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October 10, 2019, Thursday - 2019-2020 Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series, featuring Mitchell J. Silver

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Location: University of Minnesota - Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE

2019-2020 Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series, featuring Mitchell J. Silver

Join us for opening night of the 2019-2020 Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series, featuring Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of NYC Parks.

In 2014, the City of New York launched the $285 million Community Parks Initiative, which reinvests in historically underfunded neighborhoods that have higher concentrations of poverty, are densely populated, or rapidly growing.

One of the most acclaimed urban planners in the United States, Commissioner Silver will bring his characteristic humor and insight to this presentation and share how New York is concentrating on four critical aspects of parks:

1. Swapping out asphalt for greenspace
2. Planning for an aging population and multi-generational use
3. Seamlessly integrating the public realm through Parks Without Borders
4. Leveraging parks as “the first line of defense” in climate change.

As Minneapolis and cities throughout the metropolitan area seek to equitably invest in our parks by connecting people to nature, adapting to a changing climate, and supporting community health, Commissioner Silver has a lot to share with us about the value of inclusion, planning for a new future, and thinking about who truly benefits from parks.

As always, this is a free event.


October 3, 2019, Thursday - Minneapolis Burlesque Festival at The Lab (Thru Oct. 6)

Time: 6p

Location: The Lab Theater, 700 First St. N.

Elektra Cute presents: Minneapolis Burlesque Festival

October 3 - 6

Welcome to the 2019 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival!!!

STARRING Indigo Blue (Seattle), Isaiah Esquire & Johnny Nuriel (Portland), Burlesque Legend Marinka (Las Vegas), FEATURING Red Bone (San Francisco), Wang Newton (New York), Ophelia Zayna Hart (Washington DC), Nicky Ninedoors (Vancouver), and dozens of dazzling artists from across the globe, this annual event is a spectacle of glamorous, hilarious, and risqué delights! Take in four uniquely fabulous showcases at The Lab Theater, a special edition of Black Hearts Burlesque, and celebrate the Living Legends of burlesque at our Sunday night fundraiser, COMMUNITY CHEST at LUSH! Want to learn to tease like a pro? Our headlining cast will also present eight incredible workshops over the weekend! Don't miss the biggest and brightest burlesque weekend of the year!

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LAB Theater Showcases:
Black Hearts Burlesque:
Community Chest:
Performance Workshops:


September 28, 2019, Saturday - Water Lab Family Day at Mill City Museum

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

Water Lab Family Day

In 2019, Mill City Museum's Water Lab has been reimagined for the first time in its 15 years. Celebrate the Water Lab's new hands-on activities with a variety of water-related programs during this family day.

Spark your creativity at an invention station, work together to learn about mechanical waterpower and hydroelectricity at two interactive tables, participate in a "build-a-city" poster activity, and enjoy performances by History Player William de la Barre, the engineer who developed Minneapolis milling.

In the new Water Lab exhibit, visitors can build the Minneapolis riverfront as it looked in 1916 at the peak of the flour milling era, with more than 70 pieces to build railroads, bridges, mills, and more. A new interactive model of a flour mill demonstrates mechanical waterpower by allowing visitors to control the flow of water to turbines, which set in motion miniature moving machines. Plus, new graphics tell the story of St. Anthony Falls over time.

This program is part of the fall 2019 series "River, Water, Stories," which examines the relationship between people and the Mississippi River in the past and today.

This program is supported by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.


September 28, 2019, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market

May 25, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Chicago Mall and 2nd Street S (next to Guthrie Theater)

Today at Mill City Farmers Market


September 28, 2019, Saturday - Mississippi River Care: Father Hennepin Bluffs

Time: 9am

Location: We will meet at the corner of 3rd Ave SE and Main St SE, across from the Pillsbury A Mill.

Mississippi River Care: Father Hennepin Bluffs

Join your neighbors and people working nearby as we care for our Mississippi River together. Take a healthy break helping clean up our Mississippi riverfront; learning about the future of the Mississippi and how you can make a difference; and having fun with other people in Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Good for your community, good for your environment, and good for you!

We will clean up the shoreline, slopes and park on the east bank of the Mississippi River, where Father Hennepin named St. Anthony Falls.

Gloves and tools are provided by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Please bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes geared for an outdoor activity on natural and uneven surfaces.

