Minneapolis Underground Film Festival

True film independents will find a voice at the 2008 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, celebrating the best in low-budget filmmaking. The parade of self-financed works begins August 29 with a world premiere from Germany, Julia Ostertag’s *Saila* at 7:30 pm. Ostertag will be present for a post-screening discussion and Q&A. The festival continues through August […]

Melissa Etheridge

Award-winning musician and cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge will rock the O’Shaughnessy at the College of St. Catherine on Saturday, August 9th at 8 pm. Etheridge, whose hits include "Come to My Window", is a celebrated gay rights and environmental activist who has two Grammy Awards to her credit. She also recently won an Academy Award […]

Books and Bars: Anansi Boys

Want to join a book club, but not exactly thrilled by the idea of having gabby TV talk show hosts telling you what to read? Try Books & Bars, a literary club that meets every month to read and discuss with good food and good drinks. All are welcome, even if you haven’t read the […]

David Carr: The Night of the Gun

It’s a common conception that our pasts are better than we make them out to be. Former Twin Cities Reader editor and New York Times columnist David Carr proves that the opposite is possible in his new book which recounts his past as an addict through journalistic investigation. As he reports his past, he realizes […]

Raven's Manor

A haunted mansion on the Louisiana bayou plagued for 200 years. A girl in search of love, knowing that she is cursed to lose it. Three malevolent spirits who will do anything to make sure that no one in the house marries for love. The legends of New Orleans have inspired the Circus Juventas to […]

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The biggest global and political issues of today will be responded to trough artwork when “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” premieres July 31st at Altered Esthetics. Continuing its mission of proclaiming artists as the historical voice of society, the nonprofit community gallery accepted submissions from the artists whose work will be on display in […]

Hot Art, Cool Jazz

Jazz master Dennis Spears kicks off “Hot Art, Cool Jazz” at the Joan Mondale Gallery at the Minnesota Textile Center on August 15th. Part of the Joan Mondale Gallery Endowment Event, the exhibit will showcase some of the finest fiber art of the Twin Cities, set to the smooth sounds of a man who’s preformed […]

Dying in Public Places

DYING IN PUBLIC PLACES Lust. Terror. Violence. Outbursts of Song. All of these can happen when stuck in an invisible box… cannibalism too. Dying in Public Places: a darkly comic new musical, written by Keith Hovis and directed by Jenna Papke, premieres August 1st at 10:00 pm as part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. 60 […]

Eric Inkala's "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 Keith Haring in the 1980s […]

Caviar on Credit

Through August 3, A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training is presenting Caviar on Credit at the Dowling Studio. For the past 12 years, the Guthrie has taken pride in offering continuing education programs to young actors from institutions throughout the country and hosting a stage upon which they exhibit all they’ve learned. In return, […]