Fourth of July Celebrations
• Powderhorn Park, 1-10 pm • 3400 15th Ave. S. Mpls. • Music, dancing, food and fun for the entire family.
• Red, White and Boom • Downtown Minneapolis riverfront, 6-10 pm • Free family activities and entertainment at Father Hennepin Park and Mill Ruins Park • Fireworks 10 pm
Downtown St. Paul Fireworks • Near Harriet Island Regional Park, dusk (about 10:15), http://Stpaul.gov/ • Watch from Harriet Island or other spots including Indian Mounds Park, Raspberry Island, Kellogg Mall Park and the stairs of the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Tues., July 8- 9, 9 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Jazz saxophone legend
Thurs., July 11, 6-8 pm • 34th Ave. N. and Victory Memorial Parkway • Live on the Drive is a free community concert, outdoors in North Minneapolis on the beautiful Victory Memorial Parkway •
Bring your family and invite your friends • Each concert is followed by a movie presented by Movies in the Park.
Thurs., July 11, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Multi-platinum, three-time Grammy nominee Mystikal is back with his signature sound and style.
Fri., July 12, 8 pm • Wilebski’s Legendary Blues Saloon, 1638 Rice Street, St. Paul, http://wilebskiblues.com/ • Former Bad Boys Records R&B artist performs an intimate concert with Trilla opening.
Doug E. Fresh
Fri., July 12, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Mn Hip Hop Society kicks off its inaugural event with the legendary Doug E. Fresh, hip hop icon and human beatbox machine.
Sat., July 20, 11 am • Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN, www.bayfrontreggae.com • Celebration of reggae and world music • Ethnic food, beverages and artisans • Performers include Richie Spice, Everton Blender, Christopher Martin, and Alex Marley.
Tues., July 16, 5 pm • Rondo Community Library, 461 Dale St N St Paul,
651-266-7400 • The creators of this docu-drama invite you to join them as they thank the community with a premiere screening of the film that encourages us to “see homeless” and its presence in our community.
Various theaters • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain captures the laughter, energy and mayhem from Hart’s 2012 concert tour, which spanned 10 countries and 80 cities.
That’s So Funny Comedy Show!
Fri., July 5, 8 pm • Sam’s Grill, 5001 American Blvd W, Bloomington, 612-220-5073 or www.soclassyentertainment.com • Starring Damon Williams (Def Comedy, Showtime at the Apollo, BET, Bad Boy of Comedy), K Jay The Comedian, and hosted by Boima Freeman.
Thurs., July 11, 8 pm • The Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-7977 or www.thelabtheater.org/ • Starring Ben Bakken, Dane Stauffer and Julius Collins with Sanford Moore and his rockin’ band.
Five in Five
Through August 15 • Obsidian Arts, 3501 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls., 612-787-3644 or www.blackartsmn.org • Five African photographers accepted the challenge of conveying visually, in just five images, the essential totality of their respective communities. Hailing from the lands associated with the Congolese, Liberians, Ethiopians, Somalians, and African Americans these five photographers surprise, lecture, and nurture a broad recognition of what is “the essential.” Side by side visitors may reflect on the differences in artistic perspectives and philosophies. The artists are: Travis Lee, Albert Nyembwe, Mohamed Barre, Getachew Irko, and Tarnue Jallah.
Through July 26 • Gordon Parks Gallery, Metro State Univ. Library and Learning Center, 645 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-793-1631 • Featuring Minneapolis-based artists Raina Belleau and Howard Quednau, who turn to folklore and the narrative to explore a different sense of truth. Belleau’s manipulated animal sculptures and Quednau’s skillful tiny model dioramas become playful, and sometimes dark, representations of altered realities and fictitious spaces • Mon.-Thurs., 11 am — 7 pm,
Fri.-Sat., 11 am — 4 pm No Fri. hours during summer months.
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