October at the Market!

Indigenous People’s Day
Friday, October 16
Bring the entire family out to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Enjoy arts and crafts while taking in a variety of entertainment including Native American and The Little Thunderbirds drum and dance performances.

Dia De Los Muertos
October 23 – November 1 
Don’t miss all the festivities Midtown Global Market has to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. See the ofrenda starting October 23rd. On Friday, October 30th children can come out and decorate a Dia De Los Muertos mask. Be sure to join the fun onSunday, November 1st at 11 a.m. when vendors will be giving out free samples of popular foods and don’t miss Kalpulli Ketzalcoatlicue dance at 11:30 a.m.

Boo! Trick or Treat at MGM
Saturday, October 31 
Bring your cleverest costume and a big ol’ candy bag to Midtown Global Market on Halloween for a chance to load up on treats from around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for vendors with Halloween balloons because their counters will have jack o’ lanterns full of sweets! We’ll see you ‘scare’!
Global Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, November 7
Save the date for the Global Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, November 7. Vendors from around the market will cook up their best chili recipes for you to sample and vote on your favorite!
Save the Date for Upcoming Events:
“Do It Green! Minnesota” Green Gifts Fair  – Saturday, November 21
No Coast Craft ‘O Rama – Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5

Join Creative City Road Map Artist Engagement Team members, Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey, with community guest, Alejandra Tobar-Alatriz for a bi-lingual “loop back” event in Midtown Global Market’s indoor central plaza from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. onOctober 12, 2015. In addition, visit the Creative City Road Map exhibition duringOctober 6-12 at Midtown Global Market (on display at the art wall by Kitchen in the Market).
The Creative City Road Map is a citywide plan that identifies the potential for art and creativity to strengthen the city’s economic and social development & connect people across differences of race, income, culture and age to foster deeper and more lasting relationships over the next 10 years.

Calling all brunch lovers!The Rabbit Hole will be holding brunch on Sunday, October 25 beginning at 11 a.m.

Our neighbors and partners, Allina Health and the Cultural Wellness Center invite you to stop by the Backyard Initiative Resource Center located near the Lake Street entrance of Midtown Global Market. The Backyard Initiative currently hosts 12 CHATS, each with a different focus for maintaining and improving both individual and community health. Make sure you check out the resource center next time you’re at the Market!
Looking for health insurance and having a hard time navigating the website? The BYI Resource Center has representatives from Portico, a non-profit organization that helps folks find the best fit. They are at the Resource Center every Wednesday, from1-4 p.m. to help you find health insurance coverage to fit your needs and budget. Call for an appointment at 612-353-6211. Translation available upon request.
There are lots of great events coming up with the Backyard Initiative Chat Teams. Make sure to stop by on Wednesday’s and Friday’s to pick up some healthy snacks from the Farmers Market. Also, make sure to stop by the Backyard Initiative for a brunch on October 18. Tickets are $25 and include brunch and live entertainment. You will not want to miss it!

Fridays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
October 9: New Distraction (Classic Blues, R&B and American Roots)
October 16: Native American Heritage Family Friday
October 23: Bato Bato (Marimba Group)
October 30Roe Family Singers (Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly Band)
Saturdays 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 
October 10: Side Walk Cafe (Jazz, Acoustic, Swing)
October 17: Mill City Hot Club (Dean Harrington Trio)
October 24: Jon De Vaal (Jazz Trio)
October 31: Dennys Burga (Ecuadorian Pan Flute)
Sundays 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
October 11: Rene Thompson (Salsa Dancing)
October 18: TBD
October 25: Rene Thompson (Salsa Dancing)

If you have wee ones five-years-old and younger bring them to Midtown Global Market every Wednesday at10:30 a.m. Each week presents a new experience; whether you’re dancing to the beat, watching a live puppet show, learning to cook fun foods together, or playing with live animals! Don’t miss this free weekly event!

Upcoming Schedule:
October 14: Roe Family Singers
October 21: Siama and Afrobilly Trio
October 28 Aric and the Midtown R.O.C.K. Show

Please visit midtownglobalmarket.org
for a full list of our restaurants, retail shops, and specialty grocers!