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Future Saturday: October 26

September 28, 2019, Saturday - Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour with the Mill City Museum

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future.

Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational, and residential neighborhood. Stop along the Stone Arch Bridge for spectacular views of the falls, view historic buildings surrounding the riverfront and downtown Minneapolis, and learn about the many people who have worked and lived in the area over the years. 

Plus, view photographs showing how the area has changed through time, and learn about the Minneapolis riverfront renaissance of the last 40 years through historic preservation of Mill Ruins Park, Mill City Museum, Milwaukee Road Depot, historic loft condominiums, and new developments, including the Guthrie Theater, MacPhail Center for Music, and riverfront housing.

Tour highlights include:

  • the Pillsbury A Mill, a National Historic Landmark
  • the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark
  • the Stone Arch Bridge, a National Historic Engineering Landmark
  • St. Anthony Falls, the only significant waterfall on the Mississippi River

This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.


September 28, 2019, Saturday - Monthly Neighborhood Cleanup

The DMNA and the North Loop Neighborhood Association is hosting Monthly Neighborhood Cleanup events on five Saturday mornings between May and September. Meet at the Whole Foods on Hennepin Avenue at 10am to pick up garbage bags and gloves. This is a rain or shine event. (10am to Noon)


September 28, 2019, Saturday - Nicollet Island Walking Tour with Preserve Minneapolis

Time: 10a - Noon

Location: Corner of Merriam Street and East Island Avenue (across from Nicollet Island Inn)

Nicollet Island Walking Tour

Nicollet Island may be best known as home to the Grain Belt Beer sign, re-lit in 2017. But the island's greatest claim to fame is as the site of the first bridge to cross the Mississippi River, in 1865. The next year, a referendum that would have made the island a public park failed. Instead the island developed as a microcosm of the city, with its own industrial, commercial and residential zones. Then in the 1980s, the city succeeded in making much of the island into parkland after all. The tour starts at the south tip, overlooking St. Anthony Falls, then circles the island with special emphasis on the intact 19th century neighborhood at the north tip.

The tour walks about 1 mile, and with a few modifications, is ADA accessible.

The tour is led by Chris Steller, a Nicollet Island resident who has been leading walking tours of the island for 25 years. He was editor of the Southeast Angle and The Bridge, now-defunct neighborhood newspapers.


September 28, 2019, Saturday - McKnight Reading at The Loft

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Ave S

McKnight Reading: Cristina García

Please join us for a reading by 2019 McKnight Fellowship in Creative Prose judge Cristina Garcia! Catered reception to follow.

Cristina Garcí­a is the author of seven novels: Here in Berlin: A Novel (2017), King of Cuba (Scribner, 2013), which was adapted into a play in the summer of 2018 at Central Works Theater in Berkeley, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, (Scribner, 2010); A Handbook to Luck (Knopf, 2007); Monkey Hunting (Knopf, 2003); Agüero Sisters (Knopf, 1997), winner of the Janet Heidiger Kafka Prize; and Dreaming in Cuban (Knopf, 1992), finalist for the National Book Award. Elle Magazine called King of Cuba, ”Darkly hilarious….With a fine balance of wry absurdity and existential poignancy, García builds not just a tale of the end of days but a snapshot of the past impact and future reverberations of Cuba’s revolution—a theme more fascinating than ever as the once-isolated island nation opens itself to the world.”

Garcí­a has edited two anthologies, Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature (2006) and Cubaní­simo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature (2003). She is also the author of three works for young readers, Dreams of Significant Girls (2011), a young adult novel set in a Swiss boarding school in the 1970s; The Dog Who Loved the Moon, illustrated by Sebastia Serra, (Atheneum, 2008); and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox (Simon and Schuster, 2008). A collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death (Akashic Books), was published in 2010.


September 28, 2019, Saturday - Oktoberfest at Our Lady of Lourdes

Time: 6 - 9pm

Location:  Our Lady of Lourdes, One Lourdes Place

Oktoberfest at Lourdes

The Lourdes Men's Club hosts Oktoberfest! Food, music, and beer on Saturday, September 28th! Mass at 5 pm and the festivities begin at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome. See you there!


