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Jun
25
Sun
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Jun 25 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk
Jun 25 all-day

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk

Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking earth and ever-surprising landscape that influence Icelandic folklore and culture. This distinctive exhibition includes prints and other works created by artists who traveled to Iceland as part of Light Grey Art Lab’s Residency program. The trip was designed to expand their perspective on creative life and encourage reflection, adventure and discovery.

Light Grey Art Lab is a gallery and art events space that focuses on bringing all types of artists and designers together to exhibit, participate, learn and share experiences. Every year, they host an artist residency program in Iceland where participants spend time in the landscape; walking pathways behind waterfalls, along cliffs teaming with wildlife and getting up close to ancient glaciers. After experiencing the inspiring environment, artists then join an intimate team of makers in exploring creative practices through thought-provoking artist-led sessions in the evenings. 

Jun
26
Mon
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Jun 26 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk
Jun 26 all-day

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk

Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking earth and ever-surprising landscape that influence Icelandic folklore and culture. This distinctive exhibition includes prints and other works created by artists who traveled to Iceland as part of Light Grey Art Lab’s Residency program. The trip was designed to expand their perspective on creative life and encourage reflection, adventure and discovery.

Light Grey Art Lab is a gallery and art events space that focuses on bringing all types of artists and designers together to exhibit, participate, learn and share experiences. Every year, they host an artist residency program in Iceland where participants spend time in the landscape; walking pathways behind waterfalls, along cliffs teaming with wildlife and getting up close to ancient glaciers. After experiencing the inspiring environment, artists then join an intimate team of makers in exploring creative practices through thought-provoking artist-led sessions in the evenings. 

Cheap Date Night
Jun 26 @ 12:00 am – 5:45 am

Got the Monday blues? Then grab a friend/partner/spouse/someone and head over to the Bryant Lake Bowl for a really cheap date night. Every Monday from 6:00 pm to midnight, 28 dollars will get you two entrées, a bottle of wine or four beers (two apiece), and a game of bowling. And if you’re having a total blast and can stay up late, they have a late happy hour, which starts at 11:00 pm. Then you can get $3 domestic beers and $4 wine, rail drinks, appetizers, and select tap beers. Mondays never looked so good. 

Dr. Mambo’s Combo at Bunkers
Jun 26 @ 2:30 am – 4:45 am

This crowd-pleasing funk/R&B band formed in 1987 and are still knocking the socks off of their fans. Check them out on Sunday and/or Monday nights at Bunkers; that’s where they’ll be on those nights for a while. 

Half-Off Wine Nights at Pizza Nea
Jun 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 2:30 am

What’s better than Neapolitan pizza made not only made with care, but also made with the freshest ingredients? Half-price bottles of wine to go with that pizza! At Pizza Nea, you get both, but the half-price bottles of wine are only available on Mondays and Tuesdays. The beginning of the week never looked so good! 

Jun
27
Tue
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Jun 27 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk
Jun 27 all-day

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk

Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking earth and ever-surprising landscape that influence Icelandic folklore and culture. This distinctive exhibition includes prints and other works created by artists who traveled to Iceland as part of Light Grey Art Lab’s Residency program. The trip was designed to expand their perspective on creative life and encourage reflection, adventure and discovery.

Light Grey Art Lab is a gallery and art events space that focuses on bringing all types of artists and designers together to exhibit, participate, learn and share experiences. Every year, they host an artist residency program in Iceland where participants spend time in the landscape; walking pathways behind waterfalls, along cliffs teaming with wildlife and getting up close to ancient glaciers. After experiencing the inspiring environment, artists then join an intimate team of makers in exploring creative practices through thought-provoking artist-led sessions in the evenings. 

DDG 50% off Self Wash Tuesdays
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Got a dirty dog at home? We’ve got the answer! Tuesday’s are 50% off Self Wash. Come on in & clean up that mutt. No appointment necessary!  We supply every thing you need and you leave the mess for us to clean up!!! 

Date Night: Tasting for Two
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Head over to the ever-popular Kings Wine Bar on Tuesdays for a Date Night special. For $45 couples get three courses AND dessert. And, with each course, you get a carefully chosen glass of wine to accompany. 

Nordic Table Workshop: Viking Age Food
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how the Vikings cooked and what they ate?

Here’s your chance to learn from an expert about the history, and find out in a real, hands-on way how to prepare a Viking meal. Then you will join your companions in eating the meal that you cooked together!

It’s a great opportunity for groups, couples and individuals with an interest in cooking, food and traditions.

Under the tutelage of Daniel Serra, a Swedish archaeologist who works with ancient food and will soon hold a doctorate in Viking cuisine, students will cook a menu from the Viking Age, working from Daniel’s interpretation of the dishes. You’ll have the chance to get involved in presentations and discuss the process, practise and ingredients, while preparing the food in a communal atmosphere.

Daniel Serra is passionate about cooking techniques, culinary practices and tastes, from the Viking age to the Renaissance. He is an in-demand instructor at many museums and historical events and an expert on ancient food in practice and in knowledge as a prospective Ph.D in Viking cuisine.  During Daniel’s 2017 visit to Minnesota, he will also take part in the Midwest Viking Festival in Moorehead.

