Weekend Best Bets: August 5-7

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday

Uptown Funk

WHAT: Uptown Art Fair
WHEN: 12-8 p.m.
WHERE: Hennepin Ave. and Lake St., Minneapolis
Artists, food trucks, youth groups, community leaders, beer brewers, film makers, and more will bring an arty festival feel to Uptown all weekend long. Browse quirky new artists’ booths and rediscover local favorites while enjoying a snack at one of the signature events of the Twin Cities summer. uptownartfair.com

Baby Boomer Booklet

WHAT: BoomerLitMag Reading
WHEN: 7:30-9 p.m.
WHERE: Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave. W, Minneapolis
”‹BoomerLitMag is an online quarterly publication that highlights the Boomer Generation’s perspectives, voice, and history. Writers for the magazine will be at Sisyphus to read poems and stories that encompass the Boomer experience. Read Minnesota Monthly’s story on Boomers vs the Millennial generation to prepare. boomerlitmag.com


Saturday

Creepy Crafts

WHAT: Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: 666 E. River Rd., Fridley
As the cold months creep in, Halloween, the hallmark of fall, starts to enter our minds. Go see Ghostbusters or grab inspiration from this exhibit, a compilation of paranormal visual artwork created by Dave and Tim Dennis. The duo host a radio show that explores unexplained phenomena such as the ones so ably captured in the gallery. banfill-locke.org

Big Cheese

WHAT: Pizza Lucé Block Party
WHEN: 12-10 p.m.
WHERE: 119 Fourth St., Minneapolis
Featuring Minneapolis’ rising musical star Lizzo, this annual block party is back and bound to be as fun as ever. Free admission, local music, loads of pizza, Summit beer, and Minnesota summer weather will be sure to tempt all those wanting to soak in these weeks of warmth. thecurrent.org


Sunday

Dog Days

WHAT: Paws on Grand
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Avenue
Dog lovers unite! The cutest pups in Minneapolis will be out and about all day Sunday for this event. With dog-friendly restaurants, giveaways, adoptable animals, and dozens of partnering businesses along Grand, celebrating dogs has never been so fun! grandave.com

Keep the Beat

WHAT: Mu Daiko Japanese Drumming
WHEN: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Rd., Eagan
”‹Taiko drumming is centuries old, and is still one of the most recognized, dynamic, and joyously loud drumming styles from Japan. Mu Daiko performs a combination of traditional and contemporary pieces, fusing the classic style with modern twists. caponiaartpark.org

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