A true highlight of MPLS + STP’s thriving art scene for several decades, Aldo Moroni—who just very recently announced that he has pancreatic cancer—celebrates the opening of his newly remodeled studio space in the heart of the Northeast Arts District with a weekend-long open house. Stop through to see Moroni’s famous tiny city sculptures, including the unveiling of a giant tiny landscape based on Mesoamerican history, and get one of the ultra-cool limited edition hand-stitched art-book “The Synoptic Codex of Mesoamerica.” Friday, November 1st-Sunday, November 3rd. Various times. Free. —Tracy Oxford

Aldo Moroni Studios, California Building, 2205 NE California St., Suite #113, Minneapolis