Northern Grape Stomp

Northern Vineyards Winery invites the public to pulverize grapes the old-fashioned way. Then commemorate the day by putting your footprints on a T-shirt. (Noon-7 p.m. Sept. 23. $15. 223 Main St. N., Stillwater.

Namaste at Sea Life

Stretch and bend during yoga sessions at Sea Life at the Mall of America. Center yourself and find a place of Zen as a yogi from CorePower guides an hourlong class. Inhale, exhale and relax in the tranquil 180-degree view of sea turtles and other aquatic creatures. (8 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30. $39. 120 E. Broadway.

Adults at play

Beat it, toddlers. Mom and Dad are taking over the Minnesota Children’s Museum. That’s right, the 21-and-over crowd is invited to explore the St. Paul museum without the kids in tow. Enjoy an adult beverage from the cash bar while gliding down the spiral slide or walking through a laser maze. Activities include make-and-take art projects and improv with Theater of Public Policy. (6-10 p.m. Sept. 28. $15-$17.

Tapped & Uncorked

No stodgy benefit here — help raise money for Roseville parks while raising a glass. Fair State, Insight, Lift Bridge and Big Wood are just a few of the brewers pouring samples. Taste craft cocktails and delicious bites from local restaurants, and get a souvenir glass. (6-10 p.m. Sept. 29. $35-$40. John Rose Minnesota Oval, Roseville,

Zombie Pub Crawl

Minnesotans dressed as the rotting, flesh-eating dead will take over downtown Minneapolis for the Guinness World Records-certified event. Billed as the world’s largest gathering of zombies, the undead will schlep from bar to bar, double-fisting with hard liquor and “Brain Belt” beer, while grooving to tunes by Third Eye Blind, Tech N9ne, T-Pain, the Jillionaire, Chance York and more on two outdoor stages. (Oct. 14. $19.99-$100.

Calling all know-it-alls

If you’re the one who bests all your friends at bar trivia, this may be for you. The Peabody Award-winning public radio quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” quizzes contestants using a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and celebrity guests. The coveted prize: a custom-recorded voice-mail greeting by scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20. $39-$129. Orpheum Theatre, Mpls.

Cocktails and canapés

Sip on not one but two customized cocktails on a curator-led tour of “Still Life: Karin Broos” at the American Swedish Institute. Curt Pederson will lead a discussion about the Swedish artist, who has about 50 paintings on display. Nosh on canapés made by Fika while strolling through the galleries and mansion. (5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 24. $55.

Penn & Teller

The eight-time-winning Las Vegas Magicians of the Year bring their comic antics to Mystic Lake. More than just pulling a rabbit out of a hat or throwing knives at a moving target, this illusionist duo produces mind-bending feats that make the audience wonder, “How’d they do that?” (8 p.m. Nov. 10, $40-$60,


With the popularity of craft brewhouses, Oktoberfest parties are not in short supply in the Twin Cities. Excelsior Brewing hosts its take with a “Rock the Dock” celebration. Sample authentic German food, play games and drink beer against the backdrop of Lake Minnetonka and the historic city of Excelsior. Musical guests include Alpensterne, Gooney Birds and Private Oates. (4 p.m. Oct. 6, noon Oct. 7-8. 421 3rd St., Excelsior.

Kings of comedy

Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez will spin everyday life and controversial topics into comedy gold at Target Center. (8 p.m. Nov. 17. $49.75-$89.75.