Skyline Mini Golf
With construction now going full speed ahead in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker Art Center has moved its nine-hole mini golf course to the roof. This season the rooftop course features “18 Holes in One,” a topographical representation of the famous Augusta National Golf Course, the Andy Warhol-themed “Thrillo-Brillo,” “Putt-Pong” with its tangle of colorful pingpong paddles and “Be a Sculpture!” where golfers become both obstacles and works of art. Plus, each golf ticket includes gallery admission. Golf hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday with later hours until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave.
When: May 26 through Sept. 4
Cost: $12 adults, $10 students, free for ages 6 and under with paid adult
Edina Art Fair
The Edina Art Fair returns to the 50th & France neighborhood for its 50th anniversary with more than 300 artists from around the world. This year’s featured artist is Minneapolis-based fashion illustrator Cait Courneya , who is, ironically, participating in the art fair for the first time. The festival features a couple new events this year, with a Kids Zone for kids to create their own art and be entertained by a band and puppeteers. The event’s tap beer will be the unique #50 by Freehouse and the musical headliner will be the Rocking Hollywoods on Friday and Tim Patrick and his Blue-Eyed Band on Saturday.
Where: 50th & France
When: Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5
Da Vinci and the Drone
Form + Content Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Da Vinci and the Drone,” features the work of Vesna Kittelson, who contrasts the human passion for flight with the modern era of pilotless drones. The art, which consists of drawings, an eponymous artist book and models of Leonardo da Vinci’s wing, brings unsettling ambiguities of contemporary life together. Kittelson, a Croatian American artist, has exhibited her work internationally in Cambridge, England; Split, Croatia; and Minneapolis.
Where: Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St.
When: May 19 through June 25
Rock the Block
Uptown’s Coup d’état is once again hosting one of the first (unofficial) summer block parties this season with music from local bands and food from local restaurants. The third annual festival features Filthy Animals, Oaks, Phillip Morris, The Honeydogs and Viva Knievel. For eats, Rock the Block will have food and drinks from Coup d’état, Borough, Monello, Earl Giles and Scena Tavern.
Where: Coup d’état Uptown, 2923 Girard Ave. S.
When: Saturday, June 4 from 2-9 p.m.
Cost:$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Indeed Brewing Company’s biggest weekend of the year — that’s Art-A-Whirl weekend, of course — brings people together around beer, art and music in Northeast Minneapolis. First Avenue has put together a three-day lineup featuring local bands like Dosh, Fort Wilson Riot, The Blind Shake and Charlie Parr, among others. On the beer side, Indeed will have its Lavender, Sunflower Honey, Dates Honey Ale — also known as the LSD ale — in cans in addition to the taproom’s regular brews. The bash is also in walking distance of art across the Solar Arts Building and Northrup King Building, some of Art-A-Whirl’s epicenters. Lastly, the MN Brewery Running Series is hosting a 5K on Sunday, May 22 with a Blue Goose Photo Booth to capture all the Kodak moments. The cash-only party runs during normal taproom hours: Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 from 12-11 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 12-8 p.m.
Where: Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave. NE
When: Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22
Music & Movies in the Parks
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is kicking off a summer full of movies and music in the city’s parks. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parks across Minneapolis will host more than 200 concerts and 70 movies. Lake Harriet will kick things off with bands, including All the Islands from 5:30-7 p.m. and Socaholix from 7:30-9 p.m., and vendors Bread & Pickle, Hot Indian Foods, Rusty Taco and Sweat Dreams Candy are handling food. To check out the series at a park near you visit mplsmusicandmovies.com.
Where: Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake St.
When: Monday, May 30 from 5-9 p.m.
Memory Lanes Block Party
Memory Lanes has been kicking off summer vibes in Minneapolis with its annual block party for the past eight years. This year, its Memorial Day weekend party will be hosting headliner and local hip hop super group Mixed Blood Majority on Saturday, May 28 with Bones & Beeker and Little Fevers on the main stage, and tiny deaths and Dead Disco DJs afterward inside the bowling alley. On Sunday, May 29 Legendary Shack Shakers from Kentucky play outdoors and Davina and The Vagabonds hold down the party with their New Orleans-style music indoors. This block party is all ages from 3-10 p.m. and 21-plus after 10 p.m.
Where: Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S.
When: May 28-May 30
Cost: $5 per day, free after 10 p.m.
Lit Crawl MN
The bookworms are finally getting their own crawl with the inaugural Lit Crawl MN. The crawl weaves through venues across the Twin Cities with more than a dozen events, ranging from readings, interactive story building and workshops, celebrating the local literary scene. In its first year, the crawl will feature literary fortune telling at Magers & Quinn, emoji translations from Growler editorial staff and life advice from poets at The Loft Literary Center, and much more. The crawl culminates with a free party at 10 p.m. at Red Stag Supperclub, at 509 1st Ave. NE, with DJ Shannon Blowtorch.
Where: Various venues
When: Saturday, June 4-5 from 3 p.m.-1 a.m.