Upcoming North Loop fests and more

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July 28, 2014 // UPDATED 9:10 am - July 30, 2014
By: Eric Best
A scene from the 2013 Kraftskiva.
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Where: North 1st Street & 2nd Avenue North

When: Saturday, Aug. 2, 5–10 p.m. 

Cost: free

Info: www.facebook.com/thebachelorfarmer

The third annual Kräftskiva — presented by Askov Finlayson, The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar — will feature performances by BBGun, Night Moves and Haley Bonar. The party will also feature crayfish and other food from The Bachelor Farmer, beer from Fulton and drinks by the Marvel Bar.


TC Urban Dash & North Loop Fest

Where: Urban Dash starts at 401 N. 3rd Street; post-race party and North Loop Fest at Cuzzy’s, 507 Washington Ave. S.

When: Saturday, Aug. 9 — TC Urban Dash starts at 3 p.m.; post-race party, 5–9 p.m.; North Loop Fest, 6–10 p.m.

Cost: TC Urban Dash, $80 per person; North Loop Fest, $15

Info: www.tcmevents.org and northloopfest.com

The TC Urban Dash is an adventure race around the North Loop involving stunts, finding hidden checkpoints based on clues and more. Participants can expect to run 4 to 6 miles. The post-race party is combined with the North Loop Fest — a neighborhood party featuring Fulton Beer, food from neighborhood businesses and much more.


Red Stag Supperclub Block Party

The Red Stag Supperclub Block Party returns once again, but the Northeast restaurant is shaking up its party with In Cahoots! A group of eight Minnesota breweries have grouped into four teams in order to create four new, collaborative beers that will debut at the block party. The party will also host Sonny Knight & the Lakers, E.L.nO., Alpha Consumer, Frankie Lee, Shiro Dame, Romantica, dance collective Epitome No Question and other artists. 

Where: Red Stag Supperclub, 509 1st Ave. NE.

When: Sunday, Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: www.redstagsupperclub.com


Target Free Thursday Nights

The Walker Art Center hosts two free nights in its Open Field in August courtesy of Target. On Aug. 7, the Walker offers events for those who want to spend summer outside and those who want to beat the heat. Outside, there’s BYOR (Bring Your Own Radio) tailgating with Bad at Sports; inside, you’ll find Chef-in-Residence Beth Fisher of Wise Acre Eatery serving her signature dishes inside at Gather by D’Amico, featuring $5 small plates and drink specials. And for the Internet-minded, the International Cat Video Festival returns to the Walker Aug. 14. The festival features videos programmed by Will Braden of Henri Le Chat Noir, along with live music, food and plenty of cute cat videos. Of course, the galleries will also be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Walker Art Center’s Open Field, 1750 Hennepin Ave.

When: Thursday, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free      

Info: www.walkerart.org


Skyline Music Festival

Minnesotans may not associate Target Field with high-profile concerts, but the Skyline Music Festival is just that. The two-day concert features a stage in foul territory near third base. The Twins’ host Indie Night on Friday, with music from Andrew Bird, The New Pornographers and others. On Saturday, 96.3 K-TWIN presents Melissa Etheridge, O.A.R., The Honeydogs and other bands. Tickets are sold by the day.

Where: Target Field

When: Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9

Cost: $29–$49 per day

Info: www.minnesota.twins.mlb.com


Borough Block Party 

Where: 730 Washington Ave. N.

When: Sunday, Aug. 10, noon–7 p.m.

Cost: $5

Info: www.boroughmpls.com

The block party will feature music by Solid Gold, Sean Anonymous, Private Oates and Black Market Brass.


The Wolf of Walmart

Where: Brave New Workshop, 824 Hennepin Ave.

When: Runs July 11 to Nov. 1

Cost: $18 to 30

Info: www.theatre.bravenewworkshop.com

The Brave New Workshop is known for its comedic parody performances, and “The Wolf of Walmart” is no different. However this musical satire, directed by Caleb and Katy McEwen, diverges from the pack: unlike other Brake New Workshop shows, “The Wolf of Walmart” doesn’t have a limited theme. It seems no one — pop culture, politics and everyday life — is safe from this performance, opening July 11 and running to November. The show even includes a retail-store rap battle and one audience member will achieve “selfie immortality.” For cheaper tickets, students can get in on Thursdays for $10.



Where: Light Grey Art Lab, 118 East 26th St. #101

When: Friday, Aug. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m., runs through Sept. 5

Cost: Free

Info: www.lightgreyartlab.com/stacks

Light Grey Art Lab is opening its newest exhibition, Stacks, a collection of zines — small, artistic magazines — from more than 60 artists. These limited-edition art zines take a journey through time via the details and memories of each individual art, who cover the years 1984 to 2014. Each zine is personal and commemorates the history, culture and childhoods of each artist from around the world. This zine exhibition opens Aug.1 and runs to Sept. 5.


Internet Cat Video Festival 2014

Feline fans, rejoice! The Internet Cat Festival returns to the Walker’s Open Field for the third year. It’s the Cannes of the cat films. The festivities will be hosted by Tom Weber, cohost of MPR’s The Daily Circuit and a lover of cat videos. There will be music from Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, food trucks, a cash bar and more.

Where: Walker Open Field, 1750 Hennepin Ave. S.

When: Thursday, Aug. 14, 6–10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: www.walkerartcenter.org