It’s a big weekend. Of course, Saturday is Halloween, and if you are still unsure what you want to do, check out these five ideas.
If Halloween is not your thing but shopping is, be sure to check out Pop-Up Minneapolis on Friday and/or Saturday (and see how to get VIP tickets for half-price).
And finally, don’t forget to ‘Fall Back’ early Sunday morning as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end.
As for our Pick 3 Events, we have something for everyone including a new art exhibition that is out of this world, a fun family dance party and a veg fest. Enjoy!
Eighty-eight modern constellations glisten in the sky, suspended amongst incredible natural phenomena that shape worlds beyond our own. On Friday, Light Grey Art Lab will turn out the lights and look to the skies for the unveiling of COSMOS, their newest group exhibition and printed project.
The exhibition brings together 100 international artists, each contributing a symbolic depiction of one of the 88 modern constellations or nearby astral bodies. What’s more, COSMOS is installed with fiber-optic LED lighting, which will project the form of each constellation on the artwork, connecting the mythos depicted in the artwork to the recognizable star formations.
The opening reception also will feature the launch of a limited edition COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, published in conjunction with the COSMOS exhibition. This boxed-set includes every piece of artwork from the COSMOS exhibition in 100 gilded-edge cards featuring gold foil overlays of each constellation. Split between a 72-card Tarot deck and a 22-card Oracle deck, the cards can be used for a variety of divinatory readings using an included 140-page guidebook, all of which is packaged in a rigid board box with gold foil accents.
The opening reception is Friday, October 30th from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm, and is free and open to the public. The opening reception will include a galaxy-themed photo station, refreshments, and live cosmic Tarot readings. The exhibition will be on display from October 30th–November 27th.
If you are looking for a family-friendly, daytime event on Halloween, we have your answer. This special performance at the Twin Cities Horror Festival features Adam Levy of the Honeydogs and his daughters Esther (age 16) and Ava (age 14) who will perform songs from their sophomore album, Whales Can’t Whistle.
The songs celebrate the oddballs of the animal kingdom such as the platypus, squid, naked mole rats, sea slugs, capybara, and sea pigs. Along with messages of the importance of being kind to all animals, you’ll also hear some silliness and some bootie-shaking music.
You’ll also hear some tunes from Bunny Clogs’ first album, More! More! More! from 2009, which also included Esther and Ava. With Whales Can’t Whistle, however, the girls played a greater role, conceptualizing the record, creating the stories and characters, performing, as well as helping track the record in Levy’s studio.
Tickets are $15 and kids under five get in for free with the purchase of one regular admission ticket. To get yours, please click here. The fun runs from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm and Eastside Coop will provide free healthy snacks!
Twin Cities Veg Fest is an annual event and is open to everyone from vegans to meat-eaters and everyone in between. You will be able to try some delicious vegan samples, enjoy cooking demonstrations, speak with a variety of exhibitors and sit in on insightful demonstrations.
The yearly event is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals, a local nonprofit with a mission to encourage people to cultivate empathy for animals and move towards a plant-based diet. They do this through a number of different outreach, education, and community-building activities, including Veg Fest.
Veg Fest first appeared on the scene in 2012 and has grown each year since. In fact, this year they are expanding the space in Coffman Union to make it more fun for all. And speaking of fun, Veg Fest runs from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. For more information, check out their Facebook page.
For even more on what’s happening this weekend, be sure to check out our Calendar.