This week in free things to do we have an interactive art party, a happy hour for a great cause, and a very metal art show at the Walker Art Center. Come take a look and plan your week.
(Mpls Center for Digital Art, 40 S. Seventh St., #102; Minneapolis; 612-801-2642)
This week, coders, artists, and designers from around the world will be in town for the annual Eyeo Code+ed Summit to talk about art and information. While that happens, Paige Dansinger of the Mpls Center for Digital Art has put together a cool group show featuring pieces from a variety of visiting artists. Many of these pieces will be interactive, or rely on participation from visitors, including taking to Twitter or playing in the gallery. 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
East Side Meals on Wheels Benefit
(Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-843-5090)
For many, Hump Day happy hours are a necessity. At Indeed Brewery this week, you'll be able to enjoy a few pints while also helping a good cause, as 100 percent of the proceeds from the brewery from 3 to 11 p.m. will be donated to this great cause. Smoke Cow food truck will also be serving up eats. 3 to 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Chris Larson: Land Speed Record
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600)
What happens to memory and meaning when items can no longer be stored in their original space? That's something Chris Larson explores in "Land Speed Record," the Walker's latest exhibition. When Hüsker Dü drummer and co-founder Grant Hart's childhood home burned to the ground, Larson agreed to store some surviving items in his studio. The result of this experience is a video piece. There will be an opening-day talk with Larson at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8 (tickets are free; check in at the Hennepin Box Office to pick them up). You'll also be able to check out other art shows in the galleries thanks to it being a Free Thursday Night happening from 6 to 9 p.m.