Mark Mallman, Brock Davis: l'etoile's Picks of the Week


Local art, fashion and events blog, l'étoile magazine shares the top five events picks featured in their Weekend What's What listings . For even more hip weekend events from l'étoile, as well as features on local creatives, reviews, shopping and sales guides, photo editorials and the like, visit the blog here! Check out l'étoile's top five below.


Mallman Anniversary Shows

@ Kitty Cat Klub

315 14th Ave SE


Friday 10pm / $5 / 21+

Saturday 10pm / $5 / 21+

During the course of his decade-long journey since "Mr. Serious" recorded How I Lost My Life and Lived to Tell About It, Mallman has packed in a lot under his belt, so to speak. From two record breaking performances that spanned the course of several days, to being named best live performance by City Pages for his unrivaled ability to win over a room, Mallman has become an institution in the local music community. With antics akin to a Minneapolis version of Meatloaf, straddling those ivories and belting out arena-ready rock ballads like his life depends on it, these anniversary shows are something you just don't want to miss. With supporting acts Total Babe and Kill to Kill on Friday and Saturday with Moonstone Continuum and Claps. -Robyn Lewis

BONUS: The first 75 people through the door each night will receive a free remastered copy of How I Lost My Life and Lived to Tell About It.

Click HERE for the Mark Mallman site


Bryn Mawr Festival of Garage Sales

@ Various Locations

Bryn Mawr

7:30am-5:30pm / Free

Every year, the households of Bryn Mawr gather together for a mass garage sale to beat all garage sales. This year's epic, neighborhood-wide sale includes hip ladies Disa Marie and Kelly Day's yard blowout sale over at 204 Newton Ave. S. (at Cedar Lake Rd.), there will be morning mimosas, vintage dresses, beer, household appliances and decor, hula hoops and of course, "sexiness." 44 Oliver Ave. S. will have a "day rave," moving sale, costumes galore (as seen on Hal Schuler aka Time Squid's Freaky Deeky TV show), a slip-n-slide, playhouse bar, DJs, dancing and light show and more. And those are just the cool ones we KNOW about. Imagine thousands of odd ball items at more garage sales than you can possibly hit in one day, and you've about summed it up. A can't miss annual event for bargain hunters! -Jahna Peloquin

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Brock Davis

@ The California Gallery

2205 California St NE


6:30pm-10:30pm / Free

It's safe to say that innovative artist, Brock Davis, is not a man who fears commitment. In 2009, Davis - an artist and creative director at Carmichael Lynch - joined a Flickr group called Make Something Cool Every Day. Their objective, as they name suggests, was to create and submit one original piece of artwork every day for a whole year. Though thousands joined, at the end of the year Davis was the sole artist left. Talk about follow through! His art has been viewed millions of times by followers across the globe and his MSCE portfolio is one of the top 3 sites ever peeped on Behance Network! His talents as an art director have earned him the international advertising award, Cannes Lion, as well as features in prestigious art and literary journals and a spot designing for a piece in the New York Times Mag. Needless to say, Davis rocks our socks off! Tonight, don't miss a chance to view the premiere of Davis' prolific MSCE project in its entirety at the California Building Gallery, put on by the art-minded peeps of Creative Electric Studios. Meet the artist and be inspired to get creative! -Juleana Enright

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@ 1419

1419 Washington Ave S


8pm-Midnight / Free

Tonight's art n' music mixer has only one rule - fun! Well, that's an easy one. Join local artists Tim Krause, Miles Mendenhall, Sam Molstad, Joe Moore, Tzvi Izaksonsas and Lee Delegrad for the opening of tonight's simply and whimsically monikered exhibit. Stick around for live sets from French pop surf rockers, Wild Ghosts; electronic noise makers, Coral Legs; synthy 2-steppers, Farms; dreamy ambient beats from Vacation Dad and housey remixes by Famuel. Peep awesome art, shake a tail feather and party on down. And don't forget to fun it up! -Lauren Gantner

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May Day Parade

Parade starts at 26th Street and Bloomington Ave.

to 34th Street and Bloomington Ave. ending at Powderhorn Park

1pm / Free

Sunday is May Day! Why not end your awesome weekend with a day of flowery festivities? Get on down to Bloomington Ave at 1 pm to watch the big May Day parade with the rest of the city. The streets will be lined with tons of hand crafted floats, pretty costumes, crazy music, and thousands of onlookers. The theatrical walk will culminate at Powderhorn Park with a huge festival of music and performance! Join the party at 3:30 sharp for the annual Tree of Life ceremony or stop by anytime for your fill of music, food, poetry, canoe rides, dancing and more! May Day only comes once a year, so don't miss out! -Lauren Gantner

Click HERE for the May Day site

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