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  • Target Holidazzle Parade

    published November 21, 2012

    While New York City has its Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Minneapolis has the Target Holidazzle. Now in its 20th year, the parade draws crowds... More >>

  • Le Cirque Rouge: Happy Holidays in the Land of Misfit Toys

    published December 19, 2012

    This will be the 10th year that Le Cirque Rouge brings a holiday production to the stage. Past performances have included collaborations with the... More >>

  • Lizz Winstead rearranges NYE shows after injury
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    Lizz Winstead rearranges NYE shows after injury

    published Dec 26, 2012

    Comedian Lizz Winstead's yearly Twin Cities New Year's Eve shows are generally sold-out by the big day. Last month, it was announced that the Daily Show co-founder would be hosting four shows this wee... More >>

  • Ten 2012 visual arts moments to remember
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    Ten 2012 visual arts moments to remember

    published Dec 26, 2012

    The Twin Cities art scene is alive and thriving. This year saw a wide variety of visually stimulating events, including retrospectives on controversial artists, self-guided tours, 24-hour parties, an... More >>

  • KnownUnKnowns

    published November 28, 2012

    Folks who normally work behind the scenes at the Soap Factory will be front and center once again at this year's volunteer biennial.... More >>

  • End of the World Last Supper

    published December 19, 2012

    Once again, the world is about to end. According to experts' (admittedly questionable) reading of the Mayan calendar, we should prepare for... More >>

  • Sweaters and Spirits Holiday Party

    published December 19, 2012

    In the olden days (a.k.a. the '70s, '80s, and '90s), ugly holiday sweaters were something worn once to placate the family, then hung in the back... More >>

  • Third Thursday: Dinner Party

    published December 19, 2012

    This installment of Third Thursday will be a dinner party of sorts, though what the museum is celebrating is all over the map (in a good way).... More >>

  • The Guthrie invites patrons to tweet during special shows
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    The Guthrie invites patrons to tweet during special shows

    published Dec 21, 2012

    Starting December 27, the Guthrie Theater will be offering a ticket that may appeal to smart-phone addicts. Folks who purchase "tweet seats" will be encouraged to use the social media app to talk abo... More >>

  • Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday
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    Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday

    published Dec 21, 2012

    The holidays are finally upon us. And while many will be doing last-minute shopping this weekend, there's still plenty of other things to do as well (and that won't tax your wallet). Come take a look ... More >>

  • Holiday ornaments that will make you go WTF? 2012 edition
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    Holiday ornaments that will make you go WTF? 2012 edition

    published Dec 20, 2012

    For many, going into storage and bringing out that box of holiday decorations is a special tradition. There are ornaments that are heirlooms, ones that mark special times in our lives, and the charmi... More >>

  • Lowertown SantaCon V

    published December 12, 2012

    This Saturday, Lowertown St. Paul will get into the holiday spirit with Lowertown SantaCon V. The yearly pub crawl encourages folks to dress in... More >>

  • Third Annual World (craft) Fair

    published December 12, 2012

    It's hard to feel cool standing in line at Target. Fortunately, the folks at CO Exhibitions know how to make looking for gifts feel hip. And while... More >>

  • Bad Santa

    published December 12, 2012

    Bad Santa is a movie featuring a neglected child, an end-game alcoholic, and an impressive amount of foul language. It's also an... More >>

  • Happy New Year: Instagram to sell user photos for revenue
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    Happy New Year: Instagram to sell user photos for revenue

    published Dec 18, 2012

    In 2013, folks who use Instagram may not work in marketing or sales, but their personal photography may very well be showing up in advertising soon. The company announced today as part of its new term... More >>

  • Bawdy Blue: F@&K the Holidays

    published December 12, 2012

    This season is a tough time of year for many. Thursday, the folks of Bawdy Blue plan to blow off some steam and combat seasonal exhaustion with a... More >>

  • Lowertown SantaCon, Sex Burger Holiday Dance Party: Freeloader Friday
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    Lowertown SantaCon, Sex Burger Holiday Dance Party: Freeloader Friday

    published Dec 14, 2012

    The weekend is almost upon us. Free stuff to do includes a bar crawl/street celebration in Lowertown where you can party with Krampus, a binge-drinking beast who likes to torture naughty children. The... More >>

  • Zenon Dance Company: The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose

    published December 5, 2012

    This weekend, Zenon Dance Company once again brings its yearly holiday offering, "The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose," to the stage. The... More >>

  • No Coast Craft-O-Rama

    published December 5, 2012

    The holiday shopping season is now in full force, and with that, folks will be flocking to outlets, malls, and department stores. Those who are... More >>

  • St. Paul Santa Crawl

    published December 5, 2012

    We all know that the holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. Fighting crowds at malls, budgeting travel expenses, and... More >>

  • H&M opens at Uptown's Calhoun Square this Friday
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    H&M opens at Uptown's Calhoun Square this Friday

    published Dec 12, 2012

    Is the economy on an upswing? Last December, Calhoun Square saw the opening of CB2 , and the Kitchen Window continues to thrive. The building now has another tenant paying their rent, as H&M will ... More >>

  • Star Wars Holiday Special

    published December 5, 2012

    The Star Wars Holiday Special is an infamous train wreck that continues to thrive despite efforts to make it go away. The program aired... More >>

  • Playing the Building

    published October 31, 2012

    All buildings make their own sounds, be they creaks, sighs, or groans. But can a structure be used to make music? That is the premise of the... More >>

  • Poster Offensive 6

    published October 31, 2012

    Just in time for the presidential election, "Poster Offensive" returns with a politically charged art show. Now in its sixth year, the group... More >>

  • Hobbits, record-breaking kisses, Craft-o-Rama: Freeloader Friday
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    Hobbits, record-breaking kisses, Craft-o-Rama: Freeloader Friday

    published Dec 07, 2012

    There's plenty of free things to do this week. Tolkien fans will want to bring the kids to the Red Balloon's hobbit party. Or grab your sweetheart and head to the Amsterdam, where folks will try to b... More >>

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