Snap a pic of L.A. Nik, enter to win $1,000


If you're familiar with the downtown Minneapolis bar scene, then you'll probably recognize L.A. Nik. He's easy to spot, as he often wears all black, including his nail polish, and looks like a rock star (because he is--he worked as a drummer in various L.A. rock bands in the '80s). His favorite haunts include the Loring Kitchen and Bar (he lives upstairs), Hell's Kitchen, Prohibition, and the Kitty Cat Klub.


Nik, who works as a party and concert promoter in addition to running a media booth service out of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, recently made an announcement that he would become part of an unusual contest. He'll be awarding $1,000 to the person who snaps the best candid photograph of the local personality while out and about. Are you ready to play a live-action game of Where's Waldo?

The contest, which playfully aims to encourage more folks to partake in downtown nightlife, runs through November. Anyone over 18 is encouraged to participate. Once you've spotted and snapped L.A. Nik in his natural environment, you can enter to win by uploading your photo to his website, Images will be judged by a panel of local celebrities, who will be announced at a later date.