A sampling of Magers and Quinn’s summary of Colin Nelson’s new book, Fallout:
"They scheme to smuggle explosives into Minnesota. The idea is so crazy that no one believes the prosecutor until she is personally threatened and must act to win her trial, save her family, and prevent the nuclear catastrophe."
This is what happens when a criminal lawyer writes a novel; lawyers end up saving the world. We’re in. Publication party, tonight at 4:30 p.m.
Twin Cities AV declares that rapper Iggy Azalea's spot in XXL's freshman roundup is, “not bad start for a 21-year-old white girl from Sydney, Australia, who spits about cunnilingus.”Apparently, T.I. thought so too, because he's know managing her and helping her find a label home in the States. Catch this bold new face at Fine Line tonight.
It’s here, finally! And by it, we mean both our Home blog and vertical gardens. At last, our bright and eco-friendly future can begin and every metal artifice can be given a snug little coat of vegetation. Jennifer Blaise Kramer gives the details on how to grow your own vertical garden with help from Tangletown Gardens.
Dara is rather taken with these balls. She cannot stop repeating that sentiment in her Too Early Review of Devil’s Advocate. Will you be reduced to similar ramblings when you sample their beef, pork, salmon, etc balls?
We know how to party, or at the very least eat and drink. Check out this video from our 40th birthday bash, being celebrated all month long with special deals to be found all over town. Happy birthday, us!
Target Field is getting seriously food/PR-savvy, but we’re not complaining. Next on their list of crowd pleasers, Roots for the Home Team, a program which brings locally grown veggies from youth gardens around the area to the stadium for Sunday home games. Even more reason to check out a game. Some of these salads are looking pretty good. But can baseball and greens mix?
With the light rail comes displacement. At least that’s what many artists along the train’s route currently under construction fear, particularly those located in St. Paul’s Lowertown. Read their stories here and learn more about the group IrrigateArts and others hoping to keep art close by creating a “Creative Enterprise Zone.”
Local designers, a history-inspired fashion show, drink demonstration, vintage boutique goods, games, and an Amsterdam hosted after-party with live music. Yes, we’re talking about the Minnesota History Center. These guys know how to throw a party and tonight’s RetroRama is no exception. From flapper-style to mod-chic, come dressed to get down.
Well now you’ve got the drink but what about the picnic-friendly sandwich? Dara scoured the cities; headed down Lake St., checked out Edina, went to St. Paul, and even ended up in Wisconsin to find the five best cheese-and-then-some sandwiches.
We’ve long been feeling the Mint Julep daze over here, ever since the Derby, which we didn’t really watch but found to be a great excuse for imbibing these clean, slightly sweet summer cocktails. Stephanie March is heartily on board and wants to direct you to the top three places to get a Mint Julep right now! Right now! Go!
It’s Minnesota Museum Month (that’s right, we get a whole month) and you’ve only got a few days left to complete your list. If you’re like us, that list is likely still miles long and you’re still stuck on where to start. Well, the Strib put together a great guide with behind-the-scenes looks at museum highlights around the cities. Now go learn something!
Parents. The worst, right? Well…unless they’ve been feeding you cannibal treats for dinner without telling you about it…probably not. That’s what happened to poor Michael in 1989’s horror/comedy (is this a horredy, comor?) Parents. Tonight at Trylon.
If Art-A-Whirl got you in the mood for warm weather and music, then you will not be disappointed in the coming months. The Current put together a little guide with a handy map of all the many events you’re going to want to check out this summer. Nothing like summer in the cities.
Tonight’s Salon Saloon courtesy the effervescent, bearded genius Andy Sturdevant, leads us to the West Coast’s own twin cities, specifically turning its attention on Oakland. What is so special about this underloved, totally unique city in the East Bay? Find out tonight with artists, musicians, and, of course, Andy. 7 p.m. BLB.
Art & design group Works Progress, in collaboration with a group of individual advocates and organizations from the equity network EquityNowTC, are presenting an installation at the Shoebox Gallery, a window display in the…
Business is looking up around town and Ali can hardly keep up. Just kidding, of course she can keep up. Newly opened and worth checking out: Faribault Woolen Mill company store, Doc Martens at MOA, Hammer Made in Galleria, and more. Might be time to stop by.
The Pampuch and Fresh Tart Steph are hosting a three-part course starting this week with a hands on guide to canning, flavored salts, and unique pesto. Sign up for the May 24 lesson and while you’re at it, check out the other two courses.
This week’s editor’s pick is the charming play about the introduction of female players onto the British stage, Compleat Female Stage Beauty. From a local playwright, the play looks at how England’s best female impersonator took the monumental change. Runs through June 3.
That’s so last season, like really last season. Get retro with the Minnesota Historical Society’s RetroRama because when we think fashion, we think MNHS. Featuring looks from local designers that recall the best of street style and couture from over the years, the event even has an after-party at Amsterdam, so you know they mean business. May 24.
Some art critics want to know, are we in another golden age of music here in Minnesota? Debates have been heated with some suggesting simply asking this reflects a provincialism, but we’re thinking after Sunday’s Minnesota Music Day on the Current and all the Art-a-Whirl acts…that might have to change.
Some highlights: “the Powerful People are regularly described as “wild,” “frenetic,” “powerful,” “rapturous,” and “confusing.” In other words, they’re perfect for the Walker.” And this: “Dirty Baby is a “trialogue” of music, poetry, and projected images performed to and with a mini-orchestra of L.A.’s finest musicians. This is the only performance of this work in the U.S., ever.”
In addition to all the great art happenings, there is plenty of music and a fair share of it is going down at 331. Check out their weekend full of awesome local acts like Vicious Vicious, Is/Is, Fire in the Northern Firs, Buffalo Moon, and more.
Tonight is the exciting release party at HK Underground for Heidi Barton Stink’s new album, A Charming Gut. A transgender hip-hop artist, Heidi breaks barriers with everything she does and throws a good party while she’s at it. Desdamona and national Slam Poetry champ Guante will be part of the revelry as well. 10 p.m. $5 cover.