Each of Twin Cities is celebrating French culture and history this weekend for Bastille Day. In St. Paul, Alliance Francais will be hosting a party at Landmark Plaza (379 St. Peter St.), where you’ll find trivia sessions, food and wine, and live tunes and performances from Douala Soul Collective, Johnny Montreuil, DJ Salif Keita, Café Accordion Orchestra, Fatawu Sayibu, and the Whale in the Thames. It’s all free from noon to 6 p.m. Over in Minneapolis, Barbette in Uptown (1600 W. Lake St.) will be hosting their annual block party from 2 to 9 p.m. Also free, this event includes a local artists’ market and food vendors (Fries! Champagne! Beer!), plus live entertainment from host MC Foxy Tann, DJ Sean McPherson, Tacky Annie, Nadine DuBois & Les Folies Risque, Sweet J.A.P., Mark Mallman, Circus Juventas, and others.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION 17th Annual Bastille Day Block Party