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  • Oscar parties, vegan chili, Rock the Cradle: Freeloader Friday
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    Oscar parties, vegan chili, Rock the Cradle: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 24, 2012

    ​ Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party fo... More >>

  • Faerie Tale Burlesque Theatre brings burlesque to St. Paul: Win tickets!
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    Faerie Tale Burlesque Theatre brings burlesque to St. Paul: Win tickets!

    published Feb 23, 2012

    ​ While a plethora of burlesque troupes -- including Lili's Burlesque, Black Hearts Burlesque, and Le Cirque Rouge -- have heated up Minneapolis in recent years by hosting ongoing nights and special... More >>

  • MNFashion Week: Styles for Smiles

    published February 15, 2012

    What's better than a party guaranteed to make you smile? Knowing that your participation will bring a smile to others as well. This... More >>

  • Show 'n Tell Show

    published February 15, 2012

    While the likelihood of a network television station ever airing a talk show featuring design artists is low, that doesn't mean it's not a... More >>

  • Lace and Gunpowder: The Male/Female Exhibit

    published January 11, 2012

    Juxtaposition, often a key concept in art, will be an important factor in "Lace and Gunpowder." For the show, artists have been paired with other... More >>

  • WORKING TITLE: An Evolving Art Exhibit

    published January 25, 2012

    For their latest show, the folks at CO Exhibitions wanted to try something a little unconventional. So, rather than hosting an ongoing event where... More >>

  • Sklar Brothers at the Varsity Theater: Win tickets!
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    Sklar Brothers at the Varsity Theater: Win tickets!

    published Feb 20, 2012

    ​While some comedy duos play off of the differences between the two -- man vs. woman, high-strung vs. laid back, smart vs. dumb, and so forth -- the Sklar Brothers come from a long line of comedy wh... More >>

  • Victorian Poetry Slam

    published February 8, 2012

    While letter writing may seem quaint these days, there's a certain elegence in handwritten love notes that is unmatched in this era. Will future... More >>

  • Nerds at Heart's First Annual Love Fest

    published February 8, 2012

    Looking for love on Valentine's Day can be a dicey venture. Sure, it never hurts to put yourself out there, but searching for romance on the... More >>

  • Poetry SlamMN's 17th Annual Erotica Slam

    published February 8, 2012

    Sometimes when you're in love, you've got to let it all out and share the warm fuzzies. Conversely, when your relationship goes down in flames,... More >>

  • Scott Seekins, bikes and beer, false eyelashes: Freeloader Friday
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    Scott Seekins, bikes and beer, false eyelashes: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 17, 2012

    ​ Another week, another weekend full of free stuff to do. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we've got a party featuring work by and inspired by Scott Seekins, an artist who you have probably seen... More >>

  • Be Mine: A Valentine Adoption + Art Fete!

    published February 8, 2012

    For many dog owners, their pups are part of the family. And while you may or may not have a human sweetie, your doggie is always more than happy... More >>

  • Edie Overturf: 100 Creatives
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    Edie Overturf: 100 Creatives

    published Feb 16, 2012

    ​Number 42: Edie Overturf City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 18 monthsPrint artist, painter, and sculptor Edie Overturf may be new to the Twin Cities art scene, but her impact has already ... More >>

  • Best of Midwest Burlesk 2012

    published February 8, 2012

    For the next three days, the Ritz Theater will be hosting a festival dedicated to the art of burlesque. And while many folks performing are indeed... More >>

  • Lake Hiawatha Heart Warmer

    published February 8, 2012

    This weekend, Lake Hiawatha Park will be busy with a family-friendly winter carnival. Here, guests will be able to enjoy horse and sleigh rides, a... More >>

  • SlutFreeze

    published February 8, 2012

    Last fall, Minneapolis hosted its first SlutWalk, a multi-city march/protest where folks are invited to put on high heels, fishnet stockings,... More >>

  • Tim Meadows, Paul F. Tompkins named as part of Wits' all-star lineup
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    Tim Meadows, Paul F. Tompkins named as part of Wits' all-star lineup

    published Feb 14, 2012

    ​Now in its third year, Minnesota Public Radio's Wits series takes lively banter, mixes it up with some musical guests, then throws in a little audience participation. The radio show, which is hoste... More >>

  • Valentine's Day: Celebrate on the cheap
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    Valentine's Day: Celebrate on the cheap

    published Feb 13, 2012

    ​ With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, we're guessing that many folks will procrastinate on putting together any special plans. But just because you elected to wait until Monday does... More >>

  • Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday
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    Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 10, 2012

    ​ With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holid... More >>

  • 126th Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    published January 25, 2012

    The original Saint Paul Winter Carnival was held in 1886 to showcase the greatness of the city despite its frigid temps. Depending on the... More >>

  • Art Shanty Projects 2012

    published January 18, 2012

    Last seen on the ice in 2010, the Art Shanty Project will make its triumphant return to Medicine Lake this winter. Artists, performers, fashion... More >>

  • The City of Lakes Loppet

    published February 1, 2012

    This weekend, the City of the Lakes Loppet will entertain folks with a variety of wintertime activities. Sporting events going on at various... More >>

  • Tina Blondell: 100 Creatives
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    Tina Blondell: 100 Creatives

    published Feb 09, 2012

    ​Number 43: Tina Blondell City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 15 There are no pop-culture icons featured in Tina Blondell's portraits. Instead, she chooses to  capture regular folks i... More >>

  • Of Sadness and Hope: Images from the Northside Tornado

    published January 11, 2012

    When a tornado ripped through Minneapolis's north side last May, over 200 residents were displaced. And while the state allocated $1 million for... More >>

  • Superbowl parties, free whiskey and hot dogs: Freeloader Friday
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    Superbowl parties, free whiskey and hot dogs: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 03, 2012

    ​Looking for something to do that won't break the bank? Nomad World Pub will be Superbowl tailgating this weekend with a bocce tournament and music on Sunday. O'Gara's will be celebrating the reopen... More >>

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