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  • The Seven Deadly Sins Party: 4th Annual Halloween Costume Ball

    published October 29, 2008

    Are you more interested in being a devil this Friday night instead of running in fear from them? Indulge your sinful side at the Myth Nightclub,... More >>

  • First Avenue's Halloween Party & Costume Contest

    published October 29, 2008

    Halloween thankfully falls on a Friday this year, so there are no worries if your zombie clown makeup stains your skin for the next few days.... More >>

  • Trail of Terror

    published October 29, 2008

    Are you looking forsomething epic to do this Halloween? The Trail of Terror out at the Renaissance Festival Site ( More >>

  • The Dead Hate the Living Halloween Bash

    published October 29, 2008

    So, you've done the tours and the horror movie screenings, and you've had enough candy to put yourself in diabetic shock. Perhaps it is time to... More >>

  • Tonight We Abide: The Big Lebowski Party

    published October 29, 2008

    If the dude were a real person, I could see him digging Bryant-Lake Bowl. There's beer, good eats, old-school bowling (you score your rounds with... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: The Yowza Yowza Yowza

    published Oct 24, 2008

    The Yowza Yowza Yowza $10 Saffron 123 N. 3rd St. Minneapolis 612.746.5533 It is not uncommon for people to shudder and tell a tale of college debauchery at the mere mention of tequila. But it’s no... More >>

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Paint Thinner: Christian Brothers Cream Sherry

    published Oct 24, 2008

    Like champagne, sherry refers to the region of production, or at least it did many years ago. Originally a fortified wine from Jerez, Spain, "sherry" is actually a bastardization of the town... More >>

  • Cinematic Titanic: LIVE!

    published October 22, 2008

    It's hard to believe that two decades ago, if you had deliberately rented a movie with the sole intention of laughing at it, people would have... More >>

  • The Zombie Carnival

    published October 22, 2008

    Zombies are perhaps the least glamorous of the monster characters out there. The rotting flesh prohibits them from the sexiness of vampires, their... More >>

  • Found Footage Festival

    published October 22, 2008

    Training videos from the '80s, regional commercials for local food chains, and bizarre home videos: These are just a few of the things to be... More >>

  • The Tiny Jumbo Jolly Grim Show

    published October 22, 2008

    It's been a while since puppets have been funny for adults. Much like clowns and sparkly ponies, puppets have been relegated to the "kids-only"... More >>

  • Beakman LIVE!

    published October 22, 2008

    It's been a while since puppets have been funny for adults. Much like clowns and sparkly ponies, puppets have been relegated to the "kids-only"... More >>

  • Barhopping: Happy Hour at Mortimer's

    published October 22, 2008

    There's something special about a bar that starts its happy hour at 11 a.m., especially one located in an area that's not particularly populated... More >>

  • Regis Dialogue: Mike Leigh

    published October 15, 2008

    The Regis Dialogue, now in its 19th year, pairs well-known filmmakers with respected film critics. This year is the year of Mike Leigh and Scott... More >>

  • Zombie Pub Crawl IV

    published October 15, 2008

    We all want brains. However, if the word "brains" makes you hungry rather than prompting intellectual discourse, chances are you are a zombie.... More >>

  • City Pages' Iron Fork

    published October 15, 2008

    Thanks to shows like Iron Chef, with its color commentary approaching NFL-levels of gusto, or Hell's Kitchen, where Gordon Ramsey... More >>

  • Happy Hour at Jasmine 26

    published October 15, 2008

    The Eat Street region of Nicollet Avenue is not for those with short attention spans. Stroll up the street on any given night in search of a bar... More >>

  • Wear your kneepads: St. Paul art crawl is this weekend

    published Oct 10, 2008

    This weekend St. Paul gets creative with its annual art crawl. One of the largest of its kind, over 250 art studios and galleries will open their doors, giving live art demonstrations, theater perform... More >>

  • SOLD OUT: Cold War Kids

    published October 8, 2008

    The Cold War Kids got their start in Fullerton, California, in 2004, quickly gaining popularity with bloggers, Pitchfork, and music heads who... More >>

  • Radio K 15th Anniversary Party

    published October 8, 2008

    It was 1993 when the University of Minnesota decided to merge WMMR and KUOM into Radio K. Fifteen years later, the student-run station has proved... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published October 8, 2008

    Electricity has played a major role in countless horror movies and novels. It passed judgment on the killer child in The Bad Seed (1956),... More >>

  • Second Annual West Bank Bash

    published October 8, 2008

    The West Bank School of music began in the '70s as a flexible way for people of all ages and skill levels to add a little music to their busy... More >>

  • Boys to men: locally–filmed documentary explores masculinity

    published Oct 03, 2008

    This weekend marks the broadcast of the locally made film, Journeyman. The one–hour documentary explores the recent "masculine identity crisis", following two at–risk youth as th... More >>

  • That's hott: the MMAA celebrates Minnesota comic artists

    published Oct 03, 2008

    Originally popular for being a playground for bombastically patriotic superheroes of anatomical impossibility, the inhabitants of today’s graphic novels have branched out, from autobiographical tale... More >>

  • Citizen Cope

    published October 1, 2008

    You might recognize Citizen Cope's tunes from a recent Pontiac commercial ("Son's Gonna Rise"), you might have heard him play between angsty... More >>

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