Punch $3 Dead Pizzas – TODAY ONLY!

Punch Pizza Dead Pizzas

This awesome annual event is back again at Punch Pizza today!! TODAY ONLY, October 25th, after 5pm, you can get your favorite Dead Pizza for only $3. Don’t know what a “dead pizza” is? Dead pizzas are the pizzas that once were on the Punch menu but no longer are.

You can see the Punch Pizza Dead Pizza menu here to check out all your options. I’m a bit fan of the Tripoli with prosciutto, onion and rosemary. Yum!

To get your dead pizza for $3, either print out this coupon or show it on your phone. This offer is limited to one per customer with no substitutions or additions.

Twin Cities Film Fest

twin-cities-film-festThe Twin Cities Film Fest is taking place now through Saturday the 29th.  It’s an annual event that takes place in St. Louis Park at the Showplace ICON Theatre.  The focus of the TCFF is to showcase independent films.  The TCFF is a great opportunity to take in not just one film, but a wide range of films that draw attention and focus on some important topics. You can find the full line up films here, and search by categories as well as the date of showing.


One of the films being shown at the TCFF is Nowhereland, a film that brings teenage prostitution to light in a raw and thought provoking light.  A film so real you feel like you want to turn away but also yearning for the end, in hopes that it has a happy ending.

Written, directed and produced by Robin Bain, NOWHERELAND has won 11 film festival awards thus far at various festivals both on the national and international level and is on-course to be an indie film success story.

NOWHERELAND tackles the very real issue of teenage prostitution as told through the eyes of 15-year-old, “Shara”, played by newcomer, JESSICA TAYLOR HAID.

Groomed by her own mother to perform as a sex worker in the underbelly of Los Angeles, “Shara” struggles to survive in this dark world while addressing her own burgeoning sexuality with not only “paying customers”, but her young lover — a petty thief and drifter, “Jamie”, played by FELIX RYAN (Power Rangers Samurai, NCIS: Los Angeles).

NOWHERELAND also features former adult film star and sex-trafficking survivor, Tinslee Reagan, (now known by her birth name EMILY CHEREE), in the role of “Bridgette”, an underage prostitute whom “Shara” befriends while working in a Russian run brothel in Hollywood.

As the face of the harsh realities of the sex industry both in the film and in the real world, Emily Cheree is the genuine article. Since filming her role in NOWHERELAND, Emily Cheree has left the porn industry and started a non-profit, The Skyscraper Project, which is designed to provide support for fellow survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse.

“It is very important that people of good will are informed and reminded of the everyday tragedy of sex trafficking and prostitution involving children. This great sadness must be exposed. With NOWHERELAND I have attempted to push the process forward towards righting this terrible wrong.” ~Robin Bain writer/director NOWHERELAND

Pearson’s 5th Annual Halloween Bash


It’s time for Pearson’s 5th Annual Halloween Bash.  It takes place tomorrow October 25th from 4-7pm. Located at the Pearson’s company headquarters in St. Paul.  A free event, with the chance to purchase their candy in bulk and proceeds support the Ronald McDonald Charities.  Yum…Salted Nut Rolls and Bit-O-Honey!

Get ready for the spookiest night of the season: Pearson’s Annual Halloween Bash is back!

Join us at our iconic factory on West 7th in St. Paul to celebrate.

This FREE celebration will include an event emcee with Dez from KS95 – St. Paul / Minneapolis, balloon artists, bouncy house, pumpkin decorating, games, photo booth with your favorite candy mascots and of course – lots of candy!

To fill your Halloween stash, you’ll be able to purchase bulk candy while directly supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. New this year: WE NOW ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS FOR CANDY PURCHASES!

Comp Tickets to 105 Proof at Illusion Theater

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105 PROOF is being likened to “Boardwalk Empire” meets “Breaking Bad” on stage. If that intrigues you, they currently have complimentary (comp) tickets available to select shows on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Just pay ticket processing fee.) You can also get discount tickets at more in-demand showtimes for only $12.50 or $13.50 each! (Regularly $27.)

With a setting straight out of the bootlegging days of Boardwalk Empire and characters who’d feel right at home in Breaking Bad, 105 Proof or, the Killing of Mack “the Silencer” Klein is a tale of small-town ambition, big-time greed, outright violence and bootleg whiskey. The story starts in a small Illinois town, where Jonathan finds out his grandfather has a side business making whiskey out of the general store. Soon the mob wants a piece of the action, and that’s when things get rough for the young bootlegger. The play debuted at the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival, prompting City Pages critic Ed Huyck to say, “105 Proof isn’t just one of the best shows of the Fringe. It’s one of the best shows of the year.” See the drama unfold at Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.