September 27, 2019, Friday - waking up at The Lab (2 nights)

Time: 8 pm both nights

Location: The Lab Theater, 700 First Street N

Ricci Milan and Rhythm Street Movement present: waking up

What happens when a dream is over? Ricci Milan and Rhythm Street Movement have created a new original work about the highs and lows that come with turning the page in the book of life. The original soundtrack features David Feily on a bluegrass jam, Faye Lewis on a Ballad, Dan Ristrom’s voice vibe and funky base guitar throughout, and Reed Grimm and Solomon Witherspoon bringing enough soul and energy to get even the squarest Minnesotans to clap on the 2 and 4. The original choreography ranges from contemporary tap to jazz tap to even Irish step as this show takes you on an inspiring journey through the eyes of “the dreamer” as he is WAKING UP. It’s honest, funny, heartfelt and poetic on every level. This show connects the dance to the song and the message to lyrics in a soulful, infectious and effortless expression of empowerment and hope.


September 27, 2019, Friday - Vintner - Uncorked at Minneapolis Event Centers

Time: 6:30 – 10:30 pm

Location: The View at Minneapolis Event Centers, 212 Main St. SE

Vintner - Uncorked  -  Facebook

Raise your glass and support a great cause. Second Harvest Heartland is pleased to present Vintner Uncorked. This unique event features world-class wine tasting, sampling of local craft beer and spirits, hand-selected artisan cheeses and gourmet hors d’oeuvres to create a truly stunning evening. All event proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland, providing food and hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. You’re invited to join in providing more meals for our hungry neighbors by supporting this event.


September 26, 2019, Thursday - 14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival at St. Anthony Main (thru Sept 29)

Times: See event link below

Location: St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street

14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna will present the 14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival September 26-29, 2019 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Over its fourteen editions, our festival has created a necessary space in the Twin Cities for Arab and Muslim filmmakers to tell their stories in beautiful and innovative ways.

The Arab Film Fest takes place at MSP Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main, screening more than thirty contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as those from local Arab filmmakers. For the fourth year, we will be awarding juried prizes for films in the categories of Best Narrative, Best Documentary, and Best Short, and will continue the Best Audience Award based on audience votes.


September 25, 2019, Wednesday - MSP Film Society presents Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at St. Anthony Main Theatre

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Location: St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch


Kino Lorber, in partnership with Kanopy, is proud to be bringing Anthropocene: The Human Epoch to theaters across the U.S. for a nationwide screening event on September 25, coinciding with the U.N. Climate Action Summit.

Multiple-award winning filmmaking team Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky present an unforgettable exploration of humanity's profound and irreversible changes to the Earth. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), Anthropocene: The Human Epoch makes a compelling case that humans now affect the Earth's systems more than any other natural force. Covering a wide scope of industries and environments, viewers are presented with gargantuan efforts in China to hold back the sea, immense machines the size of skyscrapers in Germany that peel back the Earth's surface in search of the precious resources beneath, hauntingly beautiful mines, quarries, and devastated natural landscapes. As mesmerizing as it is confrontational, Anthropocene puts a focus on the planet itself, and the sobering reality that it is the only one we have and its resources are not unlimited.


September 24, 2019, Tuesday - Get to Know Your Downtown Forest at Peavey Plaza

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm, with a presentation at 5pm

Location: Peavey Plaza1111 Nicollet Mall

Get to Know Your Downtown Forest

We're on a mission to grow the downtown forest, but we need your help! Join us at a Greening Lab event to volunteer.

Participate in the fall tree census! Sign up for a route to survey trees in neighborhoods across downtown. Participants will receive a short training.

Short on time? Don't worry. You don't have to survey trees the day of the event. Submit your info anytime before October 1.

All volunteers will receive tree swag as a thank you for participating, AND be entered into a raffle for our TREE LOVER PRIZE PACK!

Learn about Greening Lab
Come talk to our partners to learn more about Greening Lab and the organizations working to make downtown more green, healthy and resilient.  RSVP to by 9/13.


September 23, 2019, Monday - Inspired Conversations: Lindsey Vonn at State Theatre

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Avenue

Inspired Conversations: Lindsey Vonn

Please join us for a lively conversation with Lindsey Vonn, considered history’s greatest female alpine skier and creator of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Vonn takes the stage with moderator Gail Rosenblum, editor of the Star Tribune’s “Inspired” section, for the first in our new speaker series, Inspired Conversations, focused on goodness, hope and solutions, presented in partnership between Hennepin Theatre Trust and Star Tribune.

