We won't mince words: Last winter was a frozen hellscape like nothing we'd ever experienced before. So when the first hints of spring appeared – the warm sun between cool breezes, the first flecks of verdure – we knew we'd once again be skinbaring, sunbasking inhabitants of the great outdoors, the kind of folks who relish every opportunity to drink and dine al fresco. Here some of our favorite places to do just that.
Even this weekend's foul weather couldn't put a damper on the art and bike-centric event ARTCRANK in Minneapolis. Bike, beer, and art lovers came out to celebrate between rain showers. PHOTOS BY LORA HLAVSA on May 31, 2014
The weather wasn't exactly perfect for this year's Grand Old Day festival in St. Paul, but the morning's rains moved on just in time and annual event went off spectacularly. While the streets weren't packed quite as tightly as other years, thousands still ventured out for a good time with food,...
Seven of the Twin Cities' finest bands and host Lori Barbero got together on Friday night to pay tribute to women in rock. From Pink Mink performing Bikini Kill and Strange Names belting out B52 tracks to Lydia Hoglund soulfully singing Dusty Springfield and Crystal opening with Sade songs, it...
A parking lot full of beer was plenty of motivation to venture out in a thunderstorm at this year's City Pages Beer Festival. The downtown Minneapolis event featured some of the city's best breweries and a variety of domestic and import brews. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on May 31, 2014
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, the duo of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, have morphed into a rollicking full band that pulled into the 7th St Entry for a sold out show.
PHOTOS BY STEVEN COHEN ON MAY 30, 2014
May finally brought out warmer weather... and with the higher temps came the start of summer festival season. Here are just some of the many, many folks we saw at events throughout May -- from Comic Con to Soundset.
In a bold departure from the complicated, often overly fussy plates that have come to signal New American cuisine, the dishes at Lyn-Lake’s long-awaited Heyday, helmed by La Belle Vie alums chef Jim Christiansen and front-of-house manager Lorin Zinter, are mostly very straightforward and...
This year's Soundset featured headlining sets on the main stage from Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, & 2 Chainz, with the Fifth Element Tent showcasing sets from Lizzo, Flatbush Zombies, and many more. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN and ERIK HESS on May 25, 2014
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Selling out in advance for the first time in the festival's history, the seventh installment of Soundset was bigger and better than ever. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN and ERIK HESS on May 25, 2014
Don't forget to check out the marvelous music of Soundset 2014!
Mona Montague, Opiumm Hayze, and Ulla Umlaut produced their latest Toil & Trouble burlesque show Saturday night at the Mounds Theatre in St. Paul. Science Fiction Feature ticket buyers were asked to come in costume to compete for a themed prize giveaway. PHOTOS BY NICK KOZEL on May 24, 2014