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  • Queen Quills Calligraphy: 100 Creatives
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    Queen Quills Calligraphy: 100 Creatives

    published Dec 05, 2011

    ​Number 47: Emily J. Snyder, Queen Quills Calligraphy City: Minneapolis, MN Years spent living in MN: 24In this era of emails and text messaging, good penmanship can be hard to find. That's one of... More >>

  • Garrison Keillor's bookstore to open at Macalester College

    published Dec 05, 2011

    ​Common Good Books, the quaint St. Paul bookstore located at Selby and Western, owned by local luminary Garrison Keillor, has announced plans to open a new shop at Macalester College. The campus add... More >>

  • Beyond Pure: Sounds of (R)evolution

    published November 23, 2011

    Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, the Beyond the Pure Reading Series invites multi-disciplinary artists to share stories, spoken word,... More >>

  • Craft-o-Rama, Hotel, Dim Media: Freeloader Friday

    Craft-o-Rama, Hotel, Dim Media: Freeloader Friday

    published Dec 02, 2011

    ​ Now that the holiday season is in full force, the need to save money when you can is even more dire. Thankfully, the Twin Cities continue to host plenty of events that won't cost you a dime. And, ... More >>

  • Tellabration! 2011

    published November 23, 2011

    It makes sense that Tellabration!, a festival celebrating storytelling, is honored worldwide. After all, the act of passing down tall tales, epic... More >>

  • Cowles Center names new executive director

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​Eyebrows where raised when it was announced a few weeks ago that Frank Sonntag would be stepping down as executive director at the brand-new Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts -- a mer... More >>

  • Comed Together

    published November 2, 2011

    Last spring marked the closing of Tarnish&Gold Gallery's old space on Marshall Street in northeast Minneapolis. Its exhibitions there had explored... More >>

  • 5th Annual Post Thanksgiving Pub Crawl

    published November 23, 2011

    The months of November and December are typically the most stressful of the year as family get-togethers, mall pandemonium, and those extra... More >>

  • Gods and Monsters 3: The Resurrection

    published October 26, 2011

    For the third installment of "Gods and Monsters," over 40 artists will exhibit works inspired by horror films. The era and subgenre that sparks... More >>

  • Christmas Fair and Re-Opening Celebration

    published November 16, 2011

    After closing for six months, the American Swedish Institute's Turnblad Mansion is set to reopen during the museum's Christmas Fair. Throughout... More >>

  • Food Fight

    published November 2, 2011

    For the latest group show at Altered Esthetics, 30 artists will explore a simple but loaded word: "food." Food supports billion-dollar industries,... More >>

  • Thanksgiving weekend: Freeloader Friday

    Thanksgiving weekend: Freeloader Friday

    published Nov 23, 2011

    ​ Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. And while most folks will have family obligations that involve eating huge amounts of carbs then watching football on the couch like a beached whale, that doesn't ... More >>

  • Shop local this season at these special events [UPDATED]
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    Shop local this season at these special events [UPDATED]

    published Nov 22, 2011

    ​ Has Black Friday jumped the shark? Now that hundreds of stores are opening for Christmas shopping at the witching hour of midnight, it almost feels as if the consumer holiday has reached the point... More >>

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze: Win tickets!

    Cirque Dreams Holidaze: Win tickets!

    published Nov 21, 2011

    ​Looking for a holiday show that is a little more death-defying and mind-bending than A Christmas Carol? Cirque Dreams Holidaze may be just up your alley.The production's troupe features internation... More >>

  • John Alspach: Recent Works

    published October 12, 2011

    What would happen if you combined graffiti, billboards, and city detritus into one piece of art? The result may be something similar to the works... More >>

  • 123 Klan, rockabilly a the Hexagon: Freeloader Friday

    123 Klan, rockabilly a the Hexagon: Freeloader Friday

    published Nov 18, 2011

    ​ It's the last free weekend before the holiday season truly kicks off. So this is your last big chance to get out there and have a good time before family and work obligations turn your social cale... More >>

  • Hot Wax: A Musical History of 1968

    published November 9, 2011

    When looking back at the popular albums of 1968, it's not hard to see that it was a big year for music, and one whose impact can still be seen... More >>

  • Do the Dow

    published November 9, 2011

    Though this open-studio event takes place in only one building, the folks putting the happening together are playfully dubbing it as an "art crawl... More >>

  • Movember Benefit Art Show

    published November 9, 2011

    While November will always be best known for Thanksgiving, another holiday is starting to gain steam. Much like Oktoberfest, Movember is a... More >>

  • 'Bad Girls Club' casting in Minneapolis

    published Nov 15, 2011

    ​ So, you auditioned for the MTV's Real World 27 last month, but you're still looking for a potential backup plan. Or may you just bring the type of outrageous drama and rap sheet that make you a be... More >>

  • mnartists.org team with the Walker for new mini shop

    published Nov 14, 2011

    ​Folks looking to shop locally this holiday season will have one more option as Thursday, November 17 marks the launch of MNARTISTS.MARKETPLACE a mini-shop curated by the arts organization, along wi... More >>

  • Movember art show, 11/11/11:  Freeloader Friday

    Movember art show, 11/11/11: Freeloader Friday

    published Nov 11, 2011

    ​ Once again, Freeloader Friday is here to plan your free parties, rock concerts, art shows, and more for the weekend. And this edition is a good one. Pink Hobo is hosting a Movember benefit party w... More >>

  • Crypticon

    published November 2, 2011

    For lovers of the horror genre, Halloween is but a mere blip on the radar. It's the big conventions, movie (re)releases, and special events that... More >>

  • Minneapolis Indie Xpo

    published November 2, 2011

    Last year's debut of the Minneapolis Indie Xpo was a huge success, proving that the Twin Cities has a genuine affinity for independently created... More >>

  • Cache

    published November 2, 2011

    This weekend-long open studio celebration features three buildings housed on the same block: the Casket Arts Building, the Carriage House, and the... More >>

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