Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Weekend What's What 7/5-7/8

U GOT THE LOOK

All week we've been feeling the pull of the revolution…and not the one celebrated on the 4th of July! We're talking a whole different kind of fireworks. We're talking about Prince. Although his "Revolution" is no more, he'll have no problem rocking the Target Center this Saturday. An example of true independance, the "Artist" helped put Minneapolis on the map, was briefly a glyph and has challenged about every convention you can name. Prince, nothing compares 2 U!

Bonus: Happy Birthday to us! This is totally on the DL but since we love you, message us through myspace (link below) for an invite to the birthday bash for l'étoile's summer babies and friends. Expect DJs, dancing and sheer delightfulness.

xo-l'étoile

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WE HEART THE MINNEAPOLINE

Take a moment to cast your much appreciated vote for Tyler and Ellen - the pretty minds behind local Street Fashion blog "The Minneapoline". Street Clash is holding an international competition to rank the best of the best street fashion blogs from around the world. Being a stylish thing yourself, we're sure you've been featured on The Minneapoline - so show your support and vote now!

The deadline to vote in Round 1 is THIS SATURDAY!

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THURSDAY JULY 5TH

Modes of Disclosure

@ Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd Street
Minneapolis

6-8pm / Free

In Modes of Disclosure, 15 artists explore sexual identity and what it means to be GLBTQ today. Using a wide array of media and offering a wide array of insights, this show offers a glimpse at issues that affect the GLBTQ community.

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art by Jack Balas
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FRIDAY ART PICK: The Clayton Brothers

Rob and Christian Clayton have created a world full of colorful, abstracted and mysterious portraits. Their work is at once whimsical and sad and presents a place that is both uniquely styled and undoubtedly human.

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FRIDAY JULY 6TH

Resident Artists III

@ Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis

7-9pm / Free

Altered Esthetics is ready to rock you with its two biggest shows to date… happening at the same time! Check in with the Resident Artists and see what magic's been brewing at AE. Paintings, sculpture and photography dealing with contemporary society, community and politics. But that's not all! The "America" International Juried Art Show will impress and amaze with a captivating diversity of subjects and media. See? We told you this was huge!

Bonus Question: What l'étoile staffer is a Resident Artist at AE? Go to the show to find out!

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FRIDAY JULY 6TH

Company Inc CD Release Party

@ 7th St. Entry
7th St. & 1st Ave
Minneapolis

9pm / 18+ / $6

Join Company Inc., Maps of Norway, Friendly No One and The New Construction for an evening of simmering summer angst. Melodic shoe-gazing is the feel of Company Inc.'s new album, Limited Liability, and we're loving its quiet pace. Check them out!

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FRIDAY JULY 6TH

MCAD/McKnight Artists

@ MCAD
2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis

6-8pm / Free

MCAD Galleries plays host to the work of four recipients of the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship. David Bartley, Gladys Beltran, Jan Estep and Chris Walla will show the exquisite (and diverse!) fruits of their award-winning labors. (A moderated discussion with the artists is scheduled for July 11 at 6 pm.)

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COOL LINK: Kimberly Baker

Kimberly Baker is quietly blazing a new jewelry trail. Her designs, inspired by nature, the Renaissance and hint of Gothic, negotiate the fine line between fine jewelry and rock n' roll beautifully. She's cultivating a reputation for creations that amplify rather than overpower. These are definitely objects of desire!

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SATURDAY JULY 7TH

7/7/7 Festival

@ Various Locations
(check link below)

7pm / Prices Vary

A night of amazing music awaits you at the 7/7/7 festival. 7 of the Cities' most beloved venues including the Triple Rock, The Turf Club and Memory Lanes are featuring action-packed bills starting at what time? 7 of course! Presented by the rockers and rollers of Minnieindie.com!

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SATURDAY JULY 7TH

Har Mar Superstar

@ 1st Avenue
7th St. & 1st Ave.
Minneapolis

6pm / 18+ / $10 in advance $12 at the door

Homegrown favorite Har Mar Superstar is bringing his sexy sound back to 1st Avenue, aptly accompanied by ZibraZibra and Seymore Saves The World. Stay late and you'll be richly rewarded with the always bangin' Too Much Love and their very special guest, DJ Bald Eagle from Chicago!

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SATURDAY JULY 7TH

Prince

@ The Target Center
600 1st Ave N
Minneapolis

8:30pm / $131.21-$31.21

Pay the proper homage to the Purple One at the Target Center tonight. What else is there to say??

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SATURDAY JULY 7TH

777 Get Lucky

@ Kingman Studios
1901 Grand Ave.
Minneapolis

10pm / 21+ / $10

Madame Ruby says you'll be in luck if you attend this bash. With the incredibly auspicious calendar setting of 7/7/7 and the mandatory costume theme "dress to get lucky", you may just be thanking lucky stars tomorrow morning.

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SUNDAY MUSIC PICK: Lecture on Nothing

Producer Eddie Miller calls on his rich past as a sound-engineer-to-the-stars (including man of the weekend - Prince...and Two Live Crew!) in his project, Lecture On Nothing. These sound collages, seamlessly pieced together, explore new ways of working already-released material. With Lecture On Nothing, you get a sound greater than the sum of its parts.

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SUNDAY JULY 8TH

Black Dog Block Party

@ Black Dog Café
4th & Wall Street
Lowertown St.Paul

3pm-9pm / All Ages / Free

Our lovely friends at The Black Dog Café host this free, all-ages musical happening! Enjoy great food and refreshing beverages while checking out musical heavyweights Los Nativos, Jelloslave (feat JT Bates), Desdamona, The New Congress, Black Blondie and more.

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2 comments:

Tyler said...

Loverly party last night and thanks for the street fashion shout out!

Ann said...

Thanks for your valuable contribution!