No one ever knew history could be this cool until Lin-Manuel Miranda came around with Hamilton, the musical story of Alexander Hamilton’s America then, as told by America now. This is the production’s first run in the Twin Cities, and the much-anticipated tickets have been snapped up quickly, but are still available -- for a price. Also, prepare yourself for some “Hamaoke” (Hamilton + karaoke) in the audience -- it’s a thing.
Cost: $189 and up
September 7-October 28
The most popular corn maze in the area, Sever’s, returns for its 22nd year. In order to successfully find your way out, follow the letters of the alphabet from A-Z and read fun facts about maze’s theme (TBD) along the way. No cheating (or corn-picking) allowed!
Cost: $15, kids 3 and under are free
Borough, North Loop
Now in its sixth year, Borough’s Block Party takes place alongside its lower-level sibling restaurant Parlour, which hands-down has the best burger in town. The dog-friendly event features live music, drinks, and food -- but really, you could just go for an excuse to eat the Parlour Burger.
Cost: Free to attend, but burgers are $15
Xcel Energy Center
After selling out the Xcel on his 24K Magic World Tour last fall, the 11-time Grammy award winner is back for more -- this time on a two-night tour stop. Cardi B was originally Mars’ opener, but after having a baby, had to pass on performing. As of now, Bruno’s working on choosing a new opener to help him bring the Uptown Funk.
Cost: Tickets start at $56
September 15, 23, 30
West Broadway, Nicollet, University of Minnesota
Open Streets closes roads to traffic so residents can meet and mingle. They’ve already hosted four events this summer, and there are three left this fall: West Broadway on the 15th, Nicollet on the 23rd, and University of Minnesota on the 30th. Enjoy live music, dancing, and food trucks with your neighbors -- whether you know them or not!
September 21-October 13
You can almost close your eyes and pretend you’re in Germany at Gasthof’s giant Oktoberfest tent party. Every Friday and Saturday, you’ll find live polka music, hammerschlagen, sauerkraut, apfelstrudel, and -- of course -- beer.
Cost: $6/token (1 token=½ liter of beer)