In the smooth transition of power from R.T. Rybak to Betsy Hodges, it appears likely that there won't be any drop in the coolness factor found in the Minneapolis mayor's office. During Mayor Hodges' brief time in charge, she has started a ten-day "One Minneapolis" tour. It included a day entirely de ... More >>
Surly fans will have another chance to revel in Darkness this winter. On December 15, just a few days shy of winter solstice, Surly will take over the taps at Uptown Tavern, offering 15 different taps and an opportunity to meet all seven local artists who have decorated the Russian Imperial Stout's ... More >>
For each of the past five years, the Minnesota Beatle Project put together by Vega Productions has consistently been one of the best local compilations. And Volume 5, out December 3, is no exception. All of the proceeds going to support music and art education in Minnesota public schools. The roste ... More >>
It's clear the revamp of the former Joe's Garage isn't quite ready for its close-up. The space has been gutted down to the studs. They're still going to need to dig out a new basement (for a prep kitchen) among myriad other details that have yet to come together. However, it's clear after a brief co ... More >>
You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer. We've compile ... More >>
The local brew boom continues with another brewery opening its doors this week. Before the crowds form at this sweet spot for sipping, we were given a tour and a taste of not just the beer but the food 612Brew will soon be serving.
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 been felt. With the folks at Kick.Stand.Press, she recently helped co-found Leg Up Studio, a coopera ... More >>
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 in a moment in time. Recent pieces have included a gleeful female drummer ready to jam, a man casuall ... More >>
Number 44: Kick.Stand.Press City: Minneapolis, MN Years spent living in MN:The current bout is 2.5 yearsAs anyone who has ever spent time watching HGTV knows, a good wallpaper job can make or break a room. Gilpin Matthews and Lauren Schuppe, co-founders of Kick.Stand.Press, specialize in making t ... More >>
Number 45: Frank Gaard City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 45 yearsFor the past 40 years, notorious artist Frank Gaard has added a healthy dose of color, criticism, and humor to the local creative scene. His work knows no boundaries, as he often draws inspiration from a mix of subjects, ... More >>
Over the weekend, chef Jack Riebel shared, for the first time, a small taste of what he plans to serve at his new venture, the Butcher and the Boar, with a party that livened up a sleepy block in downtown Minneapolis.On Sunday afternoon the parking lot next to the once-vacant, marble-front buildi ... More >>
Do you want your boyfriend wearing this T-shirt?Popular Minneapolis poster designer Adam Turman's "Save Second Base" T-shirts are supposed to be all about fighting breast cancer. But this week, they sparked a Twitter war over whether they demean the very people the t-shirt purports to help. ... More >>
Samuels says Forte is leaving on his own terms.By Adam TurmanRocco Forte, the oft-controversial former Minneapolis fire chief, is leaving his administrative position with the city. City Councilmember Don Samuels says Forte is resigning from his current job, which entails managing the city's ... More >>
Aesthetic ApparatusFound on lamp posts, nightclub walls, and in college dorm rooms, posters can be a surprisingly powerful form of art. They can disseminate information, share a social point of view, create an aesthetic, and work as a form of public protest. For the nonpartisan "Poster Offensive ... More >>
Raise a pint to local breweries
Superheroes, swingin' singles, and gut rot: It's a hot week on the Twin Cities' food scene. Think you're up to the challenge? Then belly up for The Week in Food. Tuesday 5/11Do men in spandex affect your smarts? Find out at Galactic Pizza Trivia Night, hosted by Captain Awesome and Dr. Tomorro ... More >>
The fourth annual ARTCRANK poster art exhibit opens this Saturday.
(Photo by phogel) This week we have the bike-friendly art party ARTCRANK, a three-day conference exploring hip hop, and an evening dedicated to folk musician John Prine.
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Adam Turman designed this flyer to benefit breast cancer research.
The local record store is launching a new program, MinnEconomy, geared at promoting local artists and bands.
Squad19's concert posters find a place on gallery walls--if only they can stay there