Halloween is over, but there are many events on tap — from Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, to poerty and art shows — to keep the good times rollin’. Check below for a few of this weekend’s highlights. Also, don’t forget to fall back an hour on Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time!
Altered Esthetics Gallery
1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis
Refreshments will be provided!
7 pm – 10 pm | Free
(An artists’ discussion will take place Saturday, November 23 at 3 pm)
More information as advertised:
“Our 2013 project is Rock Ink Roll, an anthology celebrating the raucous intersection of music and art. The 128-page perfect-bound book features cover art by Xeric-winning artist Brittney Sabo, and comics by more than 30 artists, writers and musicians from across the country. Musical styles ranging from classical to punk appear in the stories, which explore a variety of storytelling genres including fantasy, realistic fiction, documentary and autobiography. We will also release an ebook version with expanded content when we run out of the printed books.
During the corresponding gallery exhibition, a selection of comics from the book and ebook will be on display at Altered Esthetics, along with other music-themed posters, prints and paintings. The opening reception on November 1st will feature live music by The Double Dollars. Join us to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and music.”
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street N.E. Minneapolis
5 pm -10 pm | Free
Art Attack is this weekend! This annual art crawl, in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, will feature art from over 200 artists, art demonstrations, music, performances by members of Twin Cities Ballet (TCB) and Ballet Royale Minnesota, and food trucks.
More information from the website:
“Art Attack is an exciting opportunity to gain admission to private studios and to buy original art direct from local, nationally and internationally known artists. Enjoy live music and live demonstrations.”
Friday, November 1; 5 pm-10 pm
Saturday, November 2; Noon – 8 pm
Sunday, November 3; Noon – 5pm
1340 Thomas Avenue, Saint Paul
Every first Friday of the month
7 pm – 9:30 pm | Free
More information from the Facebook page:
“Celebrating a year of bringing conscious poets, community organizers, storytellers, musicians, and neighbors together to hear and experience righteous art and build community through interactive dialogue.
There will be spoken word and theater performances followed by a community discussion based on what was said, what it means, how it relates to our lives and what we can do about it. forgetting to speak proper: poetry as dialogical force in the public sphere”
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
1 pm – 5 pm | Free
More event information from the website:
“Help us celebrate our annual fall Free Ink Day in honor of Día de los Muertos. Join us for this all-ages event to make prints to take home! Learn to carve and print relief blocks by hand, and print blocks carved by Highpoint artists, too!”
A little more information about Free Ink Day:
“Four times a year Highpoint invites the community to an afternoon of hands-on printmaking and creative fun. At these free, public events visitors of all ages can drop in anytime during the afternoon to make prints to take home. Since 2002 Free Ink Days have been an opportunity for the community to create unique, hand made artwork. All materials for the planned activity are supplied by Highpoint (and are non-toxic), and no registration is necessary – just drop in anytime during the afternoon, bring your creativity, and be ready to get inky! Staff and volunteers will be able to answer any questions along the way”
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis
10 am – 3 pm | Free
More information from the website:
“Gallery admission is free on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am-3 pm. Activities recommended for ages 6-12.”
The Northwest Airlines History Centre will host a book launch with author Jack El-Hai for Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines on Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00 PM. The author will give a talk and slideshow presentation, as well as sign books. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to the museum are welcome.
Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines captures the broad context and the intriguing details as it weaves together the accounts of individuals who gave the airline its unique character. The story it tells, touching on everything from airline food and advertising to smoking regulations and labor relations, encapsulates the profound changes to business, travel, and culture that marked the twentieth century.”
Read more about the book here.
4814 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis
8 pm – 1 am |Tickets $10, $12
Information from the website:
“Featuring live music by Malamanya, Alma Andina, Son del Lago, and Axolotl
Plus: DJ Simone Steppa DuJour and Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli Aztec Dance.
Spoken word by Teresa Ortiz y Marion Gomez; Community ofrenda; Multi-media animation by Line Break Media
Raffle of original artwork, including art by Douglas Padilla (Tickets $5)
Come dressed as a Day of the Dead “Calavera,” “Catrina” or “Catrin,” or get your face painted by artists at the concert ($5)”
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis
Saturdays, November 2, 9, and 16
9 pm | $10, adults. $5 students/seniors; $24, all three shows (20% discount)
Information from the website:
“At the Non English Speaking Spoken Here: The Late Nite Series, curators e.g. bailey and Laurie Carlos bring some of the best interdisciplinary performers from New York and Minnesota together to explore the cross-currents of contemporary culture through music and sound, text and images, and movement and dance. When you attend a Late Niteperformance, you’re part of a family and every good family has a good meal. That’s why we always serve up great food before you digest some amazing art. Be sure to bring your appetite when you join us for Late Nite. Food from local chefs served at no extra charge starting at 8 pm in the lobby where audiences can mingle with artists before the show.”
319 W 46th Street (46th & Grand), Minneapolis
2 pm – 6 pm
“Join us for a Fun afternoon of Local art, Interesting people, Delicious appetizers, Sweet treats & Mexican folk art themed Art Making. (Art Creation table for the Kids & Kids at Heart) Enjoy the ColorWheel’s selection of Folk Art, Gifts & Treasures inspired by Latin America, Dia de los Muertos & Frida Kahlo. Featuring Artists, Tammy Ortegon, Eileen Espinosa & many more. There will be a creation table that day with lots of supplies to make fun masks, tissue flowers & collage art for the kids & kids at heart. In Mexico, Day of the Dead (or All Souls Day-Nov 1st & 2nd) is a time for families to honor & celebrate loved ones who have passed. Traditions include building altars, called Ofrendas, honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds & the favorite foods & beverages of the departed…“
Go here or call 612-823-5693 for more information.
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