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2009 Stories by Jessica Armbruster

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  • Soo Visual Arts Center has a weird week planned

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​(This week's show brought to you by a security camera? Photo by m.gifford)This Thursday marks the start of a four-day festival loaded with improv music, CD-release shows for musicians like Gay Witc... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Scary movies, cheese, and a riot

    published Oct 16, 2009

    ​(Photo by Evil Erin) This week we've got fall festivals with lots of food and music, a freaky film fest, and a reading at a bar. Check it out. FRIDAY:Scary Shorts Film Fest(Rogue Buddha Galler... More >>

  • The Mayhem Poets perform slam poetry tomorrow night

    published Oct 15, 2009

    ​ Slam poetry may not be for everyone. At least, that is what people may think. Over the years the performance art has achieved some notoriety, yet whether it has increased in accessibility is debat... More >>

  • Minnesota Rollergirls season kickoff this Saturday

    published Oct 14, 2009

    ​(Photo by Mulad)This Saturday marks the start of the Minnesota Rollergirls season. They failed to prevail in September's Brawl of America Regional Championships, ranking a miserable 9th (in the end... More >>

  • Rock & Roll Circus

    published October 14, 2009

    This year has seen a lot of pairings between music and the circus; both Pink and Britney Spears's current albums and tours are big-top themed. But... More >>

  • The Haunted Basement

    published October 14, 2009

    As with most older buildings and homes, the Soap Factory's basement is creepy. It has a permanent dampness that gets into your bones and lungs, it... More >>

  • Real Haunted Tours

    published October 14, 2009

    While employees of haunted houses will lurk behind corners waiting to pounce, Mounds Theatre will merely take you on a tour. There's a reason they... More >>

  • Fall Harvest Festival

    published October 14, 2009

    Now that the season has shifted into fall, festivals will probably have a more low-key tone. The food won't be as deep-fried, the attendees will... More >>

  • Psycho Suzi's hosts a Samoa tsunami relief fundraiser

    published Oct 13, 2009

    ​(Pool and Tiki Bar Maliu Mai after the tsunami. Photo by telemal)On September 29 both Samoa and American Samoa (they're located about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii) were hit with hard by a... More >>

  • David Sedaris

    published October 14, 2009

    Of the many things one might expect to see on someone's bio, "award-winning humorist" is probably not one of them. Yet David Sedaris's... More >>

  • Andrew Zimmern

    published October 14, 2009

    He's drunk blood while in Uganda, he's consumed a roasted bat, and he's even had an Incan witch doctor beat him with a live guinea pig. No, Andrew... More >>

  • Eric Dregni

    published October 14, 2009

    It's been a while since we've seen a new book by the prolific Minnesota renaissance man Eric Dregni. The assistant professor at Concordia College... More >>

  • Kramarczuk's celebrates Oktoberfest in White Bear Lake

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​(Photo of home location by Eric Weisser)Known for its homemade sausage, breads, pastries, and European treats, Kramarczuk's has been making tasty treats in the Northeast for over 50 years. They've ... More >>

  • Grumpy's Rocktoberfest this weekend

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​     (Photo by Mykl Roventine) Grumpy's Northeast may just be that area of Minneapolis' first dive bar, and the original hipster spot. This weekend they are hosting a hell of a ... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Binge drinking zombies, art crawls, and ballet

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​(Work by Adam Turman for Breast in Show) This is a good week for those on a tight budget. Events include two really cool arts shows in one space, two huge art crawls, and a even some free ballet. ... More >>

  • 2009 Twin Cities Book Festival Schedule

    published Oct 08, 2009

    ​ (Photo by Wonderlane)Looking for something to do this Saturday? You should check out the Twin Cities Book Festival. The ninth annual event looks pretty awesome. They have a Pulitzer prize-winner w... More >>

  • Breast in Show: A Benefit for Breast Cancer

    published October 7, 2009

    The month of October is more than simply a lead-up to Halloween and fall harvest events, it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to... More >>

  • Zombie Pub Crawl V: It's Starting to Stink

    published October 7, 2009

    Do you have an insatiable hunger for brains? Are some of your appendages rotting off? Are you starting to smell really bad? Then you just might be... More >>

  • Don’t Worry I Have a Map: New Works by Amy Rice

    published October 7, 2009

    On display this month are new works by Amy Rice. She has previously stated that she draws inspiration from the warm memories of her past, with a... More >>

  • Cirque du SoGay Afterparty

    published October 7, 2009

    When it comes to unique events with a lot of variety, Cirque du SoGay promises to be at the top of the list this week. The epic event begins at... More >>

  • Saint Paul Art Crawl

    published October 7, 2009

    While many art events are being canceled or scaled down due to financial issues, it's great to see that the Saint Paul Art Crawl is expanding its... More >>

  • Broken

    published October 7, 2009

    Greg Gossel's show "Broken" features paintings that pay tribute to past decades, sometimes more than one simultaneously. Much like collective... More >>

  • Daily Happy Hours

    published October 7, 2009

    The Sample Room is known for its impressive list of flights and tapas-sized plates ideal for sharing. And while it's highly recommended to indulge... More >>

  • N.M. Kelby

    published October 7, 2009

    It might seem counterintuitive to release a book composed of short stories filled with road trips, vacations, and pools now that it is fall.... More >>

  • N.M. Kelby

    published October 7, 2009

    It might seem counterintuitive to release a book composed of short stories filled with road trips, vacations, and pools now that it is fall.... More >>

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