Today

Ceramics, Date Night —  7 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $20, mankatomakerspace.org.

Deep Valley Quilters guild meeting  6:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 150 Stadium Court, Mankato, find more information on Facebook.

Good Thunder Reading Series Presents: Nick White — 10 a.m. workshop, Emy Frentz Gallery, 523 S. Second St., Mankato; 3 p.m. craft talk, First Congregational UCC, 150 Stadium Court, Mankato; 7:30 p.m. reading; room 245 Centennial Student Union at MSU, gt.mnsu.edu.

Glass Torch Work 101 — 6 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $60, mankatomakerspace.org.

International Day of the Girl at Children’s Museum — 4:30-7:30 p.m., 224 Lamm St., free admission, cmsouthernmn.org.

Mankato high School Class of 1958, 60th reunion — 7 p.m., Loose Moose, 119 S. Front St., Mankato, $15, mhsclass1958.com.

Moral Revolutions, presentation by  Professor Michael Fuerstein  4 p.m., Morris Hall room 103, MSU, free and open to public, 507-389-1066.

MSU Theatre and Dance presents: “The Mousetrap”  7:30 p.m., Andreas Theater, $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students, mnsu.edu/theatre.

Preschool story time— 10 a.m., Waseca Public Library, 408 N. State St., Waseca, ages 3-5, 507-835-2910. 

Tacos and Trivia — 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Loose Moose Saloon, 119-121 S. Front St., Mankato, free, 507-345-1446.

Trivia — 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pub 500, 500 S. Front St., free, 625-6500.

University contemporary vocal groups— 7:30 p.m., Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts, MSU, $9 general admission; $7 MSU students and students K-12, msnu.edu/music/events.

Wire and Wine, Autumn Trees  6 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $45, mankatomakerspace.org.

Wood shop intro  6 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $15, mankatomakerspace.org.

Music

Buster’s — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Red Rocks — Open mic night

Nashville Saloon, Waseca  Honky Tonk Karaoke

Westwood Marina, Kasota — The Jeremy Poland Band

What’s Up? Lounge — Divide the Fall, Eaon and The Phoenix Philosphy

Wine Cafe — Karaoke

Friday

Acrylic pour, Strainer Pour Technique — 6:30 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $30, mankatomakerspace.org.

Authors and Appetizers gala— 5:30 p.m., Mankato Event Center in the Mankato Mall, $40, free parking in the Cherry Street Ramp, deepvalleybookfestival.com.

An Evening with the Minnesota Opera  7:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, $12 adults general admission, $9 senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus students, gustavustickets.com.

Big bucks bingo — 7-10 p.m., American Legion, 100 N 3rd St, Eagle Lake, open to public, 507-257-3130. 

Mankato high School Class of 1958, 60th reunion — 5 p.m., Loose Moose, 119 S. Front St., Mankato, $15, mhsclass1958.com.

MSU Theatre and Dance presents: “The Mousetrap”  7:30 p.m., Andreas Theater, $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students, mnsu.edu/theatre

MSU hosts public viewing nights at Andreas Observatory — 8-10 p.m., observatory is on the south edge of campus, visitors should park at the south end of Lot 1, free and open to public, 389-1840.

Northern Frights Haunted Attraction —  7-10 p.m., Blue Earth County Fairgrounds, 340 Fairgrounds St., Garden City, $22, northernfrightsmn.com

Wine Down Comedy Night-Take Two, with comedian Jay Harris — 6 p.m., Indian Island Winery, 18018-631st Ave., Janesville, $20 per person, indianislandwinery.com/id23.html.

Music

Blue Moon, Kasota  Karaoke

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota  Haldy

Coffee Hag  Open stage

Grand Kabaret, New Ulm  Chris Holm

The Loose Moose & Conference Center  Karaoke

Indian Island Winery, Janesville  Jam Boyz

Mully’s  Tri-Eight

Prairie Saloon & Grill, Kasota  Rook 

Red Rocks — BadFriends, U-Sity, The Bando Bunch, Big Smoke, MWP, Nurd-D

The Square Deal  Up South

Wine Cafe — The Dan Duffy Orchestra; Ron Arsenault

Wow! Zone  Hootenanny Annies

Saturday 

Craft fair and garage sale  8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel, 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato, parking on Good Counsel Hill, shuttel service provided, 507-389-4231 or ssndcp.org/craftfair.

Children’s Story Time at Barnes & Noble — 11 a.m., 1850 Adams St., ages 2-8, free, 345-3444. 