Cost:
$85 ASI members/ $95 non-members
Half-Off Wine Nights at Pizza Nea
Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 2:30 am

What’s better than Neapolitan pizza made not only made with care, but also made with the freshest ingredients? Half-price bottles of wine to go with that pizza! At Pizza Nea, you get both, but the half-price bottles of wine are only available on Mondays and Tuesdays. The beginning of the week never looked so good! 

Jun
28
Wed
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Jun 28 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk
Jun 28 all-day

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk

Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking earth and ever-surprising landscape that influence Icelandic folklore and culture. This distinctive exhibition includes prints and other works created by artists who traveled to Iceland as part of Light Grey Art Lab’s Residency program. The trip was designed to expand their perspective on creative life and encourage reflection, adventure and discovery.

Light Grey Art Lab is a gallery and art events space that focuses on bringing all types of artists and designers together to exhibit, participate, learn and share experiences. Every year, they host an artist residency program in Iceland where participants spend time in the landscape; walking pathways behind waterfalls, along cliffs teaming with wildlife and getting up close to ancient glaciers. After experiencing the inspiring environment, artists then join an intimate team of makers in exploring creative practices through thought-provoking artist-led sessions in the evenings. 

The Death Comedy Jam
Jun 28 @ 2:30 am – 4:45 am

Ever thought about giving stand up comedy a shot, but not sure where to go to hone your chops? Well, this could be the chance you’ve always dreamed of. Every Wednesday night at the Downtown Grumpy’s, stand-up newbies show up to hit the stage, and even Twin Cities pros show up to test new material on a live audience. So, whether you’re in the mood to drink beer and watch, or you muster up the courage to hop on stage, it promises to be a night to remember.

The show starts at 10:00 pm but hopeful performers should show up by 9:00 pm. 

Wee Wednesdays
Jun 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Wee Wednesdays at Midtown Global Market have plenty to see and do for toddlers and their families. Free educational programming geared toward children ages 5 and under begins each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Wee Wednesday also features hands-on activities and free lunch for children ages 5 and under at participating Midtown Global Market restaurants with the purchase of an adult meal. 

Minnesota Tonight
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state!

In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics, headlines, and legislation through a satirical lens focused entirely on issues affecting our state.

Each taping features:
Updates and news segments from the Minnesota Tonight team on what’s going on in Minnesota.
Musical guests.
Audience interaction and fun.
Open bar and drink specials.

Come get informed, have a laugh, and rock out with Minnesota Tonight in the ETC Theatre – with shows running January through October.

$10 adv  / $12 door

Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm.

Buy tickets online below, or by calling the Brave New Workshop box office at 612-332-6620. 

Rock-A-Billy Dance night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Dance Lesson with Shannon and Bill at Lee’s Liquor Lounge.

Live dance music to follow. Lesson is free, free parking in lot across the street.

Check out Lee’s website www.leesliquorlounge.com for directions and band information.

You must be 21+

“Hump Day Chronicles” Open Mic
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Welcome to the Hump Day Chronicles, hosted by Manny Duke brought to you by Galactic Pizza.

Every Wednesday Open Mic starting on 10/21

Come listen to some of the Twin Cities hidden gems as well as familiar faces of music.

Musicians are encouraged to sign up and arrive a 9pm. Free Entry

 

Jun
29
Thu
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Jun 29 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk
Jun 29 all-day

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk

Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking earth and ever-surprising landscape that influence Icelandic folklore and culture. This distinctive exhibition includes prints and other works created by artists who traveled to Iceland as part of Light Grey Art Lab’s Residency program. The trip was designed to expand their perspective on creative life and encourage reflection, adventure and discovery.

Light Grey Art Lab is a gallery and art events space that focuses on bringing all types of artists and designers together to exhibit, participate, learn and share experiences. Every year, they host an artist residency program in Iceland where participants spend time in the landscape; walking pathways behind waterfalls, along cliffs teaming with wildlife and getting up close to ancient glaciers. After experiencing the inspiring environment, artists then join an intimate team of makers in exploring creative practices through thought-provoking artist-led sessions in the evenings. 

Bollywood Dance
Jun 29 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

Learn Bollywood Dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center!

Bollywood dancing is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. This dance is very energetic yet simple and is primarily modeled on classical and folk dance forms like Bhangra, Raas, Kathak, and Lavani. Also influenced by Western dance styles like hip hop, Bollywood dance is lyrical and attitude/expression oriented. In this class you will learn short choreography of about a minute or two each week (4 dances in a month)!! We will also email a video of the dance and the music, so you can dance anytime you are bored! In short, it’s way too much FUN!

All ages and skill levels are welcome!

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Check out Tapestry Folkdance Center for more information. 

The $50 Pyramid
Jun 29 @ 2:00 am – 4:45 am

Every Thursday, come down to Grumpy’s Downtown watch two local celebs try to get their contestant up the $50 Pyramid! It’s an updated, whiskey soaked version of TV’s $100,000 Pyramid, but with a lot less money and a lot more profanity. With four fast-moving rounds and drink money on the line, this is the game show that cannot be avoided! 

The Bungalow at First Avenue
Jun 29 @ 3:00 am – 7:00 am

Get your weekend off on the right foot and a day early by heading down the First Avenue VIP Room’s weekly Bungalow dance night, taking place every Thursday. DJ Verb X and DJ Nex, local purveyors of hip hop, reggae and reggaeton, will get you going. And, if you get there before 11:00 pm, the cover charge is a mere $3 (after 11:00 pm, it’s $6).