Oct 1, 2021 - Things to Do
10 things to do in the Twin Cities this weekend
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It's a (mostly) sunny weekend in the Twin Cities! Here's what's happening around town.

🎬 The Mid-Autumn Mini Film Fest will showcase short films from four local community filmmakers Friday night in St. Paul. Free.

💥 The first-ever Twin Cities Con at the Minneapolis Convention Center this weekend is a celebration of "all things nerdy," with seminars and shows covering everything from comics and toys to film and cosplay. $40 for a weekend pass.

🦴Uptown Dog Fair Saturday has everything your pet could dream of, including food trucks with dog-safe treats. All well-behaved pups welcome. Free.

🍅 Taste 10 of the Twin Cities’ best bloody marys at the Bloody Mary Festival in St. Paul this Saturday. Move fast — there’s only one time slot left. $62.

🗞 Do some shopping and meet the team behind Southwest Voices, a south Minneapolis hyperlocal news site launching Monday, at the LHENA Community Festival Saturday. Free.

💸 No wallet needed at the October Really Really Free Market in Whittier Saturday afternoon. No money, trades or bartering allowed. Free (duh).

🍺 Craft beer + costumed dogs = Inbound BrewCo’s 5th annual Barktoberfest this Sunday. And yes, there will be a costume contest. Free.

🥩 SmokeOut at Allianz Field on Sunday is the place to be for meat lovers. More than a dozen acclaimed local chefs are bringing their brisket, ribs and smoked meats for the all-you-can-eat event. $85+.

🖼 Indie art fair Jackalope debuts at Surly Brewing Company’s festival field for a weekend of 100+ local vendors and plenty of beer. Free.

🎨 Take a trip east to Stillwater for the 2021 Rivertown Fall Art Festival along the St. Croix River this weekend. Free.

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