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GOOD STUFF TO DO IN THE TWIN CITIES. CURATED BY BETH & ALEX.

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photo: Beth

Greenway Bike-in-Movie @ Freewheel Midtown Bike Center (8/21)

21. August 2014

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Haven’t been able to make it to the drive-in theater this summer? I get it, you have to get everyone together and pack up all of your supplies and drive outside the cities. Not tonight! Tonight is the 4th annual Bike-in-Movie! So pack light, come alone or with a group, and meet up at the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center.

6:30pm - 8pm: food from Taco Cat & brews from Indeed
9pm: showing of Elemental (moves inside in case of rain)

FREE & ALL AGES

Watch a trailer below:

Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
2834 10th Ave S, Minneapolis

- Alex

Allan Kingdom - “Wavey”

ft. Spooky Black // prod. Psymun

- Alex

Haley Bonar & John Mark Nelson [totally 100% free] @ Northrop (8/29)

20. August 2014

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YUP. You heard it here (and lots of other places): Haley Bonar and John Mark Nelson are playing a totally free show at the end of August! It’s happening at the newly-renovated Northrop. So yeah, it’s technically the “Twin Cities Students Welcome Back Concert,” but you don’t have to go to the U of M or even be a Twin Cities student to attend. All you have to do is go here and reserve tickets before they’re gone: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/twin-cities-students-welcome-back-concert

18+ \/ Friday, August 29 //\ Doors @ 7pm

Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE, Minneapolis

photos: Tim Campbell for Vita.mn

ps. both artists have seriously amazing new albums you should buy asap: Last War Sings The Moon

- Alex

Mill City Live: Fort Wilson Riot @ Mill City Museum (8/20)

20. August 2014

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The suuuuper amazing “we-can-play-everything” group Fort Wilson Riot has a concert at the instagramesque Mill City Museum tonight! They released their new album trIllIun at the beginning of the summer and switched from a duo to a full-on 6-piece band—so come check out their new lineup and tunez! Admission to the show also gets you into the entire museum starting at 4pm. That means you’re getting amazing music + the best outdoor concert venue + museum admission + tons o’ fun for less than half of what it normally costs to get into the museum. Come on somebody.

All Ages /\ $5

event 4-9pm
music 6-8pm

Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis

photo: Mill City Museum

- Alex

Jay Simonson - “Empty for You”

video by Elise Pfau

Beth outside Modern Times
photo: Alex

Ocean’s 11 + Sonny Knight & The Lakers @ Lake Harriet Bandshell (8/15)

15. August 2014

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A movie with the greatest cast ever assembled PLUS music from the funkiest lineup ever assembled. It’s all going down tonight at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, my favorite place to catch music and a movie. So get there early, do you and dance it out during Sonny Knight, then grab some eats at Bread & Pickle and chill out for Ocean’s 11.

music 7:30pm
movie 9pm

Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy

Minneapolis, MN 55419

- Alex

Internet Cat Video Festival @ Walker Art Center (8/14)

14. August 2014

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In case you haven’t heard (you definitely have), the Internet Cat Video Festival is back again tonight! Last year it was at the State Fair and cost $$. This year it’s back at its home and costs no moneys. There’s a ton of stuff going on, so I’ll just let the Walker explain it:

Parking will be crazy, so consider biking or taking the *free* bus.

Official hashtag: #CatVidFest

All Ages /\ Free 
6pm festivities //\ 8:40pm screening

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

- Alex

Dead Poets Society [Robin Williams Tribute] @ St. Anthony Main Theatre (8/16)

14. August 2014

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In celebration of the life of Robin Williams, St. Anthony Main Theatre is showing Dead Poets Society this Saturday for FREE. I don’t know how exciting this is to you, but not only is this my favorite Robin Williams film—it is one of my all-time favorite films. If you haven’t seen it, you need to be there. If you have seen it, you have no excuse not to be there.

Show up early if you want a seat!

Saturday, August 16th - 7pm - Rated PG

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St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis

- Alex

France Camp - “My Warpaint”

video by UnderCurrentMPLS

France Camp is the best band playing in Minneapolis right now so make sure to buy all of their music and go to all their shows.

- Alex

Hollow Boys - “Spellbreaker”

(watch/listen all the way through)

MPLS POOL PARTY // TODAY // @ Holmes Park (8/12)

12. August 2014

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POOL PARTY TODAY!! 

If there was ever one event to go to that we’ve posted about—this is it! All the info is on the flyer. It’s even scheduled after the work day so all you hard working 9-to-5 people can celebrate summer too! Get outside and help us fill a public wading pool to capacity! Just remember…

Bring stuff to float on:
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Tell all your cool friends:
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Don’t dream it, be it:image

and meet at Holmes Park pool
(right next to the Aveda Institute)
301 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

- Alex

MPLS (wading) POOL PARTY @ Holmes Park (8/12)

10. August 2014

HEY! If you’re anywhere near the Twin Cities you should come to the GREATEST POOL PARTY OF ALL TIME this Tuesday! It’s summer and we don’t have our own pools, so we’re throwing one at a public wading pool! Come chill out on an inner tube in a foot and a half of water with all of your friends, play games in the huge park next to the pool, and bring food (not to share, just for your own bad self). 

ALL AGES || 5:30 - 8PM

Holmes Park
301 4th St SE, Minneapolis

- Alex

Hollow Boys ϟ All Ages Album Release ϟ @ Hymie’s Vintage Records (8/9)

9. August 2014

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All the information is on the poster, but srsly put this in your plans tonight! It’s FREE, ALL AGES, and early enough that you can still do whatever else you were going to do. Hollow Boys are celebrating the release of their album Believe In Nothing a second time for all you young people (and everyone who didn’t make it to the other release show). C U THERE!

White Boyfriend opens (omg)

Doors 7pm
Music 8pm

Hymie’s Vintage Records
820 E Lake St, Minneapolis

- Alex