Over the course of their brilliant and enduring musical careers, Yo La Tengo have released a wide variety of music, from acclaimed albums to celebrated soundtracks, and performed with the likes of Daniel Johnston and Yoko Ono. During that time they’ve gained a dedicated cult following of fans and critics alike. Now YLT make a stop in the T.C. to play for two nights in the intimate confines of the 400 Bar on the West Bank in Minneapolis before the three make their way to Chicago. Tickets are $20 general admission; for more info on two night stand, head to the 400 Bar’s blog.
If you’re not yet in the Pride spirit, start celebrating Pride with your pup at a patio happy hour party Loring Kitchen & Bar. What could be better than patio time with your pooch? Well, drink specials and great food, for starters. Plus, dress up your four-legged buddy in his or her best Pride garb for a chance to win prizes. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (only humans need tickets, and we’re told this event will most likely sell out) and proceeds will go to benefit a local rescue group participating in Pride. For more info, visit Sidewalkdog.com.
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