Weekend Best Bets: May 6-9

This weekend around the Twin Cities: laugh through improv, stroll through the Midtown Global Market’s fashion crawl, and more 
The artists of a film examining local hip-hop at the Walker Art Center


Laugh Off the Work Week 

What: The Relief Sessions Comedy Tent
When: May 6-8, 7 p.m. 
Where: 101 Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville

Live theater is back with improvised comedy from the alumni of Dudley Riggs (Brave New Workshop) and musical director Peter Guertin. Enjoy the food trucks and drinks to keep the laughter and fun social times going.

Spotlight on Hip-Hop

What: Virtual Mn Artists Presents: Maia Maiden
When: Starting May 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Online film viewing

Join five local artists, guest curator Maia Maiden, and filmmaker Sherine Onukwuwe for an exploration of the Minnesota hip-hop scene—of “freestyle, hook, and repeat drive innovation across art forms.” The film shot at the Walker Art Center showcases DJing, graffiti, dance, and more in assessing hip-hop globally.

Sound Like Trapped Thunder

What: Magers & Quinn Reading: Sound Like Trapped Thunder
When: May 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual

Join Minnesota-based essayist Jessica Lind Peterson’s virtual reading of her compilation of essays, with topics ranging from seahorse mating rituals to a story about a wounded hummingbird and others about the dynamics of the wilderness. Magers & Quinn will stream the reading on Facebook and YouTube.

Classical Smorgasbord

What: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Bach, Cuong, Frank and Mozart
When: May 8, 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual

Get played into a daze by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s production of Bach’s classic Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Then comes the world premiere of composer Viet Cuong, along with a piece by Gabriela Lena Frank—all rounded out with Mozart’s Divertimento in B-flat.

Studio/Gallery Exclusive

What: Northrup’s Extended Retail Hours
When: May 8, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis

Take advantage of the extended hours at the Northrup King Building on Saturday to walk through the four-floor warehouse showcasing the work of over 300 artists and creatives. 

Fashion Crawl

What: Global Fashion & Jewelry Crawl
When: May 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake St, Minneapolis

Even though you might be cutting it close, pick up something for a mom to celebrate Mother’s Day. Peruse the fashion and jewelry designed and created by local artisans and take a break at one of the Midtown Global Market restaurants. 

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