Get with the FLOW this weekend

Looking for something to do? Plan your schedule right and you can make it to all four of these events. Click on the links to find out more.


Annie Enneking and Gretchen Seichrist present Blind Date Saturday night at Open Eye Figure Theatre

Image courtesy of the artist

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1. Comedy: The Show

Four Humors Theater and Joseph Scrimshaw have joined forces to create "Comedy: The Show." Hop aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat this Friday night at 10pm for a one-night romp through the history of all things laughable, including sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy.

2. Kinship of Rivers

Poet Wang Ping is the creator of Kinship of Rivers, a five year project that uses art to connect people living along the Mississippi and Yangtze rivers. This Saturday you can hang out with her and other artists at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis as you make river flags to be sewn together into banners and flown along the banks of the Mississippi. The flags will be decorated with poems and images about rivers, and will, according to Ping, "release our gratitude and good wishes into the world."


It's hard to believe that FLOW, the Northside Art Crawl, is already in its seventh year, but time flies when you're having fun. Join the folks from Obsidian Arts and KMOJ as they boogy down West Broadway in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Soul Train.

4. Blind Date

Patches and Gretchen and Annie Enneking and the Bang Bang will perform their respective brands of "darkly dreamy rock, roughish folk and lyrically potent pop" in round-robin style, with lights and video projection by Michael Murnane. This is as much performance art as it is music (Now that we know this, is it still a "blind date?"). At Open Eye Figure Theatre on Saturday at 8pm.