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Here are my top picks if you’re looking for a gift or something for yourself!

Watkin’s Peppermint Foot Scrub $9

Minnetonka Moccasins $37

Book $15

 

This Saturday you can take advantage of two free performances from Ballet Minnesota.

2pm & 7:30pm
St. Paul Union Depot
Free!

Join us for a monumental exhibition as New York-based photographer Robert Whitman puts his 1977 photos of Prince on display in Minneapolis for the first time.

One year before the release of Prince’s debut album For You, Whitman shot the artist’s first professional portrait sessions in his Minneapolis studio, on the streets of downtown, and in manager Owen Husney’s Linden Hills home.

Whitman also brings with him After-Hours, a mass of sensual 80′s Polaroids from after-bar parties and Robert’s living room in Uptown, Minneapolis.

- Free beer and wine
- Free valet parking
- Music by GirlNamedJane girlnamedjane.com

AFTERPARTY:
Louie’s Wine Dive Minneapolis has extended happy hour all night for anyone who attends the show!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
6-9pm
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 W Lake St.
Minneapolis

Brave New Workshop’s newest review, Twerking Around the Christmas Tree,  is premiering soon! A limited number of discounted preview tickets are available via Goldstar.

A holiday revue for those who tend to end up on the “naughty” list, Twerking Around the Christmas Tree is Brave New Workshop’s 2014 edition of its annual — and hugely popular — holiday satire shows. You never know what the minds that delivered past hits like Fifty Shades of White and I Saw Daddy Marry Santa Claus will come up with, but it’s certain to be hilarious. And, as the troupe’s standard warnings go, the production might include “all or none of the following: adult situations, sexual content, blatant irreverence to whatever you hold sacred, irresponsible depictions of gunplay, knife fights, taser usage and very, very naughty language.” Happy holidays indeed!

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+

 

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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.