Long Read: Who Wants to Live Forever? Transition, Turnover and the State of the MPLS + STPL Art Scene

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Editor’s Note: From time to time we like to take a little deeper dive on stories or trends happening here in the Twincy Arts & Culture scene. And with the ever-changing character of our hometown changing even more this year… Continue Reading →

THURS // Hush Puppy Nights at Bull’s Horn

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Two of our favorites team up for a fun night of fried food and classic country tunes when DJ Truchstache brings his trucker hat, scraggly beard, and deep vinyl cuts to a special night where the Horn will be bringing… Continue Reading →

SAT // Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl

A celebration of Wisconsin art legend Mary Nohl, Milwaukee-based performer Marielle Allschwang teams up with The Visitations for a live song cycle and multimedia performance at the Cedar. To capture Nohl’s work of transforming her home into an art installation/environment,… Continue Reading →

SAT // Crystal Method

Long before electronic music gave birth to the lush synthwave and visually stunning EDM scenes of today, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland of Crystal Method were turning big beat into a recognizable format with their music featured in a ton… Continue Reading →

FRI // Winterfest

Editor’s Note: This already sold out, but there’s some on FB. Beer fans likely already know that Winterfest as one of the more formal beer events, but it’s by no means stuffy—it’s a chance to sport some fancy dress and… Continue Reading →

FRI // Nick Costa, Alina Maira, and Josiah Davie In a Round

It’s understandable if the idea of hearing another random singer-songwriter on small coffee shop stage makes you cringe. But even though the Radio Five Watt series takes place in the hip coffeemaker’s Lyndale location, the showcase books some of the… Continue Reading →

FRI // Opening Night of Guthrie’s Noura – Benefitting IARP

Minnesota’s main theater stage once again delivers the powerful work of Heather Raffo, who draws on her personal experiences of being raised by an Iraqi father and American mother in New York for her work. In “Noura”, Raffo continues the… Continue Reading →

SAT // Blackthorne Record Release w/Hive, Burning & Feral Light

The unsung Minnesota metal scene jumps right into the new year in a big way with a highly anticipated new full-length release, with a track even premiering at Decibel Magazine, from one of the best local practitioners of the dark… Continue Reading →

Tina Satter / Half Straddle: Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verb

Editor’s Note: You have to go to this show! It is blowing people away, we can’t recommend it enough. What’s more entertaining than reality? Theatrical company Half Straddle stages a new show that replicates, word by word, the back and… Continue Reading →

Lutsen Ski Party Music & Ski Festival

Ever wanted to party like you were in a throwback skiing party movie? Lutsen Mountains are teaming up with The Current and Bent Paddle to make the dream of hitting the slopes all day and rockin’ out all night a… Continue Reading →

SAT // Oprah Winfrey: 2020 Vision Tour

You get some motivation! You get some motivation! And you get some motivation! The one and only Oprah stops in St. Paul with none other than Tina Fey to connect with fans of all types and opdo interactive interviews, presentations… Continue Reading →

FRI // A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie

Another excellent music-filled tribute to the influential musical chameleon, the wildly popular acoustic Bowie night with John Eller and Chris Perricelli gives its special guest-filled lineup a chance to pay musical homage to Ziggy Stardust in a way that’s intimate… Continue Reading →

The 11th Annual Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention

As much for tattoo enthusiasts as industry professionals, the annual Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention is worth checking out whether you have ink or not, with many attendees showing off their own tats and tattooists showcasing their on- and off-body artworks…. Continue Reading →