It's November. What Are You Doing This Month?
Hey Minneapolis and St Paul, what are you doing this month?
November is the month that falls right smack in the middle of fall. In addition to the bounty of the season, we have a couple of holidays to celebrate this month. November 11 is Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor the brave men and women who have served our country by their service in the military.Thanksgiving on November 26 is the day we gather with family and friends to watch the Macy's Day Parade and football, as well as to eat too much turkey and pumpkin pie. The day following is Black Friday and although it is not technically a holiday many people have the day off work and it is the busiest shopping day of the entire year kicking off the biggest shopping season of the entire year.
Now that we have the holidays accounted for, let’s take a look at some weekend events going on in the Metro and celebrate this great month.
Sunday November 8
Join the Walker Art Center in celebrating its 75th anniversary. Visit the McGuire Theater for the Object Lesson, part of the Walker’s Immerse Yourself series. In this comically moving one-man show, award-winning actor Geoff Sobelle transforms the stage into an immersive and immense performance-installation that unpacks our relationship with everyday objects. For more information visit the Walker Art Center online.
Saturday November 14 & Sunday November 15
The play’s the thing so make this weekend about live theater. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started but there are options galore for stage performances in our Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro.
The Gurthrie – Cocoanuts. This delightfully silly Marx Brothers romp features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Groucho owns a bum hotel in Florida where he peddles dubious real estate to gullible Northerners. But the prize he’s after is a rich society dame, who’s after an eligible match for her daughter, who’s in love with the hotel’s head clerk. When the other Marx Brothers arrive they create total comedic chaos!
Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts – Saturday will be your last chance to see Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom. Meet the Phantom you have never known. This theatrical interpretation of the famous play follows Leroux’s novel most authentically as it shines a light on the Phantom’s humanity in ways that result in an intimate and deeply moving play.
Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Direct from Broadway, This is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash which has been called “Ridiculously fun,” by the New York Post. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent.
Saturday November 21
Let’s make it a Sports weekend and catch a couple of games and cheer for the home team.
Wild season is underway. Catch a home game at the Xcel Energy Center today as the Minnesota Wild host the Nashville Predators. Game time is 7:00 PM. Visit the website for tickets and additional game information.
Sunday November 22
Watch the Minnesota Vikings take on Wisconsin rivals The Green Bay Packers at TFC Stadium in Minneapolis. Game time is 3:25 PM. Visit the website for tickets and additional game information.
Saturday November 28
So something with the kids by mixing up some culture and fun. Home Alone in Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra is a whole new way to experience this hilarious movie about an extremely resourceful 8-year old. This is a holiday classic with a magical musical score. Visit the Minnesota Orchestra online for more information.
Sunday November 29
The Treasures of Napoleon. The Minnesota Centennial Showboat on Harriet Island in St. Paul has been turned into a museum to accommodate this fantastic exhibit of more than 250 artifacts from Napoleon’s life. Paintings, sculptures, books, prints, jewelry, furniture, and porcelain all from the Chalençon Collection, owned and founded by internationally recognized Napoléon authority Pierre-Jean Chalençon will be on display. The only other exhibit to rival this one is at the Louvre in Paris. Visit the official website for complete information.
So there is a sample of cultural, musical, entertainment and sports events for November. That is just a smidgen of what’s out there to explore, experience and enjoy in our great metro area! That’s one of the many reasons we love it so much here!
From Joe Houghton and the entire Minnesota Property Group Team, we wish you all a happy, safe, and productive November.
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