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Our Best of Friday: Highpoint Editions, Sylvan Esso, Bleachers and more


“Contemporary print: 20 years at Highpoint editions”

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has acquired the complete archives of Highpoint Editions, the nationally renowned printmaking center on Lake Street. A total of 175 works of art are currently on display in Mia’s Target galleries by names such as Julie Buffalohead, Dyani White Hawk, Jim Hodges, Willie Cole and Julie Mehretu, who just opened a solo exhibition at The Walker. In the copper and silver prints by LA artist Mungo Thomson “Pocket Universe”, he takes coins out of his pocket and arranges them in constellation shapes, a reference to the idea of ​​American theoretical physicist and cosmologist Alan Guth on the possibility of cosmic inflation inside a laboratory. (10 am-5pm Thu-Sun to Jan 9, 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. $ 16- $ 20, free for ages 17 and under. 888-642-2787 or new.artsmia.org)


sylvain esso

North Carolina synth-pop masters Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are back on the road as a duo and had the perfect name for their tour: The Shaking Off the Numb Tour. Favorites at Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires festival and other venues in Wisconsin (Sanborn is a native Cheesehead), the musical couple settle down for two nights in Twin Cities behind their most consistent and vibrant album to date, “Free Love”, offering many opportunities to get rid of the pandemic that hampered its initial release. (7 p.m. Tue, all ages; 8 p.m. Wed, 18 and over; Palace Theater, 17 W. 7)e Place, Saint-Paul, $ 37, axs.com)



Jack Antonoff may gain more attention as a Grammy-winning producer of hit records by Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Lana Del Rey, but he makes his own music with Bleachers. After performing on the radio for “Rollercoaster” and “I Wanna Get Better” in the 10s, the indie-pop group returned this summer with their third album, “Taking the Sadness Out of Saturday Night”. The most notable tracks are “Stop Making This Hurt” and “Chinatown,” featuring fellow Antonoff home state star Bruce Springsteen. (6:30 p.m. Tue, Filllmore Minneapolis, 525 N. 5th St., $ 37- $ 57, ticketmaster.com)


‘In the Wurkz’

With fast footwork, rhythms, synth and bass, Chicago’s Era Footwork Crew has become a worldwide sensation. The dance company and artist collective, who bring street dancing from South and West Chicago to the concert hall space, rock the Walker’s McGuire Theater this weekend, with music playing original live action from DJ Spinn (co-founder of electronic music collective and label TekLife), DJ Sydfalls and more. (8 p.m. Friday to Saturday, Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls., $ 28.50, 612-375-7600, walkerart.org)


Minnesota Bach Ensemble

Welcome back, Jorja Fleezanis! The violinist who was first violin of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009 will reunite with former colleagues who scratched their itch from baroque music by forming the Minnesota Bach Ensemble. Fleezanis will perform solo on two of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” concertos (“Autumn” and “Winter”), another concerto by Benedetto Marcello, and will team up with Basil Reeve, the longtime principal oboist of the Minnesota Orchestra, for another Vivaldi concerto. Monday’s concert will also be available via livestream. (3 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S. 2nd St., Mpls., $ 35- $ 10, mnbach.org)


Pick a pumpkin

The St. Paul Farmers Market offers more than just fresh, seasonal produce this weekend. Its annual pumpkin decorating station invites kids to choose a plump gourd and paint a silly or scary face. The weekend also features live music and sweet and savory dishes from Chef Earl’s BBQ, Golden’s Bagels and more. (9 am to noon Saturday to Sunday 290 E. 5th St., St. Paul. stpaulfarmersmarket.com


John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band

From the opening notes of the swampy rockabilly dobro on “Long Black Electric Cadillac,” it’s evident that masterful singer-songwriter Hiatt and dobro master Douglas are a simpatico match. Their 2021 album “Leftover Feelings” is a roots, bluegrassy, ​​and southerly collection of travel, missed opportunities and a brother’s suicide. (7:30 p.m. Thu. Pantages Theater, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., $ 48.50- $ 78.50, ticketmaster.com)



After some major changes in his life which he describes as a ‘break with myself’, St. Paul singer / songwriter Martin Devaney enlisted a new guitar and a new stage nickname to forge a new musical direction away from the twangy Americana. The charming lo-fi but richly melodic garage-folk of her debut LP Folios, “Dispatch”, echoes Elliott Smith and Robyn Hitchcock with a warmth and sense of resilience unique to Minnesota. Niki Beverly’s new band Bev opens the launch party. (9 p.m. Saturday, Aster Café, 125 SE. Main St., Mpls., $ 15, astercafe.com)



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