Your weekend outlook: sticky

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The Secret School by Rudy Fig

It turns out Friday the 13th is your lucky day! We’ve got plenty going on to distract you from the heat and humidity…

“The Gallery @ Fox Tax” opens its latest show, “Sticky Sweet,” this Friday night. The exhibition features pop surrealist paintings by local artists Rudy Fig and Jeff Warner.

This is the opening weekend for the BFA juried scholarship exhibition at the Nash Gallery on the U of M campus. The exhibition is curated by one of the BFA students who’s gained quite a bit of fame this past year – Miles Mendenhall. Mendenhall was a finalist in Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” which came to a conclusion this past week.

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival is underway in Richmond, Minnesota. In addition to over thirty-five hours of concerts on the Main Stage (including Blue Highway, The Gibson Brothers, Rarely Herd, and others), there are five stage venues that each feature music, dance and other entertainment.

This weekend marks the 32nd annual Irish Fair on Harriet Island in St. Paul. Events include the “Irish Got Talent” competition, a Highland bagpipe contest, and an exhibition on the history of Irish songs.

Finally, turn it up to eleven this weekend with a stop at CO Exhibitions in Minneapolis, where they are paying artistic tribute to the great mockumentary “This is Spinal Tap.” In the movie, there’s a scene where Fran Drescher’s character graphically describes the artwork for Spinal Tap’s forthcoming LP “Smell The Glove.” The album cover never materializes in the film, but now you can see the cover as envisioned by 30 different artists.

Oh and don’t forget, the Minnesota Fringe Festival is on through Sunday…

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