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2008 Stories by Jessica Armbruster

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  • Karaoke Night

    published December 17, 2008

    The outside of U Otter Stop Inn features a mural of a dapper otter decked out in a top hat, suit, and bow tie, his googly eyes and martini glass... More >>

  • A Million Lights for 37th Nights

    published December 17, 2008

    So you've already seen Holidazzle, and you've checked out the cool houses around town. Or maybe you've avoided the parade because sitting outside... More >>

  • Santacon pub crawl hits lowertown St. Paul

    published Dec 15, 2008

    This Saturday Lowertown St. Paul will come alive with the spirit of Christmas. Or, more accurately, spirits will be consumed by people in Christmas costumes. Whether you work at the mall as Santa Cl... More >>

  • Minneapolis Park and Rec ice rinks open tomorrow

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Looking to practice your inside and outside edges? Itching to use the hockey gear that's been sitting in your garage all summer? Do you actually know what broomball is and have an unstoppable strate... More >>

  • Fembot fatales get stylin'

    published Dec 11, 2008

    Sometimes it's hard to be fashionable during the winter months of Minnesota. The chill air dries our skin, giant sweaters rarely flatter the form, and no matter how hard you try, that facemask you wea... More >>

  • 7th Annual Treasures for Teens

    published December 10, 2008

    During the holiday season it's not uncommon for people to spend more time at food shelves, give money to good causes, and to donate toys so that... More >>

  • Folkways of the Holidays

    published December 10, 2008

    Ever wondered how Minnesotans celebrated the holidays during the 1800s? Now you can find out (and get into the holiday spirit while you're at it)... More >>

  • Woodbury Holiday Lights Tour

    published December 10, 2008

    Electric and heating bills can run pretty high this time of year, so it's hard not to admire those who still unabashedly decorate their homes'... More >>

  • Skandia

    published December 10, 2008

    You might not be aware of this, but there are a lot of people of Scandinavian descent here in Minnesota. Yeah, I'm just kidding. Unless you live... More >>

  • Ground Noise and Static

    published December 10, 2008

    We all have at least one story to tell about the RNC. Perhaps you attended one of the awesome RNC-protest music shows around town. Maybe you snuck... More >>

  • Monster Drawing Rally

    published December 10, 2008

    Forget monster truck rallies, how about a monster of an art show? This Saturday Midway Contemporary Arts will amp up the art in hopes to raise... More >>

  • A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

    published December 10, 2008

    This Wednesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Penned in 1948 in reaction to the atrocities of World War... More >>

  • Barhopping: Champagne Brunch

    published December 10, 2008

    We've all heard of the bottomless pot of coffee people can order up at greasy-spoon diners, and pubs sometimes give you bottomless bowls of chips,... More >>

  • Party at Grain Belt

    published Dec 05, 2008

    (above artwork by Alex Kuno)Those looking to check out a variety of art, from sculpture to video to paintings and photography should check out Grain Belt's Holiday Gala. The event kicks off Friday ... More >>

  • Christmas at the Ramsey House

    published November 26, 2008

    There's something undeniably posh about the Victorian era. One can assume that the wealthy people of the time knew how to celebrate the holiday... More >>

  • Bruce Campbell chats up Minneapolis

    published Dec 04, 2008

    Bruce Campbell has played an undead-fighting jackass Ash Williams in The Evil Dead Trilogy, he played an elderly Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep, and he's even played an 18th century American spy in TV'... More >>

  • No Coast Craft-o-Rama

    published December 3, 2008

    Are you tired of giving the same Far Side desk calendar to Grandpa each year? Has mom's dishrag from the '80s been worn down to a small... More >>

  • The Santa Run

    published December 3, 2008

    We've all heard the lame joke about lawyers running after ambulances, but let's give credit where it's due: At the annual Santa Run, real lawyers... More >>

  • Winter One-Nighters: A Not Too Distant Past

    published December 3, 2008

    Though our minds often jump instantly to New York, Chicago is truly our big sister city to the east. The third-biggest city in the U.S., Chicago... More >>

  • Anthology Cabaret

    published December 3, 2008

    Looking for some variety, but variety with substance? This Friday and Saturday, local performers come together for a little bit of everything at... More >>

  • Happy Hour at Herkimer's Pub

    published December 3, 2008

    Like Town Hall or Green Mill, Herkimer brews its own beer. I’m not going to lie: I’m not a big fan of it. Most varieties taste like... More >>

  • Electric Arc Radio Show: A Very Brady Christmas

    published November 26, 2008

    Does the true meaning of Christmas lie in hair—the hair of years past, present, and future? Sure, why not? Most of us find special... More >>

  • 'The Variety Show' Fashion Show

    published November 26, 2008

    I have to admit: I'm thankful I live in an era when corsets aren't standard-issue daywear. But that doesn't mean I'm not impressed with those who... More >>

  • Winter Skate

    published November 26, 2008

    There's a lot about the holidays to set your teeth on edge: obnoxious clothing shops trying to get you to open a store credit card, toy... More >>

  • Holidazzle Parade

    published November 26, 2008

    It's true: Kids, adults, and squirrels love sparkly things. Be it the freezing temperatures, the Crown Royal, or the primal need to find and... More >>

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