Mayhem at Mickey's Diner

Let me start off by saying, I’m not a particularly political person. I care, don’t get me wrong, but I just prefer to do what I do best, staying in the pretty bubble of art, music and what-have-you. I am an A+E Editor, after all, not a political commentator! I rarely watch TV, but when […]

Spark It Up!

As activists on the West Side get the shake down from the cops, and St. Paul frets and fusses over last minute preparations at RNC ground zero; Downtown Minneapolis geared up to show its artistic flair at Spark24! What is Spark24 you ask? Well, if you haven’t been living under a rock for the past […]

The Boobie Brigade Sweetens Things Up!

BENEFIT EVENTThe 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 […]

Local Rockstars Come Together to Benefit Barack Obama!

BENEFIT EVENT 8 is Enough: Benefit for Barack An all-star local lineup shows its political colors tonight at the Turf Club by throwing one hell of a party – all to benefit presidential candidate Barack Obama! A mere $20 gets you into one of the hottest shows of the summer featuring Tape n’ Tape (Josh […]

Cupcakes, Political Humor & Icelandic Dream Pop

WINE & DINE World Flavors at The Bulldog Northeast Hot tip alert! The Rake still has a VERY LIMITED number of tickets left for tonight’s World Flavors dinner at The Bulldog Northeast! Now, I know what you’re thinking, fancy pants, but the Bulldog is not just a cool bar with an awesome outdoor patio, killer […]

Step Right Up: Free Stuff at The State Fair!

STATE FAIR TIP OF THE DAY The Education Building aka "The Free Building" I love free stuff. Even free stuff that sucks. I will happily snap up that pencil with a dentist’s website printed on the side of it, or any kitten/bald eagle/generic landscape calendar that comes into my hemisphere. I think free food tastes […]

The W Hotel Revisits 1929 & Rift Magazine Rocks The Hex

BENEFIT EVENTFoshay Soirée Be one of the first to catch a glimpse of the beautifully restored historic Foshay Tower, now operating as the W Hotel! Dust off your fringe dress and go garçonne at this gala affair to benefit the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota featuring a Roaring ’20s theme in honor of the original 1929 […]

The Rake's Gallery Grooves Goes Typographic at MCBA!

ARTThe Rake’s Gallery GroovesFor those of you who missed our bonus edition of Gallery Grooves earlier this month, here’s your chance to make it up to us! The Rake, KBEM Jazz 88 and Artisan Vineyards join forces for yet another installment of our monthly art, jazz and wine party – this time taking you on […]

Rain Taxi Celebrates Issue #50 at the Keg House!

SPECIAL EVENTRain Taxi’s 50th Issue Celebration RainTini, the newest libation of choice among discerning literary Twin Citians. Not to be confused with any Sex in the City über-hip cocktail, the RainTini is but one of the attractions at tonight’s Rain Taxi 50th Issue Celebration. The big 5-0 party will be held at The Keg House, […]

Sexy Singles Strike "Silver + Gold" in the North Loop!

SINGLES NIGHT Silver + Gold Come chill out at North Loop sweet-spot Clubhouse Jager every Tuesday at this subtle and sassy singles party! Enjoy 2-4-1 drink specials all night long, prepared by red-haired hottie and resident bartender Angie, who is a mixologist of epic proportions (ask her to make you one of her famous "surprise" […]