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Urban pastoral by Scott Lloyd Anderson ART/GALLERY Paradise, Paved: An Oil Painter’s Exploration of the Suburbs Douglas Flanders & Associates “They paved paradise,” as Joni Mitchell sang, and Scott Lloyd Anderson, using his 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board-Artist Initiative Grant, has been painting the parking lots. Forget bucolic nature, the purview of many landscape painters working in oil. Anderson is interested in the sun off a car bumper, the shimmer of snow next to a blue water slide, and the shadows cast by strip malls at the edge of green fi elds. He deploys his discerning eye, and considerable skills working with light, color, and media, to the least beloved of landscapes, with remarkable results. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16. 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-791-1285. Through July 5 —CAMILLE LEFEVRE cartoonists will be on hand, including kids’ artists, graphic novelists, trading-card artists, pinup artists, and folks from Lutefi sk Sushi , the ongoing Minnesota comic anthology series that publishes about every year. The dealers’ fl oor will feature local book shops, comic distributors, collectible items, and more. Got a great getup? Enter the costume contest for a chance to win prizes, or just show up in your gear and be part of the ambiance. For more info, visit www. midwestcomicbook.com. $12. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul; 651-288-4400. Through Sunday —JESSICA ARMBRUSTER BARHOPPING/PARTY YELLOW POLES, SCOTT LLOYD ANDERSON © 2014 Summit Brewing Co., St. Paul, MN. Stanley’s Craft Beer and Bacon Festival Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room Could there be a pairing more natural than beer and bacon? If there is, we don’t want to hear about it. Neighborhood institution Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room is updating its popular craft-beer festival with an injection of grease for 2014. The event features around 50 local and national breweries for you to sample, including favorites like Fulton, New Belgium, Founders, and Deschutes, plus young guns like Big Wood, Northgate, and 612. Oskar Blues brewery, which recently expanded its range to the Twin Cities from its home base in Colorado, will be sending an artist to do live painting in honor of Art-A-Whirl, along with a few kegs of thoroughly innovative concoctions. Select beers from a range of breweries will be matched up with one of Stanley’s craft-bacon fl avors, which include pecan applewood, candied jalapeño, and maple chili, with a few no-brainers like bourbon and Caribbean jerk. In addition to the pork and suds, the event will offer live music, photobooths, the potentially hazardous drinking game Hammerschlagen, and vendors like Tot Boss food truck and Tollefson Meats. $40; $90 VIP; $10 sober driver pass. 2 to 5 p.m. 2500 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-788-2529. —ZACH MCCORMICK SAT /5/17 FESTIVAL MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Convention Minnesota State Fairgrounds Two weekends ago, Wizard World Comic Con came to the Twin Cities. The party certainly was a blast, but it wasn’t the fi rst of its kind in Minnesota. For the past 25 years, MCBA has hosted its SpringCon Comic Book Convention, much to the delight of comic-book fans and lovers of local shops. This weekend, folks can chat with comic artists, shop from local vendors, and celebrate Twin Cities geekery at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Another bonus for those with shallow wallets: Admission is only $12, and parking is free. At this year’s event, over 250 WE COULDN’T KEEP THIS FOREVER . Just in time for summer, we’re happy to announce Summit EPA, Summer Ale and Sága IPA are now available in 12-ounce cans. Beer lovers, rejoice! summitbrewing.com CITYPAGES.COM 14–20, citypages.com MAY MAY 14-20, 2014 2014 CITY city PAGES pages 29 BOTTLED UP

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