3 free things to do this week


This week in free things to do we have an art show celebrating shoes, a film screening, and a book party.

Station to Station 

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600)

Two years ago, artist Doug Aitken and friends hopped on a train, traveling across the U.S. from New York to Los Angeles, making various stops along the way. At each location, there was live music, pop-up art, and more from talents aboard and local artists. Filmmakers captured the fun along the way, and now the work is ready for screening. The piece features 62 one-minute shots of collaboration, including the St. Paul stop at the Union Depot featuring live music from Patti Smith. 7 p.m. Thursday. This event is free, but be sure to pick up your ticket in the Bazinet Library first.

MN4MN Blank Canvas Pop-up

(Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Yes, there are sneakers in this piece of art.

Yes, there are sneakers in this piece of art.

Last July M4MN came up with a creative idea: invite 13 artists to create works of art from 13 pairs of sneakers. After those pieces were finished, each work was paired with a photographer, who also got creative using those pieces. The results debuted at Public Functionary for a one-night-only art party. This Thursday, these fun pieces will be returning for a single night at Mia. Participating artists include Jennifer Davis, John Alspach, Kate Renee, Ta Coumba-Aiken, and Yuya Negishi, and on the photography side there is Jayme Halbritter, Jeff Johnson, Sarah White, Shelly Mosman, and William Clark. Have a drink and enjoy the shoes and shots. Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.


(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

If Catcher in the Rye had one more chapter, what would it look like? What if The Great Gatsby had a complete epilogue detailing what Daisy did after her tumultuous affair? For Addendum, literary organization Revolver invited authors to imagine the missing details, bits that might need closure, and other conclusions to classic novels. These addendums will carry on with a life of their own, shelved next to their classic counterparts at Magers & Quinn, and can be purchased from the store. Participating authors will be reading from their chapters in celebration of the project this Thursday at 7 p.m.