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Kinda Like Some Artists: Replacements Poster and Tribute Show

Hamilton Ink Spot : 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. August 24

Before the Replacements take the stage in St. Paul next month, a team of local artists and musicians are hosting a party for former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012. The benefit is also in celebration of the upcoming gig, with 22 artists creating limited-edition posters for... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Parties and Receptions, Benefits, Arts, Art - Galleries

LoLa Art Crawl

Harriet Brewing : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily from August 23 until August 24

Throughout the year, different neighborhoods in St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrate their creativity. This weekend it's Longfellow's turn, as the LoLa Art Crawl returns once again. The event, put together by the League of Longfellow Artists, features 114 talents exhibiting at 60 different nearby... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha Festivals, Arts

From There to Here

MMAA Project Space : Every Thu., Sat., Sun. until October 19

If you've ridden the new Green Line lately, rather than driving to your destination, no doubt you've felt enveloped in and privy to a new sense of community. And that's not just among your fellow passengers on the train, or while looking out at the restaurants and stores you previously missed,... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Katy Perry

Target Center : 7:30 p.m. August 22

Katy Perry rose to top-of-the-pops status on the strength of a few standbys — spectacle, hooks, sexual innuendo — plus an eccentric, party-girl public persona that can shine as bright as her piercing blue eyes. The combustible combination hit gold on 2010's Teenage Dream, spawning... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

2014 Cultivate Festival

Loring Park : 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. August 23

This Saturday, there will be lots of free things to do in Loring Park, thanks to the Cultivate Festival. The event is food-oriented, with a healthy dose of live music and family entertainment. During the afternoon foodies will be able to check out cooking demonstrations and talks led by local... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Food and Drink, Festivals

What Was The Question

David Petersen Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from August 23 until October 4

This group exhibition of New York-based artists Joshua Abelow, Sadie Laska, MacGregor Harp, and Adrianne Rubenstein brings a batch of renegade talent to the Twin Cities. Harp's graphic-design background gives his work a comic-book feel at times, when it's not morphing into something more... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Phantom Tails (LP release), Umami, Bollywood

Triple Rock Social Club : 9:00 p.m. August 22

Phantom Tails' enthrallingly catchy sound is self-described as "deep space doom funk." The effect is achieved with distorted analog synthesizers, fuzz bass, and angular guitar paired with electronic drum beats sampled from vintage 808 machines. New album Rides Battalion is the band's fifth... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Jeff Bridges & the Abiders

Pantages Theatre : 7:00 p.m. August 24

Jeff Bridges's film career far overshadows his musical exploits. His singing reached a peak with his role as an outlaw country musician in Crazy Heart, and a subsequent eponymous album produced by T Bone Burnett. No dilettante, Bridges is a convincing songwriter, singer, and guitarist who fits... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Mock the Garden

Hexagon Bar : 8:00 p.m. August 25

The Hexagon and Memory Lanes are coming together to host a three-stage festival featuring 27 acts from the local DIY scene and beyond. Brain Tumors vocalist (and City Pages contributor) Drew Ailes (pictured) and employees from both venues came together with the goal of raising funds to purchase... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha Music

MN Music On-A-Stick

Minnesota State Fair Grandstand : 4:00 p.m. August 30

Bring together Brother Ali and Doomtree (pictured) -- who are gearing up for the release of their next studio album -- and you've already got the most rap-heavy offering of the entire 2014 State Fair. The rest of the bill is a catch-all of local (or formerly local) talent. Sugar and Hüsker... More >>

Como Music

Hipshaker 12th Anniversary Soul Dance Party

Kitty Cat Klub : 9:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 23

Other than the fact that the Kitty Cat Klub is getting way too small to hold the crowds it attracts, Hipshaker's the perfect dance night for the non-clubbing set. Bearded flannel-clad dudes, hipster ladies in pleated skirts, and rad gender-queer folk all groove to a soul mix that starts off... More >>

University Music

Aretha Franklin

Minnesota State Fair Grandstand : 7:30 p.m. August 22

The incredible Aretha Franklin, 72, has bounced back from an apparently dire health crisis a few years ago. She's reportedly slimmed down, recording fresh material (covers of Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Alicia Keys, and Adele) with Babyface and Andre 3000, and in top vocal form, her soaring,... More >>

