ART FESTIVAL AT HAMLINE PARK JULY 28
Celebrate art and the healing power of mosaic art in Hamline Park (1564 Lafond Ave.) on Friday, July 28, 4 to 6 p.m. Meet the artists of Mosaic on a Stick that have transformed this corner of the city, and learn how you can support the work of this local BIPOC-, women-owned business. Shop for gifts and supplies, sign up early for fall classes and private parties, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments. Donations will directly benefit Mosaic on a Stick.
HEIRUSPECS HOSTS BLOCK PARTY AUG. 19
Live band hip-hop mainstays Heiruspecs are bringing a free outdoor block party to St. Paul on Aug. 19, from 4-10 p.m. at Keg and Case Courtyard (928 West 7th St.). The fan-favorite hip hop crew is throwing their take on a quintessential neighborhood block party with performances from Heiruspecs, Maria Isa, and the Unknown Prophets, plus DJs, a car show that organizers say will “feature a few rides that will remind us of when cruising University was THE thing to do on a weekend,” local food and beer, and more. Chef Mateo Mackbee, a fellow Central alum, and son of longtime Principal Mary Mackbee (now retired) will join them to serve up delicious items off the grill.
Heiruspecs is a live hip-hop band out of Saint Paul Central High School that formed in 1997. In their 26 years of existence, they have toured the country extensively, released six critically acclaimed records, and shared stages with the likes of The White Stripes, Black Eyed Peas, Cake, The Walkmen, Lyrics Born, and more. In addition to being recognized as the definitive live hip-hop band out of the Twin Cities, Heiruspecs has been dedicated to giving back to their community, having distributed over $40,000 to St. Paul Central students through their annual Heiruspecs Scholarship awards. Heiruspecs is performing in support of their most recent release, the 2022 effort “Pretty Random But What Happened to the Heiruspecs.”
COMO PARK RELAYS
Como Park Relays will be on Wednesdays in August at Horton Ave. and Lexington Parkway with a kids race at 6:30 p.m. and a two-person relay at 6:45 p.m. More at run-minnesota.org.