The Free List: Art, Boba Fett and Choo Choo Bob


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Think things are slowing down now that fall is here?  Think again, this was another hard week to narrow down. If you want more, Anne has a round-up of what some of our favorite local bloggers are suggesting; Gianna contributes her favorite outings to KTIS every Friday; we are also rounding up the local Halloween activities for you; and of course we always keep up our calendars.  Free outings are in Red.

FRIDAY EVENING

Roughly 100 people collaborated to create glass mosaics that will be assembled into a single large piece of public art

Roughly 100 people collaborated to create glass mosaics that will be assembled into a single large piece of public art

Our Town 2014: Community Mosaic Unveiling

ShowPlace ICON Theatre Upper Atrium, The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Friday, October 10, 2014; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you have been following along, you know that over the summer, St. Louis Park offered community members the opportunity to collaborate to create glass mosaics to be assembled into one enormous work of art for the public to enjoy.  Friday evening will be the unveiling of the Our Town 2014: Community Mosaic.  Whether or not you participated, you are invited to join SLP for hors d’oeuvres, beverages and the as well as a preview of the juried art exhibit happening the next day. The unveiling soiree is 6:00 pm to 7:30pm with the sneak peek to follow until 9:00 p.m.


St. Paul Art CrawlSATURDAY

St. Paul Art Crawl

Lowertown St. Paul
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This weekend is supposed to be sunny and in the mid to upper 50s.  It is perfect weather for a comfy sweater, some cute boots, your favorite hat and the St. Paul Art Crawl.  Load up the diaper bag and your smallest stroller, download your free Metro Transit Pass, and spend the day viewing art.  Then come home, dig out the art supplies and make your own!


The Bounty Huter Code

Star Wars Reads Day at Wild Rumpus

Star Wars Reads Day with Daniel Wallace

Wild Rumpus Books, 2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Author Daniel Wallace will be at the Wild Rumpus with his new book, The Bounty Hunter Code. All you Boba Fett fans can load your kids up and having an outing dad style (at least in our home). Wear a Star Wars costume and win prizes!


SUNDAY

The Choo Choo Bob Show will be part of the fun for Family Day at the MIA

The Choo Choo Bob Show will be part of the fun for Family Day at the MIA

Family Day – Planes, Trains & ARTomobiles

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Sunday, October 12, 2014; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It’s not like you NEED an additional good reason to get to Family Day at the MIA, but here it is:  The Choo Choo Bob Show.  Bob and cast will be singing on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Come for Bob, stay for the art.  Including making an Art Car and a floatable boat of your own!on and see how vehicles have inspired artists around the globe.

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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