Back to the Block Party
What: Basilica Block Party
When: Sept. 10-11
Where: Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 17th St. N., Minneapolis
The Basilica Block Party is back with Forest Blakk, Remo Drive, Mae Simpson Music, Jensen McRae, Spoon, and other artists for another rendition of a Minneapolis tradition. Be aware: Saturday’s headlining act, The Avett Brothers, canceled their performance “out of an abundance of caution due to a COVID-19 exposure.”
What: Edina Fall into the Arts Festival
When: Sept. 11-12
Where: Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Dozens of artists—whose works span jewelry, pottery, photography, and other media—set up shop at Centennial Lakes Park for an art fair benefiting the Edina Crime Prevention Fund.
On Tour After All
What: Phoebe Bridgers
When: Sept. 11, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Surly Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis
Acclaimed indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers is still on tour, hitting up outdoor venues like Surly Festival Field in Minneapolis. Masks and proof of vaccination are required, and audience member ages 12 and up are permitted.
What: AxeBridge Wine Co. Grape Stomp
When: Sept. 11, 1-5 p.m.
Where: AxeBridge Wine Co., 411 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
Axebridge Wine Co. is hosting a grape-stomping event, with participants chosen based on a raffle process—each glass of wine gets you a ticket.
What: Absence by James Holmberg
When: Sept. 11-Oct. 31
Where: Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis
Artist James Holmberg’s latest art project, assisted by the new Project Space grant, involves time-lapse videos you can watch on your phone with a QR code. The new exhibit, Absence, features six canvases that Holmberg painted, cleansed, and painted again—12 times, all recorded on video. You can view the works, which probe the realms of memory and loss, at Kolman & Pryor Gallery in northeast Minneapolis’ Northrup King Building.
Brooklyn Park Bites
What: Brooklyn Park Restaurant Week
When: Sept. 12-Sept. 18
Where: Various restaurants in Brooklyn Park
In its third year, Brooklyn Park Restaurant Week offers discounts at certain participating restaurants, including Godfather’s Pizza, Mama Ti’s African Kitchen, and Daily Dose Cafe and Espresso, plus prizes.