Krystal Krunch and the art of intuition

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Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka
Anybody can learn intuition, according to Haruko Tanaka and Asher Hartman, otherwise known as Krystal Krunch. The ability to read people is something that the duo have been practicing and teaching for a number of years. This Thursday, they will bring their experience to The Krystal Krunch Never Been to Me Tour at the Walker Art Center. Here, the two artists will give a workshop on how to tap into the hidden energies of people, art, and architecture. Afterwards, they will lead a tour of the "The Midnight Party" exhibition, inviting people to use their new found skill set.More »

Terry Bisson to speak at the Twin Cities Anarchists Book Fair

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Terry Bisson
This weekend, the Twin Cities Anarchists Book Fair returns with lectures, workshops, and lots of materials covering a wide range of leftist and radical topics. One of the guest speakers is Terry Bisson, an award-winning science-fiction author who has written and edited several non-fiction books about radical individuals and topics.

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Artcars and Artbikes cruise Lake Harriet on Saturday

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A student in the Artswork program
​Artcars, artbikes, and one couchmobile will ride around Lake Harriet this Saturday for the 17th Annual Artcar and Artbike Parade Cruise at 6 p.m. If you would like to participate and don't have an artbike, no fear--just bring your bicycle and your imagination to the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a free, family-friendly ArtBike Workshop with artist Mina Leierwood.

The lineup for the parade starts at 5 p.m. at the Rose Gardens. If you'd rather be an observer, just bring a chair and a picnic to the lake at 6 p.m. and watch the show. 

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'History Hijinx' activities lead up to '1968' exhibition

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Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
This October, the Minnesota History Center will once again be hitting us with a blast from the past. It's going to be a gas, man. The exhibition, called "1968," will highlight the major events of this particularly heated year which saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, feminist demonstrations, and the first images taken of Earth in its entirety from the Apollo 8 space capsule. And let's not leave out go-go girl fashion and Twiggy.More »

Making After Hours: A misfit toy workshop

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That Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer claymation special had it right when it played mournful music during the main character's arrival on the Island of Misfit Toys. But those outwardly scary characters quickly revealed themselves to have hearts of gold, and audiences went home to hug the old disheveled toys that they just couldn't imagine parting with.

Broken and repaired dolls definitely have more personality than their pretty, just opened, powdery-smelling counter-parts. With the Science Museum of Minnesota's new 18+ program Making After Hours, people will have the opportunity to create their own misfit toys at the Chatterbox Pub in St. Paul.

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Studio Bricolage presents patato clocks, yam sculptures at a party for grown-ups

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Sometimes parties can get you to try things you wouldn't normally attempt, like egg-tosses or water-balloon fights. Local organization Studio Bricolage has created "a creative playground for adventurous adults" for exactly this kind of rambunctious experimentation.

The word "bricolage" refers to the act of tinkering, and, through trial and error, making something out of the materials that are on hand. Every first Friday of the month Studio Bricolage presents a theme party. Past themes have involved wood, electricity, and ice. Participants get to create and experiment on that theme. More »