It’s the first weekend in November, the leaves are falling off the trees and all sorts of fun stuff is happening in the Cities. There is Maiden Minnesota taking place on Friday at the Graves 601 Hotel, a chance to doodle on the walls at a local coffee shop on Saturday, and an all-day Happy Hour at Uptown Cafeteria on Sunday.
But if you’re looking for more, we have it for you in our Pick 3 Weekend Events.
This week, we highlight an opening reception for an exhibition celebrating the intersection of music and art, a print-making workshop with a Day of the Dead theme, and an open house and craft fair at a local yoga studio. Enjoy!
Art meets Rock and Roll. Each year for the past seven, Altered Esthetics has teamed up with Big Time Attic and the International Cartoonist Conspiracy to showcase Minnesota’s energetic comic art scene, with the end result being an exhibition and a limited-edition collection of printed comics. This year’s project is aptly titled Rock Ink Roll and celebrates the intersection of music and art. The 128-page perfect-bound book features comics by more than 30 artists, writers and musicians from across the country and explores a wide variety of music and storytelling genres.
The exhibit runs from October 31 through November 23 with a series of comics from the book on display along with other music-themed posters, prints and paintings. During the November 1 Opening Reception, guests can meet the artists, enjoy live music by The Double Dollars, nosh on refreshments and have a good time.
The reception is free and runs from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. For more information, please visit the Altered Esthetics website.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking has been hosting Free Ink Days since 2002, giving the community an opportunity to not only learn about the art of printmaking, but also to create unique, hand-made artwork of their own.
Saturday marks their annual Day of the Dead Free Ink Day where you are invited to drop by any time between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm for some printmaking fun! During this family-friendly event, you can learn to carve and print relief blocks by hand, and print blocks carved by Highpoint artists, too! All materials are non-toxic and supplied by Highpoint. For more information, check out the Highpoint website.
Celebrate the season, participate in some sample classes, browse the wares of local artisans and help employ a teacher in a Guatemalan orphanage. You can do it all, plus enjoy some fall foods and live music, at the Yoga Sanctuary Open House.
Some of the unique hand-made goods for sale include erinkate jewelry and art, LKB art, home canned goods, journals and cards, wood creations, and so much more! And, some of the sample Yoga Sanctuary classes include Restorative Yoga, Yoga Flow, Sun Salutations, Soul Fusion Dance and more. Plus, you can partake in free chair massages, discounted passes, raffles and all sorts of other activities. The fun runs from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. For more information, check out the the Yoga Sanctuary Facebook page.
Be sure to check our calendar for other Happening events, don’t forget to FALL BACK on Sunday morning. Have a great weekend!