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La La Land In Concert


“And here’s to the fools who dream / Crazy as they may seem. / Here’s to the hearts that break. / Here’s to the mess we make.” Calling all LA LA LAND fans. Relive the magic as Orchestra Hall screens the blockbuster movie starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone while the Minnesota Orchestra plays the Oscar®-winning score—live! Sep 30-Oct 1. Get tix>>

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Arc’s Value Village Thrifty 50% Sale

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What if you could buy what you want at a huge discount, and as a bonus the proceeds supported a nonprofit and people with disabilities? 100% that’s Arc’s Value Village! Arc’s Value Village was voted Twin Cities Best Thrift Store and you will save 50% off already low prices on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th. Maybe you’re looking for distressed denim or something to kill it at Fashion Week. Maybe you’re looking to update your living space. You never know what you’ll find at Arc’s Value Village, and you’ll find it 50% off at the Labor Day Sale. Village Rewards Members enjoy those savings on Sunday, September 3rd as well. 5 locations including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Richfield and Saint Paul.

Prepare For The Fair


Bring a Phone to the State Fair! Fill the bin! Tech Dump’s Cell Phone Summer Ends on Labor Day. Bring a mobile device to their bin in the EcoExperience and join the movement to collect a TON of phones and fund good jobs for people who need them. #ActOnClimate #CellPhoneSummer

Robot Fashion Show

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Individuals and teams of creatives will compete for bragging rights and prizes during Tech Dump’s first robot inspired fashion show! Each team will design and model their own unique robot look using repurposed electronic items. The audience will vote LIVE for their favorite bot couture! E-waste recycler Tech Dump is hosting the event to draw attention to Cell Phone Summer, a campaign to collect 1-TON of unwanted cell phones by Labor Day. 
WHEN: Sunday, August 6 at 6 PM – 8 PM

WHERE: Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave N #4, STPL


WEBSITE: http://www.techdump.org/robot-fashion-show

Tonight: Last Chance Dance


July 27 | 5–10 pm
Walker Art Center


The last Terrace Thursdays party of the summer pays tribute to Merce Cunningham’s chance-based approach! Performances, skyline views, pop-up bars, and music by DJ Big Cats.

Performance: Paul Lazer’s Cage Shuffle
Featuring an electronic score mixed live by collaborator Lea Bertucci and choreography by Annie-B Parson.

Free Gallery Admission
Explore the galleries!

Music: DJ Big Cats
DJ Big Cats spins tunes all evening.

Art-Making: Costume Design
Mylar, spandex, dance leotards—we provide the materials, you provide the creativity.

Workshop: SuperGroup’s Barnes Dance
SuperGroup sets you up with moves to get down in a very unique, one-night- only dance.

Performance: John Mark Creative
Pop-up performances by John Mark Creative throughout the night.

Performance: DaNCEBUMS
A dance party like you’ve never seen before, this dance band is imbued with humor, groove, exertion,and extreme bliss.

Performance: Lea Bertucci
Lea mesmerizes audiences with a mixed-media sound that combines instruments, tape cassettes, and old school slide projectors.

Fair State’s Mixed Culture 2017


Get funky at Fair State Co-op‘s second annual festival of mixed fermentation beer.  The brewery is digging deep into the cellar to pour 21 different fruity, funky and terrifically tart beers, including unreleased barrel-aged sours, limited reserves of previously released small-batch bottles, and award-winning favorites.  This year’s Mixed Culture will be held at Fair State’s new production brewery in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, making it the first opportunity for public access.  The party will also offer food trucks, live screen printing, tunes from DJ Nimo the Hooligan, and samples of Prohibition’s kombucha. 21+.

Tickets and details at mixedculture17.eventbrite.com.