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  • Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films

    published Dec 11, 2009

    ​(Photo by JasonRogersFotographie)This week we've got karaoke at a major rock venue, psychedelic music, and a feel-good film screening.​(Photo by swanksalot)FRIDAY:The Softrocks, Computers, Dallas... More >>

  • Beatrix*JAR hosts a circuit bending workshop next week

    published Dec 11, 2009

    ​(Photo by jeanbaptisteparis) Circuit bending is the fine art of taking old or discarded electronic items and manipulating them into making new sounds. Using simple soldering techniques old toy... More >>

  • 'Mad' New Years Eve Celebration

    published December 9, 2009

    While we ring in a new decade tonight, this party will revel in the glamour of eras past. And though the '60s movie-star look is always in style,... More >>

  • 2010: A Space Odyssey

    published December 9, 2009

    It's natural to reflect on the past as we move into the future. However, this is not that kind of party. 2010: A Space Odyssey will look much... More >>

  • Punch at Stadium Village celebrates its grand opening

    Punch at Stadium Village celebrates its grand opening

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​How do you attract customers to a new business on campus? Offer them free pizza and booze, of course. Punch Neapolitan Pizza's newest location at Stadium Village will be doing exactly that this Sat... More >>

  • Cork's celebrates its grand re-opening all this week

    published Dec 09, 2009

    ​(Traditional Scotch eggs photographed by Unhindered by Talent) Interested in trying Scotch eggs on the cheap? Feel like sampling whiskeys without regretting it when the tab comes? Miss those old d... More >>

  • Ballet of the Dolls: The Nutcracker (not so) Suite

    published December 9, 2009

    We know, sometimes watching a performance of The Nutcracker can feel a little repetitive. As with viewing A Christmas Carol,... More >>

  • Curster's Dollmighty Fashion Show

    published December 9, 2009

    You might remember Erin Currie's work from her 2008 "Curster's Fantastico" show at SooVAC. In it, she created a world of paintings and toys... More >>

  • WAMplified!

    published December 9, 2009

    This Saturday night the Weisman throws the inaugural WAMplified! bash, an evening that fuses live music with current exhibits. Headlining the... More >>

  • ’Tis the Season to Glitz and Glam 2009

    published December 9, 2009

    If we had our choice between a posh holiday season filled with high fashion, fancy cocktails, and smashing conversation or a December loaded with... More >>

  • Weekday Happy Hour

    published December 9, 2009

    Located next to the Jungle Theater, just a skip away from the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue, the Lyndale Tap House is another... More >>

  • JägerCon Anniversary Party

    published December 9, 2009

    This evening marks the one-year anniversary (or the approximate birthday) of JägerCon, a weekly Tuesday-night party featuring sci-fi movie... More >>

  • Raise the Curtain ticket sale tomorrow

    published Dec 07, 2009

    ​(Photo by brokentrinkets)Looking to enjoy some holiday music, theater, and dance on the cheap? Tomorrow is your chance to buy discounted tickets for a variety of shows and performances around town.... More >>

  • 2009 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival this weekend

    published Dec 04, 2009

    ​(Cast and crew hard at work in Uptown, Minneapolis on the set of Living Arrangements)As we approach December's big flick rush we may become increasingly cynical of the state of movies. The insincer... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Holiday neighborhood celebrations, reindeers, and a band called Schitty Weezer

    published Dec 04, 2009

    ​(Photo by HowardLake)This week there's bar and gallery hopping in Lowertown St. Paul, ten hours of awesomeness at the Walker, and '90s tribute bands.  ​(Photo by Rick Harris)FRIDAY:Friday Ni... More >>

  • Riot Act Reading Series this weekend

    published Dec 04, 2009

    ​(See? Books and guitars are friends! Photo by dvs) This Sunday will mark the latest installment of the Riot Act Reading Series, a cool monthly'ish event held at the Turf Club in St. Paul.This Sunda... More >>

  • Tim Allen visits St. Louis Park tonight

    published Dec 02, 2009

    ​(Tim Allen in the cinematic masterpiece, Jungle 2 Jungle)One of these things is not like the other: Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA, Seattle, WA, Denver CO, Houston, TX, and St. Louis Park, MN. It might s... More >>

  • Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tells us what to drink

    published Dec 02, 2009

    ​(Photo by theonetruedevo)November 27 marked the publication of Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Drink This: Wine Made Simple (Ballantine Books). In it, the James Beard Award-winning senior editor at Minne... More >>

  • Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

    published December 2, 2009

    Anyone with a little knowledge of American history probably knows something about Benjamin Franklin. We know that he invented bifocals, that he... More >>

  • Studio Bricolage: Mixology: The Art & Science of Drink

    published December 2, 2009

    At this party and lecture, participants will learn the basics of the cocktail. So if you have always wondered what a jigger or a muddler was but... More >>

  • No Coast Craft-o-Rama

    published December 2, 2009

    Looking to buy locally made holiday gifts this season? Once again, No Coast Craft-o-Rama can easily make that reasonable goal come true. And we... More >>

  • Toys in the Attic

    published December 2, 2009

    Despite its name, this yearly toy show and benefit will not feature the toys that one might find in a long-forgotten attic. Rather, the toys on... More >>

  • Wall-to-Walker

    published December 2, 2009

    For those who have wanted a crash course in all things Walker Art Center, this is the day to do it. Part Free First Saturday, part Walker After... More >>

  • Lowertown Art Crawl

    published December 2, 2009

    This monthly bar and gallery hop kicked off last month with live performances, art, and drink specials. Again this Friday, Lowertown residents and... More >>

  • 2009 British Television Advertising Awards

    published December 2, 2009

    Can advertising have artistic merits? Many would say yes. And while we may roll our eyes while attempting to ignore car, fast food, and cat litter... More >>

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