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2008 Stories by Jackie Varriano

Archives: 2009 | 2008
  • The Scrimshaw Brothers' New Year's Eve Spectacular

    published December 31, 2008

    The words "spectacular," "Scrimshaw," and "New Year's Eve" all rolled into one sentence promise laughter. Bryant-Lake Bowl is playing host to the... More >>

  • Not So Cheap Date Night

    published December 24, 2008

    The words "spectacular," "Scrimshaw," and "New Year's Eve" all rolled into one sentence promise laughter. City Pages once called the... More >>

  • Casino Royale 009

    published December 24, 2008

    If you are of the mind that tapas have nothing to do with James Bond, you, my friend, would be sorely mistaken. In fact, the fiendish minds at... More >>

  • 3rd Annual Posada de la Hispanidad

    published December 17, 2008

    The holiday season is all about traditions, many of which we don't understand or remember the origins or importance of. I'm not just talking about... More >>

  • Winter Solstice Ball

    published December 17, 2008

    The days are getting shorter and there is just nothing we can do about it except pray for the winter solstice to come and go as quickly as... More >>

  • Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza

    published November 12, 2008

    Throw caution to the wind November 15 and 16. Let your guard down and fully indulge in the fifth annual Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza, where... More >>

  • Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime

    published September 24, 2008

    It's the most wonderful time of the year, for fans of anime, at least. The seventh annual Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in... More >>

  • Monotonix

    published September 24, 2008

    Formed in 2005 in Israel, Ami Shalev, Yonatan Gat, and Ran Shimoni have been working to redefine rock 'n' roll—working so hard, in fact,... More >>

  • Art Here: Get Out the Vote

    published September 10, 2008

    Elephants and donkeys and Ron Paul, oh my! It's time to add another event to your election-year to-do list as the Minnesota Museum of American Art... More >>

  • ArtCar: Midtown Global Market

    published August 20, 2008

    Even though the summer of 2008 is lacking a traditional Art Car Parade, dry your tears—there are still a multitude of chances for you to... More >>

  • Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

    published August 13, 2008

    When I found out it was time once again for the Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, I promptly fell off my chair and screamed "Nante... More >>

  • 30th Annual Irish Fest

    published August 6, 2008

    The time has come once again when it is acceptable—legal, even—to "hurl" in public. That's right: This weekend is the seventh-annual... More >>

  • Fringe Festival

    published July 30, 2008

    Generally speaking, numbers and spontaneity don't usually go hand in hand. However, in a city that is second only to New York in live theater per... More >>

  • Decorate the Well in Gratitude

    published July 23, 2008

    In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre Raising awareness about water conservation is a bit harder to pull off... More >>

Archives: 2009 | 2008