Things to Do
The growing population of Twin Cities pickleball players are about to have access to a lot more courts.
What's happening: Lucky Shots, a 12-court indoor pickleball club at 3300 5th St. NE, opened last week.
- The owners of the Northeast Minneapolis spot previously told Axios it would be the biggest pickleball facility in the metro, with room to expand.
Want to branch out from costume contests and haunted hayrides?
- We found the spooky, the paranormal and just plain weird things to try this Halloween.
🎭 Live improv in the dark, a musical about history's most prolific murderess and a performance about an unsanctioned psychological experiment. Catch all of these shows and more at the Twin Cities Horror Festival this weekend. $15.
🔮 Visit the Twin Cities' top psychics and mediums at the Fall Festival Psychic Fair on Saturday, hosted by the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. Get insight on life, contact loved ones from beyond the grave and learn more about your own psychic power. Free.
It's MEA weekend! Here's what's happening around the Twin Cities.
🎬 The Twin Cities Film Festival has begun! Watch premieres like Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" during the hybrid event, which runs through Oct. 30.
- Fifty screenings will be in person at ICON Theatres, and 90 films are available online. $50-$150.
As Axios Twin Cities' resident cat owner, I visited "Minnesota's first and only cat cafe" in south Minneapolis this week.
- The Cafe Meow is a full-service cafe that's attached to a lounge filled with adoptable cats from Ruff Start Rescue and No Kitten Left Behind.
How it works: Visitors pay $10 to spend an hour in The Cafe Meow lounge, where they can pet, play and photograph as many kitties as they want. Up to 10 people can be in the lounge per hour.
- Customers who want to enjoy the animals from a distance can do so from the separated cafe side, which has themed drinks, snacks and gifts. Sip on a "Tabby," a pumpkin spice latte, or a "Tuxedo," a white and dark chocolate mocha.
Live music is in full swing! We found five upcoming shows you should know about, from the ultra-famous to the underground.
Of note: Most venues require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and some shows might require masks.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five ideas:
🇳🇴 Ingebretsen's Flea Market, the self-proclaimed "best Scandinavian-focused flea market this side of the Mississippi," runs through Saturday in South Minneapolis. Cash or checks only. Free.
👻 It's costume contest season! Dress in your Halloween finest and walk the runway at BOOnion Depot at Union Depot in St. Paul tonight. Stay for the double showing of "Hocus Pocus" and "The Nightmare before Christmas." Free.
I recently stopped by Slice, a Black-owned pizzeria that just opened in Northeast Minneapolis.
- The small takeout and delivery spot serves New York-style pizza by the slice or pie.
It's Indigenous Peoples Day! Want to learn more about Native American culture and history?
I went to Native-owned and operated Birchbark Books and Native Arts in Minneapolis to get some book recommendations. Here are five authors to add to your reading list:
- Tip: You can find them all at Birchbark, which was founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich.
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