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7th Annual Caffetto Arts & Crafts Fair

Caffetto Cafe & Gallery : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. August 3

For the people living near Powderhorn, Uptown, and Loring Park, it can be easy to feel a little lost amid the hubbub of the big art fairs in town this weekend. Enter Caffetto's Arts & Crafts Fair. Each year, the quirky coffee shop fills its tiny south Minneapolis parking lot with local eats,... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Festivals, Arts, Art - Galleries

Paint No Wrong Paint No Right

TuckUnder Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 31

Realism and abstraction team up at "Paint No Wrong Paint No Right," opening at TuckUnder Gallery this Thursday. The show features artists Justine Di Fiore and Samuel Bjorgum. While Di Fiore's skill lies in creating uncanny portraits rich with color and touched by her own unique flourishes,... More >>

Edina Arts, Art - Galleries

Amber Preston

The Joke Joint Comedy Club : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until August 1; 10:30 p.m. August 1; 9:45 p.m. August 2

Telling jokes in Los Angeles is a little different from telling them in the Midwest, says comedian Amber Preston. Crowds out West really enjoy the fact that she comes from Fargo. "People seem to get a kick out of hearing me talk about that, but I don't really tweak anything for L.A. audiences.... More >>

West St. Paul Comedy

Lovesickness with Trees

Soo Visual Arts Center : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from August 2 until August 30

For the Soo Visual Arts Center's latest show, "Lovesickness with Trees," artists Sophia Heymans and Garrett Perry have come together to present paintings examining the process of becoming an adult (and the choice to opt out a little bit and not become too grown-up). Heymans says that she draws... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

STACKS

Light Grey Art Lab : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from August 1 until September 5

Long before online blogs, Facebook rants, and Tumblr communities were ubiquitous, zines were a form of communication created for the people, by the people. These little handmade booklets are made by artists and activists to disseminate in coffee shops, bookstores, college campuses, and other... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Cured & Crafted

Muse Event Center : 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. July 31

Prosciutto is one of those foods that immediately lends an air of artisanal gravitas to any plate. It's a rigorously traditional form of charcuterie that involves aging the rear thigh of a pig or wild boar at the perfect temperature, taking painstaking care to produce succulent results. The... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Parties and Receptions, Food and Drink

Jimmy Pardo

Acme Comedy Co. : 10:30 p.m. August 1; 8:00 p.m. daily from August 1 until August 2

Jimmy Pardo continues his slow but steady ascent to the top of the comedy world. As the opening comedian for the live audience at Conan O'Brien's show, Conan, and the host of the popular Never Not Funny podcast, he has not only built a solid fan base, but a reputation as a comedian's comedian.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Comedy

Glamorama: Fashion Rocks

Historic State Theatre : 8:00 p.m. August 1

Macy's Glamorama returns to Minneapolis to celebrate all things glitz and glam on the runway this Friday at the State Theatre. This year's theme? Fashion Rocks. Glamorama will live up to its name with dancers, style, and a live performance from hit R&B artist Jason Derulo on the catwalk.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Parks and Preserves, Fashion and Style, Benefits

Paul McCartney

Target Field : 8:00 p.m. August 2

Paul McCartney is now 72 years young and 51 years on from the Beatles' "Love Me Do." Inasmuch as a McCartney setlist includes songs old and new, his Out There tour supports New, last year's all-original LP that ranks right up there with the best recent works of geezers like Leonard Cohen and... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Riverfront Fest

Sheridan Memorial Park : 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. August 1

Happy hours on patios are always fun, but another great way to kick off the weekend is having a beer by the river at a park. You can do just that at Riverfront Fest. This summer is the second year for the low-key party. This season, organizers have moved things to Sheridan Memorial Park, which... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Festivals

Jenny Lewis

First Avenue : 7:30 p.m. August 3

Former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis put together her third solo album, The Voyager, amid trauma: her father's death, her band's breakup, bouts of severe insomnia. While not specifically addressing those issues, the album is a log of the journey Lewis — or her protagonist — has... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

New Space

First Avenue : 7:00 p.m. August 1

With a strong lineup of forward-thinking local artists, Friday's New Space concert in the Mainroom promises to showcase the range of quality currently bubbling up in the scene. Headlined by Greg Grease (pictured), who recently dropped the single "Really Tho" to announce his new album Born to... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Wooden Shjips

