Cheers to the weekend! Do you have any fun plans? Getting the house ready for all of the eminent holiday gatherings? Going hunting? Going out and about on the town? I can’t believe we are halfway through November and planning Thanksgiving already. This year has gone so fast, plus it’s been unseasonably warm! In an effort of getting into the holiday spirit, I figured I would mix it up a bit, and share some great seasonal links in addition to our normal hot events…
If you love music, your heart will be happy this weekend. There are a ton of interesting music events going on–everything from Sound Unseens “films-on-music” festival, to UofM’s 54th Annual Indoor Marching Concert, Zeitgeist’s 7th Annual New Music Cabaret, The Minnesota Opera’s rendition of The Magic Flute, and many more exciting performances.
Score some great vinyl records at the MSP Music Expo at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. Sunday, 10am-4pm. $3 admission or $2 with 2 cans of food for Second Harvest Heartland
Arts and crafts more your thing? Want to get started on your Christmas shopping? Stop by Craft’za, a free one-day market at the Grain Belt Bottling House in NE Minneapolis! Saturday, 10am-4pm
‘Danger and Eggs’ is an animated series to debuting this week on Amazon! It was Snowbate funded and stars some improvisors from Minneapolis troupe, Spendid Things along with SNL’s Aidy Bryant. On Sunday, you can attend the premiere at Pepito’s Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis, complete with a red carpet and wrap party. Mingle with the creators Shadi Petosky, Mike Owens, and star Eric Knobel. Kids are welcome!
Everyone is talking about Aziz Ansari’s new show, ‘Master of None’ on Netflix. Have you watched it? Ansari’s Facebook post describing working with his father was so touching.
Have you ever tried hosting a Friendsgiving? I recommend it! I mean, why have just one Thanksgiving dinner when you can have several with good friends? (PSA: Brine your turkey. You won’t regret it!)
In charge of drinks for a Friendsgiving or holiday party? I highly recommend this bourbon punch from Martha Stewart. It’s always a hit. I would host a holiday party every week just for this punch. (Well, maybe not, but you get the point!)
Last week, a friend brought over amazing cinnamon rolls, homemade from a local bakery. Cinnamon rolls have been on my mind ever since! It’s a family tradition to serve cinnamon or caramel rolls on Christmas morning, so I’m already debating this year’s recipe. These traditional cinnamon rolls and these maple pecan sticky buns look especially amazing.
Plus, 12 Pumpkin recipes just because, well, pumpkin.
Mr. Autumn Man makes me laugh, every year.
(“Minneapolis trails in fall” photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis)