5 things to do this weekend

Published 9:19 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1. Pumpkin Palooza

It’s a pumpkin party this weekend at Albert Lea Seed House. Prepare to decorate pumpkins, have pet photos taken and buy a pumpkin for your home. Those with homegrown pumpkins can also bring them in to enter the pumpkin contest; come with your ugliest, smallest, fattest, most fairy tale, best-carved and best-decorated pumpkins for a chance to win. Pumpkin Palooza is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.


2. The Met: Live in HD

“Samson et Dalila” follows hero Samson as he struggles with duty and desire. Samson is gifted strength by God and devoted to leading the Hebrews in a revolt. The Philistines, their captors, plan to use the beauty of Dalila to trick Samson into sharing the secret source of his strength. The play is based on the Bible’s Old Testament story about temptation and revolution. “Samson et Dalila” starts at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.


3. Living courageously women’s event

Local women are invited to explore opportunities for growing their faith and courage through a women’s seminar Saturday. Featured speaker is Deborah Kaine Thompson, a writer and chaplain living in Arizona. In 1977, Thompson and her husband spent a week smuggling Bibles and hymnals into Communist-ruled Romania. Women can also browse an opportunity fair and hear about efforts to support women who have undergone human trafficking. First Presbyterian Church hosts “Living courageously — daring to say YES to God” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


4. ‘Forbidden Broadway’

This is not your grandmother’s musical revue. For the Broadway lovers with a sense of humor comes “Forbidden Broadway,” a satirical selection of songs inspired by Broadway’s best characters, actors, shows and writers. “Forbidden Broadway” runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.


5. Market on the Mall

Saturday’s market inside Northbridge Mall will feature vintage, rustic, industrial, upcycled, repurposed and funky junk. The market is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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