Your weekend outlook: in good Taste

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Taste of Minnesota on Harriet Island

The new bosses at Taste of Minnesota promise improved sounds and smells this Independence Day weekend, with bands like Atmosphere and Heiruspecs on five different stages, more walleye, and fewer corn dogs. Still, you’ll have no problem finding mini-donuts and cheese curds…

All Sci-FI and Fantasy geeks, unite! Or in this case, CONverge! This weekend marks the annual CONvergence at the Sheriton Bloomington Hotel. This year’s theme: “Bring on the Bad Guys.”

Which do you prefer – the suburbs, or the cities? A group of artists take on the merits of both in Altered Esthetics’ latest group show, in the Q’ARMA building in Northeast Minneapolis.

Stella, Stanley and Blanche DuBois plummet headlong into a trainwreck in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which opens this weekend at the Guthrie Theater. See the play, and then rent the movie starring Marlon Brando for the definitive portrayal of “sexy, yet brutish.”

What’s your favorite spot in the Twin Cities? This Saturday artist Susan Armington will be at Walker’s Open Field to lead the creation of a gigantic collective map. Participants will make 3D models of their cherished hangouts and share stories of how they came to be so beloved.

Spending the weekend in Duluth? Local legend Claudia Schmidt performs tonight at the Red Mug Coffeehouse just over the lift bridge in Superior, Wisconsin. Otherwise you can see her Monday performing with Prudence Johnson at Taste of Minnesota.

So how are you spending the three day weekend?

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