We’re not quite sure how to describe what’s going down at Fine Line tonight but Secrets gave it a shot, “Between the live music, bellydancing, fashion show, pop-up art gallery, and of course cocktails, you really have no excuse to not be at the Fine Line tonight.”
The new Farm Bill might not be high on your summer reading list, but Zimmern argues it should be. From his new post:
"The farm bill heading to the Senate floor contains only $150 million annually to provide school children with a healthy fruit and vegetable snack–only enough for children in 4,500 or 6 percent of our elementary schools."
A little sneak peek (or should we say sneak peak, anyone?) of Jungle Theater's production of Noises Off, a classic theatrical farce. It’s got a great track record and we’re psyched for the June 8 opening.
Of all the many names that hail from Minnesota, Gordon Parks may be one of the most underrated here. An absolutely phenomenal photographer who captured the range of American experience, Parks broke barriers as a black photographer working for Life and a filmmaker (remember Shaft?). To honor him, the Weinstein Gallery will be holding a retrospective starting July 7.
This one’s for the babies: Peapods’summer sidewalk sale roles out this Friday with discounted natural toys, clothes, and anything else a baby may need/put in his or her mouth without warning. If there is such a thing as baby shower season, we’re guessing it’s coming up. Stock up now. June 8-9.
We imagine you’ve had your fill of funnel cakes and fair food from this past weekend celebrating both the Edina Art Fair and Grand Old Day, so cleanse your culinary palate with a stop at the newly opened Linden Hills Farmers Market. A project by Tilia’s Steven Brown, we recommend you snag an early time to sample the goods. June 10.
At long last, the slow months of winter have ebbed and the Northern lands are rewarded with a dusk to dawn art festival. Northern Spark will be taking place across Minneapolis (typically it takes over both cities but it scaled back a bit this year) and you can use a handy app to navigate your way through the festivities. June 9-10.
Few movies are ever as good as the book, but seeing Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis set in motion on the big screen only enhanced the story. About one teenage girl’s attempts to survive the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Persepolis is an incredible story and a work of art in its own right. Props to the Trylon for screening this gem. June 8.
Lucretia is coming home. Who is Lucretia? Well, she was Rembrandt’s young lover and her return to MIA’s collection is a much anticipated journey. She’ll be arriving in late June. Read more about this gem of the collection here.
The latest food craze to have strong opinions on: fancy ketchup. Since you’ll inevitably be called to comment on this debate ripping the country apart, here’s a start. Steph March recommends Sir Kensington's concoction. Well. Fancy pants, indeed.