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Vintage for a cause

What: Vintage Fall Tour
When: Oct. 1-Nov. 21
Where: Several neighborhoods (see ‘passport’)

The Vintage Fall Crawl will feature 12 women-owned vintage shops in the Twin Cities. Passport purchases will offer 15% off at each participating store, and 100% of proceeds from the sale of passports will be donated to women’s advocatesan organization that supports victims of domestic violence.

Royal Palace



What: Royal Palace
When: Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: sevene Entrance Street, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis

Canadian-American rock band Palaye Royal continue their North American tour at 7e St. Entry with opener Mod Sun, bringing their energetic fusion of Brit-pop, punk and glam rock to the stage.

Glenn Miller Orchestra


Oscillating sounds

What: Glenn Miller Orchestra
When: Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Paramount Center for the Arts, 913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud

Originally formed in 1938, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest swing dance groups of all time. The members will continue their tour in Saint-Cloud this week.

Comedy night

What: Michael Rapaport Special Presentation
When: From October 6 to 8, several times
Where: Rick Bronson’s Comedy House, 408 E. Broadway, Bloomington

New York native Michael Rapaport wears many hats: actor, comedian, director and podcast host. He will perform live at the Mall of America this week.

creepy ship

What: The Haunted Ship of Duluth
When: Oct. 6-31, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth

From this week, the irvin ship in Duluth will become ghostly throughout October. VVisitors beware: Rumor has it that this historic ship is actually haunted!

disco dreams

What: Roller Disco
When: 7-8 October, several times
Where: 311 Broadway Ave South Rochester

Boogie all night on this outdoor rink in downtown Rochester, with groovy tunes and party lighting.

Arts and Entertainment

What: St. Paul Art Tour
When: From October 7 to 9, several times
Where: Lowertown St. Paul

Support local artists by visiting their studios in Lower Town Saint-Paul. Other activities include live music and food at Station 81 Drink and Eatery at Union Depot.

All Lotta Zeppelin

What: Take out the LED
When: Oct. 8, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester

Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin cover band Get the Led Out performs for all the bluesy ’70s nostalgia.

Giant pumpkin being weighed at Stillwater Harvest Fest.


autumn festival

What: Still Waters Harvest Festival
When: Oct. 8-9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 101 Water Street Stillwater, MN

Held the second week of October each year, the Stillwater Harvest Fest is an annual tradition filled with live music, chili cooking and the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off.

Hike the Mankato River


Ride a bike

What: Hike the Mankato River
When: October 9
Where: Land of Memories Park (start location), 100 Amos Owen Lane, Mankato

This annual Mankato tradition returns for another year, with routes featuring some of Minnesota’s most scenic landscapes, from Minneopa State Park to Crystal Lake. Live bands and refreshments will also be at the rest areas.