Dia De Muertos on Oct. 30
Midtown Global Market will commemorate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a day of tradition, education, food, crafts, entertainment, and presentations. Festivities will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The events are free and open to the public.
A highlight of the day will be the introduction of, the Consul General of Mexico in Minnesota, Iván Roberto Sierra Medel, at 4:30 p.m.
Then, at 5 p.m., Minnesota’s own artist and designer, Luis Fitch, will unveil his United States Postal Stamp commemorating Día de Muertos.
One of the centerpieces of this event will be an authentic ofrenda (altar) created by Market tenants.
Local artist, Monica Vega, will host a free workshop from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The first 50 kids will create their own project to take home, one of the most recognized symbols of the holiday, skulls (while supplies last).
Other activities will include the sharing of the story of Día de Muertos from our friends at CLUES, and live music by Robert Everest and Adrian Paz.
Trick or Treat at Epworth UMC
All are invited on Halloween 11 a.m. to 1p.m. for a neighborhood trick or treat party on the front lawn at Epworth United Methodist Church (3207 32nd Ave.) on Sunday, Oct. 31. Start the fun early and break in your costume with music, a balloon twister, Bubble Baron - who will be there with tons of bubbles, and lots of treats and tiny take home pumpkins.
Teal on Nov. 4
Iconic Minneapolis-area landmarks, together with more than 375 other buildings around the world, will light up teal on November 4 to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program.
Light the World in Teal is an annual program held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. People and places around the world “go teal” to raise awareness and show support for the millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s. Teal is AFA’s Alzheimer’s awareness color.
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