Weekend events: Oct. 14-16

There are lots of fun activities happening this weekend in the Twin Cities.

Here is a roundup of events:


Enjoy a performance by Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Community Center’s Black Box Theater. Tickets are $5 and more information is available here.


Celebrate girls’ empowerment and build community at the International Day of the Girl MN celebration at Fueled Collective in Minneapolis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include town hall-style discussions, interactive activities, marketplace vendors, music and more. Get tickets for this free event here.

Take the family trunk-or-treating at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in Richfield from 4-7 p.m. Help fill the hearse with donations for local food pantry VEAP. RSVP here.

Participate in a variety of Halloween activities from 2-5 p.m. at Harvest to Halloween at the Barn at Riley Lake Park in Eden Prairie. There will be pumpkin decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, a kids’ dance party, treat stations and much more. Find more information here.

Celebrate the beginning of the Minnesota Wild’s season at a kickoff party from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Rice Park in St. Paul. The event will include games, entertainment, prizes and giveaways, food trucks and more. Find more information here.

Saturday and Sunday

View “The Stranger” at The Ordway. The concert will include immigrant poetry and religious texts, and is meant to raise awareness about refugees and displaced persons. Saturday’s show is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show is at 3:30 p.m. Find more information here.


Visit Jamericana Fest at 56 Brewing in Minneapolis from 1-10 p.m. The event will include live music, a vintage market, food vendors, beer and more. Tickets are $15. Find more information here.

Kick off Bethlehem Music’s 41st season with a performance by Imani Winds at 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The quintet boasts two Grammy nominations and is celebrating over two decades of music-making. Find more information here.

All weekend

Catch the last few days of Twin Cities Art Week. There are gallery crawls, artist talks and more, in various locations throughout the Twin Cities. See the full schedule here.

Donate food or clothing for admission to haunted forest Ghostly Acres at “Food for Fright.” The event will be 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday, and donations will benefit Monticello Help Center. Learn more on the home haunt’s Facebook page.

Fish for trout at Mall of America to celebrate the opening of Karl’s Fishing and Outdoors. There will be over 150 trout in the pond outside the new store location on Level One of the mall. Those who catch a tagged fish will win prizes from Mystery Tackle Box and Googan Squad. Find more information here.