Art Hounds: Time for the harvest

Many folks are enjoying trying their hand at vegetable gardening this summer as they search for ways to simplify their lives and reduce their carbon footprint. Well if you'd really like to see what simplicity looks like, pay a visit to Historic Fort Snelling this weekend as the "residents" (i.e. reenactors) put up crops and preserve foods for the winter. Salted pork, anyone?

This is the second and final weekend of the Minnesota State Fair. I'll just mention that a guy with the initals GK who's known for wearing red socks will be on the main stage Friday night.

The Cedar Cultural Center is hosting a couple of notable events this weekend. On Friday Junkyard Empire celebrates the release of its new CD, Rebellion Politik. The album is in part a reaction to last year's Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Then on Saturday, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles celebrate the release of their aptly named cd "Special Party Time for Everybody."

Manwhile Triple Rock Social Club hosts the 5th Annual Minneapolis Punk Rock Bowling Awards Show. That's right - bowling to live punk music (played by The Dwarves). Is it just me, or does it sound like someone's going to get hurt?

Tonight, Minnesota author Norah Labiner reads from her book German for Travelers at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis.

And Mixed Blood Theater opens its season Saturday with "The Romance of Magno Rubio" a play staged by Theater Mu. In it, Filipino farm worker Magno Rubio dreams of a romantic affair with a beautiful American woman while his friends chide his naivete.

Looking for more to do? Check out what these art hounds are up to.

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So what are you doing this weekend?

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