Twin Cities Calendar for November
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2   Bohemian Rhapsody 3   

4   Daylight Savings Ends
(Fall back)

Minnesota Vikings football at US Bank Stadium     set clocks back 1 hour  

  Election Day -  polling places   
    45% of US voters didn't vote in 2016
    25% of MN voters didn't vote in 2016
 Election Day - Vote
7   Judd Apatow 8   Investigation Obstruction
     Nobody Is Above the Law
9    Alan Parsons Project
      Wynonna Judd

10   Gopher Football
Minnesota Gopher Football at TCF Stadium
11   Veterans' Day      Veterans' Day
Drake plays the Xcel Center


13    14   15    16   Brian Setzer
       Fantastic Beasts

17   Gopher Football
  MST3K Live

Minnesota Gopher Football at TCF Stadium   Mystery Science Theatre 3000 live
19 20   Five Finger Death Punch
& Breaking Benjamin
21  Robin Hood

22  Thanksgiving
      (what's closed)

                                full moon
23  Shopping Friday
      Black Friday

Shopping Day

25  Vikings 
Minnesota Vikings football at US Bank Stadium


28  29   30   Lewis Black
Lewis Black plays the Pantages Theatre

Twin Cities Calendar for November  2018

Friday, November 2

Bohemian Rhapsody movie documentary

Nov 2-4:  Gift & Art Fair, Minneapolis Convention Center ($6)

Nov 2-4: Supernatural convention, Minneapolis Convention Center ($59+)

Sunday, November 4

Daylight Savings Ends (fall back - one hour)  daylight savings ends (fall back one hour)

Minnesota Vikings football at US Bank Stadium
Vikings v. Lions football, USbank Stadium (noon, Fox9)

Tuesday, November 6

Election Day - Vote
Voting Day - Election Day, voter infopolling places (usually 7am-8pm, call 1-877-600-VOTE (8683))
  - check if you are registered
  - register to vote
  - Vote411
  - League of Women Voters events

Nov 6-18:  Book of Mormon, Orpheum Theatre

Wednesday, November 7

Judd Apatow, Pantages Theatre (7pm)

Thursday, November 8

Nobody Is Above the Law - Investigation Obstruction protest (5pm, Minnesota State Capitol)
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller's boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice.
tldr - Actively obstructing an investigation into himself to make it go away. Going full Nixon.

Nov 8-11:  Cirque du Soleil Corteo, Target Center ($45+)

Friday, November 9

Alan Parsons Project, State Theatre (8pm, $35+)

Grinch animated movie

Wynonna Judd, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (8pm, $37+)

Nov 9-11: Holiday Boutique, USbank Stadium

Saturday, November 10

Holiday Bazaar, Minnehaha Methodist Church, 3701 East 50th St, Mpls (9am-2pm)

Holiday Craft Fair, Concordia Academy, 2400 Dale St, Roseville (9am-3pm)

Nov 10-11:  Brick Fest Live, RiverCentre (10am-5pm, $23+)

Minnesota Gopher Football at TCF Stadium
Nov 10, 17:  Gopher Football, TCF Stadium

Sunday, November 11

Veterans Day  Veterans Day

Drake plays the Xcel Center
Drake, Xcel Center (7pm, $46+)

Monday, November 12

Nov 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28:  Timberwolves basketball, Target Center

Tuesday, November 13

Nov 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27: Wild hockey, Xcel Center

Friday, November 16

Brian Setzer, State Theatre (8pm, $54+)

Fantastic Beasts movie

Saturday, November 17
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, State Theatre
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! featuring The Brain, State Theatre (7pm, $40+)
- featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! featuring Deathstalker II, State Theatre (10pm, $40+)

Tuesday, November 20

Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin, Target Center (6pm, $26+)

Wednesday, November 21

Robin Hood movie

Thursday, November 22

 (what's closed)

full moon   full moon

Friday, November 23

Shopping Day

Shopping Friday
(see below)

Saturday, November 24

Nov 24-25: Marching Band Indoor Concert, TCF Stadium

Sunday, November 25
Minnesota Vikings football at US Bank Stadium
Vikings v. Packers football, USbank Stadium (7:20pm, Kare11)

Thursday, November 29

Nov 29-Dec 1: Bethel Festival of Christmas, Benson Hall, Bethel University ($15+)

Nov 29-Dec 1: Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St. Paul ($5)

Nov 29-Dec 2: St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Northfield, MN ($35)

Friday, November 30

Lewis Black plays the Pantages Theatre
Lewis Black, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $60+)

Nov 30-Dec 1: Basketball Classic (UofM mens basketball), USbank Stadium ($15+)

Nov 30-Dec 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 19-22: Charlie Brown Christmas, Steppingstone Theatre, 55 Victoria St N, St Paul ($20)

Thanksgiving Sales (2018)
Thanksgiving hours
Schools and government offices will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 22nd).
The Mall of America will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 22nd).
The following stores will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 22nd) :
Barnes & Noble
Bed Bath & Beyond
DSW Shoe
Guitar Center
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
JoAnn Fabrics
Mills Fleet Farm
Office Max
Pier 1 Imports
Sam’s Club

Best Buy - opens Thursday at 5pm & opens at 8am on Friday
Staples - opens Friday at 7am & interviews customers about setup, anti-virus, and extended warranties before fetching the only copy of a laptop or desktop from the storeroom
Target - opens Thursday 6pm-midnight & opens at 6am on Friday (Target 2018 Black Friday ad - 20mb pdf)
Walmart - opens Thursday 6pm

The Twin Cities Mall Hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018
Eden Prairie Center 11-22 hours -  6pm-midnight
                                       11-23 6am-9pm
Mall of America  11-22 hours - closed

                                 11-23  5am-10pm (holiday hours)
Maplewood Mall  11-22 hours - 6pm-1am
                                  11-23 6am-9pm
Ridgedale 11-22 hours 6pm-midnight
                    11-23 6am-9pm

Rosedale   11-22 hours  6pm-midnight
1-23 6am-9pm (holiday hours)
Southdale 11-22 hours - 6pm-1am
                    11-23 6am-11pm

The Mall of America will not allow anyone under 16 unaccompanied by an adult after 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

What Not To Buy
Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales are not necessarily the best sales of the year.

Black Friday is not the best for jewelry sales (April, July, or August are better). End of winter sales are better for coats and bedding. It's not the best time of year to buy toys; that would be at the last minute before and after Christmas, but by then the selection isn't as good. September is the best time to buy complete computer systems. Big name TVs have better prices in February generally, but third-tier manufacturers have better Black Friday prices. [Best times to buy other items can be found at DealNews & Lifehacker]

Each year the Twin Cities Calendar compares advertised Minneapolis - St. Paul Black Friday sales. We also report trends and list special hours at the malls.

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