The Boobie Brigade Sweetens Things Up!

BENEFIT EVENT
The Youth & Boobie Brigade Bake Sale

Join the Youth and Boobie Brigade for a hip and tasty event at the 7th Street Entry
to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and other breast cancer
research charities tonight! Conceptualized
by Lauren Manke and Louisa Podlich, The Youth and Boobie Brigade will
participate as a team in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk on September 19th-21st.
Every participant is required to raise at least $2,200 in order to take part in
the walk, and with your help, the Brigade is confident they will be able
to reach this goal and surpass it! Every donation matters, and every dollar
will go directly to benefit breast cancer research. The
Youth and Boobie Brigade Bake Sale will not only feature a smörgåsbord of
melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes and bars up for purchase, but will also help negate
any calorie consumption-fueled guilt with a wild dance party! Featuring live
music from peppy indie-popsters Tim Rally Gold, followed by prolific club king
Jonathan Ackerman of the Moongoons and red-hot sister DJ duo Tendercakes
spinning electro, club, techno, hip hop, pop, rock and more all night long!

If you are unable to make
the event and would like to donate, click HERE.

10pm-2am, 7th Street Entry, 701 1st Avenue N, Downtown Mpls, $8

MUSIC
The Pines

As
the RNC quickly approaches, many locals are gearing up to be
heard not only through demonstration, but through celebration of art, music
and performance as well. One of the most happenin’ hot spots will be
Lowertown Saint Paul, where the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar will
host numerous events
leading up to and during the convention, including two huge block
parties featuring tons of amazing local music! Tonight however, is a
bit more chill with moody folk duo The Pines,
who will play live in the Cafe while you sip vino and
anticipate the impending fracas that is about to descend upon our fair
cities. While you’re there, make sure to check out the Poster Offensive IV exhibit, a collection of politically themed screen-printed posters by local artists.

8pm, Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar, 4th & Broadway, Lowertown St. Paul, pay-what-you-can


STATE FAIR TIP OF THE DAY
State Fair Sugar Rush

Since
we’re keeping the theme relatively sweet today, what with the Boobie
Brigade’s Bake Sale and all, I thought I’d take the time to talk about
my favorite sweet treats at the Fair. Even though my busy sched this
week prevents me from going at all, I’ve been living vicariously
through Ms. Kathryn Savage’s guides,
as I too am a State Fair junkie. While I am a big fan of the typical
corn on the cob, cheese curds, and pronto pups – I really do love me
some Dippin’ Dots.
A refreshing treat on a hot August day, but these little beads of sweet
frozen goodness are probably my fave because of the extreme cuteness
factor – a pastel rainbow of teeny-tiny ice cream balls that are as fun
to look at as they are to eat. I am also a fan of cotton candy (again,
cute), Sweet Martha’s Cookies (who isn’t), but no State Fair sugar
rush is complete without a stop at the Salt Water Taffy
booth, where you can watch a fleet of candy-men and women spin and pull
colorful taffy, roll it, cut it and package it up for you to purchase
by the sackful. Sweet!

State Fair Hours 6am-Midnight, State Fair Grounds, Saint Paul, $11