Sep 3, 2021 - Things to Do

What to do for Labor Day weekend in the Twin Cities

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​​Happy Labor Day weekend! No plans yet? Here's what's happening around town.

🎥 The Scream It Off Screen short film competition lets audience members choose the winner by yelling "Let it play" or "Gong it" during each screening. "Gong it" films are cut short and kicked out of the competition. Tonight at the Parkway Theater.

🎨 Watch artists create masterpieces live at Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, one of the biggest street art festivals in the Midwest. Artists start drawing on Saturday, finish Sunday and everything will be power-washed away by Monday night.

💉This Saturday's Southside Back in the Day Festival theme is "What About the Children?!" and will feature activities for kids, live music by Sounds of Blackness and Johnnie Brown, a vendor market, free haircuts and a vaccine clinic. (Plus, there's a $50 incentive for those who get the vaccine.)

🎤 26 Minnesotans will vie for $20,000 in prizes at the State Fair's amateur talent contest on Sunday night. Expect all ages performing acts from singing to juggling to tap dancing. Free with fair admission.

🇪🇹 Minnesota's third annual Ethiopian Day Festival is in Woodbury this Sunday, with live music, local vendors and delicious food.

🎧 Dance like nobody's listening? This rooftop silent disco in North Loop Sunday night skips the speakers. Disco-goers will get headphones to listen to multiple DJs playing at the same time. $20.


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