Friday, September 26
WHAT: Handmade Worlds Puppet Theatre Festival
WHERE: Open Eye Figure Theatre and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask
WHEN: All Day
Puppeteers perform original works in the most celebrated puppetry festival in the Twin Cities. A dozen workshops throughout the weekend will also guide you through creating a puppet show of your own, from paper cutting and needle felting to shadow puppet techniques that bring your creations to life. So come with curious minds and building hands. Have a gander through the full schedule of events at handmadeworlds.org.
WHAT: Dream Arcade
WHERE: Light Grey Art Lab
WHEN: 7 p.m.
This is what it feels like to wake up as a character in an epic video game. A cohort of artists has joined in an exhibition featuring 30 interactive platforms from their very own videogame creations. The pixel art portrayals and arcade-themed arrangement are sure to evoke nostalgia from Atari enthusiasts and the entire ’80s generation. For more information, go to lightgreyartlab.com.
Saturday, September 27
WHAT: Urban Foraging on Bikes
WHERE: The Midtown Greenway, Minneapolis
WHEN: 1 p.m.
Typically, you might think of ‘season’s harvest’ and ‘city’s center’ as inharmonious. The North Country Food Alliance hopes to prove you wrong in an urban foraging journey on the Midtown Greenway. Here’s a chance to discover the sweet taste of local edibles and learn how to identify them in the future. Sign up at northcountryfoodalliance.org.
Two to Tango
WHAT: Paul Taylor Dance Company
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Paul Taylor has been in the business of choreography for 60 years now, paving the way for modern dance as he went. In a performance coupling his own dance ensemble with a live rendition of Piazzolla Caldera by Pablo Ziegler Quintet, this season is bound to be no less spectacular. Get tickets to the tango at northrop.umn.edu.
Sunday, September 28
“I, I’ll Follow!”
WHAT: Lykke Li
WHERE: First Avenue
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Lykke Li has been busting out beguiling anthems for roughly half a decade now. With tunes like “I Follow Rivers”, the Swedish indie pop sensation has been spinning nightly on the turntables of every DJ in Europe. Meanwhile, the salient lyrical component to her work has held her music at a higher caliber than contemporaries of her genre. See her live here in Minneapolis. For more info, go to firstavenue.com.
Relish in Ramen
WHAT: Ramen Massive Attack
WHERE: Mill City Museum
WHEN: 12 p.m.
What do Jack Nakamura, Mihoko Obunai, Keizo Shimamoto, and John Ng share? Well, they’re also world-class Ramen Chefs, serving up six hours of sizzling selections from their Ramen repertoire this weekend at Mill City Museum. In celebration of its third year in business, Zen Box restaurant will team up with Mill City Museum to offer cooking demos and tastings of East Asian cuisine. Funds from the show will go toward the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Find out more at millcitymuseum.org.