7th St. Entry : 8:00 p.m. August 2

San Francisco's relatively reclusive Wooden Shjips (the "j" hiccup intentional) hail from the minimalist wing of the neo-psychedelic movement. The quartet specializes in droning, fuzzy rock influenced by the wilder acidic stuff of the '60s, scuzzy garage punk, and the darker, throbbing impulses... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Take the Field & Northern Spark Re-Do

Midtown Greenway Coalition : 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. August 2

In June, Northern Spark was set to take over the city of Minneapolis, rain or shine. Art installations were planned, group activities were scheduled, roving mailmen prepared to ride their bikes, and theater groups practiced their lines. And then, that Saturday night, came the epic rain. Many... More >>

Powderhorn Festivals, Arts

The Death Comedy Jam

Grumpy's Bar & Grill : 9:30 p.m. every Wed.

If you've ever considered writing some jokes and giving standup comedy a try, know this: That first time is gonna be brutal. That being the case, you might as well test your mettle in the most brutal setting possible, which in Minneapolis means hitting up the Death Comedy Jam at the downtown... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

Intermedia Arts : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 23

Intermedia Arts' latest event, "Creative Dissent," is a touring exhibition exploring the artistic output that has come about as the result of the Arab Spring movement. The featured pieces in this show — which include graffiti, cartoons, video, puppetry, and posters — stretch,... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries, Activism

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (with Musical Olios)

Minnesota Centennial Showboat : 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 22; 2:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat. until August 22

[Editor's Note: Shows were originally scheduled to start in June, but due to high water levels on the Mississippi were postponed. The production plans to resume on July 4.] Docked along the banks of the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Centennial Showboat has become an annual summer destination... More >>

West Side - St. Paul Theater

Mark Summer & Tierney Sutton

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant : 8:00 p.m. July 31

Jazz chanteuse Tierney Sutton insists she never picked up on Joni Mitchell until hearing Both Sides Now, Mitchell's 2000 collection of standards with orchestral arrangements by Vince Mendoza. Subsequent Joni saturation and an invitation to collaborate with the Turtle Island Quartet led to... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Phox

7th St. Entry : 8:00 p.m. August 4

This Wisconsin invasion is spearheaded by Phox, a disarmingly ambitious art-rock outfit out of Baraboo that conjures up an intriguing, far-reaching mix of chamber pop, folk, bluegrass, and indie rock complicated by stray bits soul and threads of world music. Key to holding it all together on... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Weekday Happy Hours

Spill the Wine : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sun.

Although there's plenty of great dining to be had in the Lyn-Lake region of south Minneapolis, the neighborhood was missing a bar specializing in wine. This omission has been corrected with Spill the Wine Bar + Table, which recently moved from its near-the-Guthrie location on Washington Avenue... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Barhopping

Cornbread Harris

Loring Pasta Bar : 6:00 p.m. every Fri.

You might've heard of his son -- a man named Jimmy who teamed up with another man named Terry, the rest being R&B history -- but Cornbread Harris is a Twin Cities legend in his own right. Harris is a WWII vet who joined Augie Garcia to record the area's first rock'n'roll record (1955's "Hi Yo... More >>

University Music

The Heiress

Jungle Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 10; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 10; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sun. until August 10

Kate Guentzel, John Catron, and Jeffrey Hatcher have big shoes to fill in the Jungle Theater's production of The Heiress. After all, the 1949 film featured Olivia de Havilland (she won an Academy Award), Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson in their roles. The movie was drawn from the Tony... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

Walker on the Green: Artist Designed Mini Golf

Walker Art Center : 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 1; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Sun. until September 1

Once again, the Walker Art Center will mix high art with low-key American entertainment for Walker on the Green. During the warmer months, a part of the museum's lawn will become a putt-putt course perfect for a family outing, date night, or pre-barhopping shenanigans. Two courses composed of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Sports - Participatory, Festivals, Arts, Art - Museums

Transmission

Clubhouse Jager : 10:00 p.m. every Wed.

"Retro" is a tricky niche to slot a dance night into. Usually you've got to find yourself an era and a genre, hew towards the hits, and maybe garnish it with an outsized wink, a double-pistol-point and a smirking acknowledgement that you think the past is, well, kinda goofy. But Transmission... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 21

The MIA has dug deep into its collections for this arresting exhibition, which showcases rarely seen works on paper. Imagine Georgia O'Keeffe and Eugène Delacroix, Thomas Gainsborough and Gustav Klimt, Edgar Degas and René Magritte in the same room, and you get the picture.... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums
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