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  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: Menomonie Road Race

    published June 15, 2011

    We all know that the Twin Cities is one of the most bike-friendly metro areas in the nation. It's fitting then that one of our popular yearly... More >>

  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: Stillwater Criterium

    published June 15, 2011

    We all know that the Twin Cities is one of the most bike-friendly metro areas in the nation. It's fitting then that one of our popular yearly... More >>

  • Arty Garage Sale

    published June 15, 2011

    Sports and the athletic form once made a powerful muse for sculptors and other artists. But in modern art? Not so much. However, the bicycle... More >>

  • Open Field

    published June 15, 2011

    Nothing says "summertime fun" like a big backyard to play, picnic, and lounge in. The Walker seems to agree with this sentiment, and is once... More >>

  • Northeast Pedal Pub

    published June 15, 2011

    While the pros at the Nature Valley Grand Prix will be zipping through the city at incredible speeds this weekend, this race is a little less... More >>

  • Big Backyard

    published June 15, 2011

    While a trip to the museum is always fun for families, in this nice weather it is especially enjoyable when the museum goes outdoors. Once again... More >>

  • MN bike season: Parties, festivals, rentals, paths, and more
    FEATURED STORY

    MN bike season: Parties, festivals, rentals, paths, and more

    published Jun 14, 2011

    ​Everyone knows that in Minnesota we love our bikes as much as we love our outdoor patio bars. Many of us use two-wheel transportation to get to work, to get to the bar, and to get in shape. The fac... More >>

  • Teams race the Pedal Pub down Hennepin this weekend

    published Jun 13, 2011

    ​While pro cyclists will be whipping through Uptown and downtown St. Paul this week at lightening-speed pace at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, northeast Minneapolis will host a slower, more buzzed ... More >>

  • Smitten Kitten celebrates pride with Consent is Sexy! film

    published Jun 13, 2011

    ​Pride season is here, and the Smitten Kitten wants in on the action. While many businesses are planning parties, performances, and other fun happenings for the upcoming Pride Festival, the local ... More >>

  • 'Paper Art II,' Open Street Minneapolis, Partick's turns 25: Freeloader Friday

    'Paper Art II,' Open Street Minneapolis, Partick's turns 25: Freeloader Friday

    published Jun 10, 2011

    ​Summer is always a great time to find free stuff to do on the weekends. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have outdoor festivals featuring blues, barbecue, and politics; block parties on the ... More >>

  • Summer fashion: A Mighty Swell sale, poolside runway show, Cliché jewelry mart this weekend

    published Jun 08, 2011

    ​Now that the snow has melted and the rain has stopped pouring, local fashionistas are ready to show off their best summer looks. But while it's always fun to switch out the closet as the season cha... More >>

  • Absentee Landlord

    published June 8, 2011

    It takes a special talent to be able to turn trash into art. Filmmaker, author, and artist John Waters has this skill in spades. Over the years... More >>

  • John Waters: This Filthy World

    published June 8, 2011

    It takes a special talent to be able to turn trash into art. Filmmaker, author, and artist John Waters has this skill in spades. Over the years... More >>

  • Uptown Market

    published June 8, 2011

    Forget trying to grocery shop among the weekend warrior crowds; nothing caps a few good days off like a trip to the farmers' market. And while the... More >>

  • 25th Anniversary Celebration

    published June 8, 2011

    An arts organization turning a quarter-of-a-century old is nothing short of an amazing feat, especially in these precarious times. Yet Patrick's... More >>

  • 10th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival

    published June 8, 2011

    Who needs a stage when you have a rose garden in bloom? The setting for this annual festival should be as beautiful as the dances performed. Now... More >>

  • My Father's Religion

    published June 8, 2011

    Copper wire may seem like an unusual material to use for a knitting project, but artist Carolyn Halliday isn't stitching together a scarf. Rather,... More >>

  • Bike Art VI

    published June 8, 2011

    Sports and the athletic form once made a powerful muse for sculptors and other artists. But in modern art? Not so much. However, the bicycle... More >>

  • Moments Extended

    published June 8, 2011

    It is not uncommon for parents and children to share the same interests and enthusiasms, be it sports teams, music, or cooking. For Joe and Kara... More >>

  • Loring Theater Live: Animate

    published June 8, 2011

    Cartoon illustrator Ron Campbell has had a decades-spanning career, bringing life to iconic shows including The Beatles, The Smurfs, Rug... More >>

  • George Moskal: 100 Creatives
    FEATURED STORY

    George Moskal: 100 Creatives

    published Jun 07, 2011

    ​Number 56: George Moskal   City: Saint Paul   Years spent living in MN: 11 Designer and textile artist George Moskal creates pieces that are classic through and through. In addition to be... More >>

  • Paper toys, sculptures, art at Pink Hobo Gallery

    published Jun 06, 2011

    ​While most peoples' paper-toy creation capabilities fall somewhere between being able to make a fortune-teller or a wonky crane, others hone their skills to craft genuine works of art. This is ce... More >>

  • Southern Theater reworks staff, budget

    published Jun 06, 2011

    ​Last April, the Southern Theater announced that in order to maintain its current staff and season schedule it would have to raise $400,000 by the end of the month. One benefit party and a donation ... More >>

  • Who Made Who $5 poster sale this weekend

    published Jun 03, 2011

    ​Looking for some cheap art that doesn't look like it belongs in a freshman dorm room? This weekend, the Northeast screenprint and graphic design studio Who Made Who will be offering up $5 art actua... More >>

  • Northern Spark Festival, Grand Old Day: Freeloader Friday

    Northern Spark Festival, Grand Old Day: Freeloader Friday

    published Jun 03, 2011

    ​It's a great weekend for free stuff to do in the cities. In fact, if you plan your night right, you could have a series of adventures for 24 hours, free of charge. This weekend in Freeloader Friday... More >>

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