Get your comp or discount tickets for 105 Proof HERE.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Discount Tickets

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Who doesn’t love a good Shakespeare play?  Now is your chance to see the The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) coming up at the Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar in St. Paul.

Get thee forth to witness three of the wittiest men around as they take to the stage (in tights!) for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). This trio of hilarious performers takes on the seemingly impossible challenge of performing the nuts ‘n’ bolts of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in less than two hours. These theater classics undergo some changes, of course — Titus Andronicus becomes a cooking show, Othello‘s summarized in rap and Hamlet is pared down to less than a minute. People of all ages will be pulled in by the cheeky, madcap comedy and still — miraculously — by show’s end, you’ll have a general idea of the plot of every comedy, tragedy and historical work written by the Bard, all played out on the stage of the Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar in St. Paul.

Tickets are regularly $29.50 – $39.50, but with this discount ticket offer for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)  you can pay only $14.75 to $19.75.  We all love a thrifty deal and half price (plus ticketing fees) makes this a deal you don’t want to miss.



TODAY ONLY: Extra 20% Off Local Groupon Deals

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Today only, October 22nd, you can save an EXTRA 20% off Groupons for restaurants, spas, things to do and more. Since Groupon deals are already as much as 50% off or more, that extra 20% makes for some AWESOME deals! I used a discount to buy a Groupon for a Pottery and Painting Session at Ladybug Pottery in Champlin. It looks fun!!

Click the image above or HERE to get the 20% off coupon code!

Anoka Light Up the Night Parade


It’s time to head to the Halloween Capitol of the World, yes Anoka of course!   The Anoka Light Up the Night Parade takes place tomorrow October 22nd from 7-8pm.  You can download a copy of the parade map here.  This is a kid friendly parade and the website advises those participating in the parade *No gore, blood or violent Halloween themes allowed. This is a kid friendly parade*.  So for those wondering if you should bring your kids, the answer is YES.

Bonfire:  October 22 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm Free

Join us after the Night Parade to warm up your tootsies.  Fire, food, music and spooktacular fun!  Thank you Anoka Fire Department for the fire and safety!



StoryWalk in Burnsville


Are you looking for something to do with the kids?   Head to the StoryWalk in Burnsville, it’s free and gets you outside to enjoy some fabulous fall weather.  The StoryWalk will feature the book “Ten Pigs” written by Minnesota’s Derek Anderson.

The StoryWalk will be available Oct. 20-24 during regular park hours, between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. Day Park and Earley Lake Trail is located at 14625 County Road 5.





BooFest on Grand Avenue

BooFest on Grand Avenue in St. Paul

This Saturday, October 22nd is the annual BooFest, on Grand Avenue.   We’ve taken our girls a few times and really enjoyed it.   The event goes from 11-3 and it’s a casual, go at your own pace event.

Grand Avenue’s Annual Halloween Celebration

Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue welcomes pint-sized goblins to celebrate our free, family-friendly BooFest on Grand. Kids and their families will be on the Avenue trick-or-treating and enjoy many fun events and activities. Fall sales and other special events hosted by businesses along the Avenue will offer enjoyment for everyone!

Pony Rides — 11 am–3 pm

Free Pony Rides presented by Keller Williams – The Odd Couple Team. (1460 Grand Ave)

Petting Zoos — 11 am–3 pm

Visit the cute and cuddly animals at Frattallone’s Ace Hardware Petting Zoo (650 Grand Ave.)

Trick-or-Treating — 1 pm–3 pm

Iron Fork Discount Tickets

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I love watching food shows on TV, and my favorite are the competition ones.  The stress the chef’s go through to get the food just right, and the speed they are working to get it done!.  If you also love watching those shows, then the local Iron Fork event is something you don’t want to miss.  It takes place at International Square on November 3rd. Grab your discount tickets for a fun event.

Lovers of fine food and fine cocktails from across the Twin Cities will converge on the International Market Square in Minneapolis for this year’s edition of Iron Fork. Watch six of the city’s finest chefs go pan-to-pan in a sizzling showdown for the best taco. There will also be a competition of some of the city’s top bartenders to see who will be named “Absolut Mixologist.” All this cooking is sure to whet your appetite, and you’ll be in the right place — more than 20 of the area’s top restaurants will be on hand with samples, including foodie favorites like Sea Salt, Rock Elm Tavern, 4 Bells, El Jefe, United Noodles, Bar Luchador, Spitz, R Taco and more. Plus, there’ll be samples of featured beer, wine and liquor.