Photo by Caitlin Abrams
It's time to elevate your mind and curate a new experience (read: it's all artsy up in here this weekend). You can sneak in some Himalayan salts for your popcorn as you watch indie films with a food focus, you might sip some scotchy and find a one-of-a-kind crafted bowl for your cacio e pepe, or you could celebrate one of our local muralists while tossing back a brew that has a righteous agenda.
>> Yo. Revival is open for Sunday Funday. 11am-10pm
>> Now everyone who can't get into Volstead's can jam into the resurrected Country Bar in LynLake. Yes, the Shorty & Wags wings are back! And there's a wicked neon sign out front, a shiny new smell to the place, plus $8 bar burgers, fry bread tacos, Buffalo cauliflower, and all the antlers one might ever wish for. Less divey, more cheeky.
>> I know it's a little chilly today, but I'm betting the line at the now open Sea Salt will be short.
>> Russell Klein has dropped the other shoe: Foreign Legion will close as of next week. Klein has some sassy words for the city government that have been causing quite a stir.
>> Make room in the beer fridge and put truly put your money where your mouth is. LTD Brewing has come up with an IPA called Sunday Sales Pale Ale, which will be released next month. Part of the proceeds will go to fund the movement to eradicate that stupid frikkin' law banning the sale of booze on Sunday in MN, and the label was designed by the beer world's favorite muralist, Adam Turman.
>> Let's get the popcorn popped my friends, it's the MSP International Film Festival. Foodists will want to check out Atomic Falafel, The Ladies, and of course Minnesota 13 From Grain to Glass. But everyone can get in on the ticket stub deals offered from local restos, like 2-for-1 drinks at Bradstreet or Kyatchi or Happy Hour pricing at Libertine and more!
>> The American Craft Council Show kicks off this weekend in St. Paul, and if you've never gone, you are missing out. There is some amazing design work and one-of-a-kind pieces that will make your tabletop simply divooon. Support independent artists, make Debby jealous of your chip bowl at Bunko night, win-win. Also go check out the rooms designed by Drew Beson and Liz Gardner, 'cuz they are cool.
>> It's not too late to get some General Admission tickets to Whiskey on Ice this Sunday. In case you bought some nifty glasses at the craft show and now need to find something that brings them golden light.
>> Also on Sunday, maybe you'll consider popping by Bauhaus Brew Labs for a little bingo in the name of good. From 2:30-5:30 you can hope for B17 and net yourself a ton of prizes while funding the very noble Loaves & Fishes organization that feeds people all over the metro. There will also be a meat raffle every third round, and Mick Sterling will be playing the tunes.
>> Some 40 years ago, a few American grapestompers forced the world to give them a serious look, and the wine world has never looked back. Re-enact the famous Judgment of Paris on April 13 with somms Leslee Miller and Nico Giraud in a live blind wine showdown between the US and France. You get to taste and judge, ballot vote your favorites and see who comes out on top!