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  • Garrison Keillor, Amy Rice, Jennifer Davis: Freeloader Friday

    Garrison Keillor, Amy Rice, Jennifer Davis: Freeloader Friday

    published Sep 16, 2011

    ​ As usual, there is tons of stuff to do in the Twin Cities that won't cost you a dime, you just have to know where to go. This weekend, there's a free party for the season premiere of A Prairie Hom... More >>

  • American Pottery Festival

    published September 7, 2011

    For over a decade the Northern Clay Center has hosted the American Pottery Festival, a three-day celebration featuring sales, juried pieces,... More >>

  • New Belgium Urban Assault Ride

    published September 7, 2011

    Originally set to happen earlier this summer, the New Belgium Urban Assault Ride was forced to reschedule due to issues surrounding securing a... More >>

  • Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival

    published September 7, 2011

    Now in its second year, this weekend's Kramarczuk's Kielbasa Festival will celebrate all sorts of tasty things from northern and eastern Europe.... More >>

  • SurlyFest

    published September 7, 2011

    Those looking for some good brew this Saturday afternoon need search no further than this party hosted at Surly Brewing Company. Ride your bike... More >>

  • Michael Thomsen: 100 Creatives

    Michael Thomsen: 100 Creatives

    published Sep 14, 2011

    ​Number 48: Michael Thomsen City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: My whole lifeArtist Michael Thomsen somehow manages to make the pieces of his found-object sculptures look as though they fi... More >>

  • North Dakota State Fair/Como Avenue Jug Band CD-Release Party

    published September 7, 2011

    Sadly, our North Dakota neighbors won't be having a state fair this season due to flooding in Minot. So in honor of this year's event that never... More >>

  • Tempo's Opera Tasting 2011: Win tickets

    published Sep 13, 2011

    ​As the season shifts, many classical music groups are preparing for their fall and winter concert series. The Minnesota Opera is no exception, with a full slate of events scheduled through April. A... More >>

  • Michael Ian Black cancels show at the Varsity

    published Sep 12, 2011

    ​ Folks who were planning to attend Michael Ian Black's show at the Varsity Theater this Thursday will have to make other plans as the comedian has canceled his trip to Minneapolis.Last-minute sched... More >>

  • Minnesota State Fair

    published August 24, 2011

    It's not uncommon to have mixed feelings when the Minnesota State Fair rolls around each year. The event does mark the beginning of the end of... More >>

  • Summer Movie Series

    published July 27, 2011

    Sure, it's nice to go to the movies in order to take advantage of the air conditioning. But outdoor film screenings are a novelty in that they... More >>

  • Renaissance Festival: We've got more tickets!

    published Sep 09, 2011

    ​ While the Minnesota State Fair has come to an end, the street fests are winding down, and the patios are growing chillier at night, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival continues on. But fair maiden... More >>

  • Oktoberfest, 'hot 3-way action,' Cowles opens: Freeloader Friday

    Oktoberfest, 'hot 3-way action,' Cowles opens: Freeloader Friday

    published Sep 09, 2011

    ​ There's an insane amount of free stuff to do this weekend, so there's no excuse to overdraw that bank account. Our list this week includes live, outdoor music fests in Minneapolis and St. Paul, fr... More >>

  • A Prairie Home Companion

    published August 31, 2011

    If A Prairie Home Companion were comfort food, it would be leftover meatloaf with an extra helping of mashed potatoes. Serve that up on a... More >>

  • Cave Women on Mars/Terror from Beneath the Earth

    published August 31, 2011

    This Thursday night, the New Hope Cinema Grill will feature a double-header sure to entertainment old-school horror aficionados. But while these... More >>

  • Dressing Room's top 10 most-read posts of the summer

    published Sep 02, 2011

    ​ As the Minnesota State Fair ends this weekend, so does the sun begin to set on the summer season. And while we're a little sad to see it go, it's always nice to take a moment to bask in the final ... More >>

  • Mary Tyler Moore statue makes top 10 list of bad public art

    published Sep 02, 2011

    ​The Mary Tyler Moore statue may be iconic to Minnesotans, but apparently tourists are unimpressed. When put together a top 10 list of bad public art, the downtown Minneapolis pie... More >>

  • Win tickets to Envision Artopia 2011

    published Sep 02, 2011

    ​While many of us this weekend will be grilling outdoors and enjoying the summer weather, soon enough we'll be piling on the layers and cranking up the heat. Envision Artopia's Fall 2011 runway show... More >>

  • Harry Potter, Hotel: Freeloader Friday

    Harry Potter, Hotel: Freeloader Friday

    published Sep 02, 2011

    ​We're excited that the long weekend starts today. And while folks will be hitting the Minnesota State Fair in huge numbers, there are plenty of other things to do instead if you already broke the b... More >>

  • LoLa Art Crawl

    published August 24, 2011

    At this two-day art crawl folks will have the opportunity to explore studios in the Longfellow neighborhoods. So hop on your bike and enjoy a... More >>

  • Coen brothers plan film on '60s folk scene

    published Sep 01, 2011

    ​This year was another critical success for the Coen brothers as their remake of True Grit received Oscar nominations and solid reviews from critics. But the duo never rest for long between hits. ... More >>

  • Erika Backberg of Tea Tree Designs: 100 Creatives

    Erika Backberg of Tea Tree Designs: 100 Creatives

    published Sep 01, 2011

    ​Number 49: Erika Backberg, Tea Tree Designs City: St. Paul (Saint Anthony Park) born and raised, then crossed the river to Minneapolis, and lately a bit of time in California. Years spent living... More >>

  • Face smash: How much do we really look like our family?

    published Aug 29, 2011

    ​How much do family members really look alike? Do our older relatives hold a preview of sorts as to what we will look like when we're their age? How alike are identical twins really? These are some ... More >>

  • Cult Status Gallery, cherry wine workshop: Freeloader Friday

    Cult Status Gallery, cherry wine workshop: Freeloader Friday

    published Aug 26, 2011

    ​ While the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival, both happening this weekend, are an excellent time, they are not events that are kind on the wallet. So if you're looking for something... More >>

  • 2011 Visa Championships

    published August 17, 2011

    For the next four days downtown St. Paul will welcome the best gymnasts in the country as they compete for a coveted spot on the national team... More >>

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