Vonn, who grew up in the Twin Cities, began skiing at the age of two and developed into one of the world’s greatest skiers. Over the course of her career, she has captured a world-record 82 World Cup wins en route to 20 FIS Alpine World Cup titles, including four overall crystal globes and two World Championship titles. In 2016, Vonn broke the all-time downhill record (43 wins), claiming the season’s downhill title outright, on top of achieving the sport’s Super-G record (28 wins).

Six weeks after she turned 20, Vonn produced her first World Cup victory in Lake Louise, Alberta and in 2010, became the only American woman to capture downhill gold at the Olympics. After rehabilitating two back-to-back knee injuries, she returned to competition in December 2014 to later break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories.

In 2015, Vonn launched the Lindsey Vonn Foundation (LVF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls to grow as athletes and individuals through opportunities and experiences that build self-esteem and create positive self-image.

People  magazine named Vonn and LVF to its 25 “Women Changing the World” list in 2016. Vonn’s book, Strong is the New Beautiful  (2016) was recently added to the New York Times’  Bestsellers List and a documentary chronicling her extraordinary recovery, The Climb, aired on NBC in 2015. Vonn will release her memoir, Rise: My Story, in early 2020.


September 23, 2019, Monday -Twin Cities Theater Celebration

Time:  7 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: The Lab Theater, 700 First St. N.

Twin Cities Theater Celebration

Join us Monday, September 23 at the Lab Theater in Minneapolis to celebrate, elevate, and bring together the Twin Cities theater community!

The event previously known as the MN Theater Awards is now the Twin Cities Theater Celebration, and you’re invited! We’ll celebrate the year that was, the moment that is, and the work ahead. Featuring a red carpet, beer and wine bar, theater slideshows, and more, this party is dress to impress or come as you are… everyone is welcome!

All tickets are Pay What You Choose for general admission between $30 and $50. Your chosen ticket purchase level will help produce the evening’s festivities as well as continue our deliberate and thoughtful work to build an equitable recognition program for the entire community.


September 23, 2019, Monday - Monday Mile at Target Field

Time: 12p - 1p

Monday Mile at Target Field

The Minnesota Twins and Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine have teamed up to promote health and wellness during the Twins 2019 regular season. The Mayo Clinic Monday Miles walking program provides the opportunity for downtown working professionals to take advantage of the lunchtime sunshine and walk the warning track at Target Field. Mayo Clinic Monday Miles will take place ten times throughout the summer. Participants should enter through Gate 29 to check in and begin their walk. Following each event, participants are encouraged to walk to Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine (skyway level of Mayo Clinic Square) for some ‘enter to win’ opportunities and to hear more about the services offered at that location.

*Sign up is required through the eventbrite link above.

In the event of inclement weather, participants will be notified of cancellation via email at least 2 hours prior to walk start time.


September 22, 2019, Sunday - Vikings vs. Oakland Raiders at US Bank Stadium

Time: Noon

Location: US Bank Stadium



September 22, 2019, Sunday - Hewing x Tito's Tailgate Yappy Hour

Time: 12p - 4p

Location: Hewing Hotel, 300 Washington Ave N

Hewing x Tito's Tailgate Yappy Hour

We're putting the "tail" in tailgate with September's Hewing x Tito's Yappy Hour. Join us Sunday, September 22nd from 12-4pm as we cheer on the MN Vikings as they face off against the Oakland Raiders. We'll have the game streaming live in our lobby lounge alongside a custom Tito's bloody mary bar.

We also welcome Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN as our featured rescue. For each bloody mary purchased during yappy hour, a donation will be made to their organization. So bring your favorite pup and help us kickoff football season in style.

It's no secret Hewing Hotel loves dogs! So we are excited to partner with Tito's for these regular dog-friendly events just for you and your pup. In collaboration with Tito's "Vodka for Dog People" organization, our goal is to create unique experiences for you to connect with other dog owners and enjoy the company of Minneapolis' best pups.

Specialty cocktails available for purchase.