The Science Museum of Minnesota opens up the museum to adults only on select Wednesdays for Social Science, a popular new 21+ night event — so popular, in fact, the last one sold out. Celebrate the solstice with some drinks at bars throughout the museum, food samplings from local vendors, or even a round of outdoor mini-golf. And while you’re having fun, food, and a cocktail, get educated on solstice celebrations with the American Swedish Institute and the Chinese American Association of Minnesota, Science Live theater presentations, music, and more. Want a guided tour of the Collections vault? Win tickets through radio giveaways from 89.3 The Current. Get your tix for Social Science ($8-$27) at the door, or by calling 651-221-9444.
No, this bending isn’t like Beckham. Lululemon of Mall of America is hosting its first in a four part series of summer yoga on the lawn at Brit’s Pub. Yoga lovers of all skill levels are welcome to join this complimentary vinyasa class Rooftop Garden 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., led by Coco Brown, and with music from DJ Deziel. Stick around after you stretch for drink specials at Brit’s, or head next door to Vincent A Restaurant for food and drink specials. Namaste. For more information, visit the Brit’s website.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to ogle local designer Stephanie Lake’s bold, beautiful jewelry, now is the time. Denny Kemp Salon/Spa is hosting a trunk show for the entire Lake jewelry collection tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy Prosecco and small bites and treat yourself to a work of art from this fabulous designer. Lake is one of only five scholars in the world to earn a Ph.D. in decorative arts, design history, and material culture, and after stints in L.A. and New York, has made a permanent home here in her hometown of Minneapolis. You can find her work featured in such pubs as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Lucky, Vogue, WWD, and of course, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, among others. For more information, check out the Facebook event page. —SB
Word is starting to spread about Secret Cities, the talented trio of musicians from Fargo, ND. The band have been developing their own musical character of melancholy, inspiration, and the echo of lo-fi production since MJ Parker and Charlie Gokey traded 4-track tapes during their teenage years. And now following successful shows at SxSW in Austin and NxNE in Toronto, the group makes a stop at the 7th Street Entry, with local indie pop rockers Gospel Gossip opening. Tickets are $8 and the doors open at 8 p.m. For more info, visit First Avenue’s website.
It might seem odd to find humorist Harry Shearer behind the very serious documentary The Big Uneasy, showing tonight at the Trylon Microcinema, but Shearer has been a NOLA resident, a continued critic of the response to the disaster, and a major advocate for the city’s rebuilding. The documentary, narrated by fellow New Orleans’ resident Brad Pitt, follows the leaders of two scientific investigation teams and a whistle blower as they make the case that the catastrophe that followed the hurricane could’ve been prevented, and describe why it could happen to other American cities. The film plays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., more information and tickets available at The Trylon’s website.