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  • Halloween costumes that will make you go 'WTF?': 2011 edition

    Halloween costumes that will make you go 'WTF?': 2011 edition

    published Oct 05, 2011

    ​ It's never too early to plan your Halloween costume. And with the big day just a few weeks away, folks may find that store selections have already been picked over, with Christmas items quickly co... More >>

  • The Saint Paul Almanac

    published August 31, 2011

    The publication of the 2012 Saint Paul Almanac is mere weeks away. In celebration of its sixth edition, the folks who put it together... More >>

  • MNFashion Week: Full Fashion Panic Fashion Show

    published September 28, 2011

    As MCAD turns 125, folks can see why it continues to thrive as it once again hosts Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits, an internationally renowned... More >>

  • The F Plus

    published September 28, 2011

    Sometimes it's hard to get your shit together. This is probably why self-help books and videos are a million-dollar industry. Fortunately, the... More >>

  • Home

    published August 31, 2011

    "Home" is a surprisingly fluid word, in that its meaning can change drastically from person to person. It can be a state of mind, or a material... More >>

  • Mix Factor

    published September 28, 2011

    Have your cocktail-mixing skills failed to progress past the collegiate stage of vodka and a mixer in a plastic cup? Do you love a good drink... More >>

  • Ragstock founder Howard Weisskopf dead at 89

    published Oct 03, 2011

    ​In 1954 Howard Weisskopf founded Ragstock, a Minneapolis-based chain that sells new and used clothing. Over the decades, the business has expanded to include 10 stores in Minnesota, as well as shop... More >>

  • Top 12 Dressing Room photos of September 2011

    Top 12 Dressing Room photos of September 2011

    published Oct 03, 2011

    Every month, City Pages slideshows and the Dressing Room arts blog covers a really random variety of happenings in the Twin Cities. From graffiti art to sophisticated theater parties to folks running ... More >>

  • Halloween costumes: The best of the Twin Cities

    published Sep 30, 2011

    ​ Did you rock an awesome look last year for Halloween? Pics, or it didn't happen. This month, City Pages is collecting great photos of costumed Minnesotans, and adding them to our slideshow Hallowe... More >>

  • Beatsploitation, bread, beer: Freeloader Friday

    Beatsploitation, bread, beer: Freeloader Friday

    published Sep 30, 2011

    ​Thank goodness we are fast-approaching another weekend filled with free stuff to do. For artsy folks, the Weisman Museum will be opening with a party sure to entertain adults and kids alike. If you... More >>

  • Lost/Found

    published August 24, 2011

    As we search for lost things, what new discoveries do we make along the way? You may find yourself asking this at Stevens Square Center for the... More >>

  • Medieval Fair

    published September 21, 2011

    Are you bummed that you can't make it to/can't afford to attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee this year? Then this daylong... More >>

  • Mill City Oktoberfest

    published September 21, 2011

    Does Oktoberfest come at the tail end of summer in order to lessen the pain from our realization that we are fast approaching the winter months?... More >>

  • Guerilla Haiku Movement: Minneapolis

    published September 21, 2011

    Poetry and sidewalk chalk may go together, but how about poetry and scavenger hunts? These three things will blend into one event for the Twin... More >>

  • mnartists Field Trip

    published September 21, 2011

    An afternoon in the park is always a fun excursion, but a party in a park is even better. This Saturday, mnartsts will be taking one of its famed... More >>

  • Soap Factory's Haunted Basement: Win tickets!

    Soap Factory's Haunted Basement: Win tickets!

    published Sep 26, 2011

    ​Who knew that art could be so scary? Now in its fifth year, the Haunted Basement at the Soap Factory is known as one of the most intense Halloween experiences in town. Each fall, the space invites ... More >>

  • Stone Arch Festival of the Arts comes to an end

    published Sep 23, 2011

    ​ It's a sad day for Minnesota Festivals as it has been announced that the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts is on indefinite hiatus.  While budget concerns have been the demise of several regula... More >>

  • Zines, Oktoberfest, mnartists: Freeloader Friday

    Zines, Oktoberfest, mnartists: Freeloader Friday

    published Sep 23, 2011

    ​With the colder weather casting a chilly shadow on the Twin Cities, cool events will happen as well. Some will eat your wallet, others won't cost you a dime. Thankfully, there are plenty of the for... More >>

  • Minneapolis Bike Tour

    published September 14, 2011

    This Sunday, cyclists will hit the paths of the Grand Rounds Byway System, taking in lovely views of Minneapolis. Choose from the shorter, 14-mile... More >>

  • Junk Bonanza

    published September 14, 2011

    The phrase "juried junk" might sound like an oxymoron, but this is the proper term for what you will find at the sixth annual Junk Bonanza.... More >>

  • Autumn Brew Review

    published September 14, 2011

    Fans of craft beer rejoice: At this outdoor festival folks will be able to sample around 250 brews from over 80 craft breweries in Minnesota and... More >>

  • Western Sculpture Park Festival

    published September 14, 2011

    Although the Western Sculpture Park hosts the annual Hmong Festival each summer, this will be the first year that the park will hold a festival... More >>

  • Envision Artopia 2011

    published September 14, 2011

    While there may still be a few opportunities left in the season for sundresses and flip flops, those days are quickly disappearing as the brisk... More >>

  • City Pages live tweets the Ivey Awards

    published Sep 19, 2011

    ​ Tonight, the local theater community will once again celebrate accomplishments in the Twin Cities scene at the annual Ivey Awards. The event began in 2004, and is perhaps most notable for its open... More >>

  • University of Minnesota's MFA program ranks 10 in poll

    published Sep 19, 2011

    ​While Minneapolis was recently named the fifth best city for recent graduates, there's also good news for folks who stay in school a little longer. Poets & Writers magazine has named the Univ... More >>

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