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A Prairie Home Companion Street Dance @ The Fitzgerald Theater (9/20)

20. September 2014


Tonight is A Prairie Home Companion’s annual Street Dance & Meatloaf Supper! Tickets for the live show go faster than the apple-oatmeal pancakes in the Lake Wobegon church basement, but there’s good news: the street dance at 7pm is free and open to the public! If Garrison Keillor isn’t your cup of tea, that’s fine, you just have to be down to dance in a crowd of people that look like Garrison Keillor. If you’re new to APHC, this is 100% the time to go and see what it’s all about. Shine those dancing shoes.

FREE - All Ages - 7pm

In front of the Fitzgerald Theater
10 E Exchange St, St Paul

- Alex

MPLS This Weekend (sept. 19•20•21)
fri. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter @ Walkerfri. New Sh!t Show @ Fox Egg
sat. The Small Cities w/Holly Hansen @ Amsterdamsat. Forever Young Homecoming @ First Avesat. A Prairie Home Companion Street Dance
sun. Renaissance Festival (ends 9/28)sun. La Bohème @ St. Anthony Main
Next week it’ll just be named “Twin Cities This Weekend.”
- Alex
Meanwhile, in a coffee shop in Minneapolis…
photo: Alex

MIA Third Thursday: Make Your Mark with AIGA (9/18)

18. September 2014


photo from the MIA’s Instagram

For this month’s free third thursday event, the MIA is teaming up with AIGA, the professional organization for design. What does that mean for tonight’s activities? 

- Make your own Pantone buttons
- Free admission to an otherwise-ticketed exhibition 
- A photo booth
- live music from Hippo Campus
- group doodling (idk)

The Third Thursday event series is also a good excuse to visit the MIA in general—it’s an awesome museum that’s always free, right in the middle of the city. 

All Ages // Free // 6-9pm // Thursday, September 18


P.S. Check out our calendar for all your planning-way-ahead-of-time needs! 

The Defenders: Mark Mallman @ Trylon Microcinema (9/17)

17. September 2014


"The Defenders" is a monthly film series hosted at the Trylon. How it works:

  • 1) A super awesome Twin Cities resident picks a guilty pleasure/forgotten/less-than-classic film, 2) you all show up and buy a ticket without knowing what movie it is, and then— 3) after getting popcorn and refreshments— 4) you sit down and they announce the film and defend their choice. 

Tonight Mark Mallman is hosting. He is not one to disappoint

**another reason to go: Half of the proceeds for each screening in The Defenders series are donated to a local charity or nonprofit. Mark’s choice for tonight is NAMI Hennepin.

7PM // $8 // All Ages

Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

- Alex

seen on the Stone Arch Bridge
photo: Alex 
The Open Streets series is one of my favorite things about Minneapolis in the summertime. What better way to explore a new neighborhood, or rediscover an old favorite, than to walk in the middle of the street? Yep, Open Streets means NO CARS, meaning you can walk, bike, skate, blade, or whatever you want through the middle of the road! It also means there will be a lot of people out and about, which can sometimes be a rarity in the quieter neighborhoods. 
Today is the second-to-last event of the summer, and it’s taking place in the Kingfield neighborhood, on Nicollet Avenue between Lake St and 46th St. Since it’s another beautiful weekend day, what better way to spend it than meandering down the road, listening to free music, and peeking in new shops and restaurants? It’s free and it’s a good excuse to walk around outside. I’ll be there with bells on (my bike). Eh? Eh? 
- Beth 
Free // All Ages // 12pm-5pm
P.S. You can use public transit to get to and from there for free.

Greenroom Mag Issue #3 Release Party @ CO Exhibitions (9/12)

12. September 2014

The Minneapolis-based Greenroom Magazine is releasing its third issue tonight and you should definitely be there to snag a copy. I’m always excited when there’s a print magazine trying to change the game—and their first two issues were promising with great features from 12 O’Clock Boys to Richard Mosse to Greg Grease. The $10 suggested donation gets you a copy of the mag hot off the press, but bring some more dollar bills to get a shirt for The Fucking Best Show Ever (co-presented by Greenroom on Saturday). Also: photo booth.

All Ages // 8pm

click here for more info

CO Exhibitions
1101 Stinson Boulevard NE #2, Minneapolis

- Alex

The Gooch Palms w/Frankie Teardrop & Big Girl @ Turf Club (9/11)

11. September 2014


I really shouldn’t have to write anything here. You should just see “The Gooch Palms” and think “OMG THIS IS THE BEST BAND NAME EVER A BAND WITH THIS NAME HAS TO BE WORTH AT LEAST $8!!” But in case that’s not the immediate thought that comes to your head, then take it from us that local groups Frankie Teardrop and Big Girl are fer sher worth the money. We posted new music from both of them earlier this week, so go see it IRL.

21+ \ 8pm // $8

Turf Club (new & improved!!*)
1601 University Ave W, St. Paul


- Alex

KILLSTREAK w/Manchita & Chantz @ Honey (9/10)

10. September 2014

It’s definitely a fireplace and Donna Tartt night (too bad I haven’t had a fireplace since high school) but don’t start your Minnesotan hibernation yet. Rap duo Killstreak put together a show tonight at Honey with two of my favorite TC rappers—the hard-hitting Manchita and wordsmith Chantz Erolin. Get out there and hear some new music.

18+ || 9pm || $5

205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

- Alex

at the W Lake Dunn Bros
photo: Alex

The Fucking Best Show Ever (9/13)

10. September 2014


Got my ticket for The Fucking Best Show Ever. Have you?



w/Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Allan Kingdom, ZuluZuluu, and DJ TIIIIIIIIIIP

ALL AGES only $10 pre-sale x 5pm

1st Ave & 4th St N, Minneapolis

C u there.

- Alex

Kickstart This: “Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong”

9. September 2014


You’ve definitely heard about Minneapolis’ Internet Cat Video Festival and, if you live in the area, chances are you’ve been. Now, there is a book. Coffee House Press, Walker Art Center, and some super bomb writers have come together to create Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong.

Their Kickstarter (aka Catstarter) describes it best with the line: “[This book is] not just about cat videos, but also about how we decide what is good or bad art, or art at all; about how taste develops, how that can change, and why we love or hate something. It’s about people and the internet and why there are so many more cat videos than dog ones.”

Meaning, literally everyone that has $20 should back this book—even if you don’t live in Minneapolis, even if you don’t like cat videos, and even if you are a dog person!

There’s not much time left in the Kickstarter, so get involved! Help fund the project, tweet about it, reblog this and add a hilarious GIF, tell your weird aunts about it on Facebook—whatever you want! LET’S FUND THIS!

- Alex

It’s Monday and summer is over (don’t try and tell me it’s not—it is, but everything’s going to be ok) so here’s another song for all you people on the computer! Frankie Teardrop recently released this aptly titled jam End of Summertime Blues. Download it for free if you want, but they’re going on tour soon (with a couple Twin Cities shows before the leave) so maybe send a dollar their way if you’re really into it.

- Alex