[Image: "Hive" brooches by Silver Cocoon]
Fashion: Girls' Night Out in Uptown + Local Jewelry Artists Mart
Just in time for Mother's Day, the Walker Art Center is hosting its annual Local Jewelry Artists Mart, showcasing original pieces by Twin Cities designers. The 17 designers include Robyne Robinson of ROX, Tia Keobunpheng of Silver Cocoon, Karin Jacobson, Emily Johnson and Helen Wang. Read more.
Fashion: "Bacchanalia" Steampunk fashion showWHAT: Themed after the ancient Roman festival that honored god Bacchus, this "night of fashion and hedonism" is headlined by local neo-Victorian design trio Blasphemina's Closet, Apatico, and Scoundrelle's Keep. The show features the new spring lines by each designer, as well as performances by Kajal Belly Dance and Bjorn Ludkondukt the Snake Charmer. Bacchus was the Roman god of excess, so expect plenty plenty of dancing, drinking, and all-around carousing. (10:30 p.m. Fri. 18+. $8-10. Ground Zero, 15 4th St. NE., Mpls. 612-378-5115)
[Image of a spring look by Blasphemina's Closet by Photosynthetique Imaging]
This Weekend: Seven Rooftop Opening Party + 'April Showers Bring Bitch Flowers'
What better way is there to ring in spring than with a rooftop fashion show? This IamMoody-produced fashion show includes art-inspired fashions by Roberto Rivera of Desperta Clothing and Brant Kingman. Read more.
[Promo image of Bitch Flowers, courtesy Varsity Theater]
Music: Get Dirty at The Lounge (print edition only)
Self-proclaimed “straight up filthy tag team” Sash and Curt E. Bird are having one last hurrah before Sash moves to NYC. The DJ duo’s monthly dirty electro night “Get Dirty” has built a fanatical following in the few short months since its inception, so this one’s guaranteed to be an all-out blowout event. (11 p.m. Sat. $8. 21 and older. The Lounge, 411 2nd Av. N., Mpls. 612-333-8800.)
Art: Overproof presents 'Final Notice' at Umber Studios
Local artistic think tank Overproof plays host to a show featuring new work and collaborations by Portland artists Keegan "Onefoot" Wenkman and Aaron Michael Bickner. The theme of the show is based on the concept of vacancy and foreclosure and includes a variety of installations spanning the floors and walls of Umber Studios. Keeping with the theme of the night, food and refreshments provided by Gastro Non Grata and The Wienery will be "upscale dining, recession-style" and music will consist of mix tapes by local DJs played through a large boombox. One of the installations includes an interactive dollhouse piece on the floor. (7-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Umber Studios, 3109 E. 42nd St., Mpls. umberstudios.com.)
For more cool things to do this weekend, check out l'etoile's Weekend What's What.