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Pop-up record fair in Minneapolis to feature unique vendors, live music

courtesy Learning Curve Records

A record fair has been announced for this weekend, Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21, at the White Page art gallery in South Minneapolis. According to a Facebook event, the inaugural POOF Pop-Up Record Fair is striving for “a coterie of records and record sellers that are often omitted from other fairs in the area.”

The event is promising many obscurities, surprises, and collectibles from all kinds of “collectors and listeners” (they’re shying away from the term “dealer”). All audiophiles are invited, not simply those with “deep pockets and weirdo aesthetics.” The aim of this event is to be inclusive, not exclusive.

The hours on Friday are 4 – 10 p.m., with music from Tom Carter (of Charalambides) and Matthew De Gennaro starting at 8. Doors re-open on Saturday at 10 and close at 4, with all-day DJ performances to accompany the record show.

Emily Raffesberger is a freshman at the University of St. Thomas, studying music business.