Twin Cities Events

Office of Student Affairs
Macalester College
651-696-6220

If you have any questions about Family Fest, please contact Pat Traynor in the Office of Student Affairs, or 651-696-6220.

The Family Fest Committee Welcomes You to the Twin Cities

Art/Music

Beethoven's First Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul
October 11th, 8 pm. Call the ticket office at 651-291-1144.

Walker Art Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Minneapolis
The Walker, a modern art gallery, and the adjacent sculpture garden are must sees in the Twin Cities. Sculpture Gardens & Conservatory FREE. www.walkerart.org

Saint Paul Art Crawl, Saint Paul
October 10, 11 & 12, 2014
Friday 6–10 PM
Saturday 12–8 PM
Sunday 12–5 PM

Explore Saint Paul’s Lowertown art scene in this three day event. Easily accessible by Metro Transit bus line 63, bus passes are available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk. http://www.stpaulartcrawl.org/

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis
The MIA houses more than 100,000 objects from diverse cultural traditions spanning 5,000 years of world history. www.artsmia.org/

Museums

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis 
Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the Mississippi Riverfront in Minneapolis. Visitors learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis. www.millcitymuseum.org/

The Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Paul, the Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater. www.smm.org

Minnesota Children's Museum, Saint Paul
Seven galleries are uniquely designed to provide a hands-on, stimulating environment for children 6 months to 10 years old. www.mcm.org/

Shopping

Twin Cities Premium OutletsEagan, MN
This new outlet mall features over 100 stores with savings up to 65% at a variety of leading manufacturers of apparel, shoes, home goods and more. There is no sales tax on clothing or shoes in MN! Located 3965 EAgan Outlets Parkway, Eagan, MN 55122; Phone 612-444-8850; hours Mon-Sat. 10 AM - 9 PM, Sun 10 AM - 7 PM.

Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
The Midtown Global Market is an international public market featuring fresh and prepared foods, restaurants, and a selection of arts and crafts from around the world. A "fun & funky" vibe that rivals many of today's top public markets. www.midtownglobalmarket.org/

Mall of America, Bloomington
The country's largest shopping and entertainment complex. More than 520 stores, with retail giants Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Sears, plus specialty shops, national flagship stores and niche retail carts. Family-friendly attractions such as the new Nickelodeon Universe, Lego Imagination Center, NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, 14-screen movie theater, and 20+ sit-down restaurant options. www.mallofamerica.com/

Grand Avenue, Saint Paul
Rich in local character and tree-lined charm, Grand Avenue spans 30 blocks from the Mississippi River to downtown Saint Paul, passing colleges, beautiful old homes, storefronts that make a neighborhood hum, and shops—lots of original shops—all with decidedly unmall-like appeal. Great food, coffee, and snacks too! www.grandave.com/

Theatre

The Heidi Chronicles, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
This show traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland from high school into the radical '60s to her career as an art historian in the '80s. As Heidi determines her place in society and how to juggle success and failures in work, friendship and romance, the show asks the question: Can women have it all? Call the box office at 612-377-2224 for more information.

The White Snake, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman brings to life an ancient Chinese fable about friendship and the power of unconditional love. Call the box office at 612-377-2224 for more information.

The Mystery of Irma Vep, Jungle Theatre, Minneapolis
This facial thriller is a gender-bending tour-de-force cited as one of the best plays of 1984 by The New York Times and Time magazine. 2951, Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55408. Tickets $25-$43, 8 PM, Call 612-822-7063.

Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis
The Brave New Workshop (BNW) Comedy Theatre has been writing, performing and producing original sketch comedy, music and comedy improvisation longer than any other theatre in the US. Now in their 54th year of crafting audacious, hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy and satire, the BNW is a Minneapolis institution. theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/

Tours

James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Rugged stone, massive, scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the Gilded Age mansion. The house is a National Historic Landmark. Friday and Saturday, 10 AM - 3:30 PM, Sunday 1 - 3:30 PM. Admission $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children 6-17; Children under 5 are Free. Contact 651-297-2555.

Segway Magical History Tour, Minneapolis
Travel back in time on a Magical History Tour™! Ride a Segway as you enjoy the history of the Minneapolis Riverfront area from 10,000 BC to present without breaking a sweat. You cover several miles accompanied by a professional guide. Call 1-952-888-9200. Reservations required. www.magicalhistorytour.com/

Outdoor/Nature Fun

Como Zoo and Conervatory, Saint Paul
Exotic plants, amusement park, mini golf, animals, beautiful gardens—fun for everyone! St. Paul, FREE! www.comozooconservatory.org/

Mississippi River 
Walk or run west on Summit Avenue 1.5 miles to the Mississippi River and enjoy Summit Avenue's fine homes. Follow Mississippi River Boulevard north or south to take in Minnesota's gorgeous fall colors along the river.

Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis
The Stone Arch Bridge was built by James Hill to establish railroad passage across the Mississippi River. Originally dubbed a folly, the structure eventually vindicated Hill. In 1982, the bridge was closed to rail traffic and was purchased by the state as a pedestrian/bicycle bridge. It's the second-oldest bridge on the Mississippi and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  more information

Minnehaha Falls Park, Minneapolis
Overlooking the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Park is one of Minneapolis' oldest and most popular parks, attracting over ½ million visitors annually. It is located at the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue and Minnehaha Parkway. The 193-acre park features a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and river outlooks. The park contains oak, elm, silver maple, basswood, hackberry and cottonwood trees, as well as native and prairie woodland wild flowers. gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/minnehaha.shtml

Minnetonka Orchards, Minnestrista
Get out of town! Fall is a great time to be in Minnesota. Pumpkin patches and apple orchards (including corn mazes and wagon rides) are a blast. A great one is Minnetonka Orchards in Minnestrista, MN 763-470-3191. www.minnetonkaorchards.com 

St. Paul Farmers Market, Downtown St. Paul
6am-1pm Saturdays
290 E. 5th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
The St, Paul Farmers Market offers a large variety of local food and farmstead products 

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