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Headlong Into the Irresistible Orbit

This week has been stressful but yoga helps. That, and I’m all amped up for the weekend ahead. Friends and relatives are coming into town as the long-anticipated Minneapolis Indie Xpo begins. A number of my friends (including the boyfriend) will have tables there.

The Minneapolis Indie Xpo was founded in 2010 as a one-day show celebrating independent comics and Midwest cartoonists. It grew out of the local comics community’s desire to have its own venue for exhibition and was cobbled together by two veteran event coordinators who happen to be big comics fans. You can call us “MIX” and, as the name implies, expect a bake sale at the show.

Tomorrow night St. Anthony Main hosts the Precious Little Film Fest - a special screening of Scott Pilgrim vs The World along with some animated shorts. Friday night there will be kick off festivities with book signings at Big Brain Comics and music at the 501 Club. Saturday is the big day with MIX itself at The Soap Factory, with donuts (vegan and non-vegan) from The Donut Cooperative.

Five other good things for this hump day:

As if our weekend wasn’t busy enough we’ve also got tickets for The Homegrown Experience on Sunday. The event will feature chef demonstrations, local restaurants, farmers, CSAs, co-ops, food producers, local vintners, brewers and more. That should be fun. After all that, though, I’ll need to buckle down and take care of business. And by business I mostly mean prepping the kid for his impending vacation and yardwork, lots and lots of yardwork.


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