Culture compass: Vinyls, vintage and visuals

Here’s your A&E guide to the weekend.

by Alex Strangman

Friday: Second Annual Mill City Art Show

With an eventful Halloweekend in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take things down a notch. 

Start off your low-key weekend at the Inverted Arts space in Grain Belt Studios for opening night of the second annual Mill City Art Show. 

This year’s theme, “Love vs. Fear,” will feature curated pieces of art that process the tension between the two emotions. 

The juried exhibition, produced by Craft Northeast, will showcase works from a wide range of local artists. 

When: 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: Grain Belt Studios, 77 13th Ave. NE. Suite 207, Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Saturday: Twin Cities Record Show

What better way to spend a cold Saturday in November than digging through crate after crate of records inside a brewery?

Able Brewery and MSP Music Expo are teaming up for another installment of the Twin Cities Record Show. The Able Seedhouse and Brewery will be full of thousands of albums, 45 RPM records, music memorabilia and, of course, beer. 

This free event is the perfect place to find some groovy records sure to keep you feeling cozy  this winter.

When: 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: MSP Music Expo, 1121 Quincy St. NE., Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Sunday: Minneapolis Vintage Market

As the weekend wraps up, find some vintage steals at the November edition of the Minneapolis Vintage Market at Chowgirls in the Solar Arts building. 

The monthly marketplace focuses on premium vintage and one-of-a-kind treasures. The vendors even rotate each month, so you never know what you’re going to find. 

The event starts at noon, but if you want to get first looks at all the clothes, early bird tickets are available online; included with early bird tickets is a free cup of coffee to keep you caffeinated while you shop.

When: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Early bird ticket holders); 12 – 5 p.m. (General Admission)

Where: Chowgirls at Solar Arts, 711 15th Ave NE., Minneapolis

Cost: Early bird tickets are $10; general admission is free after 12 p.m.

Local Artist Spotlight: J. Plaza

J. Plaza has been on the Twin Cities hip hop scene for a hot minute now. Even with no full-length projects to his name, the “IDGAF” rapper has maintained a buzz over the past couple years by dropping an array of singles. Most recently, he exhibited his lyrical prowess by turning the Kawhi Leonard laughing meme into an absolute banger.