5 things to do this weekend if there’s no Rapture


Punch, of Punch and Judy fame, will not be going to heaven

Image courtesy Walker Art Center

So there’s been a lot of talk lately about the end of the world.

The whole discussion reminds me of my college years, when a classmate and dear friend who was concerned for my salvation gave me a list titled “Top ten things to do when the Rapture happens.” It included such advice as “find a bible and stand on it” – I think the ideas was to stand on holy ground in the hope of being saved.

I told my brother about the list and he recommended I make my friend my own list: “Top ten things to do if the Rapture doesn’t happen.” Ideas included “read a good book” and “see a movie.” Needless to say, I never gave her the list.

But, in case we find that this weekend we are still around, here are a few things you can do.

1. Meet the Devil: Improbable Theatre presents “The Devil and Mr. Punch” in which ‘Punch and Judy get slapped into the 21st century by the UK’s masters of contemporary puppet theater.’

2. Draw your favorite demon: The Minnesota Comic Book Association presents its SpringCon Comic Book Celebration on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, featuring a comic book market, an art show, and lots of workshops for aspiring comic book artists…plus a chapel service.

3. Build your own Paradise: Legos!! The Minneapolis Convention Center hosts KidsFest (I think they are talking about kids of all ages here), which features four acres of Lego activities, including race ramps, a model gallery, and opportunities to talk with master builders. Just imagine what you could build… Oh and don’t forget to bring your kids, too.

4. Go to Art Heaven: Art-A-Whirl: Over 500 artists will be showing their handiwork in warehouses and galleries throughout northeast Minneapolis. Lots of live music and other fun attractions, too.

5. Partake in a Sacred Ritual: The Bad Plus performs “On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring”, reinterpreting the ballet with their distinct modern jazz style.

Heck, with this much fun about, why leave?

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