Cabaret at Ground Zero, Mill City Farmers' Market: A-List Extra
dislocate Literary Journal Issue 6 Release Party
(West Bank Social Center, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Come celebrate the latest release of this U of M literary journal filled with poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and all things in between. Tonight will also mark the official launch of dislocate.org, which is up and running and currently includes advice on choosing a therapist, thoughts on Lady Gaga's cigarette glasses, and an interview with fiction writer Laura Owen. Barrie Jean Borich, award-winning author of My Lesbian Husband, will give a reading at 8:30 p.m. The evening will also feature a cash bar, food, literary games, and late-night dancing. Free. 8 p.m. to midnight.
The Lovely Creatures Cabaret
(Ground Zero, 15 Fourth St. NE, Minneapolis; 612.378.5115)
This performance features naughty antics and other debauchery that should entertain all. Giza Sangria, Lil' Lush Fuchsia, and Holly Zeigfield will give their best performances in burlesque; Kajal will twist her tummy with belly dance; and Zyra will catch your eye in the sky with her aerial performances. In the nail-biting category, Oops! The Entertainer will pull daredevil stunts, while Jonah the Destroyer and Cantankerous folk provide music. Unsure of your future? Have a chat with lady luck as Lady Magpie reads Tarot cards. 18+. $6-$8. 10 p.m. (Photo by Chantal Legand)
Family Tree Clinic's 10th Annual Arborfest
(Macalester College's Kagins Commons, 1600 Grand Ave., Minneapolis, 651.696.6000)
At this benefit party attendees can sample dozens of hand-crafted beers from local and regional breweries and brewpubs, including Fitger's Brewhouse, Barley John's Brew Pub, Bell's Kalamazoo Brewing Co., Rush River Brewing Co., Surly Brewing Co., and Town Hall Brewery. There will also be wines for those not into beer. The evening's music will be rowdy, with sets featuring bagpipes, sea shanties, and drinking songs by the Eddies. Duo DJs Double Trouble will also spin sets. Proceeds benefit the family tree clinic, which provides affordable sexual health and reproductive care. Visit www.familytreeclinic.org or call 866.468.3401 for tickets. $45/$50. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mill City Farmers' Market
(Farmers' Market, 704 Second St. S., Minneapolis; 612.341.7580)
Looking for something fun to do with mom this weekend? Tired of canned and frozen vegetables? Just want to wander around outside on Saturday? Check out the opening day of this popular farmers' market. During the afternoon there will be a mini-farm where you can learn about animals and pick up info on raising them on your own. Spoonriver chef Heather Hartman and her daughter Josephine will give a cooking demo at 10 a.m., while the Brass Messengers and Open Eye Figure Theater entertain crowds later in the day. Not interested in schlepping your purchases across town? No worries: VeloVeggies, a bike delivery service, will be debuting at today's market. For more info on the market, visit www.millcityfarmersmarket.org. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo by House of Sims)