Thursday, October 15, 2015

Weekend Happenings: October 16-18, 2015

Twin Cities Book Festival

MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Oct. 17, 2015
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost:  Free


The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

Explore Minnesota Slopes, Ski & Snowboard Expo

Mall of America
8100 24th Ave. S., Bloomington
Oct. 16 & 17, 2015
10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Cost:  Free

Get ready to kick off your ski season right! Get great deals on passes & tickets from local and western ski areas, see what’s new in equipment, and talk to the local Reps in the retail area and more! Kids can even learn how to snowboard at Burton’s Riglet Park right in the Rotunda! The excitement doesn’t just end there. There are many other vendors to visit! We hope you can join us!

Numerous local, regional and Western ski areas will exhibit, offering specials on lift tickets, season passes, instructional programs and more. Attendees will also see the latest ski and snowboard gear and apparel from leading manufacturers, and get expert advice from top local retailers.

Winter RUNway Show

Fulton Beer
414 6th Ave. N., Mpls
Oct. 18, 2015
6:00 PM
Cost:  $10

It’s no secret that we are hearty folk and just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean we stop running outside. So why not look your best when you’re running in and against the elements (if you run at all, that is)? This event, hosted by Mill City Running, will show off some of the season’s hottest running attire and raise money for Youthlink, which helps local teens go from homeless to hopeful.

A couple of familiar faces will walk the catwalk including Minneapolis city council member Jacob Frey and elite runner Heather Kampf while Fulton pours pints all night long. The fun begins at 6:00 pm and tickets are $10 each, which includes your first pint of beer. You can get yours at Mill City Running, online or at the door.

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