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  • 2nd Annual Crispin IceBall

    published January 27, 2010

    Baseball may be the ultimate summertime sport, but that doesn't mean you have to wait for the ground to thaw to watch a game live in Minnesota.... More >>

  • Haiti benefit events this weekend

    published Jan 22, 2010

    ​(Photo by dev null)Though Haiti is many miles away, Minnesotans are coming together to raise funds for the country as it faces a massive natural disaster crisis. We'll have an expanded list of even... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Ice sculptures, sex seminars, and a rally for Conan

    published Jan 22, 2010

    ​(Photo by Tom Maloney) This is a good week for variety. After the jump we've got art shows, workshops for art sled- and love-making (not the same event), and pond hockey.​(Photo by Kristine Heyka... More >>

  • The Foshay hosts two special Scotch events, one vodka launch

    published Jan 21, 2010

    ​(Photo by unukorno) Is it just us, or does it seem as though whiskey tastings are on the rise? Perhaps we have grown tired of wine events, or maybe we just plain like whiskey (we are the numbe... More >>

  • Voltage: Fashion Amplified announces 2010 lineup

    published Jan 20, 2010

    ​(Photo by Robert S. Donovan)Once again Voltage: Fashion Amplified will serve as the crown jewel of Spring MNFashion week, a city-wide extravaganza loaded with trunk shows, runway parties, workshops... More >>

  • Birdies for BestPrep

    published January 20, 2010

    BestPrep is a nonprofit organization that aims to prepare Minnesota students for life after school by offering programs that teach kids how to... More >>

  • The Problem of the Body

    published January 20, 2010

    Depending on whom you ask, we are either living in the most prudish society ever, or one that is becoming increasingly vulgar. Damon Rudman... More >>

  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    published January 20, 2010

    While many people across the country hold up their fists in anger against the winter months, Minnesotans enthusiastically come together to... More >>

  • A Perfect World

    published January 20, 2010

    Is a perfect world a more technologically advanced world? Why do we often associate technology with the future and with utopia? Though these... More >>

  • Taco Bell founder Glen W. Bell, Jr. passes away

    published Jan 18, 2010

    ​(Photo by strangelv) Fans of fast food tacos, nachos, and gorditas will want to make a sad run for the border today. The franchise's founding father, Glen W. Bell, Jr., passed away last night. He w... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Trivia Mafia, Art Shanties, and wedding cake

    published Jan 15, 2010

    ​(Artwork is byJesse Draxler and Hillary Berg as part of the Art Form 1040 show)It may be chilly and snowing, but this weekend is a great time to get out of the house. This Freeloader installment in... More >>

  • Art Shanties open this weekend

    published Jan 15, 2010

    ​(Photos by Megan Jacobson)Now in its eighth year, tomorrow marks the start of the Art Shanties festival. In the months leading up to the event, shanty participants have worked tirelessly to create ... More >>

  • Har Mar Superstar to play WAMplified

    published Jan 13, 2010

    ​This past December the Weisman Museum hosted the inaugural WAMplified!, an event mixing art, live music, video games, and drinks into one big party. The musical act was indie duo Mates of State, an... More >>

  • Surly Darkness ice cream, free beer, and Vampire Weekend tonight

    published Jan 12, 2010

    ​(Photo by thedabble)Ice cream flavored with beer might sound like the stuff of nightmares to some, but many who have tried it love it. Personally, I still mourn the loss of Ben & Jerry's Black ... More >>

  • Art Form 1040: Re-Arted

    published January 13, 2010

    Housed in a tax-preparation business, the Gallery @ Fox Tax has a new exhibit that's appropriately named "Art Form 1040." But rather than filling... More >>

  • Off the Wall

    published January 13, 2010

    This group show features work by nine artists in a variety of mediums. Liz Miller's mixed-media installations are brightly colored works; elements... More >>

  • Minneapolis Grown-Up Spelling Bee

    published January 13, 2010

    A spelling bee probably doesn't sound like the most fun way to spend a Saturday, but this isn't like the one you bombed in fifth grade when you... More >>

  • Beer Fest

    published January 13, 2010

    The Oktoberfest celebrations have already come and gone, as have the holiday parties. So the next big event that celebrates beer isn't until St.... More >>

  • The Sweetest 16th Ever

    published January 13, 2010

    Okay, so you probably won't be walking out of this party with a new car, a pony, or a diamond-encrusted phone. This is not MTV's My Super... More >>

  • Art Shanties

    published January 13, 2010

    Once again, the tiny shacks on frozen Medicine Lake will form a small community like no other. Over the following weeks, artists, performers,... More >>

  • Chuck and Sean's Trivia Three-Year Anniversary

    published January 13, 2010

    It seems bizarre to state that a trivia night has grown exponentially over the past three years, but in the case of Trivia Mafia pub-quiz nights,... More >>

  • Southern Exposure 2010 announced

    published Jan 11, 2010

    ​(Photo by jessica.diamond) When the Southern Theater first opened in March of 1910 the space was mostly used to host silent movies for kids, vaudeville shows, and Swedish theater. Over the past ten... More >>

  • Dating for Nerds

    published January 6, 2010

    Do you get blank stares when you talk about your Ph.D. thesis? Does a Saturday spent gaming in your basement sound like heaven? Does your job... More >>

  • Solid Gold download on Pitchfork

    published Jan 08, 2010

    ​ It's been a banner year for Minneapolis electro-pop group Solid Gold. When they aren't playing to packed venues like First Ave., they're getting the remix treatment online.  Featured as a dow... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: DJ sets, two wild art parties, and thrash music

    published Jan 08, 2010

    ​(Artwork by Chuck U) It's a good week for free stuff. Check out our list featuring free metal band concerts, gallery openings, and a raging party that runs until 4 a.m. ​(Photo by amatern)FRIDAY:... More >>

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