Artist Cori Lin poses outside of Moon Palace Books. Image courtesy event organizers


Eat & Art On Lake: A Community Meal

Aug. 10
6-9 p.m.
$10; free for kids 12 and under
Art, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Family Events, Food and Drink

This Saturday marks the culmination of artist Cori Lin’s yearlong project exploring authenticity in food. It all ends in the best way possible: with a giant community meal. Folks will gather at Moon Palace for an outdoor patio party, where they’ll dine on delicious eats from immigrant- and refugee-owned Lake Street restaurants. Choose from businesses like Moroccan Flavors, International Cuisine Bar & Grill, Taqueria Las Cuatro Milpas, Willo Somali Bakery, and Gandhi Mahal, plus beer and wine from Geek Love Cafe. The evening will include a conversation with chefs on what they cook at home for their families, food stories from local writers, and Lin’s collection, titled “What We Feed Ourselves,” exploring the ties between food and culture through chef interviews and watercolor paintings. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will go to the MN Freedom Fund, which helps cover immigration bail bonds for those lacking funds. Find tickets and more info at