Weekend Best Bets: Sept. 10-12

Things to do in the Twin Cities this weekend: Basilica Block Party, Phoebe Bridgers concert, Edina art fair, and more
Great Clip Stages at Basilica Block Party
Basilica Block Party 2019, fans wait for Ruston Kelly to get on stage.

Photo by Katie Ballalatak

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.”

Edina Arts

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.

Juices Pumping

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.

Clean Slate

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.

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