Fall Arts Preview

Family fun: Disney Junior, Shrine Circus and Blue Man Group

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 3:18 PM
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Disney Junior Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure comes to St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 20.

DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE
Oct. 20 • Xcel Energy Center


Mickey and Minnie lead the audience on a high seas adventure. A special interactive pre-show features Doc McStuffins, who leads the group in a sing-along. Then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enhancia, where Sophia plans a festival in her kingdom. Follow along as villain Captain Hook battles Peter Pan and Tinker Bell saves the day with pixie dust.

1 & 4 p.m. Oct. 20. $18-$60. W. 7th St. and Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul.

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Mill City Oktoberfest: Celebrate Minnesota’s brewing past and present as the Mill City Museum and Mill City Farmers Market team up for this event. The music of Germany will be played and guests can purchase food and beverages. Activities include cooking and baking demonstrations, dancing and beer samples.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. www.millcitymuseum.org.

Shrine Circus:
World record-setting human cannonball David Smith Jr. will be sent soaring into the sky as he rockets out of a thunderous barrel. A five-ton pachyderm, Broadway Bo, performs in a top hat, no doubt. Other action-packed performances include Giancarlo’s tigers, the Guiming Meng balancing act and Extreme Circus Riders. Of course there are clowns too, featuring Johnny and his side kick Baby Pach.
1:30 & 6:30 Nov. 29; 10:30 a.m., 3 & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; Dec. 1:30 & 6 p.m. Dec. 1 $18-$30. Target Center, 600 1st Av. N., Mpls. www.zuhrah.org.

“Blue Man Group: Making Waves”: A national touring exhibit at the Minnesota Children’s Museum centers on those crafty blue painted men. A fusion of science and art, kids can explore multi-sensory stations. The “Slide-u-lum, Build-u-lum, Sand Drum and Theramin,” children can see, feel and create sound. See a short video with the Blue Man Group illustrating the elements of sound.
Opens Sept. 21. $9.50. 10 W. 7th St., St. Paul. www.mcm.org.

ValleyScare:
What’s autumn without a few tricks or sweet treats? By day, families can enjoy non-scary Halloween activities throughout Valleyfair amusement park. Join Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for a coloring contest and themed attractions. For added admission, enter the treat or treat trail and receive candy from a 25-foot Tyrannosaurus rex. At night, those brave enough can travel through the haunted mazes and scare zones.
Weekends beginning Sept. 21. One Valleyfair Dr., Shakopee. www.valleyfair.com.

Minnesota Zoo Harvest Weekends: The Wells Fargo Family farm prepares for colder temperatures with hands-on animal opportunities. Weekends include musical entertainment and children’s crafts. Check out animal-themed scarecrows and blacksmith, apple press and butter churning demonstrations.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5-6 & 12-13. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley. www.mnzoo.org.

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