Comedian event: Kevin Craft — 8 p.m., Blue Moon, 300 S. Webster St., Mankato, free, 507-519-1166.

Deep Valley Book Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mankato Event Center in the Mankato Mall, free parking in the Cherry Street Ramp, deepvalleybookfestival.com.

Fall Fest in the Arb — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Linnaeus Arboretum Gustavus, 800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, 933-6181.

History Fest at McGowan Farm — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McGowan Farm, 20001 T-198, Mankato, open to public, historyfestmankato.com.

Maker Fair Minnesota — 9 a.m., Nicollet County Fairgrounds, 400 W. Union St., St. Peter, makerfairmn.com.

Mankato Farmers Market — 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., Best Buy parking lot, Mankato.

Metal Yard Art Welding — 1 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $50, mankatomakerspace.org.

MSU Theatre and Dance presents: “The Mousetrap”  7:30 p.m., Andreas Theater, $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students, mnsu.edu/theatre.

MSU hosts public viewing nights at Andreas Observatory — 8-10 p.m., observatory is on the south edge of campus, visitors should park at the south end of Lot 1, free and open to public, 389-1840.

Northern Frights Haunted Attraction —  7-10 p.m., Blue Earth County Fairgrounds, 340 Fairgrounds St., Garden City, $22, northernfrightsmn.com

Opening Reception: Minnesota Magical Landscapes, Brian Frink — 7-9 p.m., Carnegie Art Center, 120 S. Broad St., Mankato, open to public, thecarnegiemankato.com.

Sock hop — 1-5 p.m., American Legion, 100 N. Third St., Eagle Lake, open to public, 507-257-3130. 

Sons of Norway host Jasper Bond, Alaskan Dog Sled Race — 5:30 p.m., Heritage Room, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 720 S. Second St., Mankato, light supper for a free will donation, all are invited, 388-7139.

St. Peter Farmers Market — 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Food Co-op parking lot, corner of Mulberry and Highway 169, stpfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Welding Basics for Everyone — 6 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $35, mankatomakerspace.org.

Music

Busters — 2nd Notion

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — The Winos

The Circle Inn — Mammoth Bone

Grand Kabaret  Josh and Tina

Flame Bar & Grill —  Loose Gravel 

Indian Island Winery, Janesville  Dan Duffy Orchestra

The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center — Karaoke 

Morgan Creek Winery — Jim McGuire Jazz Trio

Mully’s — Honky Tonk Karaoke

NaKato — Becky Kapell and The Fat 6 

Prairie Saloon & Grill, Kasota — The Paul Stewart Show

Pub 500 — The Misty Trio

Red Rocks —Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Messer and Mayberry Riot 

Spinners — Whiskey Richard and Angry Waters

The What’s Up? Lounge — Septicemic, Coffinrot, Echoes of the Fallen and Exophage

Wine Cafe — The Hootenanny Annies

Sunday

Bonfire in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Riverside Park, 101 S. Front St., New Ulm, free and open to public, 359-8331.

Family weekend showcase concert  2 p.m., Christ Chapel, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, free and open to public, gustavus.edu/events.

West Newton Post Office program — 1-4 p.m., Harkin Store, 66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, admission to program is included in admission to store, 354-8666.

MSU Theatre and Dance presents: “The Mousetrap”  2 p.m., Andreas Theater, $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students, mnsu.edu/theatre.

Music

Midtown Tavern — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Nashville Saloon, Waseca   Porch Pickin’ open jam

Patrick’s on Third, St. Peter —  Captain Gravitone & The String Theory Orchestra  

Monday

Bar Bingo — 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Documentary film: “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science” — 7 p.m., St. Peter High School, free, 934-2160.

Duplicate Bridge players — 2 p.m., VINE Adult Community Center, 421 E. Hickory St., Mankato.

North Mankato Farmers Market — 3:30-6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 1706 Lee Blvd. North Mankato, 340-6984 or 625-4141.

Open Pottery Lab — 6-9 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $5 per session or $30 for 7 sessions, $25 clay coupon, 507-387-5501.

Pfeffer — 1 p.m., Mapleton Community Center, 104 Second Ave. N.E., Mapleton, 507-524-3707.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” trivia — 7 p.m., Wow! Zone, 2030 Adams St., Mankato, 625-2695.

Texas Hold’Em Poker — 7-10 p.m., Pub 500, free, 625-6500.

Music

The Square Deal  Karaoke  

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