A rooftop party, vintage rock posters: A-List Extra
Punch Out Poetry V: Go For It
(Pepitos, 4820 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.822.2104)
This is your last chance to compete before the big grand finale at this all-women slam poetry event. The first 10 ladies to sign up will compete in three rounds in the following order: one three-minute, one one minute, and another three-minute. Comedian Laura Thorne will also be performing. $5. 7:55 p.m.
Seven Skybar's Grand Reopening
(Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar, 700 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.238.7777, www.7mpls.com)
You might need to wear a fall jacket or a spring raincoat to this re-opening party, but this Thursday Seven will be celebrating their rooftop deck, which includes sparkly downtown views. Throughout the event guests will be able to sample treats offered at the restaurant, enjoy drink specials, and check out the latest in fashion during the IamMoody fashion show. Free. 6 p.m.
(MNfashion Studio, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)
This art show and clothing sale will benefit the ever-expanding MNfashion organization, the non-profit group that not only puts together MN Fashion Week and Voltage, but also other ongoing events including a sewing collective. At this party you can shop for recycled, gently-loved threads and jewelry items. You'll also want to check out "From the Archives," a fashion photography exhibit that will feature past work from Staciann Photography, l'etoile Magazine, Stephanie Colgan Photography and Kari Koehler, in addition to vintage Voltage rock posters. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
(University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952.443.1400, www.arboretum.umn.edu)
This yearly market featuring locally-grown produce is worth the road trip to Chaska.You'll find in-season produce grown by local farmers, tasty fruit pies for your windowsill, homemade jams, plants for your garden, and other gifts. There will also be meats and cheeses made by the University of Minnesota. The market is located the same spot as the AppleHouse, which is at the intersection of State Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road, approximately a mile and a half west from the Arboretum's main entrance. For more info call the hotline at 952.4431409. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 31.
Sonja Peterson: Second Nature
(Burnet Gallery at le Meridien Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.767.6999, www.chambersminneapolis.com)
At her first solo show, Sonja Peterson will be exhibiting the kind of paper cuts that actually boggle the mind and dazzle the eye, not the ones that cause us to curse and look for a band aid. Her pieces are monochromatic, which can disguise how intricately-detailed the art truly is. In "Second Nature," Peterson pits nature against technology with images including animals and machine. The artist hopes to give us pause as to who or what causes greater chaos: man or the wild? The opening reception will be this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.