Mark Halperin of Time Magazine Shares His Perspective

DISCUSSION Covering the 2008 Election: Perspective from the Frontlines As the Republican National Convention gears up to hit our fair cities with a conservative onslaught in a couple of weeks, and the election looms, so come many politically-themed events of all shapes, sizes and colors. The St. Paul Public Library’s Saint Paul-itics leads the way […]

The Black Dog Shows Its Teeth to the RNC

BENEFIT EVENT Call & Answer Silent Auction Do a little good and have a good time doing it this Friday at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, as they host the Support the March on the RNC & Stop the War Silent Auction which will feature items such as restaurant certificates, massages, private wine […]

The Rake Gets Creative at The Guthrie

SPECIAL EVENTCreative Context Join l’etoile magazine and The Guthrie for this special Rakish edition of Creative Context, a monthly post-show party in The Guthrie’s Target Lounge, hosted by influential women in Twin Cities arts and media. This month’s host just happens to be awesome chick and publisher of The Rake, Kristin Henning! The event will […]

Bearded Child Film Fest Creates Bedlam (at the Bedlam)

FILMBearded Child Film Fest I can hardly imagine a more fitting venue for the Bearded Child Film Fest than the Bedlam Theater, with its carnie-friendly vibe and its rep for, well, bedlam. After an 8-year warm up in its founding city of Grand Rapids, MN, the Minneapolis debut of the Bearded Child Film Festival will […]

The Bakken Goes Electro & John Toren Rakes Through Books

READINGSRaking Through Books with John TorenJoin your literary homies from The Rake for another installment of the popular Happy Hour reading series "Raking Through Books " at Kieran’s Irish Pub co-presented by The Loft, KFAI radio and the U of M Bookstore. Tonight’s special guest is author John Toren, who will show off his new […]

The Pan African Fest "Raps" Up with K'naan

MUSIC K’naan D.E.M.O.’s Twin Cities Pan African Fest goes out with a bang tonight at First Avenue. Toronto-based Somalian rapper K’naan will engage the audience with his smooth flows and thoughtful prose for an evening of amazing music you won’t soon forget. Raised in Mogadishu, Somalia in the midst of civil war, and descended from […]

Pleasure & Paint: Eric Inkala's Dreamworld Comes To Life

ART Overflow: A Pleasure Trip Eric Inkala‘s no fool. After a good run of years of painting his coloristic, hazy-dazy, arabesque, Little-Engine-that-Could-meets-Pacman murals (this guy is a tagger of the most whimsical sort) on walls around town, Inkala’s finally been hit by the legitimacy bug. That is, in the manner of graffiti artists gone legit–like […]

The Gallery Grooves at AE and The Fringe Fest Gets Devious

ART & MUSICGallery Grooves Jazz & Art PartyIf there’s one thing we’re good for here at The Rake, it’s putting on a fantastic party – and the Twin Cities Pan African Fest is the perfect excuse! Satisfy your art-tooth on multiple levels tonight at Altered Esthetics Gallery, where you’ll be lucky enough to lay eyes […]

Strawberry Fields Overgrow The Fringe

FRINGE FESTIVALStrawberry Fields TemporarilyWear your laughing pants (you know, the Zubaz with lightning bolts on them) to this uproarious Fringe performance at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Strawberry Fields Temporarily is a one-man-show written, directed and performed by clever comedian and storyteller Ben San Del, also the brains behind the 2006 Fringe […]

Shakespeare Gets Zombified at the Fringe!

If you haven’t noticed the trend by now, I plan on highlighting a Fringe play each day through the end of the Festival. Did you happen to see an amazing Fringe play that you think our readers should know more about? Plug it into the comments section below and tell me why you liked it […]