This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights




Radical Presence: Black Performance 

in Contemporary Art

Chronicling the emergence and development of Black performance

in contemporary art, Radical Presence provides a critical framework

for the history of that tradition, beginning in the 1960s.

Daily, Jul. 24 — Jan. 4, 2015

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-375-7600



entcarnageMusic in Mears:

With Carnage the Executioner, Toki Wright 

& Big Cats

Thu., Jul. 24, 6 pm

Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul

Go to or call 651-632-5111.



entafro cuban bash - qband

Afro-Cuban Bash

With live Cuban jazz, performances, gourmet culinary stations, a silent auction, and more.

Sat., Jul. 26, 7-11 pm

Reidel Farm Estates, 5100 East River Rd., Fridley

Go to or call 763-757-3920




entlowertownshemekia copelandLowertown Blues Festival

With Shemekia Copeland, Hamilton Loomis, the Lamont Cranston Band, and Sena Ehrhardt.

Sat., Jul. 26, 3-10 pm

Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul

Go to



Nappy Roots 


Thu., Jul. 24, 8:30 pm

Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-338-6425