Como Music

Totally Gross National Party 2014

Icehouse : 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. August 23

Totally Gross National Product can throw one hell of a get-together. For the past five years, they have thrown an annual celebration of their roster of musicians, while teaming with other imaginative musical talents throughout the Twin Cities. We had such a fun time there we voted it our best... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Music, Festivals

Disco Fever

Kitty Cat Klub : 9:00 p.m. last Sat. of every month

As titles go, 'Disco Fever' misleadingly sounds like the name of a K-Tel compilation or a roller-boogie b-movie from 1979 -- right before disco itself collapsed and went from inescapable fad to pop-culture pariah. But we live in a better tomorrow, where Chic's Nile Rodgers still plays on... More >>

University Music

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

Intermedia Arts : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 23

Intermedia Arts' latest event, "Creative Dissent," is a touring exhibition exploring the artistic output that has come about as the result of the Arab Spring movement. The featured pieces in this show — which include graffiti, cartoons, video, puppetry, and posters — stretch,... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries, Activism

Golden Boys

The Lab Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 24; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from August 24 until August 24

In 1948 President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, a landmark directive that signaled the end of segregation within the ranks of the United States military. Indications of the eventual change, however, could be seen much earlier, most notably in 1943 when the first integrated army unit was... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Pete George

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 22; 9:45 p.m. August 22; 9:30 p.m. August 23; 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from August 23 until August 24

One might wonder what guitar-slinging comedian Pete George was into first: music or comedy? "It was both," he explains. "I played in a lot of '80s bands in Cleveland before trying standup." It was Rodney Dangerfield's Young Comedians Specials that got him interested in comedy. "They really... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 21

The MIA has dug deep into its collections for this arresting exhibition, which showcases rarely seen works on paper. Imagine Georgia O'Keeffe and Eugène Delacroix, Thomas Gainsborough and Gustav Klimt, Edgar Degas and René Magritte in the same room, and you get the picture.... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

St. Anthony Main Theater : Daily until August 31

With the exception of Roman Polanski, few Polish film directors have achieved name recognition with casual cinema-goers in the United States. This oversight is especially egregious considering how influential Polish films have been in the development of cinema as an artistic medium. Intending... More >>

University Film, Festivals, Arts

Walker on the Green: Artist Designed Mini Golf

Walker Art Center : 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 1; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Sun. until September 1

Once again, the Walker Art Center will mix high art with low-key American entertainment for Walker on the Green. During the warmer months, a part of the museum's lawn will become a putt-putt course perfect for a family outing, date night, or pre-barhopping shenanigans. Two courses composed of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Sports - Participatory, Festivals, Arts, Art - Museums

Graven Image: New Work by Luke Hillestad

Douglas Flanders & Associates : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from August 23 until September 13

There aren't too many painters here in the Twin Cities who can claim Rembrandt as an inspiration, and see that inspiration directly in their work. Luke Hillestad is that artist. The land surveyer turned full-time painter creates pieces that look like they came from another era, with warm color... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

The Book of Mormon

Orpheum Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until September 14; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until September 14; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. from August 23 until September 14; 6:30 p.m. every Sun. from August 24 until September 14

Over the past few years, The Book of Mormon has been the hottest ticket on Broadway. The not particularly sacred but really profane musical hits the theatrical sweet spot. Musical-theater junkies can get thrills from the memorable score, which is fresh and familiar at the same time. Comedy... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Star Trek: The Exhibition

Mall of America : Daily until November 16

May has been a spectacularly geeky month in the Twin Cities, with Wizard World Comic Con, Free Comic Book Day, SpringCon, and a sci-fi burlesque night from Toil & Trouble. Now, there's a Star Trek-themed show at the Mall of America. The exhibition opened about a week ago, and features a variety... More >>

Bloomington Arts, Art - Galleries

International Reggae All-Stars

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill : 9:00 p.m. every Tue.

Make all the jokes you want about the climate differences between Kingston and Minneapolis, but the cultural ones aren't as hard to reconcile. The aptly dubbed Lynval "Golden Voice" Jackson and his band have been a welcome and frequent presence in Twin Cities clubs for years now, and they're... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Sights, Sounds, and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

If you've wisely picked up Purple Snow, the Numero Group's recent collection of Twin Cities R&B from the '70s and '80s, you'll have seen many of Charles Chamblis's striking color photos. Active from the '60s through the late '80s, Chamblis was a versatile professional photographer, taking... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums
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