Pick 3 Weekend Events August 30 – September 1

2013 plannerWe’re not sure how the last official weekend of the summer came upon us so quickly, but here it is. Of course, there is the Minnesota State Fair taking place through Labor Day and a lot of other stuff going on, too.

In our Pick 3 Weekend Events, we have art, theater, food and music for you to keep you balanced. Enjoy!


Friday, August 30 – Artists’ Talk Featuring Mike Yamada & Victoria Ying
MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis

Come to an Artists Talk featuring the husband-wife team of Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying from Disney Animation Studios. The couple started their own design studio, Extracurricular Activities, as a way to purse creative projects together outside of their day jobs when they were working at rival animation companies, before they were both at Disney. They will share insights about their process, talk about working in the visual development and concept art industry and share thoughts about their personal projects, which include workshops, original artwork and a children’s book.

After the Talk, which is co-sponsored by Soo Visual Arts Center, Mike and Victoria will head over to Glam Doll Donuts (2605 Nicollet Ave. S.) for a meet-and-greet…and let’s face it, some good-looking and great-tasting donuts.

7:00 pm; free


Saturday, August 31 – Mixed Precipitation Presents Agent Fidelio: A Picnic Operetta
Stone’s Throw Urban Farm, 2216 Elliot Ave. S., Minneapolis

Mixed Precipitation is a performance company that explores text, space and form with festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement. Their annual event, Picnic Operetta, combines theater and food, and is performed in community gardens and other green spaces throughout the Twin Cities.

This year’s Operetta, Agent Fidelio, is Beethoven’s opera of revolution and liberation retold with secret agents, covert operations and undercover antics! You are invited to enjoy the performance, which promises to also include many musical surprises, along with a scrumptious 5-course tasting menu during the show.

You must make a reservation, and they suggest a donation of $10 – $20 per person. Show time is 4:00 pm. To learn more about Mixed Precipitation and A Picnic Operetta, please visit their website.


Sunday, September 1 – Bleeding Rainbow
7th St. Entry, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

Philadelphia’s noise pop duo Bleeding Rainbow, made some significant line up additions to accompany their name change (formerly Reading Rainbow). Lead guitarist Al Creedon and drummer Greg Frantz join founding members, Sarah Everton, who moved from drums to bass to give her vocals a better chance to shine, and vocalist/guitarist Rob Garcia. Now a full-blown rock quartet, Bleeding Rainbow are hitting the road and sharing their evolving sound which is badass and trippy. Their live show is not to be missed!

Tickets are $8 and you can order them online here. Bleeding Rainbow will hit the stage after performances by special guests, Strange Relations and Diver Dress. Doors open at 8:00 pm; show at 9:00 pm. 18+

Have a great weekend!

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