June 2018's Out and About Arts and Entertainment Picks

People waiting in line at an orange food truck during the Uptown Food Truck Festival.
Uptown Food Truck Festival

photo by angela divine photography

Edina Art Fair 6/1-3 

The Edina Art Fair takes over the streets of 50th and France in Edina for a weekend that attracts 150,000 visitors and 280 artists. This year, expect extended craft beer garden hours, a community art project, and food trucks.

Luxury Remodeling Tour 6/2-3, 9-10 

Hosted by Midwest Home magazine, this tour exhibits the best remodels in the twin cities area. Drive from home to home—including the Frank Lloyd Wright home in stillwater—and learn about the remodelers. Buy advance tickets at midwesthomemag.com/luxury-remodeling-tour or at the door.

Paul Simon 6/8 

Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour culminates Paul Simon’s Grammy-studded career at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center.

David Blaine 6/15 

Called “the greatest magician who ever lived,”  he accomplished endurance stunts even Harry Houdini couldn’t. Blaine’s one-man show hits the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

Rochesterfest 6/16-24 

Rochesterfest is a nine-day festival with a parade, live music, a treasure hunt for a $1,000 prize, and food stands for more than 60 events in downtown Rochester.

Fellow Travelers 6/16-26 

Based on Thomas Mallon’s 2007 novel, Fellow Travelers is an opera about two men who fall in love against the political backdrop of 1950s Washington D.C. Catch it at the Cowles Center.

James Taylor 6/22 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter James Taylor spans a career of hits like “Fire and Rain” and “How Sweet It Is” at the Xcel Energy Center. With Bonnie Raitt.

Wine, Ale, & Art Crawl 6/22 

Shop with one hand while cradling a drink in the other at the Wine, Ale, & Art Crawl in Alexandria. Broadway Street downtown hosts the event, where a $10 wristband gets you access to the samples of wine and ale.

Afton Strawberry Festival 6/23-24 

The outdoor fest celebrates Afton’s long history of strawberry agriculture with a strawberry shortcake eating contest, vendors, and music from Kyle Koliha Duo and Prairie Anthem.

New Ulm Autofest 6/24 

See more than 350 cars, motorcycles, and trucks at this New Ulm fest that’s a can’t-miss for auto enthusiasts. There’s a model-car contest for kids, plus food, drink, and a DJ.

Uptown Food Truck Festival 6/24 

This food truck fest, featuring 60-plus trucks, makes the first of three summer metro stops in minneapolis near Calhoun Square this summer. (anoka and st. paul come next.) Food ranges from paella to pulled pork—plus drinks, live music, street games, and giveaways.

John Fogerty/ZZ Top 6/29 

Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty and bearded blues-rock act ZZ Top will make a hits-filled stop at Treasure Island Amphitheater in welch on their current Blues and Bayous Tour.

Jimmy Buffett/Eagles 6/30 

Beach-party rocker Jimmy Buffett and ’70s chart-toppers the Eagles team up for a huge summer classic rock show at Target Field.

Kesha 6/30 

Pop singer-songwriter Kesha—who dropped the “$” in her name—brings her Rainbow Tour to Mystic Lake Casino. On her Grammy-nominated 2017 album Rainbow, she collaborated beautifully with Dolly Parton.

Wanderlust 108 Twin Cities 6/30 

Take a traditional triathlon and replace the swimming and biking with DJ-powered yoga and meditation. Wanderlust 108 combines outdoor group exercise with classes in AcroYoga, Therapeutics, Aerial Yoga, Essential Oils, and more. Last year, Wanderlust in New York set a Guinness World Record for most people doing yoga in pairs, at 2,500 people.

Digital Extra: And Breathe Out…

See what the “world’s only mindful triathlon” is all about before the Wanderlust 108 festival brings its mass yoga and meditation, plus a 5K, to the Twin Cities.