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Win Tickets to Anchors & Ales at the MPLS Boat Show

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Want to drink beer and look at the newest boats? Reply to today’s SotC email to be entered in a drawing for will call tickets to Anchors & Ales at the 2015 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis BoatShow on Friday, January 23 from 5:00-9:30 PM.

Anchors & Ales, an event for beer enthusiasts and boaters alike, will feature craft beer sampling from eight of the country’s top microbreweries: Indeed Brewing Company, 612Brew, Bent Paddle, Boom Island Brewing Company, Excelsior Brewing, Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Lucid Brewing and Schell’s Brewery.

Seven Sushi & Steakhouse will be on hand to provide great food, and visitors can enjoy live music from Jambo Joe Bones at the Wings Financial Credit Union Island Experience inside the show. Ticket holders can also browse the Boat Showexhibits featuring the newest boats and marine accessories for sale.

Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women in Music

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After a wildly successful kickoff last May, Girl Germs is beyond excited to announce the next installment in our ongoing concert series. Join us at the Turf Club to honor women in music the best way we know how: a live tribute featuring some knockout local artists.

THE LINEUP: Aby Wolf performing Kate Bush; Alpha Consumer performing Aretha Franklin; Kitten Forever performing Beyoncé; K.Raydio performing Erykah Badu; YONI YUM performing Marianne Faithfull; and none other than Andrea Swensson of 89.3 The Current will host!

Tickets are almost sold out for the show at the Turf Club, so grab yours before they’re all gone.

The PERI Duo Case: Power & Sound Amplified


Introducing the PERI Duo iPhone case + battery charger + HiFi speaker! It’s the first-of-its-kind charging case featuring hi-def WiFi/Bluetooth speakers that also has Multi-Cast Functionality.

We are honored to have the early support of Rhymesayers Entertainment. In collaboration, PERI and Rhymesayers Entertainment created this limited edition Rhymesayers-designed case and customized rewards especially for Rhymesayers fans—contribute today to receive the Limited Edition Rhymesayers (black/black) DUO, or upgrade and get a signature Rhymesayers hoodie or SoundSet VIP Package!

Check Out Rain Taxi\'s 2014 Online Benefit Auction!


Rain Taxi’s annual Benefit Auction is underway, and it puts the “fun” in “fundraiser”!  You can get cool stuff—for you or as a gift—and support a great local literary org at the same time. That’s win-win!  There’s an eclectic selection of items up for grabs, including:

— Signed books by Nicholson Baker, Katha Pollitt, Neil Gaiman, Steven Pinker, Holly Black, Marlon James, Chuck Palahniuk, Ann Leckie, and Cory Doctorow, to name just a few amazing authors!

— Original art by Twin Cities award-winning artists Anne Labovitz and Anders Nilsen!

— Letterpress broadsides, vinyl LPs, chapbooks, t-shirts, and more!

Go to Rain Taxi’s eBay page for a complete list of items on the block. Bidding ends Sunday, December 14 at 10 pm CST.  Good luck!

Holiday Sponsorship Sale!


We’ve had a lot of great feedback on our redesign, and that’s been great to hear. To close out the year and get ready for 2015, we’re offering sponsorships of Secrets of the City for just $99 a day! We’ve uploaded our rate cards and recent examples of sponsor spots for you to check out.

Interested in connecting with our 4,000 daily readers in MPLS + STPL? Just send us an email!