Posted at 11:29 AM on May 19, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Events
Punch, of Punch and Judy fame, will not be going to heaven
Image courtesy Walker Art Center
So there's been a lot of talk lately about the end of the world.
The whole discussion reminds me of my college years, when a classmate and dear friend who was concerned for my salvation gave me a list titled "Top ten things to do when the Rapture happens." It included such advice as "find a bible and stand on it" - I think the ideas was to stand on holy ground in the hope of being saved.
I told my brother about the list and he recommended I make my friend my own list: "Top ten things to do if the Rapture doesn't happen." Ideas included "read a good book" and "see a movie." Needless to say, I never gave her the list.
But, in case we find that this weekend we are still around, here are a few things you can do.
2. Draw your favorite demon: The Minnesota Comic Book Association presents its SpringCon Comic Book Celebration on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, featuring a comic book market, an art show, and lots of workshops for aspiring comic book artists...plus a chapel service.
3. Build your own Paradise: Legos!! The Minneapolis Convention Center hosts KidsFest (I think they are talking about kids of all ages here), which features four acres of Lego activities, including race ramps, a model gallery, and opportunities to talk with master builders. Just imagine what you could build... Oh and don't forget to bring your kids, too.
4. Go to Art Heaven: Art-A-Whirl: Over 500 artists will be showing their handiwork in warehouses and galleries throughout northeast Minneapolis. Lots of live music and other fun attractions, too.
5. Partake in a Sacred Ritual: The Bad Plus performs "On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring", reinterpreting the ballet with their distinct modern jazz style.
Heck, with this much fun about, why leave?