhood park. Over 250 artists, puppeteers, musicians, performers, builders, technicians, ushers, and helpers of all kinds are involved in the creation of each performance. During the past eighteen years, the Show has grown from one performance to five, and our combined audience has mushroomed from around 100 to over 6,000. The Halloween Extravaganza, through 2009, was built each year on the West Bank in Minneapolis in space and with the generous help of our key collaborator and spiritual twin sister, Bedlam Theatre and, since 2010 in Seward neighborhood with help of our other long-time collaborator, Sisters’ Camelot.

October 25-26, October 30-November 1st
7pm
Hidden Falls Regional Park
1313 Hidden Falls Drive
St. Paul
Free – donations encouraged
WEATHER CANCELLATION HOTLINE: 415-640-2116 after 2pm on performance dates

No need to spend a heft sum on Halloween parties.  Click here to buy your $5 advance tickets.

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GOD’S and MONSTERS VI: The Inhuman Hunger is the sixth part of the series being released this October!
In all it’s gory glory the Gods and Monsters series will showcase artists turning their favorite silver screened horror stories into works of art. This is the art show with the Halloween spirit.  This show is 17+ and promises to be shocking.

Friday, October 24, 2014
6pm-Midnight
The Abstracted
1618 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis

A haunted alleycat.

Bring $6, Pen, Lock, Lights, Bike.

Special prize categories include Best Costume. Ride alone or bring your whole skeleton crew!

Creepy prizes!

Manifests at 5. Race at 6.

Party to follow with music & beverages.

Dance tunes will be put on by DJ Housepig
Live DOOM brought to you by URBaN CaVEMaN
Taco Cat will be on hand for your race recovery food
Beverages provided by LynLake Brewery

Spooky, Scary!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
5pm
Mueller Park
2500 Bryant Ave. S
Minneapolis
$6