MINNEAPOLIS — Friday, November 8

GalaxyCon lands in Minneapolis

This is the first year for GalaxyCon in Minneapolis, and they're cramming everything they can into three days. Actors, animators and cosplayers will be on hand for selfies and autographs. Tickets are available online and at the door. The event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday, November 9

"Go Ape!" at the Como Zoo

Swing in to Como this weekend to celebrate Como’s primates! It will be a weekend of fun, games and crafts all while learning how to make a difference for great apes in the wild. The event starts at 10:00 am Saturday, and swings through 4:00 pm Sunday. 

Culinary Fest “Kids in the Kitchen” at Mall of America

Kids from the Way Cool Cooking School will be chopping and baking in the Rotunda at the Mall of America Saturday afternoon. You can watch demonstrations from bakers Paige Goehner and Meadow Roberts and get some cooking tips from MasterChef Junior competitor Ariana Feygin. The chefs will be baking, cooking and chatting with fans from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday. 

Sunday, November 10

Girls on the Run Fall 5k

More than 4,000 runners will be out on Sunday morning for the Girls on the Run Fall 5k. The race is open to the public, and will be followed by a celebration including a photo booth and double-dutch jumping. Participants step off at 7:30 am from the Southeast Court at the Mall of America.

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