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  • Mack Lecture: Jim Shaw

    published March 9, 2011

    The Walker's current exhibit "Spectacular of Vernacular" explores the low-brow, folk, and homemade art world—meaning the art that typically... More >>

  • Téa Obreht

    published March 9, 2011

    Fact, history, and superstition interweave in the captivating debut novel from Téa Obrecht. The Tiger's Wife (Random House)... More >>

  • Tim Carroll

    published March 9, 2011

    Part performance art, part installation, Tim Carroll's eponymous gallery show is intense to say the least. Before its opening, every wall and... More >>

  • Taste of Chocolate

    published March 9, 2011

    Connoisseurs of the cocoa bean know that the treats you find in the vending machine are nothing compared to those created by the experts. Guests... More >>

  • Scholasticus Intoxicus

    published March 9, 2011

    How often do you use your high school education in your day-to-day life? You might have received an A on that geometry test years ago, but what... More >>

  • Never Quiet, Never Soft

    published March 9, 2011

    Cult Status Gallery's latest show, "Never Quiet, Never Soft," features the intriguing work of tattoo artists Shawn Hebrank and Albie Rock.... More >>

  • Michael Gaughan: 100 Creatives
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    Michael Gaughan: 100 Creatives

    published Mar 08, 2011

    ​Number 69: Michael Gaughan City: Minneapolis  Years spent living in MN: 1998 to 2007, and 2009 to 2011While some artists find creativity in dark places, others take on projects with a joy tha... More >>

  • Envision: Artopia tickets on sale

    published Mar 08, 2011

    ​As Minnesota braces for yet another dose of snow it may be hard to imagine that spring is less then two weeks away. But today there's another sign of the changing season is fast approaching us as... More >>

  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    published March 9, 2011

    While some folks will be hitting the bars this Thursday, others will be looking for a little more culture to their St. Patrick's Day. This yearly... More >>

  • St. Patrick's Day

    published March 9, 2011

    While many restaurants and pubs will start celebrating St. Patty's Day around noonish, Kip's Irish Pub is in it for the long haul. The Irish bar... More >>

  • 45th Annual St. Patrick's Day

    published March 9, 2011

    Once again the city of St. Paul will turn green at the stroke of noon. That is when bagpipers, heritage groups, families, officials, and... More >>

  • St. Patrick’s Day 2011

    published March 9, 2011

    The younger of the Twin Cities' two big parades (by a mere three years), the Minneapolis march began as more of a pub crawl. It featured one float... More >>

  • St. Patrick's Day

    published March 9, 2011

    It might be a little counterintuitive to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at an English pub, but the folks at Brit's know how poke a little fun at... More >>

  • Rove McManus pokes fun at Minnesota's Eelpout Festival on the Tonight Show
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    Rove McManus pokes fun at Minnesota's Eelpout Festival on the Tonight Show

    published Mar 07, 2011

    ​ It's one of Minnesota's strangest events, but each year 10,000 enthusiastic folks travel up north to Walker, Minnesota for the Eelpout Festival. Once there they fish on the lake inside of ice hous... More >>

  • Ten Second Film fest is accepting submissions

    published Mar 07, 2011

    ​ Attention creative types: The Soap Factory is once again hosting its Ten Second Film Fest following the Fourth of July fireworks. And while July may seem far away, now's the time for entrants to... More >>

  • 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' features Minnesota's Eelpout Festival

    published Mar 04, 2011

    ​Last weekend Walker, a town boasting a population of 1,500, hosted 10,000 visitors for their annual Eelpout Festival, an event celebrating a super-ugly fish. One of those guests included Australi... More >>

  • Winter WonderBlast raises funds without the plunge

    published Mar 04, 2011

    ​Each year during the coldest months in Minnesota, folks get dressed in comical outfits and jump into various lakes around town. No, these people aren't crazy; they're simply raising funds for the... More >>

  • Fanboys, Paper Darts Magazine, Hotel: Freeloader Friday

    Fanboys, Paper Darts Magazine, Hotel: Freeloader Friday

    published Mar 04, 2011

    ​ There lots to do this weekend that won't cost you a dime. On our schedule we have an art show dedicated to all sorts of fandoms, Paper Darts Magazine's volume 3 launch party, the Red Pens, and mov... More >>

  • Tim Sievert: 100 Creatives
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    Tim Sievert: 100 Creatives

    published Mar 03, 2011

    ​Number 70: Tim Sievert   City: Minneapolis   Years spent living in MN: 10The daily grind for cartoonist Tim Sievert is probably dramatically different than most folks. His nine-to-five g... More >>

  • Guthrie Theater launches nifty virtual tour

    published Mar 03, 2011

    ​Ever wanted to walk the Guthrie's Endless Bridge and take in its lovely river view during off hours? Want to check out your seat and its approximate line of sight before buying tickets? Are you rea... More >>

  • NBC's 'Biggest Loser' hosts casting call in Minnesota

    published Mar 03, 2011

    ​Are you looking to lose at least 100 pounds? Could public shame be that extra bit of motivation you need to get in shape? Are you interested in attempting Double Dare type physical challenges? Look... More >>

  • Aspen Sante Fe Ballet

    published March 2, 2011

    While it was recently announced that the Northrop would be closing until 2013 due to a massive revitalization project, this will not stop the... More >>

  • Tuxedos and Tiaras

    published March 2, 2011

    Who says you need to be a teenager to dress like royalty and get a little tipsy? For this benefit pub crawl, attendees are invited to put on their... More >>

  • Loring Theater Live

    published March 2, 2011

    This happening at the Loring Theater is eclectic in ways beyond the type of performances it offers. Meaning, you won't be sitting for most of the... More >>

  • Free First Saturday: Going to the Movies

    published March 2, 2011

    Didn't get your film fix last Sunday watching the Oscars? This Saturday's free event at the Walker is all about the movies, too. But rather than... More >>

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