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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

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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

 

The Winter Concert Series has returned.  Yay for free concerts but I can’t say the same for winter.

The program includes:

Overture to Cinderella…………………….Cioacchino Rossini

Concerto No. 19 in F Major K. 459…………………….W.A. Mozart

Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune …………………….Linda Tutas Haugen

Czech Suite, opus 39 ……………………. Antonin Dvorak

Friday, October 17, 2014
7pm
Johnson High School
1349 Arcade Street
St. Paul

Sunday, October 19, 2014
2pm
Basilica of St. Mary
88 North 17th Street
Minneapolis

Are you chicken? Fraidy cat tours are for you!

If you are curious as to what the Haunted Basement is like but do not like to be scared, Fraidy Cat tours are available.  These tours are held with the lights on and there are no scares involved (but the basement is haunted so I guess there are no guarantees).  You get a tour of all the rooms with an explanation of the artist’s intent.  This way you can appreciate all the art and creativity without getting frightened.

Tours are held on October 19 & 26th from 11am-1pm.  The tour is $10 per person and tickets are available at the door.  No advanced reservation is needed.

The Soap Factory
514 Second St SE
Minneapolis MN 55414

1:00 PM – Tour with All my Relations Gallery staff of exhibit: “On Fertile Ground”
1:45 PM- Ride to the Weisman Art Museum at UMN
2:15 PM – Tour “Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)” at the Weisman
~ 3:00 PM – Ride back to All My Relations with the group (or bike back on your own)

Between galleries, we will bicycle as a group as a slow, fun, “no-drop” ride. No one will be left behind! 4 miles total.

This event is a partnership between Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, All My Relations Gallery, Native American Community Development Institute and SPOKES

Questions? Visit the event page.

Saturday, October 19, 2014
1pm
Meet at All My Relations Gallery
1414 E Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis
Free, Bring your bike and helmet!