Need something a little healthier than a night at the bar or just want to limber up before you go out on the town? Enjoy the warm weather and the scenery around Lake Calhoun during a yoga session hosted by Luminous Yoga. Meet up at 7 p.m. at the grassy area between the volleyball courts on the Southeast side of the lake and Thomas Beach with your mat and some water and get ready to work through some early work week stress by the lake. The meet-up is a suggested donation of $5; for more information, check out the Luminous Yoga site.
Mix some music with a movie tonight at the return of the Walker’s Summer Music & Movies in Loring Park. This season’s films match up with the Walker’s exhibit Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, and so it’s no surprise the first screening features Jimmy Stewart’s telescopic gaze in Hitchcock’s Rear Window. To warm up what’s sure to be a large and energetic crowd with blankets and folding chairs, Haley Bonar takes a break from raging as the frontwoman of Gramma’s Boyfriend and goes back to her super-sweet guitarist and songwriting persona in a pre-show performance. To add some icing to the already sweet music and movies cake, our favorite 89.3 Current DJ, Bill Deville, will also be on hand to DJ before and after Bonar’s set. For more information, visit the Walker’s website.
UPDATE: Because of the unfortunate weather, this event has been moved inside the Walker.
Already tired of the work week after just a Monday? Get your week off to an amped-up start and head to Extreme Noise Mondays at the Triple Rock. Tonight’s the first in a series of shows assembled by Extreme Noise Records that showcase some of the best and loudest local punk rock making. Tonight’s showcase features three Minnesota punk bands that are ready to motivate you into a much more exciting week: Tornado, Frozen Teens, and Visitor. The best part? The shows are free. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music kicks off around 9 p.m. For more info, see the Facebook event page.
Even though the Twin Cities boasts a strong and successful poetry slam scene—the St. Paul Slam Team won the 2009 National Poetry Slam Championships—you may not have been to one of the many throw downs around town. Why not start with the most popular of the slam nights, the erotic poetry slam? Tonight at the Artists’ Quarter in St. Paul, the scene’s cunning linguists take the stage to verbally groove on topics including love, sex, and their favorite forms of freaky behavior. The slamming starts at 8 p.m. and if you’ve got your own verses dedicated to your bed friends and fetishes, there’s also an open sign-up during the hour before the event starts. Event is 18+ and only $5. More info at the Artist Quarter’s site.
Who doesn’t love a free gathering of community and entertainment? The Red Stag Block Party is sure to entertain Sunday afternoon and evening (it’s on, rain or shine!) with live music, street performers, cold beverages (read: Schell’s Beer), and locally sourced, organic fare. Show up at 3 p.m. for the lineup of sets from choice local bands Romantica, Zoo Animal, Jack Klatt & the Cat Swingers, Mike Mictlan, Chooglin, Peter Wolf Crier, and 4ontheFloor (which tops off the lineup starting at 9 p.m.). Street performers include our local derbiers The North Star Roller Girls, Familia Skate Shop, dance collective Epitome-No Question, and Miyagi Salon. It’s a zero waste event, so do your part by riding your bike to the party if you live in the area. You can park it in the Nice Ride bike corral in the Red Stag parking lot. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Open Eye Theater, so you can feel even better about attending. 3 p.m., 509 1st Avenue NE, Mpls., 612-767-7766. For more information, visit redstagsupperclub.com.