mobile Twin Cities Calendar - November 2017

free list of Minneapolis - St. Paul events from the Twin Cities Calendar

Wednesday, November 1

Blues Traveler, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $43+) free shipping begins (no minimum)

Nov 1-5: Twelve Angry Jurors, Frey Theatre, St Catherine University ($10)

Nov 1-Jan 14, 2018:  MNsure open enrollment

Thursday, November 2

Michael McDonald, State Theatre (7:30pm, $59+)

ODC Dance, Northrop (7:30pm, $26+)

Perception - Rethinking How We See by Amy Herman, Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium, St. Catherine University (7-9pm, rsvp)

Nov 2, 14, 16, 20, 24, 30:  Wild hockey, Xcel Center

Friday, November 3

LBJ stars Woody Harrelson & Jennifer Jason Leigh

Tegan and Sara, State Theatre (8:30pm, $30+)

Thor - Ragnarok, Marvel superhero movie

Saturday, November 4

full moon   full moon

Booya, North St Paul VFW Post 1350, 2483 7th Av E, North St. Paul (noon-until gone)

Colin Hay, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $39+)

Kirk Franklin, State Theatre (7:30pm, $35+)

Timberwolves, Target Center

U of M School of Music Collage Concert, Ted Mann Concert Hall (7:30pm, free-rsvp)

Velveteen Rabbit, Northrop (1:30pm, $26+)

Nov 4-5: Hmong New Year

Sunday, November 5
Daylight Savings Ends (fall back - one hour)  daylight savings ends (fall back one hour)

Bridal Show, River Centre (noon-4pm, $15+)

Monday, November 6

Nov 6-Dec 16: Of Mice And Men, Park Square Theatre

Tuesday, November 7

Election Day - Vote
Election Day (voter info, polling places, register to votecheck if you are registered, more info 1-866-687-8683)

Minneapolis mayor  |  St. Paul mayor  |  school district boards

St. Paul candidates for mayor
    Elizabeth Dickinson, Green, environmental advocate
    Pat Harris, DFL, former City Council member, government banking specialist at BMO Harris Bank
    Tim Holden, Nonpartisan, 2013 Mayoral candidate, small business owner
    Tom Goldstein, DFL, former St. Paul School Board member, 2015 City Council candidate, small business owner
    Dai Thao, DFL, City Council member
    Melvin Carter III, DFL, former City Council member, Director of the Office of Early Learning, Minnesota Department of Education

Minneapolis candidates for mayor [info1, info2]
    Nekima Levy-Pounds, civil rights activist, former President of the Minneapolis NAACP
    Raymond Dehn, State Representative
    Al Flowers, community activist
    Jacob Frey, City Council Member
    Tom Hoch, former President of the Hennepin Theatre Trust
    Betsy Hodges, incumbent Mayor
    Jeffrey Sterling Olson
    Aswar Rahman, filmmaker, businessman
    Troy Benjegerdes
    Gregg Iverson
    David Rosenfeld
    Charlie Gers
    David John Wilson
    Captain Jack Sparrow, Urban Housing and Occupy Movement activist

Syd, Cabooze (8pm, $25)

Thursday, November 9

98° at Christmas, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm, $49+)

Human Rights talk (Robert Robinson - Human Rights and Housing), Northrop's Crosby Seminar Room  (3:30pm, free)

LCD Soundsystem, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (7pm, $42+)

Friday, November 10

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

Granger Smith, Grand Casino - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, 777 Grand Av, Onamia, MN (7pm, $35+)

Holiday Boutique, 2075 70th St E, Inver Grove Heights (4-8pm)

Paul Anka, Grand Casino - Hinckley (7pm, $35+)

Penn & Teller, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake MN (8pm, $40+)

Nov 10-12:  Holiday Boutique, USbank Stadium

Saturday, November 11

Singles Day

Veterans Day
 Veterans Day

Carrie Newcomer, Hamline Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Av, St. Paul (7pm, $30)

Christmas Bazaar, MMSA School, 592 Arlington Av W, St. Paul (9:30am-3:30pm)

Minnesota Gopher Football at TCF Stadium
Gopher Football v. Nebraska, TCF Stadium

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

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

Johnnyswim, State Theatre (8pm, $30+)

Kane Brown, Grand Casino - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, 777 Grand Av, Onamia, MN (7pm, $35+)

Leila's Death, Guthrie Theater (7:30pm, $30+)

Minnesota Public Radio 50th Anniversary, Orchestra Hall (8pm)

Nov 11-12: Hmong New Year, State Fairgrounds

Nov 11-12: Martin Luther on Trial, Pantages Theatre ($33+)

Sunday, November 12

Peppa Pig, Northrop Auditorium (2pm, $33+)

Tuesday, November 14

Electoral Integrity, Blackstack Brewing, 755 Prior Av N, St. Paul (5:30pm-7pm, free)

Swan Lake, Russian Grand Ballet, State Theatre (7pm, $34+)

Nov 14-Dec 30: A Christmas Carol, Guthrie Theater

Wednesday, November 15

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $59+, cancelled due to doctor's orders)

Thursday, November 16

Princess Nokia, Cabooze (8pm, $20)

Voter Suppression, League of Women voters Edina & Bloomington

Nov 16-18: MCAD Art Sale, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Av, Minneapolis

Friday, November 17

Jeff Foxworthy, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake MN (8pm, $60+)

Justice League movie
Justice League, DC superhero movie, stars Ben Affleck as Batman & Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

