From the strongman efforts of the 'ice-ops' crew to the grace and grunts of the skaters, Lake Nokomis was the stage for one of the nation's most unique winter events‐the 6th-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. PHOTOS BY CRAIG LASSIG.
Ice rink construction: Monday, January 10, 2011
Tournament: January 21-23, 2011
The Doomtree MC and solo artist debuted a set of new material at the Cedar with collaborators Aby Wolf, Mankwe Ndosi, Trevor May and Aaron Maus, Joe Boucha, and more. Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble opened. PHOTOS BY MEREDITH WESTIN on January 23, 2011.
It was freezing outside on Friday but Espada, So Gold, Petey, Anton and Booka B sold out Jager by midnight as they spun tunes all night. This month they brought free posters for the crowd designed by Minneapolis' very own Adam Garcia of The Pressure. PHOTOS BY KEVIN O'MEARA on 1/21/11
The local heroes who run 89.3 The Current threw a huge birthday bash on Friday to celebrate six years of amazing broadcasting. Performers included Trampled By Turtles, Roma di Luna, Jeremy Messersmith, Brother Ali, and Free Energy. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on 1/21/11
With the temperature outside well below freezing, the sunny stylings of Lissie filled a packed Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, warming the souls inside. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on January 20, 2011.
Prairie Ale House brings gastropub fun to the chain-centric suburbs. Owner Aaron Johnson riffs on his previous ventures, the Town Talk Diner and the Strip Club, by deep-frying pickles, spiking malts with booze, and plating the Wisconi Balls in a "naughty" arrangement. PHOTOS BY ALMA...
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Oregon Trail video game. The first players were a junior high history class in North Minneapolis, before a statewide body called the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium mass produced it and introduced it to the world. MECC was...
Middle Eastern dance, food, and henna body art by artist Angela Skrade comes to the Midwest. Mistress of ceremonies, Cassandra Shore, the artistic director and Master belly dance instructor, kept everything moving and fun. Unfortunately, she did not perform for the large crowd, as she is on...