Alison Knowles: ‘Make a Salad’
Artist Alison Knowles was a member of New York City’s downtown artist community in the 1960s, working alongside the likes of Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, and collaborating with art collective Fluxus. She is best known for producing “scores” — events that transform everyday activities into tactile performances incorporating music and visuals. Her most iconic work is “Make a Salad,” first performed in London in 1962. It consists of the seemingly mundane act of preparing a salad, though on a grand scale and with a performative aspect. Knowles moves to the beat of a live musical score by Joshua Selman in front of a live audience, which is served the finished product. Thursday, she re-stages the piece with Selman on Walker Art Center’s Open Field. Knowles’ work is also part of the Walker’s current exhibition, “Art Expanded: 1958-1978.” (6-8 p.m. Thu. Free. Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. www.walkerart.org.) Jahna Peloquin
Even if you don’t have tickets to the MLB All-Star Game, there’s still a way to get in on the action. Find out what it’s like to be a Major Leaguer through displays and exhibits. View the official uniforms of this season. Buy and sell baseball cards, collectibles and memorabilia. Practice in a batting cage or check out the entertainment stages. (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Mon., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue. $30-$35. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. www.mlb.com.)Melissa Walker
Buxtahooda Bar Game Olympiad
Test out your hand-eye coordination — after a few beers — with the third annual Buxtahooda. The “bar game olympiad” is part charity pub crawl and part bar game brawl, featuring teams of five. After taking over downtown Minneapolis for its first two years, the tournament moves to northeast Minneapolis, with venues including Moose on Monroe, the Vegas Lounge and the 331 Club, and games such as bag toss, ladder golf, ping-pong toss, golf putt and Pop-a-Shot. There are prizes for top scores in each event and best team costume, and a $500 grand prize. Sign up your team on site or online, or just go to observe the tipsy tourney and take advantage of $2.50 Miller Lites. (1 p.m. Sat.; 5:30 p.m. awards ceremony. $75 per team, free to attend. Starts at the Moose on Monroe, 356 NE. Monroe St., Mpls. www.buxtahooda.com.) J.P.