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  • Beer, Brats, and teh Bard

    published February 10, 2010

    This popular evening of food, drink, and iambic pentameter returns once again with Valentine's Day sweethearts in mind. And although... More >>

  • Til Death Do Us Part

    published February 10, 2010

    Karen O'Bryan and R.M. Hanson are not only a couple, they are artists as well and will share their love-inspired work in the Rogue Buddha space.... More >>

  • Local organization XYandZ applies for 50K grant from Pepsi

    published Feb 08, 2010

    ​(Photo by kevindooley) While businesses struggle to survive in the economy, the casualty rate is reflected on the streets as store owners vacate spaces, leaving them empty and shuttered. XYandZ has... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Vintage Voltage, Vigilante Justice III, and a top-secret art party

    published Feb 05, 2010

    ​(Photo by tombothetominator)It's another awesome weekend for people looking for free stuff to do. There's slam poetry with chocolate, live screen printing until 4 a.m., and tons of dance parties.... More >>

  • Dine and Fly to raise funds for Haiti

    published Feb 03, 2010

    ​(Photo by jronaldlee)Hot air ballooning and local restaurants might seem like an odd combo, but they are offered as part of this online effort to raise funds for an orphanage in Boucan, Haiti. Whil... More >>

  • Wells Tower

    published February 3, 2010

    When Wells Tower's collection of short stories, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), debuted, its sparkling... More >>

  • Fireside Literary Series: Eric Dregni

    published February 3, 2010

    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 >>

  • Bird x Bird

    published February 3, 2010

    Now in its eighth year, this benefit party combines avian expertise with art. Each year a dozen or so local and national artists are provided... More >>

  • The Sno Ball

    published February 3, 2010

    For those familiar with the neighborhoods in northeast Minneapolis, 13th Avenue contains a pretty fun pocket of theaters, restaurants, and bars.... More >>

  • Altered Pages

    published February 3, 2010

    Name just about any popular book, any classic novel, or any groundbreaking piece of writing, and you will find at least one link to controversy.... More >>

  • Something New: An Independent Wedding Fair

    published February 3, 2010

    If you are over the age of 30, you probably have been to the same wedding at least five times. You sat in the same reception hall, you ate the... More >>

  • Vigilante Justice III

    published February 3, 2010

    Part music show, part art exhibit, Vigilante Justice III returns for another shindig that is sure to entertain. The third episode will see the... More >>

  • (in)sight Senior Fashion Show

    published February 3, 2010

    For many of us, our final projects as seniors result in an all-nighter and a lengthy essay. For senior designers at the U of M's College of... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Instant film, bowling alley burlesque, and National Gorilla Suit Day

    published Jan 29, 2010

    ​(Photo by fast eddie 42)It's another strong weekend for free events. We have awesome outdoor activities including a baseball game with the St. Paul Saints, an Art Sled Rally, and tons of stuff on i... More >>

  • J.D. Salinger dead at 91

    published Jan 28, 2010

    ​(Cover photo shot by jameseliers) His body of work is sparse, yet his influence huge. J.D. Salinger is probably best known for The Catcher in the Rye, which was published in 1951 and quickly became... More >>

  • JJ's Dry Dock to close and reopen as Darby O'Ragen's after remodeling

    published Jan 27, 2010

    ​(Photo by James Temple)If there's one thing that is consistent about working at City Pages, it's that there is always a nautical-themed restaurant (in decor-only) in the basement of our building. O... More >>

  • Haiti fundraiser roundup

    published Jan 27, 2010

    ​(Photo by dev null)Though new benefits are being added to our calendar each day, we thought a handy blog listing off what is planned so far would be helpful.WEDNESDAY 1.27Benefit for Haiti(Pizza ... More >>

  • Lightning Struck Itself

    published January 27, 2010

    If celebrity documentaries and tell-all biographies have taught us one thing, it is that the reality behind the beautiful façade of stardom... More >>

  • Pine Wood Derby

    published January 27, 2010

    Pinewood derby has been championed by Boy Scouts for years, but that doesn't mean that grownups can't have some fun with the small, handmade cars... More >>

  • Art Sled Rally

    published January 27, 2010

    Art Cars are pretty cool, but not everyone can afford to decorate their vehicles spectacularly. Thankfully there's the Art Sled Rally, a yearly... More >>

  • Nadine Gross, Sam Hoolihan: Instant Film Forever

    published January 27, 2010

    The past couple of years have been rough on Polaroid. In 2008 the company declared bankruptcy, partly due to its failure to anticipate the impact... More >>

  • Best of the Midwest Burlesk Festival

    published January 27, 2010

    This will be the third year for the Midwest Burlesk Festival, a weekend celebration showcasing the best burlesque in the region. And while true... More >>

  • Best of the Midwest Burlesk Festival Opening Gala

    published January 27, 2010

    This will be the third year for the Midwest Burlesk Festival, a weekend celebration showcasing the best burlesque in the region. And while true... More >>

  • 3rd Annual Global Soup Cook-Off

    published January 27, 2010

    Did you know that January is National Soup Month? Strange, but true. And now that you know, you've got only two days left to celebrate. It's... More >>

  • 92KQRS Classic Rock Art Show

    published January 27, 2010

    For whatever reason, nowadays we don't seem to see as many rock bands made into cartoons. Sure, there's the occasional cameo on The... More >>

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