Upcoming events this weekend? A&E has you covered

Wam-O-Rama, the Dear Gaza Block Party and the Minneapolis “Taste of Greece” Festival 2019 are all on the roster this weekend.

Morgan La Casse

Morgan La Casse


Friday: Wam-O-Rama

Weisman Art Museum’s annual student-centered festival will feature live music, free T-shirts and more. Plan to arrive early because the T-shirts, printed on-site with a custom design by Bohemian Press, will most likely go fast. Local acts Qani and RÅDĮØ ÅHŁËË will provide the music. During the festival, students can also rent original works from WAM’s “HOMEWORK” rental collection. 

When: 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Parkway, Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Saturday: Dear Gaza Block Party

For the fifth year in a row, Dear Gaza will celebrate its block party. The event is a tour of Palestinian culture, featuring a wide range of performances from Brooklyn-based band Habibi to local dancers and artists. World Street Kitchen has prepared a special menu for the occasion that you won’t want to miss. 

When: 4 – 10 p.m.

Where: 2400 S. Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis

Cost: free to attend, $10 suggested donation goes to Anera In-Kind Medical Relief Program in the Gaza Strip

Sunday: Minneapolis “Taste of Greece” Festival 2019

Feast on authentic Greek food like gyros or Loukoumades (donuts, Greek style) and try fresh takes on favorite dishes, like the “baklava sundae.” In addition to a wondrous assortment of food, the festival will feature live music and dancers in traditional costumes. 

When: Noon – 6 p.m.

Where: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis

Cost: Free, food and beverage tickets: $1 per ticket