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.

Food Allergy Friendly Trunk or Treat Event


For many kids, Halloween is not their favorite holiday.  It’s not that they don’t like dressing up, or that they don’t love candy.  Food Allergies make it a not so fun holiday for some kids.  There’s a Food Allergy Friendly Trunk or Treat Event coming up on Saturday, October 29th in Woodbury.  If your child is one that is affected by allergies, then this event would be great to add to your calendar.

We are trying a fun new tradition this year by taking our trick or treating outside! Join us for a food allergy friendly “Trunk or Treat” event in Woodbury, the Saturday before Halloween. Kiddos will dress in costume and Trick or Treat from car to car while adults decorate the trunk of their cars and hand out (only) Top 8 allergen free candy. Siblings are more than welcome to trick-or-treat as well!

The success of this event depends on all of us to get involved, buy safe candy and make it fun for the kids.

Here is a list of approved Top 8 Free treats to buy from to hand out:
Glee Gum
Swedish Fish
Haribo gummy bears
Surf Sweets – fruit rings, jelly beans, gummy worms, gummy bears
Yum Earth: Gluten-free licorice as well as sour beans, lollipops, gummies, candy drops, fruit snacks
Fun Dip
Gummy Life Savers
Gimballs Jelly Beans
Enjoy Life Candy Bars
Enjoy Life Mini Cookies – individually wrapped
Enjoy Life chewy bars – individually wrapped
Angie’s Kettle Corn – Sweet & Salty
Apple sauce packets
Non-food items – spiders, bubbles, etc.




Tour the Scarecrows of Waconia in 2016


It’s time to Tour the Scarecrows of Waconia in 2016.  It’s the 9th annual event and this year it takes place October 13th-23rd. A free event that takes place all around Waconia.  With over 50 different Scarecrows to spot, it can be a fun game to see who, what, when and where they are.

Free!  Pick up (or print off) a ballot/map of the scarecrows and tour them all! Then, choose your favorite scarecrow, turn in your ballot at a participating business and you may win a night at the AmericInn of Waconia!


St. Genevieve Catholic Cemetery Tour


When we were kids, we would go to the local cemetery with my Dad, we would walk around and he would tell us the history and background of some of the people.  It was fascinating to hear what the people did for jobs, or where the lived.  If you like history and learning about cemeteries, there is a tour coming up that might interest you.  The St. Genevieve Catholic Cemetery Tour in Anoka County, takes place this coming Tuesday beginning at 7pm. NOTE: Registration is limited. Advance registration is required.

The St. Genevieve Catholic Cemetery in Centerville takes place on Tuesday, October 18. Tales will be told of many of those early French settlers, including Cyril LaBelle’s destination tag and rumors about the unusual ironwork on a young man’s grave.
Marking a grave is a tradition that dates back thousands of years and one that will probably continue for thousands more. How we mark graves has changed from heaps of stone, to crypts, to the possibility of a “talking” tombstone embedded with a microprocessor and solar panels.

Did you know that a stone engraved with a door or one with columns is symbolic of a “heavenly entrance?” Or that a stone with clasped hands indicated the goodbye said at death? Many of the engravings on older tombstones have a symbolic meaning that sometimes hints at the personality or beliefs of the person buried there. Other images are traditional for a certain type of person, such as a lamb for a baby.

All tours begin at 7 p.m. and will continue rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or lantern. Be prepared to do some standing and walking on uneven ground as we visit the graves and hear the stories they have to tell.Tours last about an hour.