PJ Masks, State Theatre (6:30pm, $44+)

REO Speedwagon, Treasure Island Casino (8pm, $43+, sold out)

Trevor Noah, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm, $40+)

Nov 17-Dec 17: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Theatre in the Round

Saturday, November 18

Eddie Money & Dennis DeYoung, Grand Casino - Hinckley (7pm, $35+)

Halsey, Xcel Center (7pm, $30+)

Kansas, State Theatre (8pm, $50+)

My Brother, My Brother, and Me; Orpheum Theatre (7pm, $35)

Nov 18-19:  Marching Band Indoors, Northrop ($20+)

Sunday, November 19

Minnesota Vikings football at US Bank Stadium
Vikings football v. Rams, US Bank Stadium (noon, Fox-9)

Monday, November 20

Vikings Cheerleaders Showcase, Mall of America rotunda (6pm, free)

Tuesday, November 21

Nov 21-22:  Hip Hop Nutcracker, State Theatre (7:30pm, $29+)

Nov 21-26:  Waitress, Orpheum Theatre ($39+)

Wednesday, November 22

Coco, a Pixar animated movie

Thursday, November 23

 (what's closed)

Friday, November 24
Shopping Day
Shopping Day
(see below)

Nov 24-26: Hmong New Year, RiverCentre & Roy Wilkins Auditorium (9am-midnight, $8, Facebook)

Saturday, November 25

Minnesota Gopher Football at TCF Stadium
Gopher Football v. Wisconsin, TCF Stadium

Perfect Circle, Xcel Center (8pm, $40+)

Nov 25-26: Little Mermaid in Concert, Orchestra Hall (2pm)

Nov 25-Dec 3: Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake MN ($20+)

Thursday, November 30

Nov 30-Dec 2: Bethel Festival of Christmas, Benson Hall, Bethel University

Nov 30-Dec 2: Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St. Paul ($5)

Nov 30-Dec 3: St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Northfield, MN ($37)

Thanksgiving Sales (2017)
Thanksgiving hours
Schools and government offices will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd).
The Mall of America will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd).
The following stores will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd) :
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 2017 Black Friday ad (pdf) 36 pages
Toys R Us - opens Thursday at 5pm and stays open for 30 hours -- they filed for bankruptcy in September
Walmart - opens Thursday 6pm - Walmart 2017 Black Friday ad (pdf) 34 pages

The Twin Cities Mall Hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2017
Eden Prairie Center 11-23 hours -  6pm-midnight
                                       11-24 6am-9pm
Mall of America  11-23 hours - closed

                                 11-24  5am-10pm (holiday hours)
Maplewood Mall  11-23 hours - 6pm-1am
                                  11-24 6am-9pm
Ridgedale 11-23 hours 6pm-midnight
                    11-24 6am-9pm

Rosedale   11-23 hours  6pm-midnight
1-24 6am-9pm (holiday hours)
Southdale 11-23 hours - 6pm-1am
                    11-24 6am-11pm

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

Ultra HDTVs

Dell has an LG 65” Smart 4K Ultra HDTV plus a $150 Dell gift card for

has a Sharp 55” Smart 4K UHDTV for $298.00 
(LC-55P6000U, Walmart ad)

Target has a Westinghouse 55” Smart 4K UHDTV $249.99
and a Polaroid 43” 4K UHDTV with Google Cast $229.99 with 5, count 'em, 5 HDMI ports for all your connecting devices (Target ad).

Best Buy has a Samsung 65” Smart 4K UHDTV for $749.99 and a Sharp 50” 4K Smart UHDTV w/ Roku for $179.99
but then again, Best Buy has a reputation for stocking about two doorbuster items per store, so good luck with that.

Smart Phones

Walmart has a deal on any iPhone, even an iPhoneX --  $0 Down with Qualified Activation & they'll throw in a
$300 gift card (I didn't include that page of the Walmart ad).

Target specifies only the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus 
--  $0 Down with Qualified Activation & they'll throw in a $250 gift card (see page 5 of the Target ad).


Menards has the Viper 10'4" Kayak in red or lime green for $149

Mills Fleet Farm has the Pelican 10' Kayak in orange or blue for 139.99


Duluth Trading has 30% off any purchase of $100 (promo code: 30SANTA) good until November 28th

Holiday coupons for 10 cents off per gallon of gas are found in the Thursday editions of the StarTribune and Pioneer Press.

JoAnn has two coupons:
25% off total purchase in store Friday 6am-noon (not including doorbusters)
50% off any one regular price item Friday (promo code: PMMU328)

Macy has three coupons:
$10 off selected purchases of $25 or more Thursday 5pm-2am, Friday 6am-1pm, & Saturday 8am-1pm (promo code: HURRY25)
$20 off selected purchases of $50 or more Thursday 5pm-2am, Friday 6am-1pm, & Saturday 8am-1pm (promo code: HURRY50)
20% off selected sale items Wednesday- Saturday (promo code: HURRY)

Michaels has five coupons:
Thursday 6pm-midnight 30% off entire purchase including sale items (promo code: THANKS117T)
Friday 7am-noon 25% off entire purchase including sale items (promo code: THANKS217T)
Friday noon-10pm 40% off all regular price items (promo code: THANKS317T)
Saturday 8am-noon 25% off entire purchase including sale items (promo code: THANKS517T)
Saturday noon-10pm 50% off any one regular price item (promo code: THANKS617T)

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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