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  • Lela could have been exactly what Bloomington needs
    4 days ago by Lucy Hawthorne

    A year ago, there were exactly zero local Italian restaurants specializing in Italian and a thing called crudo, Italy's raw fish answer to sushi. Then, suddenly, there were a half dozen of these restaurants, scattered all around town. Lela, located…

     
  • World's Toughest Rodeo storms Xcel Energy Center
    5 days ago by Bridget Bennett

    The World's Toughest Rodeo brought cowboys and controversial monkeys to St. Paul last weekend. Bull and bronco riders from around the country competed Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center. All photos by Bridget Bennett, February 5, 2016.

     
  • The sights and people of the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival
    5 days ago by Steve Cohen

    Now in its seventh year, the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival drew thousands of beer fans to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday. More than 140 breweries from across the state and nation poured samples at the sold-out event. All photos by…

     

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  • U of M's Identity fashion show dazzles on the runway
    6 days ago by Tony Nelson

    The University of Minnesota's College of Design held its annual senior fashion show on Saturday night. With this year's Identity theme, collections from graduating seniors (along with work by juniors and sophomores) featured diverse styles from at…

     
  • Lizzo celebrates new album, sells out First Avenue
    6 days ago by Billy Briggs

    Twin Cities hip-hop favorite Lizzo toasted to December's Big GRRRL Small World with her headlining debut in First Avenue's main room last Saturday. The rapper/singer performed the songs off the new album before bringing out her GRRRL PRTY crew and…

     
  • U.S. Pond Hockey Championships take over Lake Nokomis
    12 days ago by Tyler Bloomquist

    Warm weather may have postponed the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships by a few weeks, but melted snow didn't dampen spirits Saturday on Lake Nokomis. More than 200 teams from across the country competed in the annual tournament in Minneapolis. All…

     
  • Kehlani, rising R&B singer, played a packed, rowdy Fine Line
    13 days ago by Emmet Kowler

    Armed with cuts from her Grammy-nominated mixtape You Should Be Here, Oakland's Kehlani played a jam-packed Fine Line Music Cafe last Friday. Buzzy St. Paul rapper Lexii Alijai and Dizzy Fae opened. Read our review here. All photos by Emmet Kowler.

     
  • Babes in Toyland felt truly at home during First Ave return
    13 days ago by Tony Nelson

    Babes in Toyland, with new bass player Clara Salyer, returned to the main stage at First Avenue Saturday night to a packed house of eager fans along with openers Kitten Forever and Ageist. Read our review here. All photos by Tony Nelson on January…

     
  • St. Paul Winter Carnival 2016 opens with fire and ice
    15 days ago by Tony Nelson

    The 2016 St. Paul Winter Carnival started in fine fashion Thursday night with the Moon Glow pedestrian parade, ice-bar merriment, and — despite unseasonably warm temperatures — ice sculpting in Rice Park. All photos by Tony Nelson on January 28,…

     
  • The Commodore Bar is an art deco gem
    18 days ago by Tony Nelson

    It can almost seem like sacrilege to be slurping, sipping, and slopping in a space so outrageously grand as the Commodore in St. Paul. If this were a museum, or a home, or a public space, then people could just wander around agog, jaws unhinged,…

     
  • Great vintage photos of Twin Cities restaurants and chefs
    19 days ago by Mecca Bos

    When City Pages recently moved out of its ancient, dreary office in the Designers Guild Building into the somewhat cheerier new digs on North First Street, it was CP edit staffers who were tasked with digging into the photographic fossil…

     
  • 89.3 The Current 11th Anniversary at First Avenue: Night one
    20 days ago by Caroline Royce

    Twin Cities public radio station 89.3 The Current hosted their bash inside the First Avenue Main Room on Friday, January 22, 2015. Bones & Beeker, Bad Bad Hats, Mixed Bloody Majority, John Mark Nelson and Low played the sold out Main Room. Fans of…

     
  • 89.3 The Current 11th Anniversary at First Avenue: Night two
    20 days ago by Billy Briggs

    The second night of 89.3 The Current's annual b-day bash featured Tommy Stinson, Gramma's Boyfriend, Cactus Blossoms, Gospel Machine, and Bruise Violet. Read our review of the two-night fete, and check out photos from night one. All photos by Billy…

     
  • 2016 US Figure Skating Championships at Xcel Energy Center
    20 days ago by Tony Nelson

    All of the drama and excitement that is figure skating happened on the local stage as the US Figure Skating National Championships' marquee event, the Ladies finals, took place at Xcel Energy Center Saturday night (following the Ice Dance finals)…

     
  • Herbivorous Butcher opens meat-free butcher shop
    20 days ago by Tyler Bloomquist

    The Herbivorous Butcher tested the devotion of fans eager to show support for the bricks and mortar outpost of the popular purveyor of vegan "meats," cheeses and butter. Until this weekend, the creations of brother and sister Aubry and Kale Walch…

     
  • Saintly City Cat Show: Kittens galore!
    21 days ago by Caroline Royce

    Fluffy and friendly felines came out with their masters to be loved and adored at The Saintly City (or kitty) Cat Show at Roy Wilkins Exhibition Hall in St. Paul. Sunday's show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with all the adorableness you can…

     
  • The Aviary aerial fitness lets yoga take flight
    24 days ago by Tyler Bloomquist

    Working out doesn't sound like fun to everyone, but some of us might like it more if we took our exercise from the ground... to the air.  The Aviary, located in NE Minneapolis, is a new studio that offers aerial fitness and aerial yoga classes.…

     
  • Buzzy indie-rockers Bully heat up the Fine Line Music Cafe
    26 days ago by Leslie Plesser

    Rising indie-rocker Alicia Bognanno returned to her native Minnesota, leading Nashville-based Bully through a Monday night gig at the Fine Line Music Cafe. All photos by Leslie Plesser, January 18, 2016.

     
  • First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2015
    27 days ago by Anna Gulbrandsen

    First Ave's annual Best New Bands showcase on Friday night featured local talent from Aero Flynn, Eric Mayson, Baby Shel, Bruise Violet, Perfume Monster, Lexii Alijai, and Murder Shoes. Photos by Anna Gulbrandsen on January 15, 2016. Read our…

     
  • Faces of the Minneapolis beard contest
    27 days ago by Susan Du

    The Minneapolis Beard and Moustache Club and Dangerous Man Brewing teamed up to throw its annual beard and moustache contest. Categories included "full beard," "full beard styled moustache," "partial beard," and "Dangerous Man beard," for those…

     

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