Events: World War Brick, Chris Kluwe

Updated 6/26/2013

Lego fanatics gather; Kluwe at the Pride Parade.

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.
Photo by Carlos Gonzalez


World War Brick

Hosted by Minneapolis-based custom Lego kit builders Brickmania Toyworks, World War Brick is a gathering of Lego fanatics from all over the country, offering a place for like-minded builders to share techniques, show off their handiwork and collaborate on projects. The weekend-long convention includes displays, workshops, speakers, games and collaborative builds. While weekend passes have sold out, tickets to the public exhibit are still available, in which you can check out builder displays, help build a massive mosaic and shop for kits in the Brickmania store. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5. Brickmania Toyworks, 1620 Central Av. NE., Mpls. 612-545-5263.) Jahna Peloquin


Chris Kluwe: ‘Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies’

After coming out in favor of gay rights via a scathing, hilarious letter to a Maryland state senator last fall, Chris Kluwe — then a punter for the Minnesota Vikings — inadvertently became the Twin Cities’ unofficial spokesperson for marriage equality. Just in time for Pride week, the grand marshal of Sunday’s GLBT Pride Parade (see page 23) is releasing his first book, “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies,” a collection of personal essays delving into everything from faith and government to human rights and professional sports, delivered with Kluwe’s signature sharp tongue and even sharper wit. To christen the book, he’s doing a reading, discussion and signing. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. (6 p.m. Sun. Free. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-215-2650.) J.P.

Minnesota Food Truck Fair

Mobile meals are the newest culinary rage. On Sunday, foodies can taste bites from Gastrotruck, Anchor Fish and Chips, Hola Arepa, Pimento Jamaican Grill and others. Quench your thirst with local craft beers while listening to live music. (3-8 p.m. Sun. Free. On Hennepin and Holmes Avenues between Lake and 31st Streets, Mpls. Melissa Walker