Pick 3 Weekend Events October 23 – 25

keep-calm-its-pick-3-weekend-events-1Are you ready for the last full weekend in October? Of course, there is plenty of Halloween fun to be had, and the pumpkin patches are still going strong.

And there is more. In our Pick 3 Events, we have a Preview Party at the Walker, an early Halloween festival and a chili cook-off. Check it out and enjoy!


Friday, October 23 – After Hours: Hippie ModernismCohen_Hendrix_1968
Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

A new exhibition is coming to the Walker Art Center, officially opening on Saturday, October 24. It’s called Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, and you can see it first at this Preview Party.

The exhibit itself examines the intersections of art, architecture, and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. Loosely assembled around Timothy Leary’s famous mantra, “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out,” HippieModernism: The Struggle for Utopia features a variety of art forms and artifacts, from experimental furniture to alternative living structures, immersive environments, media installations, alternative magazines, experimental books, printed ephemera, and archival films.

During the Preview Party, you can groove to some live music, have some fun in the Mylar photo booth, satisfy any hunger pangs with 1960s-style munchies and tune in to the radical art and design of the counter-culture.

The fun Preview Party runs from 9:00 pm until midnight and tickets are $30 ($20 if you are a Walker member). You can also become a member and get your ticket for free. Click here for more information.


pumpkinsSaturday, October 24 – 50th & France Pumpkin Fest
50th & France, Minneapolis

Celebrate Halloween a week early at the annual 50th & France Pumpkin Fest. Bring the kids in costume, and the pets too, and start trick-or-treating at participating stores at 10:00 am. Other family-friendly activities begin at 11:00 am including face painting, a fire truck tour, a princess station, a magician, a balloon twister, and more.

Plus, there will be a pumpkin patch, a pumpkin carving contest and a costume contest. For more information, please click here.

And, if you want even more Halloween fun for your family on Saturday, be sure to swing by the Fulton Farmers Market at 49th St. and Chowen Ave between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. It’s their last outdoor market of the season and they’ll be getting in the Halloween spirit as well. Kids – and kids at heart – are invited to show up in their costumes and get some goodies from the vendors.


Sunday, October 25 – Chili Cook-Off & Vikings Watch PartyRail Station Bar and Grill
Rail Station Bar and Grill, 3675 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

If you like chili, beer and/or the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday is your day at the Rail Station. As a spectator you get chili samples, beer specials and fun watching the Vikings on the patio for $10. If, however you want to enter your chili in the cook-off, there is a $25 entry fee. You can have up to three people on your team, and you are asked to bring five gallons of chili (Rail Station will provide you with the container in which to put the chili).

The donations, by the way, will be given to the Finnegans Community Fund, which aims to create sustainable change for those affected by the cycle of poverty.

For more information, please click here.

And for more of what’s happening this weekend, be sure to check out the Minneapolis Happening Calendar

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