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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thursday is Halloween, and for many marks the start of the weekend. Many will be out trick-or-treating, but if that’s not your thing, here are a couple of unique things going on around town this weekend.

Great Pumpkin
Is your pumpkin looking a little amateur? Head to Public Functionary in Minneapolis to see some real professionals carve up some impressive jack-o-lanterns. The event is free and family-friendly. Wear your costume, but if you don’t have one, there’s face-painting on site. The art gallery will be transformed until Friday night until 10 p.m.

Dia de Los Muertos in Lowertown
The saying goes: In death, there is also life. Join Lowertown St. Paul in celebrating life in Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Artists and art lovers can see a spectrum of colorful art pieces by 40 artists from around the world. Each rendering is the artist’s tribute to someone special that has passed away. The exhibition is Friday night from 5 p.m. to midnight at Golden’s Deli.

Brides Against Breast Cancer
Also this weekend, you can make a difference in the lives of those with cancer at Brides Against Breast Cancer. The Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis will be loaded with 1,000 beautiful designer and brand name wedding gowns for sale at discounts from 25 percent to 85 percent. The average price of a gown is $600. Proceeds go to support cancer patients and their families.

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