Events: Pop-up cinema; T.C. Book Fest

JAHNA PELOQUIN | Updated 10/9/2013

Head to East Lake for a flick, or the Fairgrounds for some lit.

Still from Jaime Carrera & Tyler Jensen’s “Parade,” starring Kimberly Lesik.

SATURDAY

East Lake Bike N’ Bus-In Cinema

In an age of pop-up galleries and pop-up shops, it was only a matter of time before we got pop-up cinema. East Lake Bike N’ Bus-In Cinema — a one-night-only pop-up event in an E. Lake Street parking lot — features a program of short films from and about Minneapolis, Lake Street, public art and the use of surplus urban space by Jaime Carrera with Tyler Jensen, Brad Zellar, Geoff Seelinger, Works Progress and others. The event is curated by Joan Vorderbruggen and Andy Sturdevant, who share a vision for reinvigorating vacant commercial storefronts, as evidenced by Vorderbruggen’s projects “Artists in Storefronts” and “Made Here,” and Sturdevant’s recent essay “A Field Guide to the Vacant Storefronts of East Lake Street,” from his new book “Potluck Supper With Meeting to Follow.” (7 p.m. Sat. Free. Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E. Lake St., Mpls.) Jahna Peloquin

 

Twin Cities Book Festival

The Upper Midwest’s largest literary gathering is back, promising a lineup of rock-star authors, local literary favorites and publishers. Some of this year’s notable authors and poets include Delia Ephron (Nora’s sister), Nicholson Baker, Mircea Cartarescu and David Wojahn. The Local Lit Lounge will feature signings from local talent, including James Dawes, Scott Dominic Carpenter and former governor/wrestler Jesse Ventura (his latest book: “They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK”). There’s also a literary magazine fair, a used book and record sale, panels, a poetry showcase and more. Visit www.raintaxi.com/bookfest for a full list of authors and exhibitors. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Fine Arts Center & Progress Center, State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights. www.raintaxi.com/bookfest.)