Art Hounds: Big Business, the Dari-ette, and a corporate wizard

The hounds have live-action role playing, a '50s drive-in, and heavy metal of the two-person variety in their hearts and minds this week.

(Want to be an art hound? Sign up!)

Fiona MacNeill, performance and digital media artist in Minneapolis, is more than just a little curious about "The Amazing Adventures of the Corporate Wizard in the Land of L.A.R.P." It's a 72-hour role playing extravaganza at the Soap Factory. Artists and players from around Minnesota will take on roles in a rambunctious, at times contentious narrative that reflects upon corporate America's moral map. You can observe or join this weekend, July 29-31.

After losing Porky's, Erin Hanafin Berg of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is pleased we still have the Dari-ette in St. Paul as an architectural landmark and symbol of the car culture of the '50s and '60s. The Dari-ette is holding a 60th anniversary party on Saturday, July 30th, with a live radio broadcast and era-appropriate bands galore.

Jess Miller is on the board of the Rose Ensemble, she's a clarinetist and she loves heavy metal, especially if it's Big Business. Jess says Big Business is a thunderous, L.A.-based two-piece that doesn't take itself too seriously but knows how to bring the noise. Big Business will rattle the walls of the Triple Rock Social Club on Friday, July 29th along with Miami metalheads Torche.

For more Art Hounds' recommendations, check us out on Facebook and Twitter. And you can get an early sneak peek at the Art Hounds' picks every week by texting the word ART to 677-677. Art Hounds is powered by the Public Insight Network.

MPR News is Member Supported

What does that mean? The news, analysis and community conversation found here is funded by donations from individuals. Make a gift of any amount today to support this resource for everyone.