Big—huge!—night at The Walker’s free Thursdays tonight. First, at 6:30 PM, as a part of the Hippie Modernism exhibition, 10 pioneering activists—including Ellen Kennedy Michel, Eve MacLeish, Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Al Milgrom, and others—will take part in a Hippie Localism discussion and discuss their first hand experiences in MPLS + STPL in the ’60s and ’70s. There’s also going to be a screening at 7:30 PM of filmmaker Todd Haynes recent picture Carol, where store clerk Rooney Mara falls for the married Cate Blanchett in 1950’s New York, which is a part of the great Todd Haynes: 20 Years of Killer Film program the Art Center has line up for 60th Walker Dialogue and Retrospective. And for you foodies, Gavin Kaysen of ultra-hyped Spoon & Stable will be the chef-in-residence at the Walker restaurant Gather by D’Amico. Great stuff. 6:30 PM. Free. —Kenya Hitara

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