Your weekend outlook: the full spectrum


Looking to get some color this weekend? Twin Cities Pride offers you rainbows galore, and many good excuses to spend the weekend working on your tan in Loring Park, including a festival, the parade, an art show, and The Village People.

Rogue Buddha Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis presents “Under The Skin,” a collection of works inspired by, or involving, tattoos. Opens Friday night and runs through July 25.

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts celebrates its 25th birthday this weekend with an open house on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Visitors can get their hands dirty as they try out letterpress printing, papermaking and hand bookbinding. Plus there will be art on display and you might even get some birthday cake.

Ten years ago Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca painted a map of the midwest onto a set of mattresses, and Minneapolis was right in the middle. Kuitca says he chose the area because he knew nothing about it. Fast forward to this weekend, and that same piece is part of Kuitca’s solo show at the Walker Art Center.

The Hijack dance duo Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder join forces with New Orleans performance artist Scotty Heron for an evening of “artistic radicalism” at Open Eye Figure Theater. smithsoniansmith (this is it) poses a bunch of questions, including ‘What does it mean to be radical? What is trash? What is beautiful? What is usable? And what is violent?’

CO Exhibitions – formerly known as “First Amendment Arts – presents an exhibition of the visual artwork of the hip hop collective Doomtree. Wings & Teeth will feature screenprinted concert posters and videos, plus fan-submitted artwork inspired by the collective. Members of the group will perform as part of the opening night party on Saturday, from 7 – 10pm.

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