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  • Cuban New Year

    published December 31, 2008

    It appears that the origins of the name Cuba are uncertain, but the fact that it is close to words meaning "where fertile land is abundant"... More >>

  • Free First Saturday: Styled By Saarinen

    published December 31, 2008

    Modern art and kids might not be two things you would naturally put together like peanut butter and jelly, but spend one day with the little ones... More >>

  • Vegas Lounge Karaoke

    published December 31, 2008

    If you were to guess the vibe of the Vegas Lounge based solely on the name, you might expect to find a bar with a retro "Rat Pack" style. But you... More >>

  • Happy Hour at Pracna on Main

    published December 31, 2008

    Built in 1890, Pracna on Main Boasts quite an impressive history: It is the oldest restaurant on the oldest street in Minneapolis. Ye olde hotspot... More >>

  • Barhopping: Town Talk Diner

    published December 31, 2008

    Town Talk Diner, with its brightly lit sign recalling a '50s movie theater, offers classic diner food, fair-inspired food, and fancy meat dishes... More >>

  • North Star Roller Girls: Bout Three

    published December 24, 2008

    To those nitwits who still believe that women are too delicate to play full-contact sports, check out the North Star Roller Girls. Not only do... More >>

  • The Nomadic Project: Experiencing America Through Art

    published December 24, 2008

    Artist Kristin Abraham and musician Alfonso Llamas have spent the past year living for their art. Disgusted with the state of politics, the war,... More >>

  • Staraoke Xmas Party

    published December 24, 2008

    So all the gifts have been opened, you've shoved as much of Grandma's pumpkin pie into your stomach as you can possibly handle, and dad has fallen... More >>

  • New Year's Nation Simultaneous Celebration

    published December 24, 2008

    It's undeniable that DJ AM and Travis Barker have had a rough year. As many know, this summer the friends were in a plane wreck that resulted in... More >>

  • ReSOULution/Crystal Ball: New Year's Eve Spectacular

    published December 24, 2008

    According to the press release, both ReSOULution and the Crystal Ball were getting too large for the venues that regularly host them. The logical... More >>

  • Jewbilee

    published December 24, 2008

    This time of year can be lonely for those who don't celebrate Christmas. You may want to go out for a beer to stave off the freezing weather, take... More >>

  • Christmas Day Menu

    published December 24, 2008

    There is something undeniably posh about Cosmos, the bar and restaurant located in the Graves Hotel. From the modern woodwork to the eye-catching... More >>

  • Christmas Day Menu

    published December 24, 2008

    Though Nicollet Island Inn will be serving its regular menu on Christmas Eve and Day, those in search of a high-end deal should consider choosing... More >>

  • Christmas Dinner

    published December 24, 2008

    So you completely wrecked the turkey dinner. Or perhaps you missed the plane to your hometown. Whatever the reason, there's no shame in spending... More >>

  • Snowshoeing

    published December 24, 2008

    As anyone who has ever had to trudge through the snow to the bus stop recalls, deep snow can be a chore to run through. It works a completely... More >>

  • Pyromaniacs, your TV marathon awaits you

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Now in its sixth year, the "Yule Log" will once again set your TV aflame with its fiery, wood-fueled rage.Rather than airing holiday episodes of That 70s Show or Friends on Christmas Eve and Day, KS... More >>

  • Santa invites you to a burlesque show

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Nick and Eddy (1612 Harmon Pl. at Loring Park), which regularly hosts burlesque girly show Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret, hosts two holiday-themed bashes this weekend featuring the troupe.Claiming to be "... More >>

  • Winter solstice celebration this Saturday night

    published Dec 18, 2008

    This weekend there are several notable winter solstice parties, performances, and events around town. The 414 Soundbar (414 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis) will host one of the more promising ones.Per... More >>

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Party

    published December 17, 2008

    The holidays for some are a nightmare by themselves; we all need to blow off a little steam around this time of year. Stasiu's helps with this... More >>

  • The Game Room

    published December 17, 2008

    When hitting up the bars on Saturday night, chances are the games you are playing throughout the evening are more psychological and less literal,... More >>

  • Irresistable: A Local Arts and Crafts Sale

    published December 17, 2008

    Did you miss out on the local artist extravaganza, Craft-o-Rama? Did you fail to find something quirky on your last trip to the Mall of America?... More >>

  • Ice Skating at the Depot

    published December 17, 2008

    Sure, there are tons of places to get your skate on in Minnesota, but those who know their outside edges from their inside know that the Depot is... More >>

  • Born 2 Spell Adult Spelling Bee

    published December 17, 2008

    Can you email while tipsy and no one will be the wiser? When you were a kid, did you always get a gold star in your spelling workbook? Do you feel... More >>

  • 10th Anniversary Happy Hours

    published December 17, 2008

    For the past 10 years, Bar Abilene has served as an Uptown hub. On weeknights it's a stopping point for a quick beer before a movie at the Lagoon... More >>

  • Polar Express

    published December 17, 2008

    Sadly, the Minnesota Zephyr will take its final ride along the St. Croix River Valley on New Year's Eve, 2008. The Zephyr features five restored... More >>

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