Gallery 360 is celebrating its 15-year anniversary with a new exhibition showcasing the work of 15 artists who have graced the gallery. The anniversary exhibition, devoted to the faces and friends of the Southwest Minneapolis art gallery, celebrates the beauty and diversity of the human form though a variety of mediums. Pieces include a life-sized Al Wadzinski-style totem pole and a metaphorical temptress painted by Kelli Hoppmann.
Where: Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St. (at Xerxes Ave.)
When: June 6 through July 5
ARTCRANK, a growing showcase of bike poster art, returns to its birthplace with work by 50 local artists. Local talents Adam Turman and Amy Jo are just two creatives who will have their posters featured in the show, all of which will be available for $40. ARTCRANK started out of a Minneapolis bike shop in 2007 and has since grown with more than 60 shows in three countries. Nice Ride Minnesota is providing free valet bike parking and food trucks, including Mid-Nord Empandas, Café Racer, Gastrotruck and Cranky’s Ice Cream, will provide their own fare. There will also be an extended show at St. Paul’s Hamilton Ink Spot from June 12 through June 27.
Where: Fulton Brewery, 2540 2nd St. NE.
When: Saturday, June 6 from 4-10 p.m.
All the World’s a Stage
The Guthrie Theater will send off long-time artistic director Joe Dowling with a night of music, champagne and, of course, theater. More than 75 actors will pay tribute to Dowling’s legacy with iconic theatrical moments throughout his career, from the humorous to the heart-wrenching scenes in several years of Guthrie works. This original, one-night-only production is only possible through the theater community Dowling has fostered in his 20 years at the helm of the Guthrie. Additional seating and dining options are available for groups.
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St.
When: Saturday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Open Streets: Lyndale
The first of the year’s Open Streets, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition’s summer street festivals, will take over Lyndale Avenue between 22nd and 42nd. Lyndale’s car-free, family-friendly event will include group yoga and exercise, music and kids play zones. Local businesses and organizations also partner with each Open Streets to bring communities together. The annual events, which began in 2011, have expanded to include Lyndale, Northeast, East Lake, Franklin, Downtown, University, Nicollet and Lowry Open Streets this year.
Where: 22nd to 42nd along Lyndale Avenue
When: June 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Piazza on the Mall
The Piazza on the Mall is now open for the warm-weather months and will host music, yoga and lawn games just a short walk from a downtown office or lunch spot. The venue will host music every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. between June and September, featuring musicians like Katy Vernon (June 10) and Taylor Weedon (June 17). The Piazza on the Mall will also be a regular outdoor yoga spot on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. between June and August with Yess Yoga yogis. Families and other groups of any skill level can come make their own music every other Thursday beginning June 4 with on-site percussion and more. Each day during the summer the venue also hosts bocce ball, ping pong, giant checkers and more, making it a great lunchtime or post-work getaway.
Where: 1221 Nicollet Mall
When: Wednesdays this summer
Stone Arch Bridge Fest
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is five days of music, art and food along the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis. For the first three days concerts take over the riverfront with local bands like Fury Things, The Blind Shake (June 17), Southwire, Actual Wolf (June 18), tiny deaths (June 19) and The Sweet Colleens (June 20), among others. The weekend consists of hundreds of artist shows and dozens of food vendors. The music continues on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 with dozens of groups taking stages at Father Hennepin Park, Water Power Park, Central Avenue Bridge and Riverplace Plaza. This family-friendly festival also has a “Pop Art!” car show and plenty of activities along the riverfront.
Where: Main Street Southeast
When: June 17-21
The Northeast Parade, the largest one-day event in Northeast Minneapolis, returns for its 86th year, bringing family-friendly entertainment and vendors to Central Avenue. The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce presents the event, which brings about 8,000 people to the area each year.
Where: Central Avenue between 27th and 18th
When: Tuesday, June 16 from 6:30-9 p.m.
The annual Northeast Ride returns this year with the theme of “Cultivate Art and Community: Bike Northeast” and will feature many new attractions of developing Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods. The bike ride will begin at Beltrami Park where registration begins at 9 a.m. and riders depart at 10 a.m. The route takes bikers to all 14 of Northeast Minneapolis’ neighborhoods, showcasing landmarks like Grain Belt Brewery and new additions to the area like Sheridan Memorial Park or Jackson Square. Once again, riders will have a chance to pick up things like bike bells and other goodies at pit stops throughout the day. The ride ends with an after party at Indeed Brewing Company and music from Eclectic Ensemble, a bike-powered band.
Where: Beltrami Park, 1111 Summer St. NE.
When: June 13 at 9 a.m.