Food, guns, folk dancing, and balloon bassoons


by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet • September 2, 2008 •

Leonardo’s Basement, the Southwest Minneapolis art-n-science playground, has just announced its fall roster of adult classes in the “Studio Bricolage” series; classes begin at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.

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The series kicks off this Friday with a session involving the construction of “experimental instruments” (we’re promised balloon flutes and balloon bassoons) under the tutelage of Steve Sandberg and Philip Blackburn, composer of “Hentracks on Eternity II.” A month later there will be a block party featuring “family-friendly folk dance” (for an example of non-family-friendly folk dance, see below), and November will bring experiments with food technology: shooting potatoes, overinflating marshmallows, and “microwave madness” (no cats, we are assured, will be involved).